The hustle and bustle of a theatre audience, in the auditorium of Hull Truck has been missed, but they’re looking forward to welcoming audiences back into the building next month to enjoy some more unmissable live theatre.
Behind the scenes they’ve been working with some of Hull’s most talented writers and performers to create an engaging and thought-provoking digital theatre festival. Over the next few weeks they will be releasing five short digital plays on their website. Hyperlocal and utterly contemporary, these creative pieces set out to inspire, bring joy and start important conversations with audiences remotely.
The Meanwhile Festival Curator, and Associate Director, Tom Saunders, said:
“It was important to us to give Hull artists the chance to do what they do; make fantastic theatre and performance. Figuring out how to do this online without being in the same room proved a challenge, but it has created work that we’re incredibly proud to share.
“Hull’s artists continue to inspire us to interrogate the world around us, making positive changes in our lives and offering us joyful experiences. With live performance being at the heart of what we do, we’re not filmmakers but I hope the spirit of this work shines through; even though theatre’s across the country have been closed, we – the theatre artists of Hull – are still here and we’re not going anywhere.”