Starting in February, the History Troupe will explore East Yorkshire’s maritime history and its involvement in the English and Spanish civil wars.
James Belich, Beit professor of commonwealth history and director of global history at Oxford University, said: “This is a unique and exciting approach, looking at big historical events such as the First World War or the migrants’ tale from a local perspective. This is innovative history and puts Hull firmly on the map with great stories to tell.”
Upcoming performances will be held at Fruit in Humber Street every two months. They will start with ‘Cargoes’, an exploration of the city’s port through stories, images and sea shanties. ‘The Day Of The Republic’ will see the History Troupe act out Hull in the English Civil War and ‘From Corporation Fields To Jarama’ will tell the tale of the Spanish Civil War.