Hull Truck Theatre's Community Production
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sat 04 Jul - Sat 11 Jul
by Richard Bean
Hull-born, award-winning playwright Richard Bean (The Hypocrite, One Man, Two Guvnors), has specially adapted his play, Kiss Me, editing it to three ten-minute acts which have been recorded for audio by actors Laura Elsworthy and Jordan Metcalfe. Elsworthy and Metcalfe, also both from Hull, played Connie and the Duke of York respectively in Hull Truck Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s hit, sell-out production of The Hypocrite as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
Kiss Me is a post war comedy drama about fertility, sex and survival. Set ten years after the First World War, characters Stephanie and Peter are trying to survive in a world turned upside down. Richard Bean has previously said of the play that it's about people acting under a set of constraints being imposed on a familiar situation - something audiences might resonate with now. Stephanie is a widow who wants a baby, whilst Peter is a doctor-recommended man who provides the necessary service to women.
The recording has been kindly produced by Matt Sutton.
Recommended Age: 18+ (This audio version contains strong language and adult themes throughout.)
(Amount can be changed to suit)