Written by MAUREEN LENNON in collaboration with NASTAZJA SOMERS.
Music by JAMES FREWER. Directed by PAUL SMITH.

Photo by ANNA BEAN

Middle Child Theatre in association with Hull Truck Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse

An electrifying cabaret about the places we keep in our hearts

“We don’t wanna talk about Westminster or Farage or Brussels. We want to talk about us. Here. Cos we’re the bit that matters.”

Anna is starting to think she made a mistake in moving to Hull. Steph sees her city changing and misses her dad. Both are looking for somewhere to call home and something to believe in.

And Sheila? She’s determined to bring people together again, the only way she knows how – karaoke! ‘Cause what we need right now is to get up on our feet, grab a mic together and belt out a ballad after a pint or five.

From Pride in Poland and Windass at Wembley, to City of Culture and Brexit Britain, Us Against Whatever is an electrifying cabaret about the places we keep in our hearts, with support from Hull’s finest voices – you!

Setting fire to expectations of what a night at the theatre can be, this is the latest call to arms from the company behind 2017’s award-winning All We Ever Wanted Was Everything.

Us Against Whatever was developed with the support of the National Theatre and British Council.


Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

20 March-23 March 2019

Hull Truck Theatre, Hull

27 March-3 April 2019
Pay What You Can (Wed 27 Mar)



Creative Team

Written by Maureen Lennon in collaboration with Nastazja Somers
Music by James Frewer
Directed by Paul Smith
Designed by Bethany Wells
Produced by Lindsey Alvis
Production managed by Emily Anderton