Fresh Ink – Content Notes

Age guidance: 16+

Below are the content notes for each of the rehearsed readings and sharings taking place across the weekend.

You may also wish to take a look at our Visitor FAQ and What To Expect pages for more details regarding the festival.

A Play and a Play (Writers’ Group Sharing)

Eggs by Ali Truman – strong language

Family Lines by Amber Wiles – reference to parental emotional abuse

Karma’s A Bitch by Laura Grey – strong language, reference to homophobia, discussion of sexual assault

You Are The Sky by Dan Arnott – strong language, reference to death of loved ones

Lost And Found by Nicola Meekin – discussion and depiction of Alzheimer’s, reference to death of a loved one

Beyond Help by Katie Price – discussion and indirect depiction of suicide

Paradise Ave by Charlie Blanchard – strong language


Phobia by Andrew Houghton – moderate language, discussion of gender identity

Senzeni Na? by Prince Kundai – themes of abduction

Jack & Gill by Grace Waga Glevey – themes of death/dying, discussion of racism

Isabelle by Marc Graham – strong language, violence, sexual references

Can We Be Friends? by Hannah Scorer – reference to post-natal depression

No Woman Is An Island by Rosie Race – themes of climate anxiety, parental grief, suicide, loss of a child, death, traumatic birth, references to abuse, presence of a weapon.

First Look 2025

Van Man by Sid Sagar – themes of racism and grief

If you have any questions about the content within the rehearsed reading throughout the festival, please don’t hesitate to contact our audience development manager, Jamie Potter.

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Support Resources

Hull Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) – 01482 318759

Samaritans -116 123

Shout (24/7 text service for mental health support) – Text 85258

Hull Women’s Aid – 01482 446099

National Suicide Prevention Helpline – 0800 6895652

CALM– 0800 585858

The Survivors Trust – 0808 801 0818

Stop Hate UK

National LGBTQIA+ Support Line – 0800 0119100

Rape Crisis – 0808 500 2222

DAP Domestic Abuse Men’s Practitioner – 01482 613978

Cruse Bereavement Support – 0808 8081677

Climate Psychology Alliance

Family Lives – 0808 8002222

Victim Support – 080 81689111

Mental Health Advice and Support – 0800 138 0990

Strength to Change (working with perpetrators of domestic abuse) – 01482 613403