BBC: Triple Trawler Tragedy

In the week of the 50th anniversary of Hull’s Triple Trawler Tragedy and Turning The Tide the BBC have this story:- In the space of less than a month at the start of 1968, 58 fishermen based in the English port of Hull lost their lives in three separate trawler […]

Eighth Chanukah Podcast

Bachir, King for a year: A story for the final night of Chanukah So the last night of Chanukah is here and this is a story called ‘Bachir, King for a year’ and I like it because it’s … again, when all seems lost … when it’s as if everything […]

Seventh Chanuka Podcast

Johannes and the plot of land: A story for the seventh night of Chanukah I always seem to start by saying “ooh, this is my favourite story!”. But when I was little it was one of my favourites. Because it seemed that it crossed the boundaries between what was magic, […]

Sixth Chanukah Podcast

Things Could Always Be Worse: a story for the sixth night of Chanukah So, I’m sure most of you already know this story. It goes with the podcast, but it’s a great story, and one that is usually told in our family, coming up to any major festival where present-giving […]

Fifth Chanukah Podcast

The Rose Bush and the Apple Tree: A story for the fifth night of Chanukah There was once a beautiful rose bush growing in the garden of a rich man. The blooms were stunning, rich and red and fragrant. People who walked in the gardens never failed to admire the […]

Fourth Chanukah Podcast

A Garment for the Moon: A story for the fourth night of Chanukah Now it’s known that at the beginning of the world there was some envy from the moon about how brightly the sun shone. But all that was long ago, and a story for another time. Today I […]

Third Chanukah Podcast

The King and the Merchant from Chelm: A story for the third night of Chanukah There was once a merchant from the city of Chelm. Now, everyone knows that when the Angel of Wisdom and Foolishness was flying over the world, she caught her foot on a high mountain and […]

Second Chanukah Podcast

Shallow Judgement: A story for the second night of Chanukah One day, a princess was out walking with her women, when she spied a crowd of people listening to a rabbi teaching and telling in the market square.  She wandered up to listen to what he had to say, sure […]

First Chanukah Podcast

In 2011, on the first night of Chanukah, I told the family the story of the first meeting between King Solomon and that Queen of Sheba. The hoopoe delivers the message to a stunned King Solomon that there is a land where they have never heard of him, and, even […]

Video Trailer for Turning The Tide 2018

Hull Truck Theatre have added a video trailer for ‘Turning The Tide‘ to the Hull Truck YouTube Channel.

On the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Triple Trawler Tragedy, Turning the Tide returns to tell the remarkable story of the Hull women who fought passionately for change in the nation’s fishing industry.

Rupert Creed curates an evening of authentic testimony, with spoken word, projected image and compelling storytelling, featuring singing duo Hissyfit and acclaimed storyteller Shonaleigh.

Visit the Hull Truck Theatre box office site for availability and booking information.


David Phelps “The Night Study” Inspired by Workshop

David Phelps credits a Shonaleigh Workshop as inspiration for his latest e-short story, “The Night Study”. Releasing the e-short on his blog, David recommends going to see one of Shonaleigh’s storytelling performances, saying “It will be one of your cultural highlights of the year” You can download and find out more […]