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Out Loud: Cuckoo

BOND 31 - MIDDLE CHILD, 42-43 High Street, Hull, HU1 1PS

20 - 21 Oct 2023



Amidst arguing, singing and the daily grind of life in 1982, Tessa and Benno have an unexpected visitor, but why is he there?

This “scratch” performance will be performed script-in-hand, by professional actors with no set, props or costume.

Join us in the Middle Child rehearsal space for an intimate night out to see a new work-in-progress play, featuring a Q&A with the writer and director after the performance, in which you can share your own thoughts on the script.

Out Loud is a Middle Child and Silent Uproar collaboration, presenting a showcase for new writers to see early drafts of their plays performed for the first time, in front of a small and friendly audience.

Previous editions include Casino by Larner Wallace-Taylor (Humber Street Gallery, 2022) and 1988 by Hannah Scorer and Shit Life Crisis by Olivia Hannah (Middle Child at Bond 31, 2023).

+++ About the writer

Chris Pearson is a writer who has also done voiceover work for radio and occasionally been known to act, including in Middle Child’s panto.

His writing is guaranteed to be car chase and explosion-free and tends to focus on what some might call the ordinary: mostly working class people having a go, doing their best (and sometimes their worst), but just trying to get through it. He passionately believes there’s a place in theatre for these stories.

+++ Guidance

Running time: Approx. 90 minutes, no interval, followed by a break and then a short Q&A with the writer.

Age guidance: 18+

Content notes: includes classism, violence and misogyny, with themes of mental ill health, child abuse and sexual assault.

+++ Pay What You Decide

Tickets for this performance are available on a Pay What You Decide basis, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen the show.

Venue Details

42-43 High Street,

01482 221857

Creative hub includes a rehearsal space, theatre library, writing room and hot desk space, all free to use for residents of Hull and the East Riding. Our space spans two suites running the length of the warehouse, which is also shared by other creative organisations, including State of the Arts Academy and Studio McGuire. It includes an accessible toilet, two kitchen spaces and a Zoom meeting room.