Josh's play in tune with Hull

Published: 22 August 2022
Reporter: David Upton

Josh Overton

Hull Truck Theatre’s Grow Artist Development programme supports local artists.

Written by the city’s Lydia Marchant, Mumsy will be part of the venue’s 50th birthday celebration.

Meanwhile, local writer Josh Overton has been given a full-length commission of his new play with working title This Damp Won’t Burn supported by the New Play Commissioning Scheme.

It will celebrate the story of the New Adelphi, Hull’s anti-establishment live music club, and how it gave a home and a voice to those with something to say.

Josh currently works as co-artistic director of From Below, a fire circus theatre company, and has two published plays.