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.
Human Electric Tree by Josh Overton, with Silent Uproar
The Almost Adults are… almost adults. They have spent the best part of the last two decades in our ‘flawless’ education system. This system will allow the Almost Adults to be happy and achieve all their dreams. They will get perfect families, the job their parents told them they always wanted and will definitely definitely never create any psychopaths. The fact that Jackson is failing and fantasying about strangling his teacher, and Brown is bored out of her mind, must have nothing to do with a desire to turn children into perfect robots… right?
Multi-Award Winning Silent Uproar (Edinburgh Fringe First, Music) & Sunday Times Award Winning Playwright & Performance Poet Josh Overton & Hull Truck Theatre’s Youth Theatre have teamed up to create Human Electric Tree. A raucous, weird & entertaining look at the systems we put young people through.
For fans of American Psycho, Scroobius Pip & The History Boys.
Silent Uproar are a multi-award winning company, telling stories to make the world a little bit less rubbish. They commission playful and provocative writers to make entertaining and popular new work for cinema goers and comedy fans. They are ecstatic to work with Sunday Times award winning writer & poet Josh Overton (Angry, Sad Little Man) and Hull Trucks 16+ Youth Theatre to create a bold new piece
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.