Theatre Company Middle Child’s Theatre Library, based at their rehearsal space on the Hull Thornton Estate, stocks over 1,000 plays by contemporary and classic writers, in association with publishers Oberon Books. They are now working with Hull Libraries to tour a collection of modern plays around Hull in a specially designed flight case, bringing them closer to theatre fans in the city. The Plays Aloud project will also promote Hull Libraries’s extensive collection of playscripts at the same time and is funded by the James Reckitt Library Trust.
The project also includes a pay what you can workshop that will bring scripts from both collections to life with a DJ and performers at Hull Central Library on Thursday 17 October.
The interactive workshop is open to the public and will take place from 7-9pm, followed by an after hours social in the library.
The pop-up collection will be available at Hull Central Library from 14-26 October, before setting off on a seven week tour of the city’s branch libraries, where people will be able to borrow plays to enjoy at home.
The Theatre Library launched in 2018 with the support of Oberon Books to make contemporary playwriting, including big hits from London’s West End and elsewhere, available to people in Hull who might not be able to see shows outside the city. It can be accessed Monday to Friday at the Middle Child creative hub in the former Darley’s pub, on Porter Street on the Thornton Estate.
To book pay what you can tickets for the interactive workshop and after hours social, visit hulllibraries.eventbrite.co.uk
Mon 14 Oct-Sat 2 Nov – Central
(Inc. Thu 17 Oct – Interactive Workshop 7pm)
Mon 4-Sat 9 Nov – Greenwood
Mon 11-Sat 16 Nov – Ings
Mon 18-Sat 23 Nov – Bransholme
Mon 25-Sat 30 Nov – Fred Moore
Mon 2 Nov-Sat 7 Dec – East Park
Mon 9-Sat 14 Dec – Avenues
Mon 16-Sat 21 Dec – Western