This summer, Hull is heading back to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as Absolutely Cultured’s Hull Independent Producer Initiative.
The Hull Independent Producers Initiative supports and develops Hull’s performing arts sector through training and mentoring. Also, it helps by championing emerging theatre companies living and working in the city.
Taking place from 2 to 26 August, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival will once again see a Hull Takeover.
Hull-based theatre companies The Herd, Middle Child, Roaring Girls, Just Club and international acrobats Casus Circus will take to the stage.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Creates Opportunities For Hull Based Arts
Lindsay Stockley, Senior Producer at Absolutely Cultured said;
“Having a collective voice shouting about Hull and the city’s creativity on the Fringe’s international stage is a testament to Hull’s strong cultural identity.”
“There is a camaraderie that resonates across these companies. This makes this takeover even more special, particularly after the success of the Takeover in 2017.”
“We’re excited about showcasing this incredible work and also seeing the audience reaction. We are confident it’s going to be pretty special.”
Middle Child artistic director Paul Smith said;
“The Fringe has played a huge role in raising the profile of Middle Child. It has done this by putting a company from Hull in front of audiences, critics and producers from further afield.”
“No more so than in 2017, when we enjoyed huge success with All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, as part of the first Hull Takeover.”
“To be able to help a new wave of Hull-based companies in 2019 to follow suit, with particular support for wellbeing and mental health at the Fringe, really excites us.”
Mark Babych, Artistic Director at Hull Truck Theatre said;
“Hull Truck Theatre is strongly committed to supporting local voices by building exciting partnerships with independent companies. Also by investing in their growth and talent from the initial idea stage into full production.”
“We are thrilled to help these local companies take the great energy and talent of our city to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.”
“We are beyond excited to host a day-in-the-life of the Edinburgh Fringe in Hull as part of our Grow Season.”