Act 111 is Hull Truck’s community theatre group for the over-55s. As Act 111’s Director from 2014 to 2020 I led weekly workshops, where we shared stories, drama improvisations and writing exercises. From this preliminary work we then devised, scripted and rehearsed new stage shows which were produced at Hull Truck Theatre. The process gave participants a platform to develop their creative skills in writing and performance, and create a original theatre from concept to production.
‘Farewell My Lonely’
A touching, irreverent and insightful look at love and laughter, loss and loneliness. A journey through memory and song to find out how being apart can bring us together.
Devised by Act 111. Directed by Rupert Creed. Music Director David Whitney. Voice coach Patrick Pearson. Lighting design by Jason Addison. Performed Hull Truck Theatre June 2019.
Are We There Yet?
Blade Runner meets Last of the Summer Wine as a group of pensioners embark on a mystery coach tour to a future that is now.
Devised by Act 111. Scripted by Andrew Jackson. Directed by Rupert Creed. Performed at Hull Truck Theatre June 2018
Devised by Hull Truck Youth Theatre & Act 111 over 55s Theatre Makers. Script elements by Lydia Marchant. Directed by Tom Bellerby & Rupert Creed. Music & sound by Jim Harborne. Lighting by Jess Addinall. Commissioned as part of Hull City of Culture 2017. Performed in the council debating chamber of Hull City Hall March 2017.
‘Defiance’ was a unique collaboration between Hull Truck Youth Theatre & Hull Truck Act 111 over 55s Theatre Makers. Based on a series of workshops with two generations exploring the themes of defiance and compliance.
Who Do We Think We Are?
A broadcast day in the life of a local community radio station staffed by a bunch of enthusiastic but inept presenters.
Devised by Act 111. Script by Andrew Jackson. Directed by Rupert Creed. Design by Alex Brook. Lighting by Jason Addison. Performed at Hull Truck Theatre June 2016
Keep Calm & Tell It- the real stories of Hull in the Blitz
Based on original research, scripted by Andrew Jackson. Directed by Rupert Creed. Lighting by Jason Addison. Performed at Hull Truck Theatre October 2015
Devised by Act 111 based on original research. Scripted by Andrew Jackson. Directed by Rupert Creed. Design by Ed Ullyart. Lighting by Jason Addison. A Hull family confronts secrets from its wartime past. Performed at Hull Truck Theatre March 2015.