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Vulgar and Sexy – Our new Resident Theatre Company!

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Presenting The New Adelphi Club’s Resident Theatre Company:


Yolav & Graham at The New Adelphi Club Saturday 30th July.

After recently being announced as the Adelphi’s new resident Theatre makers, they have decided to celebrate with some thigh slapping hilarity! This Saturday join PCP as they present an Edinburgh Fringe Preview of “Yolav and Graham: Jovial Trauma” a darkly comic ‘immigrant and translator double act’. But what makes these guys tick, I hear you ask!? Well, we decided to get the low down for you lovely lot:

The Pub Corner Poets was started in Hull in late 2013 by Tyler Mortimer and Josh Overton. They had both been interested in performance poetry but had never really done much of it. As such, they decided to give it a go, collaborating with local musicians and artists to begin their journey.

It all started at The New Adelphi Club, one evening in early November 2013. Tyler assembled a few people who wanted to try out poetry and they put on a gig. PCP has grown exponentially since that fateful evening, performing at coffee shops and bars to form a creative staple within the community of Hull, collaborating with many other poetry companies. It has also grown creatively, developing a definable style of edgy and provocative artists in music and theatre, as well as its original format, poetry.

ANGRY by Josh Overton, “Vulgar and Sexy” The Hullfire, the play which won him The Sunday Times “Best New Playwright Award 2015”,  was first performed at the Adelphi itself and later went on tour after being selected from over 100 shows to take part in The National Student Drama Festival in April and the Incoming Festival in June 2015 at London’s New Diorama Theatre.  “It will be up to us to change the world and The Pub Corner Poets are right: the first step is to get Angry.” Theatre Bubble. “This is what theatre making is about” Noises Off.


PCP are “well chuffed” to be announced as the Adelphi’s official resident Theatre company. Here they describe what their work is all about: “We are a team that’s passionate about the artistic development of Hull and the revelation of the city’s hidden creative talents. PCP exists to create an outlet of expression for the everyday person in an environment that is as noisy and loud and messed up as they are. We thrive on passion and ingenuity, and we long to see it thrive in others.”
Their newest show Sad Little Man has just finished a research and development programme at Hull Truck Theatre and will premier in London in January of next year, in the mean time however they are beginning a new programme of work to be presented at The New Adelphi Club.
Old favourites like their Slam Poetry Competitions and their theatre night ‘4 Play’ will join a new regular comedy gig beginning this Saturday – Live At The Adelphi.
This months addition features local stand-ups, a sketch duo and a headline act in Shaved Dog Comedy’s Edinburgh Fringe preview of ‘Yolav and Graham: Jovial Trauma’ a set that the PCP have programmed before to great success. So come check out our new residents for yourselves and have a laugh in the process!

Yolav & Graham at The New Adelphi Club
Saturday 30th July, 8pm Doors. £5 OTD

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