TheBalladofParagonStation

Written & performed by Hester Ullyart


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The Ballad of Paragon Station

Written & performed by Hester Ullyart

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"What keeps you awake at night, Stacey Kay?"

It's the middle of the night and four people are still awake in a city classed as a shithole by most of a country that has never been there. One is escaping, one is returning and two used to be lovers. The Ballad of Paragon Station is a funny, intimate story of all life's everyday magic, grumble and rumour for a generation of millennials trying to find the everything in nothing much. 

Hester Ullyart's debut play is in collaboration with rising star of photography Jessica Mahaffey. 

Inspired by Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood and Nan Goldin's The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, Ullyart and Mahaffey chronicle the lives of four characters through original portraits created in Hull and London in May 2017. Together they explore a generation's struggle for identity, intimacy and escape in modern Britain in this intimate and poetic visual treat. 

First previewed at the RADA Festival, 2017. 

Contains strong language. Recommended age 14+

‘With gentle poignancy, this performance makes for a magical experience that you cannot tear yourself away from’

Broadway Baby