In the winter of 1968 three Hull trawlers sank in Arctic waters. The loss of 58 men devastated the close-knit fishing community of Hessle Road. For the first time in their history the fishermen’s wives took action. They marched, campaigned and drew the world’s attention to their cause – the reform of an industry that was killing their men. A powerful multi-media production with spoken word & song, image, film and compelling storytelling portraying the Hull 1968 Trawler Tragedy and the fishermen’s wives national campaign for improved safety at sea.
A collaboration with Rupert Creed who curates an evening of authentic testimony, with spoken word, projected image and compelling storytelling, featuring singing duo Hissyfit.
Performed at the Hull Truck Theatre, Hull, in 2018.