Hull Truck Theatre offer live screenings of Jack Lear

Hull Truck Theatre offer live screenings of Jack Lear

We're piloting a new way to open up access to our work by live streaming a performance of Jack Lear to patients and residents at Hull Royal Infirmary and Haworth Court Care Home.

The free live stream will take place on Wednesday 30 January, 2pm. With the aim of connecting the theatre to an audience that faces the physical barrier of getting to the venue, we will stream the production into seminar spaces and lounges on-site at the hospital and care home. This way the elderly residents and patients alike can enjoy the production from stage to screen, in the comfort of their own space.

Prior to the live stream, residents and patients have enjoyed a presentation of the Hessle Roaders photography exhibition by Alec Gill, currently on display at Hull Truck Theatre.

Members of staff from the theatre will be on-site at both venues to ensure that audiences are able to enjoy a true Hull Truck Theatre experience.

Jack Lear by Ben Benison is a story which is set on the banks of the River Humber. A gritty re-telling of Shakespeare’s King Lear, the production is directed by and features Hull stalwart and Hull Truck Theatre Patron, Barrie Rutter OBE in the title role.

4 cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that live stream audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ view of the production. With an experienced team of camera operators, the footage will be edited in real time and distributed over the internet to both venues.

Kelly Butler, Manager at Haworth Court Care Home, said:

“This is a great opportunity for our residents to be able to view this theatre production in the comfort of their own home. For our residents who come from Hull, they will be able to relate to the fishing industry and the Hessle Road area on a personal level. To help make this a special occasion for them we will be inviting their friends and family to enjoy the screening with them. We are also going to make it feel like they are at the theatre by adding ice creams and sweets in the interval. We are thrilled that Hull Truck Theatre asked us to be part of this experience.”

The live screenings will take place on Wednesday 30th January 2019, from 2 – 4pm, but will only be available to a closed invited audience.