Youth Theatre Festival 2024 at Hull Truck Theatre

27 Feb 2024 | In The Media

Our Youth Theatre Classes take place on weeknights and on Saturdays giving young people aged 7-18 the chance to experience the thrill and creativity of performance. The classes develop the confidence and skills needed to make and perform theatre, as well as being a place to have fun and make friends.

All our Youth Theatre members will perform to an audience at Hull Truck Theatre during the year and we are excited and proud to announce that our Youth Theatre Festival will be performing in Hull Truck Theatres Godber Studio between Wednesday 20th - Saturday 23rd March 2024.

Zero For the Young Dudes! will open the takeover (Wednesday 20th March), where our Local Youth theatres are bringing their stories to our stage. Directed by Joe Beckett, Hull Truck Theatre will present Alistair Mcowall’s piece that starts in the setting of a run of the mill day for the attendants of a summer camp, until one day a spark ignites. Forbidden discovery - a camper finds a grenade nestled under their pillow becomes a catalyst. The whisper of dissent turns into a roar. A rebellion is born, to fight against their unjust regime. Siege tomorrow, destroy the past. A new Nation. Conceived in liberty. THIS LAND IS OURS!

Animals (Thursday 21st March), Written by Athia Sen Gupta and Directed by Johnny Moorhead, Hull Truck Theatre will present a heart-warming story about kindness, family, and looking after one another. Performed by Hull Truck Theatre’s Thursday Senior Youth Theatre, they will tell the story of how floods have washed all the adults away, and only the children are left. They spend their days doing whatever they like – playing games, eating chocolate for tea, staying up past bedtime. But one day, a group of polar bear cubs arrive, looking for a home.

Gargantua (Friday 22nd March), will present a silhouette against a bruised sky: immense impossible limbs, each thicker than a double decker bus. Emerge from the haze. A head, the size of a small building, crowned with a mess of what could only be… Hair? Gargantua the name heavy with dread, rolls off trembling lips. Written by Carl Grose and Directed by Joe Beckett, audiences will discover that Gargantua is not your cuddly cooing infant. This is a force of nature, a cosmic tantrum given flesh, its eyes, vast and milky surveying the scene of destruction it has caused. Will you dare to witness the tantrums of a titan?

The Genius (Saturday 23rd March), Hull Truck Youth Theatre Presents They are the Genius Chorus a collection of the finest minds in all the universe. Written by Phil Porter and Directed by Joe Beckett, audiences are invited to witness the brilliant minds of The Genius. But what do they do we hear you ask? They reward Genius to honour genius and so it is that on this day each year they gather to re-enact the year’s most genius idea and invite its creator to join the genius chorus!

Julius Caesar (Saturday 23rd March) will bring the festival to a close. Directed by Joe Beckett, William Shakespeare’s Caesar returns, victor, and emperor, but a prophecy casts a shadow of doubt ‘Beware The Ides Of March’. Will loyalty crumble as ambition ignites? Enter a world of power, conspiracy, and the ultimate power struggle.

The creation of the Youth Theatre Festival would not be possible without your generous contributions to Hull Truck Theatre. Throughout the week we will be raising money for Unlocking Creativity, a campaign to support the nurturing of creative youth programmes in Hull Truck Theatre. To find out more about participating in shaping the future of emerging talents please email

You can support our youth theatre by booking tickets now between Wednesday 20th – Saturday 23rd March by calling our Box Office on 01482 323638 or you can book online via the ‘What’s On’ page of our website - What's On | HullTruckTheatre

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