Hull Truck Youth Theatre
Two brand new plays by writers from our very own Hull Truck Young Writers Group, and performed by the wonderful Hull Truck Youth Theatre!
by Lydia Marchant
One accident and 15 year old Lauren Lee's whole life is sent up north. Another and it could be up-turned forever.
It's 2015; Hull City are top of the UEFA Champion's League and the government have just blue-sky thought the UK out of double-dip recession. From Brighton to Bromley, as the nick-nack shops re-open and Pizza Express overflows, hordes of 'benefit scroungers' are forced into buses bound for the 5 'Exclusion Zones’: Middlesbrough, Wigan, Bolton, Huddersfield and Hull.
By James Poole
They don’t know the half of it, do they? Ryan knows far too much for a teenager. His world is full of compromise; his life is full of responsibility. He tries to stay afloat at school and steer the stormy waters at home. Ryan cares too much. But who cares for Ryan? In an existence filled with drugs, dusting and decimals, discover the hidden territories of a young carer.
James Poole is a thirteen year old local boy. He has been a member of the Hull Truck Young Writers group since September 2011, when he was introduced to the group following a summer holiday workshop. James is inspired to write by all the things he enjoys whether that is on the football field, the tennis court, a school classroom or his family life. James has benefited from the opportunity to work with established playwrights such as Morgan Sproxton. James’s previous plays include The Russian Doll of Trappedness and 5 Minutes to Sell Something.
Lydia Marchant says: "I’ve been a ‘Young Writer’ at Hull Truck for 4 years now and this is the 7th play I’ve been lucky enough to have performed. Over the years, the Writer’s Group has been so much more than simply a motivation to sit at your laptop and write. It’s a unique opportunity to be supported by professional playwright Morgan Sproxton as well as visiting writers like Tom Wells, who has kindly mentored me for The Expendables. You can make friends with people from across Hull and East Yorkshire that share a passion for theatre and, at the end of it, watch your own work actually brought to life on stage. What's more, it's helped me believe that my ambition to write plays for a living could some day become a reality."