Following the critically successful, sell out productions of Our Mutual Friend and Defiance, Hull Truck Youth Theatre’s 16+ groups are joining forces for the first time with three of Hull Truck Theatre’s Supported Companies, some of the most exciting independent theatre companies in the city, fresh from their own success in the city and beyond.
The result will be three unique productions celebrating the diversity of work being made in the city and the next generation of theatre makers.
What About The Children with Bellow Theatre
Deep down I think I deserve it. And that’s the worst of it.
CLICK. SEND. CLICK.
This is a story about class S17. It’s a story about Him and Her, who let them down and how they grow up. It’s a story about friendship, and knee grazes and old school crisps. It’s a story about a picture, a betrayal, and the aftershock.
Bellow Theatre are a Hull based new-writing company rooted in brave and stirring storytelling. They explore stories that have a life of their own, that twist, turn, and collide. They often bring live folk music into the mix and always try to champion the downtrodden, forgotten, excluded, or silenced. The work is intimate, moving, and celebrates DIY aesthetics.
When Everything Stops with the Roaring Girls
Sixty seconds. It’s long enough to make a bad first impression, or a wrong judgement. It’s long enough to make a friend, to fall in love, to make a mistake.
This is a show about using your time. About using your voice. It’s all the things we want to say, and all the things we never say.
It’s that 3am conversation feeling, when you can feel the music in the floorboards, and the stranger sat next to you becomes your best friend. And time just seems to stop.
The Roaring Girls use personal narratives, often their own, to create work that explores big issues and little idiosyncrasies. It’s somewhere in between theatre and a conversation: interactive, improvised, intimate. It is tactile theatre for those glued to screens. Their work is fun and rebellious. It’s honest. And somewhat charming.
A pioneering theatre with a unique Northern Voice, locally rooted, global in outlook, inspiring artists, audiences and communities to reach their greatest potential. We produce and present inspiring theatre that reflects the diversity of a modern Britain. We provide the resources, space and support to grow people and ideas, are an ambassador for our city, a flagship for our region and a welcoming home for our communities. Through our work with schools and local communities we engage with thousands of young people, disabled groups and adults, offering opportunities to participate in the arts, whether as the first step into a career, a way to build confidence and meet new people, or as part of a rounded education. During our Year of Exceptional Drama as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 we welcomed a record number of 108,000 audience members at our home in Hull and on tour around the UK. We were thrilled to work with a wide range of internationally renowned artists and companies to stage 13 home-produced plays, including 7 new commissions. We have announced our ambitious equality and diversity plans as part of our commitment to opening up access to all aspects of the theatre. The animation below details how and why we will be ensuring our doors are well and truly flung open to all. It was developed by the theatre’s Inclusion Action Group.