Standing Too Close On Our Own In The Dark

Just Club, photo: University of Hull.

A new Hull theatre company’s debut show comes to the Adelphi Club next week, supported by Middle Child’s First Show Fund.

Standing Too Close On Our Own In The Dark is Just Club’s first production since they were formed in 2018 by University of Hull graduates, Jamie Nowell, Matthew Collins and Jake Marsden.

The show is part-play, part-gig and described as a “classic happy-sad story” about a guy who falls in love while up against anxiety and depression.

The night, on Tuesday 15 January, includes support acts, spoken word artist Will Banks and singer-songwriter Tash Bird.

Just Club aim to create unique, spirited theatre experiences which fuse together live music, spoken text and a night out with your mates.

In December Middle Child revealed the company as the first recipients of their First Show Fund, which provides support for the creation of a new piece of theatre in Hull.

Just Club’s Jake Marsden said: “We are so humbled and delighted to be the recipients of Middle Child’s First Show Fund.

“We’re excited to be supported by a company who inspire us and are doing fantastic work in keeping Hull on the theatrical map by engaging audiences in a powerful and meaningful way, setting a great example for anyone making theatre right now.”

Paul Smith, Middle Child artistic director, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be able to support Just Club in producing and performing their first ever show in Hull.

“We’re really impressed by the company’s dedication and determination to create new work, in Hull, so soon after graduating from the city’s university.

“This is exactly what our First Show Fund is designed to support and we can’t wait to help Just Club take their first steps in making theatre in Hull.”

You can see Standing Too Close On Our Own In the Dark at the Adelphi Club in Hull on Tuesday 15 January 2019.

Doors open at 7pm with the first act at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 on the door.

Just Club, photo: Edward Denning.

[Jamie Potter, Middle Child Theatre Company]