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25th January 2024

Fancy performing in a brand-new musical at Hull Truck Theatre? This is your chance!

In July 2024, Hull Truck Theatre and Hull Maritime will present the World Premiere of their new musical: Guts! The Musical by Maureen Lennon – on stage from Saturday 29 June – Saturday 6 July. The aspiration is for the production to be entirely performed by local people from Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Hull Truck Theatre are on the lookout for around 60 adults (18+) from the surrounding area to take to the stage and bring the production to life. No experience is needed! There are singing roles, non-singing roles, speaking roles, non-speaking roles, dancing roles and non-dancing roles. The only requirement is that participants need to be able to attend most of the rehearsals and be fully available for technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals and all the performance dates.

The story is based on real life events which form part of Hull’s rich local maritime history. Following a dedicated Union Rep on his fight for factory workers, this is a whirlwind re-telling of the groundbreaking case which changed the equalities act in the UK forever.

Tom Sauders, Director of Guts! The Musical, said: “We are so excited to officially open our community cast recruitment window for Guts! The Musical. If you’re interested in finding out more about the production and what taking part will entail, we’d urge you to attend one of our taster workshops. There is no formal auditions process… and most importantly, anyone 18+ who wishes to take part is very welcome. You don’t need any experience; you just need to be up for getting stuck in.”

“Both Hull Truck Theatre and Hull Maritime are delighted to see the whole community come together to present this highly entertaining and fun show which is based on a true story with links to our rich maritime heritage.”

A series of taster workshops will be held at Hull Truck Theatre throughout February and March for anyone who might be interested to know more about the show in an informal and relaxed environment.

Taster workshop dates include:

  • Saturday 10 February, 1.30pm until 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 28 February, 10.30am until 12.30pm
  • Thursday 29 February, 6.30pm until 8.30pm
  • Friday 8 March, 6.30pm until 8.30pm
  • Saturday 9 March, 10.30am until 12.30pm

Those who would like to get involved can sign up here or alternatively, can call Hull Truck Theatre’s Box Office team on 01482 323638.

Participants do not have to attend the taster workshops to get involved in the rehearsals and perform in the final show. To find out more about simply registering interest, please contact the team at Hull Truck Theatre:

Councillor Rob Pritchard, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Hull City Council, said: “Hull Truck would love to hear from anyone who would like to be part of this story and take to the stage.

“Joining the cast of this community play is a wonderful way of learning about one of the many untold stories from Hull’s maritime story.”

Key dates for the diary:

  • First rehearsal session will be Tuesday 23 April 2024 at Hull Truck Theatre
  • Rehearsals will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from late April onwards with intensive rehearsals every weekend (Saturdays and Sundays in June)
  • Technical and dress rehearsals will take place w/c 24 June 2024
  • Performances will take place Saturday 29 June until Saturday 6 July 2024

Tickets for Guts! The Musical are now on sale from Hull Truck Theatre’s Box Office, starting from £10.