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by chris pearson 



Bond 31, Hull

19th - 21st October 2023 - 7pm

Pay What You Decide


out loud

Out Loud is a Middle Child and Silent Uproar collaboration, presenting a showcase for new writers to see early drafts of their plays performed for the first time, in front of a small and friendly audience.


Previous editions include Casino by Larner Wallace-Taylor (Humber Street Gallery, 2022) and 1988 by Hannah Scorer and Shit Life Crisis by Olivia Hannah (Middle Child at Bond 31, 2023).

Cuckoo by chris pearson

Amidst arguing, singing and the daily grind of life in 1982, Tessa and Benno have an unexpected visitor, but why is he there?

This “scratch” performance will be performed script-in-hand, by professional actors with no set, props or costume.

Join us in the Middle Child rehearsal space for an intimate night out to see a new work-in-progress play, featuring a Q&A with the writer and director after the performance, in which you can share your own thoughts on the script.

About the writer

Chris Pearson is a writer who has also done voiceover work for radio and occasionally been known to act, including in Middle Child’s panto.


Chris took part in the 2018 Middle Child Writers’ Group and his previous written work includes SPIN (Hull Truck Theatre’s Play/Pie/Pint); Have You Seen the Gazette? (Middle Child Writers’ Group); Sausages (Kardomah 94) and Sanctuary (Co-Writer for Humber Film).


His writing is guaranteed to be car chase and explosion-free and tends to focus on what some might call the ordinary: mostly working class people having a go, doing their best (and sometimes their worst), but just trying to get through it. He passionately believes there’s a place in theatre for these stories.


John Adamson – Joey

Ethan Griffiths – Benno

Jessica Jolleys – Tess

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