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Jack Lear opens January at Hull Truck

Hull Truck Theatre will be donning their oilskin overalls and fishing boots in January, as they step into 2019 with Jack Lear, an exciting new production written by Ben Benison, set on the banks of the river Humber.

Jack Lear will showcase acappella folk music composed by Yorkshire-born folk icon Eliza Carthy MBE, daughter of musicians Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson.

The title role of Jack Lear will be played by Hull-born Barrie Rutter OBE. Winner of numerous awards, including the "Creative Briton Award" 2000, Rutter continues his Shakespearean adventures in this gritty re-working of King Lear. Rutter gives life to the eponymous central character and uses his directing talent to tell an intense, complex, and unique story.

Nicola Sanderson will star as Morgana, Jack Lear’s eldest daughter. Sarah Naughton will be Jack’s middle daughter, Freda. Olivia Onyehara will join the cast as Victoria, the trawlerman's youngest daughter.

Andy Cryer will take on the role of Edmund, the solicitor who adds an extra touch of drama to this stormy family affair.

Jack Lear will run at Hull Truck Theatre from Thursday 17 January until Saturday 2 February. The production will then transfer to Northern Stage in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne for a four-night run.

To book tickets for Jack Lear, click here or call the Box Office on 01482 323638.

Pay What You Can Performance: Thursday 17 January, 7.30pm Touch Tour: Wednesday 30 January, 1pm Audio Described Performance: Wednesday 30 January, 2pm Captioned Performance: Thursday 31 January, 7.30pm Relaxed Performance: Saturday 2 February, 2pm

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