The Ununited Kingdom
At 18¼ Ella is out of education, out of work and out of options. She can’t sleep and sees no way out.
Jackie is a kindly, supportive matriarch who wants to clean up this community, save the library and fight for English values. Taking Ella under her wing, Jackie offers a new life, which slowly takes a darker turn.
A heart-warming coming of age story filled with friendship, drama, love, belonging and radicalisation, The Ununited Kingdom takes a bold, satirical look at problems simmering inside our communities.
This raucous brutal comedy is presented by Hull’s Silent Uproar, the company behind multi-award-winning sell-out show A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad).
For fans of This is England, Four Lions and Dear White People.
Age recommendation 15+
This production is supported by Arts Council England, Hull UK City of Culture 2017, Hull City Council, The British Council, Hull Truck Theatre, LittleMighty and the New Diorama Theatre Emerging Companies Fund.
ABOUT SILENT UPROAR
Silent Uproar is a Hull-based new writing company, commissioning writers to create playful and provocative work to help make the world a little less shit.
The company formed in 2014 on the top floor of their local pub and has gone on to become a Supported Company of Hull Truck Theatre and a New Diorama Theatre Emerging Company 2016/2017.
WINNERS! Kevin Spacey Artists of Choice Award 2017
QUOTES FOR SILENT UPROAR
"A mix of wit and low-key emotion that suddenly grips your heart" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian on A super Happy Story
★★★★ "A bold move by Silent Uproar" Hull Daily Mail on A super Happy Story
★★★★ “Kinetic and full of energy…the result is an ever-shifting feast for the eyes that never bores” The Upcoming on PIG