Following the sell-out productions of Our Mutual Friend and Defiance, Hull Truck Youth Theatre’s 16+ groups are joining forces for the first time with three of Hull Truck Theatre’s Supported Companies, some of the most exciting independent theatre companies in Hull, fresh from their own success in the city and beyond.
Bellow Theatre, The Roaring Girls and Silent Uproar are working with around 15 Youth Theatre members each to create unique productions based on the young peoples’ ideas, which will be performed by the Youth Theatre members themselves.
Each theatre company are using their own theatre-making techniques to bring the shows to life - Bellow Theatre and Silent Uproar’s shows are based on specially commissioned scripts, whilst The Roaring Girls are devising their show from the Youth Theatres’ personal experiences.
What About the Children? with Bellow Theatre (Bare Skin on Briny Waters, Billy Through the Window) is a Him and Her story of friendship, knee grazes and old school crisps, and is written by Bellow Theatre’s Maureen Lennon. It’s presented in a double bill with The Roaring Girls’ (Beach Body Ready, Weathered Estates) When Everything Stops, a devised show about the importance of time and using your voice, from Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 March.
Silent Uproar’s Human Electric Tree (Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 April) is written by Sunday Times award-winning playwright Josh Overton (Sad Little Man) and is directed by Alex Mitchell, and explores the systems we put young people through on the path to adulthood. Silent Uproar were winners of the prestigious Fringe First Award last year for their show A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad).