Raised in Tottenham, Zena Edwards is one the most unique performance poets to come out of London. She has two one-woman shows, Security (2009) and Travelling Light (2011), which both toured internationally to critical acclaim.
Roseanne Watt is a poet, filmmaker and musician from Shetland. Her work is inspired by the language and landscape of her home. Roseanne was the winner of the 2018 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, and runner-up in the 2018 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Her first collection, Moder Dy, will be published by Polygon in May 2019 and features poetry written in both English and her native Shaetlan.
Literary activist, lyricist, rapper and performance art poet Rufus Mufasa is a pioneering participatory artist who advocates hip hop education and poetry development accessible to all. Solo album, Fur Coats From The Lion’s Den, wasdubbed a cultural highlight by Wales Arts Review. She writes trilingually in Welsh, English and Finnish, was cast in National Theatre Wales’ Storm 3, and is the first Future Generations poet in residence. Poetry collection, Flashbacks and Flowers, was recently highly commended in the Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize
RUNNING TIME: 1 hour
LOCATION: Hull Truck Theatre, Studio Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB
WARNINGS: Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult
ACCESS: There are limited wheelchair spaces available. If you are unable to transfer in to a seat please do not book a ticket online, we have wheelchair spaces held back from general sale for you. Please book by calling 01482 323638. If you are unable to communicate via telephone you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.