Stories around the bonfire

Outdoor storytelling to spark the imagination

Remember, remember… to enter this ballot to be in with a chance of a Bonfire Night with a twist.

Hull theatre company Middle Child is running two unique storytelling sessions on Thursday 5 November, 2020, premiering new works by eight playwrights.

Our Futures is part of a series of national events called Signal Fires, and it looks like a unique way for a very limited number of lucky ticket-holders to get their socially-distanced theatre fix out in the open air.

Taking place at Humber Street Gallery’s rooftop bar, Our Futures showcases short plays, written during lockdown by:

  • Maureen Lennon
  • Nastazja Somers
  • Luke Barnes
  • Ellen Brammar
  • Lydia Marchant
  • Daniel Ward
  • Rachael Abbey
  • Tom Wells

Just 20 tickets are available for each one-hour session, at 5.30pm and 7.30pm, with four scripts read around a ‘fire’ installation on the gallery’s rooftop terrace.

As Middle Child says, on its Twitter feed: “Tickets are free, but verrrrrry limited, so we’re running a ballot to make it as fair as possible. Chuck your name in the hat here.”




The ballot closes at midnight on Monday 26 October, 2020. The audience will be randomly selected and informed on Wednesday 28 October, 2020.