Middle Child are pleased to announce fellow Hull theatre company, Silent Uproar, as their first ever company-in-residence.
The company behind the award-winning A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) will work from Middle Child’s home, Darley’s, on Porter Street.
Darley’s, a former pub on the Thornton Estate, is now a creative hub for theatre makers in Hull, as well as the home of Middle Child.
The building features rehearsal and meeting rooms, hot-desking facilities, and a free theatre library open to all residents of Hull, it also doubles up as a small performance space.
Silent Uproar took up residence earlier in the summer and have already begun using Darley’s to develop a new musical about climate change, coming in 2020.
They create ”theatre for geeks”, making work inspired by cinema, comics and pop-culture, that playfully discusses big ideas to broker vital conversations.
Silent Uproar artistic director, Alex Mitchell, said: “We are thrilled to become Middle Child’s resident company.
“The Middle Child team have always given Silent Uproar so much support over the years and we have always looked up to them like a big sister or brother.
“We are really chuffed about getting to work in the same building as a company that is both inspiring and kind in equal measures.”
Middle Child artistic director, Paul Smith, said: “We’re delighted to have Silent Uproar join us at Darley’s and to be able to provide them with a space to continue making excellent theatre.
“Artist development is a huge part of our work and want this building to be a space that nurtures theatre makers in the city, with more and more writers, directors and performers using the facilities all the time.”
Paul Smith added: “None of this would be possible without the support of Goodwin Development Trust, who invited us into Darley’s eight years ago and continue to let us make the most of this fantastic building for artists in Hull.”
[Jamie Potter – Middle Child]