Behind the scenes

Last night we were invited to be guests in Hull Truck Theatre’s latest production ‘The Culture’. Think Hull City of Culture 2017 meets W1A. It’s a bit like that comedy ‘Twenty Twelve’ following the organisation of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London — but set in Hull’s culture office during the transition period and handover to Coventry.

Hull Truck’s THE CULTURE

I won’t give anything away here because there are quite a few twists and turns, but it’s safe to say that writer James Graham has created a fast paced farce with loads of belly laughs and quite a few that you don’t see coming! If you know Hull and loved us being City of Culture for a year — this is a must see.

Each night there’s a special guest (again, no spoilers here) and we were invited to take part in a scene.

For me, the most interesting thing was our glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes. Most of the actors play more that one part and the quick costume changes backstage were run with military precision. They certainly earned their money as they ripped suits, ties, jackets and hats on and off and sprinted back to the stage with a different accent in tow — playing a completely different character. It was exhausting to watch this rare glimpse into a play from behind the scenes.

You can see the full cast list and find out more about the production here: https://www.hulltruck.co.uk/whats-on/drama/the-culture/

The Culture has another week to run- and if you like a laugh you can get tickets on 01482 323638 or at www.hulltruck.co.uk

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