Preview: Grow Festival 2016

Leading names from the world of performing arts are heading to Hull this month as part of Grow Festival at Hull Truck Theatre.

The annual artist development festival brings some of the most exciting voices in theatre and performing arts to Hull, giving established and aspiring artists the chance to network and discover new ideas.

Hull-born playwright Richard Bean (the writer behind One Man, Two Guvnors and Made in Dagenham) has been behind some of the biggest new plays in British theatre since the 1990s. He’ll be leading a writing workshop as part of Grow, offering a unique insight into how he creates his own work.

Other events include a workshop with theatre practitioner Dan Bye – who’ll be explaining why the theatre is basically the same as a pub – and a movement workshop with Hull Truck Associate Artist Jon Beney.

Mark Babych, Artistic Director at Hull Truck Theatre, says:

‘Grow supports the development of artists of all ages and stages in their careers. We provide a bespoke programme to develop relationships with artists and companies whose work excites and inspires us and which resonates with our ambitions as a theatre and for our city.’

The festival runs from Wednesday 25 May to Saturday 28 May 2016.

Grow Festival is running in association with Assemble Fest this year too, a celebration of Hull’s home-grown theatrical talent which will take over Newland Avenue on May 28.