We are Middle Child, theatre that makes a noise.
We are a Hull-based company creating gig theatre for the gig economy. Our work captures the electrifying moment when the beat drops, mixing original live music with bold new writing.
Our events explore what it means to live in modern Britain while recognising the importance of theatre as a social event, giving audiences a reason to come early and stay late. We prioritise liveness in our work, acknowledging this audience in this space at this time. We will always have a strong northern voice and are committed to ensuring that theatre is affordable and accessible for all. At a Middle Child event you are as likely to meet the love of your life as you are to be told a great story.
We want to be as up front as possible about our values, which are outlined below.
There are nine Middle Child members in total, all of whom are graduates of the University of Hull. Individual members have also trained at a variety of institutions such as LAMDA, East 15, The Drama Centre and ArtsEd.
The company is run on a day-to-day basis by a core team of three, while the other seven members work on a project basis alongside making vital and continued contributions to the development and growth of Middle Child.
where does the name come from?
"We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no great war. No great depression. Our great war's a spiritual war... our great depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rockstars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off." - CHUCK PALAHNIUK, FIGHT CLUB