The Ballad of Paragon Station

Where: Kardomah 94, Hull, HU1 2AN

When: Saturday 14 October, 8pm

Tickets: £5

Heads Up Festival - The Ballad of Paragon Station

Written & performed by Hester Ullyart

‘What keeps you awake at night, Stacy Kay?’

A one woman storytelling show about four people who can’t sleep at night in a Northern UK city.

Hester Ullyart’s debut play is in collaboration with rising star of photography Jessica Mahaffey.

Inspired by Dylan Thomas’s ‘Under Milk Wood’ and Nan Goldin’s ‘The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, Ullyart and Mahaffey chronicle the lives of four characters through original portraits created in Hull and London in May 2017.

Together they explore a generation’s struggle for identity, intimacy and escape in modern Britain in this intimate and poetic visual treat.

Tweets from their 4**** run at Edinburgh Festival:

“Seamlessly blend photography & performance in a fascinating story of four travellers from Hull.” (Fringe Biscuit 4****)

“Fantastic show – the hidden gem of the fest for me.” – @clareprenton

“A brilliant show.” – @StudioExec

“Such beautiful writing with a heartfelt performance.” – @Carlavds21

‘This is a gem of a show.” – @gavstride

The Ballad of Paragon Station