Hull Truck Youth Theatre & Hull 2017


Adapted by Bryony Lavery

From the Novel by Charles Dickens

Directed by Tom Bellerby

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Hull Truck Youth Theatre & Hull 2017

Our Mutual Friend

Adapted by Bryony Lavery

From the Novel by Charles Dickens

Directed by Tom Bellerby

World Premiere Production

“In these times of ours, though concerning the exact year there is no need to be precise, a boat of dirty and disreputable appearance, with two figures in it floated on the [let’s say, Humber] …as an autumn evening was closing in.” - So begins Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend, which he wrote in 1865.

Suppose you were all young, poor, barely scraping a living, some of you homeless…

Suppose one of you, a mutual friend, has just been pulled, drowned, from your local river…

Suppose you wanted to let the world know what killed them…

And then suppose that one of you was, at that time, reading this Charles Dickens novel about friendship, kindness, cruelty, money, lack of money, business and piles of seemingly useless dust, which somehow seems to be all about your mutual friend.

Suppose you just got up and told us the whole story…

The city is Hull.

The river is the Humber.

The time? Can you actually tell whether it is 1865 or 2017?

Hull Truck Youth Theatre's groups from 11+ unite for the first time on the main stage in this feisty new production.

Fri 18, 7pm: Audio Described performance
Sat 19, 2pm: Post-show Q&A
Sat 19, 7pm: Captioned performance

Listen to the audio intro here


Tom Bellerby


Finlay McGuigan

Assistant Director

Jon Beney

Movement Director

Molly Sharpe


Phillip Buckley

Production Manager

Sarah-Louise Penney

Production Assistant

Jane Williamson

Deputy Stage Manager

Taisa Stefanska

Assistant Stage Manager

Helen Coyston

Set and Costume Designer

Adam Foley

Lighting Designer

Ivan Stott

Composer / Sound Designer

Julia Wilson

Wardrobe Supervisor

India Askem

Wardrobe Design Assistant

Sophie Sierra

Stage Manager