Out Loud

Middle Child and Silent Uproar present a showcase for new writers to see early drafts of their plays performed for the first time.

These short performances will feature professional actors, but no set, props or costume.

Casino by Larner Wallace-Taylor

It’s January 1974 and Linda and Tina have had it with Wigan. They’re planning their escape, away from the strikes and the power cuts.

But when Tina’s brother Ant introduces them to his new favourite club, they’re drawn into a world of northern soul, fashion and amphetamines that they never knew existed.

They’ve finally found a place to call home – but how long can they hold onto it?

BSL performance

The performance on Thursday 24 March will be interpreted by Dave Wycherley.

Soul Syndicate DJs

Soul Syndicate will be playing classic northern soul tunes in the ground floor cafe after the performance on Saturday 26 March. Entrance is free.

About the writer

Larner Wallace-Taylor is an actor, theatre maker and voice over artist from Wigan.

Credits include I Hate Alone (Middle Child); How Love Is Spelt (Southwark Playhouse); An Inspector Calls (UK tour); The Mouth of a Shark (VAULT Festival); By My Strength (Women and War Festival); Casualty (BBC); Doctors (BBC); and Blue Murder (ITV). She also has her own theatre company Brickdust alongside director Charlotte Peters.

Casino is her first play. She is inspired by stories of normal people doing extraordinary things. She is a fan of theatre that is fun and not fancy.


Running time: Approx. 45 minutes, no interval, followed by a short Q&A with the writer

Age guidance: 14+ (includes strong language and drug references)

Dates & Tickets

Humber Street Gallery, Hull
Thu 24 Mar – Sat 26 Mar

Pay What You Decide
Start: 7.00pm
Doors: 6.30pm

Thu 24 Mar – 7pm (BSL)

Sold Out - Waiting List

Fri 25 Mar – 7pm

Sold Out - Waiting List

Sat 26 Mar – 7pm

Sold Out - Waiting List


Ticket Details

For help booking tickets, please contact audience development manager, Jamie Potter, by email or phone on 01482 221857 (Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm).

Pay What You Decide

Tickets for this performance are available on a Pay What You Decide basis, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen the show.

We are offering tickets like this so you not only pay what you can afford, but also base it on how much you enjoyed the evening and wish to support our work.

Book your seat in advance, then decide what to pay after the show. We can accept either cash or card.

All people involved in the production of the event have been paid, so all of the money collected will go towards funding future productions, workshops and events.

Unreserved Seating

Your ticket does not reserve a specific seat, however spaces will be reserved for wheelchair and BSL users – below. We please ask that our audience fill seats from the front upon arrival.

Wheelchair Users

A limited number of wheelchair spaces are available. To reserve a wheelchair space, please book a ‘Pay What You Decide – Wheelchair’ ticket.

BSL Performance

The performance on Thursday 24 March will be interpreted by Dave Wycherley. To reserve a space with a view of the interpreter, please book a ‘Pay What You Decide – BSL’ ticket.

Venue Details


64 Humber St, Hull, HU1 1TU

Car Parking

Available in the Fruit Market multi-storey car park, a one-minute walk away, on Blackfriargate. Limited on-street parking is also available.


The nearest bus stop is the Old Harbour stop, next to Stage @ The Dock, a one-minute walk away. This stop is served by the number 20 bus.


Humber Street Gallery includes a bar, lift, accessible toilet and baby-changing facilities.

Performance Space

The performance takes place in Gallery Two, on the top floor of the gallery, accessible by lift and staircase.