The brilliant JOHN ELKINGTON opens tonight in the world premiere of DANCING THROUGH THE SHADOWS at Hull Truck.
A new play from local playwright Richard Vergette, inspired by his own family and experiences, this is a very human story from the heart of Hull. Dancing Through the Shadows is Part I of The Hull Trilogy – a trio of exciting commissioned plays which examine how the city’s past has shaped its identity and its capacity for survival and renewal.
It’s a long way from Hessle to Hessle Road. When Tom and Sylvia meet on the dance floor in 1938 they begin a romance that crosses the class divide. Tom’s aspirational mother Grace is horrified that her son has taken up with a girl who works in the fish house, whilst Sylvia’s brother David has no time for her daft bank clerk boyfriend.
That’s until the divided families are thrown together when the Second World War reaches Hull. Suddenly class means nothing and all that matters is surviving. As the Blitz shatters their world apart, Tom and Sylvia struggle to hold their relationship together.
Dancing Through the Shadows plays 1st – 24th October.
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