When: Saturday November 18, 8.30pm
Tickets: £5 from Hull 2017 UK City of Culture or pay on the door
As part of Hull Noir, award-winning Hull-based producers E52 present a round-table reading of the first part of their adaptation of David Mark’s acclaimed debut novel.
An ex-trawlerman from east Hull.
An adopted teenager from Hessle.
An arsonist from Orchard Park...
All unknown to one another.
All apparently unconnected victims of brutal murders.
But Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy reckons there’s a link. Trouble is, when you blow the whistle on your boss, however corrupt, no one listens to a grass.
Because if they don’t, the list of victims will only get longer. And, for McAvoy at least, much, much closer to home…
Set in Hull and based on the thrilling crime novel by bestselling author David Mark, E52 bring Aector McAvoy’s first case to the stage in a stunning adaptation by award-winning writers Richard Vergette (Dancing Through the Shadows, As We Forgive Them) and Nick Lane (The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, My Favourite Summer), and directed by Andrew Pearson (A Steady Rain, Great Expectations).
Andrew Pearson said: “David Mark’s Dark Winter is a tightly plotted piece of crime fiction. The author battled for a long time to ensure that his story could be told as he intended – set in Hull. The writing is as original and absorbing as we like our theatre, and in Richard Vergette and Nick Lane, Mark has found the perfect team to adapt his words for the stage. We look forward to presenting this reading of our version of the book and also developing the work further into the future. We’re at the start of our McAvoy journey and thoroughly embracing the novel’s unflinching, unpredictable and dark plot.”
The round-table reading of the first part of this adaptation will be followed by a full production of Dark Winter in 2018.