Hull Truck Theatre

TheGaul

By Janet Plater 

Directed by Mark Babych

Designer Patrick Connellan

Lighting Designer Paul Keogan

 

 

World Première Production

Part II of The Hull Trilogy

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Hull Truck Theatre

The Gaul

By Janet Plater 

Directed by Mark Babych

Designer Patrick Connellan

Lighting Designer Paul Keogan

 

 

World Première Production

Part II of The Hull Trilogy

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“Yer Dad’s ship. It’s missing.”

Kay’s Dad and brother both work on the ships, so having them come and go is part of the ebb and flow of life. Even so, as she helps Dad to pack for his next trip on the Trawler Gaul, Kay slips her Sindy-doll into his bag, just for luck.

When the 36-man crew is lost off the coast of Norway the close-knit community cling together in the search for the truth. Was the Gaul the victim of a storm, or a casualty of Cold War hostilities? Or is this a case of fault and blame? As the mystery ripples through the years and life moves on, Kay struggles to free herself from the tragedy and all that remains unanswered.

No trawler tragedy has caused as much controversy as the loss of the Gaul in 1974. This new play by Hull-born writer Janet Plater explores the journeys of the wives and relatives who were left behind, through the discovery of the wreck by a TV documentary crew in 1997 and the government inquiry in 2004 to the present day.


Audio Described performance: Thur 20 Oct, 7.30pm

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Discover Day - informal workshop from 10am, best seat ticket for The Gaul, Sat 15 Oct 2pm and post-show Q&A.

A Perfect Package and Dinner & A Show are available for this performance but must be booked via the box office on 01482 323638.

We have also put together a fantastic Hotel & Theatre Package with the Mercure Hull Royal Hotel. Details of how to book can be found here.

Creatives

JANET PLATER

BY

MARK BABYCH

DIRECTED BY

PATRICK CONNELLAN

DESIGNER

PAUL KEOGAN

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Cast

Sarah Parks

Mam

James Hornsby

Dad

Rachel Dale

Linda

Hester Arden

Kay

Niall Costigan

Ian

Marc Graham

Davy