A Play and a Plate
Fresh Ink: Hull Playwriting Festival 2024

A Play and a Plate: Writers’ Group Sharing

A sharing of work by writers from our Middle Child Writers’ Group

The annual Middle Child Writers’ Group offers a free introduction to playwriting, led by Middle Child associate artist and Hull-based writer, Tom Wells.  

Join us in the marquee on Stage@TheDock for this special A Play and a Plate sharing of work by our writers.

Help yourself to some free breakfast, funded by the Two Ridings Community Foundation, and listen to some exciting work-in-progress ideas performed script-in-hand.

Sat 20 July

Eggs by Ali Truman – A child-free woman feels frustrated while waiting for her friend to arrive for brunch.

Family Lines by Amber Wiles – A mother and daughter fight over the direction of the daughter’s life. 

Karma’s A Bitch by Laura Grey – When a man is bitten by karma, two women discuss how to handle the aftermath.

You Are The Sky by Dan Arnott – Two old friends meet up at a cafe and confront old feelings. 

Sun 21 July

Lost And Found by Nicola Meekin – A woman searches for a missing key, while her father struggles to help. 

Beyond Help by Katie Price – A young man argues with a female friend about whether he’s making a mistake. 

Paradise Ave by Charlie Blanshard – Two football-loving lads dream of getting from their homes on Paradise Ave to inside the nightclub, Paradise. 


Age recommendation: 16+

Running time: 60 minutes

Content notes: See our content notes page for details on content for each play

20-21 July

Stage@TheDock, Hull

Free, ticketed


Cast and Creative Team


Ali Truman
Amber Wiles
Laura Grey
Dan Arnott
Nicola Meekin
Katie Price
Charlie Blanshard


Rachael Abbey


Matthew May


Josie Morley
Elle Ideson
Sophie Clay
Alice Beaumont
Jack Chamberlain
Marc Graham



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

Saturday 20 July


Sunday 21 July


For help booking tickets, please contact Hull Truck Theatre box office on 01482 323638 or boxoffice@hulltruck.co.uk.

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.

Access Requirements

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

For any other access requirements, please 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.