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Play readings happen Tuesday evenings in the theatre bar.

The next reading will be:

“The Gaul” by Janet Plater – Tuesday 27th February starting at 7:30pm.

Centred around the tragic loss of the Hull trawler Gaul and the effect on the families and community over many years, this terrific play had its world premier at Hull Truck Theatre in October 2016.

The Gaul is based around a fictionalised family, but draws on the real life experiences and events in the fishing community of Hull. It has a relatively small cast of 6 (3f, 3m) with a variety of ages.

No trawler tragedy has caused as much controversy as the loss of the Gaul in 1974. This new play by Hull-born writer Janet Plater explores the journeys of the wives and relatives who were left behind, through the discovery of the wreck by a TV documentary crew in 1997 and the Government inquiry in 2004 to the present day.

Kay’s Dad and brother both work on the ships, so having them come and go is part of the ebb and flow of life. Even so, as she helps Dad to pack for his next trip on the Trawler Gaul, Kay slips her old Sindy-doll into his bag – just for luck.

When the 36-man crew is lost off the coast of Norway the close-knit community cling together in the search for the truth. Was the Gaul the victim of a storm, or a casualty of Cold War hostilities? Or is this a case of fault and blame? As the mystery ripples through the years and life moves on, Kay struggles to free herself from the tragedy and all that remains unanswered.


by Georgina Reid
Thursday, 1st March, 7.30 PM

Midden by Morna Regan

Thursday, 8th March, 7.30 PM

Journey’s End

by R.C. Sherriff

Tuesday, 6th March, 7.30PM

We Happy Few

by Imogen Stubbs

Tuesday, 13th March, 7.30 PM