Each week Reaction Weekend brings you Favourite Things – interviews with interesting people about the skills, hobbies, pleasures and past times that make them who they are.

Edward Hall is an award-winning director. Hall founded the Propeller Theatre Company and is Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre, the internationally renowned hub for new writing that has brought us iconic television including Downton Abbey and the new series of Gentleman Jack for BBC. Hall’s directorial debut on the big screen, Blithe Spirit, starring Dame Judi Dench, Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann and Isla Fisher, is available on Sky Cinema and Now TV from Friday 15th January.

These are a few of his favourite things…

The Breakfast Bed

I call it “the breakfast bed” as this is the occasional weekend event when my family gather for what has become my favourite moment in the hurly burly of life. It comprises of my eldest daughter at one end of the bed, firing the crossword clues, my wife and youngest daughter on either side of me, our cat purring on one side and our dog Dennis lying upside down on the other.