Leading accessible theatre company to tour to Hull Truck Theatre
The Solid Life of Sugar Water from Graeae Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Plymouth
Thursday 18 February – Saturday 20 February, 8pm
Tickets £14, Concessions £12
Hull Truck Theatre are delighted to welcome The Solid Life of Sugar Water from Graeae Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Plymouth, following rave reviews and audience acclaim at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This fully accessible production comes to Hull Truck Theatre in February as part of a UK tour before visiting the National Theatre in London.
A tender, compelling and unsettling play, The Solid Life of Sugar Water follows the journey of a young couple, Phil and Alice, as they attempt to reconnect with each other following a stillbirth. It’s a play about love, loss, recovery, and how a couple communicate in the wake of a tragedy.
Graeae Theatre Company challenge preconceptions, champion accessibility and place Deaf and disabled artists centre stage.
Premiering at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the production picked up three five-star reviews and fifteen four-star reviews from across the national press. It was also awarded the ‘most accessible production’ at the Festival Fringe at the inaugural Euan’s Guide Awards.
The Solid Life of Sugar Water is written by Jack Thorne, writer of Let the Right One In and Hope for the stage, as well as hit TV series Skins, Shameless and This is England. His play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opens in the West End this year.
The production is fully accessible, integrating captions and audio description at all performances. Age recommendation 16+. Includes language of a strong and sexual nature.
Jack Thorne, writer, says:
‘I've loved working on The Solid Life of Sugar Water. A brilliant director and excellent cast, for an amazing company. Sugar Water is a play about pain and hope. Or hope and pain. Or hopelessness. As a grieving couple tries to connect they reflect on their years together.’
Mark Babych, Hull Truck Theatre’s Artistic Director, says:
‘I am proud to be continuing our relationship with Graeae – they are a true force for change, challenging preconceptions and placing disabled artists at the centre of their work.’
Amit Sharma, Director of The Solid Life of Sugar Water and Associate Director at Graeae Theatre Company, says:
‘Following an amazing run at the Edinburgh Fringe, I am absolutely thrilled that we're working with Theatre Royal Plymouth in reuniting the original The Solid Life of Sugar Water company so that audiences up and down the country get to experience Jack Thorne's beautifully evocative play. Our pride at performing at so many different venues, culminating at the National Theatre for the first time in the company's history, is a truly landmark moment in providing Deaf and disabled talent a much deserved platform. I really can't wait to work with our brilliant team again.’