Hull Truck Theatre

TheGaul

By Janet Plater 

Directed by Mark Babych

Designer Patrick Connellan

Lighting Designer Paul Keogan

 

 

World Première Production

Part II of The Hull Trilogy


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Hull Truck Theatre

The Gaul

By Janet Plater 

Directed by Mark Babych

Designer Patrick Connellan

Lighting Designer Paul Keogan

 

 

World Première Production

Part II of The Hull Trilogy

“Yer Dad’s ship. It’s missing.”

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 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.

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.


Audio Described performance: Thur 20 Oct, 7.30pm

SPECIAL OFFERS

Part of the Drama Deal - see more shows for less! 

Perfect Package and Dinner & A Show are available for this performance but must be booked via the box office on 01482 323638.

We have also put together a fantastic Hotel & Theatre Package with the Mercure Hull Royal Hotel. Details of how to book can be found here.

Download the Audio Intro here

Creatives

Janet Plater

By

Mark Babych

Directed by

Patrick Connellan

Designer

Paul Keogan

Lighting Designer

Cast

Sarah Parks

Mam

James Hornsby

Dad

Rachel Dale

Linda

Hester Arden

Kay

Niall Costigan

Ian

Marc Graham

Davy

‘a performance of quiet majesty’

The Guardian

‘a moving testament to the city's resilience’

Hull Daily Mail

‘This is theatre that speaks to and for its community’

What's On Stage

‘remarkable’

Reviews Hub

‘a bold new play which examines the personal cost of the tragedy’

Yorkshire Post

‘Visually stunning production of a family drama that is as humorous as it is affecting’

The Stage

‘historically accurate yet heartfelt’

So Banana Penguin

‘outstanding, triumphant production’

Browse Magazine