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Fresh Ink: Hull Playwriting Festival 2024

Jack & Gill

Written by Grace Waga Glevey

Two 80-somethings from different walks of life find themselves winding up in the same crumbling Yorkshire care home. Can they be friends?

Jack & Gill follows the conversations of an unexpected friendship between two octogenarians. It’s a play about quiet changes, how different cultures treat ageing, and the traditions we risk losing with our elders.

Join us in the marquee at Stage@TheDock for a rehearsed reading of Jack & Gill, by Humberside writer Grace Waga Glevey.

  • Jack & Gill will be shared alongside Phobia, written by Andrew Houghton. One will follow the other, with a short interval in-between. Only one ticket is required to see both.

About Grace Waga Glevey

Grace is a theatre and television maker from Scunthorpe, often puzzling through themes of identity, class and heritage.

Also a budding naturalist, she strives to centre stories about the environment, climate justice and access to nature.

She recently founded Hani Projects, a not-for-profit theatre and arts production company committed to developing and attracting new work in and to Humberside. Its first production, Delulu, a sketch show critiquing the portrayal of girls and girliness in ’00s pop culture, has received a residency with Sheffield Theatres.

She has trained with the Old Vic as a young theatre maker and in Sheffield Theatres’ New Dramaturgs Group.

Grace has read for the Royal Court’s Living Archive, as well as the Bush Theatre. Her article, Mabuhay, on mixed race identity was published in FOYER magazine.


Age recommendation: 16+

Running time: 60 minutes total, alongside Phobia

Content notes: Themes of death/dying, discussion of racism (See the Phobia page for content notes and details of Andrew Houghton’s play)

20-21 July

Stage@TheDock, Hull

Pay What You Decide


Cast and Creative Team


Matt Sutton


Lucy Sheen


Rachel Dale


Grace Waga Glevey


Mark Babych


Matthew May


Pay What You Decide (£3-10)

You will be taken to the website of Hull Truck Theatre, who are managing sales, to book your tickets.

Saturday 20 July

12.00pm (Presented with Phobia)

Sunday 21 July

5.30pm (Presented with Phobia)

For help booking tickets, please contact Hull Truck Theatre box office on 01482 323638 or

Seating and Access

Unreserved Seating

Seating in the marquee at Stage@TheDock is unreserved, arranged in rows facing a raised stage, and we kindly ask people to fill from the front upon arriving. If you need to sit in a particular place, such as near the front for lip-reading, please add a note to the access requirements box when prompted at checkout.

Essential Companions

A free, no-questions-asked additional ticket is available for any disabled audience member who requires an essential companion. To book, please order 2x standard tickets, then apply the essential companion discount code on the Event Summary ‘Basket’ page. This will then convert 1x standard ticket to a free one.

BSL Users

The Saturday 20 July performance will be signed by interpreter Vicci Akroyd. Seating with the best view of Vikki will be reserved for BSL users, who can do so by checking the “BSL user” box at checkout.

Wheelchair Users

To reserve a wheelchair space, please book a standard ticket and add a note to the access requirements box at checkout.

Fresh Ink Co-Founder and Producer: Middle Child. Fresh Ink Co-Founder and Sponsor: Wykeland Group. Fresh Ink Supporters: J F Brignall Charitable Trust. Hull and East Riding Charitable Trust. I Am Fund. Two Ridings Community Foundation. The Warren Youth Project. Hull Truck Theatre. Garrick Charitable Trust.