Hull born and educated award-winning playwright Richard Bean explores the role played by the City Hull in his work.
Award-winning playwright Richard Bean was born and educated in Hull and the city has played a formative role in his theatre career and in
several of his plays.
After leaving school he took a job in a bread factory in the city and this experience inspired his 1999 play Toast. Other Hull-inspired plays followed including Up on the Roof, based on the riots at Hull Prison in 1976, and Under the Whaleback, a tough celebration of the people of the fishing industry. His most recent play The Hypocrite, which runs at Hull Truck Theatre from 24 Feb - Sat 25 Mar, focusses on the events of April 1642, when Sir John Hotham, Governor of Hull, Member for Beverley and owner of most of East Yorkshire was charged by Parliament to secure the arsenal at Hull and deny entry to King Charles I.
Award-winning playwright Richard Bean was born and educated in Hull and the city has played a formative role in his theatre career and in several of his plays. Set among his other well-known plays and dramatisations such as One Man Two Guv'nors, Richard Bean's 'Hull plays' present, in his own words, 'a different kind of culture'. In a relaxed and open discussion Richard Bean explores the unique character of the city of his birth.
Free Admission - All Welcome.