Middle Child formed in Hull in October 2011 with the aim of making theatre that speaks about modern Britain in a way that is vibrant, honest and unsentimental. Since forming they have created work which is at the heart of the national zeitgeist and which examines what it means to be young and British today. The company is comprised of graduates from LAMDA, Arts Ed, Drama Centre, East 15 and the University of Hull who all share a great affinity for the city.
Their work includes When You Cure Me by Jack Thorne, John Retallack's adaptation of Apples by Richard Milward (both Hull Truck), 25 (Edinburgh Fringe), Dick Whittington by Dave Windass & Amanda Whittington's adaptation of Saturday Night & Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe (both Fruit). They have also worked with Hull City Council, Force-7, the British Red Cross and Hull Truck on a variety of creative learning projects.
Middle Child said "We are thrilled to be an Associate Company of Hull Truck and hope we can work together in continuing to develop a vibrant culture of theatre goers in this unique city, offering work which is urgent and unforgiving."
Rupert Creed has worked for over 30 years as a professional playwright, story facilitator and theatre director. He has written and directed community plays in Hull (Vital Spark & No Surrender), Howden (Reap the Whirlwind), Bridlington (Come Hell or High Water) and for Dorchester in Dorset (Fire from Heaven and Drummer Hodge) He worked with the BBC as Producer of Telling Lives a digital storytelling project, and in Manchester on The Peoples War, as well as writing and presenting for BBC Radio 4. His plays for Hull Truck include Slavers for the Youth Theatre, and Every Time it Rains based on local peoples experiences of the Hull floods of 2007. He also devised Turning the Tide about the 1968 Triple Trawler Tragedy and directed Act 111’s recent production of Echoes. He is currently researching and writing a new community play for Hull City of Culture 2017.