Set in Hull during lockdown, local writers Maureen Lennon and Lydia Marchant team up with Hull Truck Theatre's Associate Director of Creative Learning, Tom Saunders to generate ideas, write scripts and guide direction, culminating in the production of a 25-minute weekly episode which will air on Hull Truck Theatre’s YouTube channel every Friday at 5pm.
Written by Maureen Lennon and Lydia Marchant
Directed by Tom Saunders
Music by James Frewer
With students from Archbishop Sentamu Academy, The Boulevard Academy, The Marvell College, Ron Dearing UTC and Sirius North Academy.
Everal A Walsh
Everal is an actor who has worked across Theatre, Television, Film, Radio and is a member of the Board of Hull Truck Theatre.
Theatre credits include; A Christmas Carol, Sweeney Todd (Leeds Playhouse), Rockets and Blue Lights, Anthony & Cleopatra, Basil & Beattie (Royal Exchange), Amadeus, Amen Corner, The Comedy of Errors (National Theatre), The Wakefield Mystery Plays (Wakefield Theatre Royal), A Raisin in the Sun (Eclipse Theatre).
Television credits include; Cold Call, Doctor Who, In the Dark, Coronation Street, Accused, Spooks: Code 9, It's Adam and Shelley, The Street, New Street Law, Blue Murder, Max and Paddy, Emmerdale, Prime Suspect.
Film credits include; The Favourite, The Selfish Giant, Screwed.
Radio credits include; Stone, The Hunting of the Snark, Brief Lives, The Barber & the Ark, A Land Fit for Heroes.
Emma is a founding member of Middle Child.
Theatre credits include; All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, 25, Saturday Night & Sunday Morning, Cinderella, Dick Whittington, Modern Life is Rubbish, The Dancing Dead and Tomorrow Never Happens (Middle Child), Close (Sheffield Theatres), Flood Part 3: To The Sea (Slung Low/BBC Performance Live), Flood Part 4: New World (Slung Low), Gobble (Bellow Theatre), A Super Happy Story About Being Super Sad (Silent Uproar), Dancehall (Cast).
Marc is a founding member of Middle Child.
His theatre work includes; A Very Expensive Poison (The Old Vic), All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (Middle Child/Paines Plough Roundabout/The Bush Theatre), Brighton Rock (Pilot/York Theatre Royal/National Tour), Ten Storey Love Song, Weekend Rockstars, Modern Life Is Rubbish, Saturday Night & Sunday Morning, When You Cure Me and nine Pantomimes (Middle Child), Flood (Slung Low), The Gaul, Dancing Through The Shadows (Hull Truck Theatre), Another Someone (RashDash).
Film credits include; England Is Mine.
Dominique is an award winning actress, she has worked across Theatre, Television and Film.
Theatre credits include; Annie (West End), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Hull Truck Theatre), The Mayfly (The Belgrade Theatre), Unseemly Women (The Hope Mill Theatre).
Television credits include; Becky and Barnaby Bear, My Parents are Aliens, Hidden Treasure, The New Worst Witch, Conviction, Hollyoaks, Waterloo Road, The Ice Cream Girls, Moving On, The Bodyfarm, Casualty, Holby City, Doctors.
Film credits include; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Originally from Hull, Laura graduated Arts Educational Schools London in 2019.
Theatre credits include; Our Mutual Friend by Tom Bellerby (Hull Truck Theatre).
Television credits include; Cobra and Casualty.
Get to know the writers:
Maureen Lennon is a Hull based writer & director. She is has written work for Paines Plough, Sheffield Theatres, Pilot Theatre, and Hull Truck Theatre. She is a graduate from the English and Theatre Studies BA from The University of Bristol and the Writing for Performance and Publication MA from The University of Leeds. She is an Associate Artist of Middle Child Theatre, a Sphinx 30 playwright 2020, a Leeds Playhouse FUSE writer 2019 and a co-founder of new-writing & storytelling company Bellow Theatre. In 2020 her play Helen was shortlisted for the Theatre 503 International Playwriting prize.
Her latest play, Us Against Whatever, was produced in 2019 by Middle Child Theatre in assoc. with Hull Truck Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse with support from The British Council and The National Theatre Studio. It is published by Oberon. Her 2017 play Bare Skin On Briny Waters, was a co-write with Tabitha Mortiboy and was co-produced by Hull City of Culture 2017 and Bellow Theatre for the Hull Takeover at Edfringe, it received two commendations for excellence from NSDF and toured nationally in 2018.
Lydia Marchant’s first full length play, Mumsy is currently under commission at Hull Truck Theatre, where she is an Affiliate Artist. She is developing her second, Stuck, with Live Theatre through their Bursary Scheme. She’s also worked with Paines Plough, York Theatre Royal, Derby Theatre, Middle Child Theatre, Silent Uproar and The Roaring Girls.
She is also part of the BBC’s Writers Academy led by John Yorke, for which she is writing broadcast episodes of Eastenders, Casualty and Holby City. She also has original work in development with Cuba Pictures and BBC Studios.
Lydia has a Distinction in MA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and is a graduate of the Writing Squad. She has previously taken part in writers programmes at Leeds Playhouse, Soho Theatre, National Theatre, Royal Court and BFI.