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Hull Truck Theatre, Spring St, Hull, HU2 8RW T: 01482 224800

Hull Truck Theatre in Hull

Hull Truck Theatre, Hull

The Hull Truck Theatre is a theatre in Kingston upon Hull, England which presents high quality drama productions. It also tours its productions on a regular basis.

The theatre was founded in 1971 by actor Mike Bradwell when he could not find work. He placed an ad' in Time Out magazine saying, "Half-formed theatre company seeks other half". The first production, "The Children of the Lost Planet" was a success though, like many new companies, it had meagre audiences. This experience led the company to fall back on performing plays for children.

They started to get a good reputation for children's theatre. However, in 1974, the play "Knowledge" was performed and, although over half the audience had walked out, the critical acclaim of Guardian reviewer Robin Thornber led to the Bush Theatre becoming interested and staging the production.