Set in a contemporary Hull over the week of the fair, Paragon Dreams features an original haunting score by emerging local composer Joe Roper. This urgent exploration of ambition, love and survival unveils the dramatic twists and turns of an apparently everyday world where nothing is quite what it seems.
She always liked to make an entrance.
Why stop beyond the grave?
15 years ago, Hannah’s mother Michaela Midnight, a charismatic singer on the local club scene, disappeared. The only trace - her abandoned car and iconic stilettos.
What happened that night?
What’s going on with Uncle Stan in the old launderette?
And who is the girl from the takeaway?
If you’re sick of the nightmares you’ve come to the right place. After all,
Life lies waiting for the person who dares...
Actress and Playwright Hester Ullyart said:
“It means a lot to be working with Hull Truck Theatre at this exciting crossroads in my career and in its history and future as one of the big players in contemporary drama.
Theatre has to move with the times. It needs the sweat, life and immediacy of gigs, the shocking intimacy of cinema…the honesty of poetry. Collaborating with Joe Roper on a contemporary soundtrack and enlisting a playground for Jess Addinall’s mesmeric lighting designs, the ingredients are all set to make something really special.”
Mark Babych, Artistic Director at Hull Truck Theatre, said:
“I’m thrilled to be directing this new work from Hull artist Hester Ullyart – it is part of our commitment to developing strong and inspiring women’s voices, building exciting partnerships with independent artists, investing in their growth and talent from initial idea stage into full production – it is beautiful, brave and bold writing that offers audiences a glimpse of the continuing growth of artistic energy in this great city and we’re proud to commission Hester as part of our 10 years on Ferensway.”
This one-woman tour de force follows on from the critically acclaimed Ballad of Paragon Station, praised as “a beautiful exploration of human fragility” (*****Broadway Baby).
Paragon Dreams will run at Hull Truck Theatre between Tuesday 23 April and Saturday 4 May.
Age guidance: 14+
Running time: 60 mins
Tickets: £12.50 (concessions £2 off)
To book tickets for Paragon Dreams click here or call the Box Office on 01482 323638.