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 discovering that Hull is not the place she thought it is. Steph sees her city changing and misses her dad. Both are looking for somewhere to call home and something to believe in.

And our MC? 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 Masuria 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, British Council and Polish Cultural Institute in London.


BSL performances

To book a seat with the best view of the BSL interpreter please contact either venues’ box offices directly or visit them in person to let them know your requirements.



Suitable for ages 14+. The performance contains loud noise, smoking, strong language, themes of loss and racism.

Running time: 2h15 with an interval.


Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

20 March-23 March 2019

Hull Truck Theatre, Hull

27 March-3 April 2019


“Simultaneously personal and universal… a breakneck journey”
The Stage


“I can’t help feeling that this is exactly the play about Brexit that we need right now, complex, layered and ultimately forgiving.”
A Younger Theatre

Us Against Whatever strikes me as unusual in genuinely giving voice to the people of a Vote Leave city while being entirely non-judgemental.”
Lyn Gardner


By Sam Taylor

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Creative Team

Written by Maureen Lennon in collaboration with Nastazja Somers
Music by James Frewer
Directed by Paul Smith
Designed by Bethany Wells
Lighting by Jess Addinall
Sound design by Ed Clarke
Projection design by Daniel Denton
Movement direction by Adam Hadi
Assistant direction and dramaturgy by Matthew May
Drum supervision by Joshua Meredith
Script support by Meg Badorek-Miszczuk