Guts! The Musical…Community Cast Recruitment: Now Open!   

25 Jan 2024 | Press Release

Fancy performing in a brand-new musical at Hull Truck Theatre? 

In July 2024, Hull Truck Theatre and Hull Maritime will present the World Premiere of a new musical: Guts! The Musical by Maureen Lennon. The story is based on real life events which form part of Hull’s rich local maritime history.  

The production will be entirely performed by local people from Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire - and most importantly, anyone who wishes to take part is welcome to do so. 

We are on the lookout for around 60 adults (18+) from the surrounding area to take to the stage and bring Guts! The Musical to life. No experience is needed! There are singing roles, non-singing roles, speaking roles, non-speaking roles, dancing roles and non-dancing roles. The only requirement is that you need to be able to attend the majority of rehearsals and be fully available for technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals and all the performance dates from Sat 29 June – Sat 6 July. 

We will be holding a series of taster workshops at Hull Truck Theatre throughout February and March for anyone interested to know more about the show in an informal and relaxed environment. 

Taster workshop dates: 

  • Saturday 10 February, 1.30pm until 3.30pm 
  • Wednesday 28 February, 10.30am until 12.30pm 
  • Thursday 29 February, 6.30pm until 8.30pm 
  • Friday 8 March, 6.30pm until 8.30pm 
  • Saturday 9 March, 10.30am until 12.30pm  

You do not have to attend the taster workshops to get involved in the rehearsals and perform in the final show. If you are not able to attend a taster workshop but would still like to take part, please register your interest by contacting our team via: 

You do not need to bring anything specific to the taster sessions, but we do recommend that you bring water and comfortable clothing as there will likely be some light movement activities. 

Please note: There will be no formal audition process for specific roles within the production. Roles will be allocated at the discretion of the show’s Director, Tom Saunders. 

If you would like to get involved, you can sign up here or alternatively you can call our Box Office team on 01482 323638.  

Key dates for your diary: 

  • First rehearsal session will be Tuesday 23 April 2024 at Hull Truck Theatre 
  • Rehearsals will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from late April onwards with intensive rehearsals every weekend (Saturdays and Sundays in June) 
  • Technical and dress rehearsals will take place w/c 24 June 2024 
  • Performances will take place Saturday 29 June until Saturday 6 July 

For more information about the show, or to buy tickets, please visit:

A Midsummer Night's Dream Rehearsals Full Cast (1)

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