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Flood is an extraordinary year-long epic commissioned for Hull 2017 that will be told online, live in Hull and on BBC television. It is created by the ground-breaking Leeds-based theatre company Slung Low, directed by artistic director Alan Lane and written by award-winning playwright James Phillips.

One day it starts to rain and no-one knows why. And it doesn’t stop. Far out on the North Sea a fisherman raises a girl in his net, miraculously alive from the deep sea. Is she one of the migrants now washing up on English shores? Or someone sent for some higher purpose?

Slung Low make adventures for audiences outside conventional theatre spaces, each with a powerful, moving story at its heart.

A live play, in which an apocalypse approaches Flood: Abundance will be performed in Hull at Victoria Dock from 11 to 15 April, with tickets on sale now. The cast will include Sarah Louise Davies as Kathryn, Nadia Emam as Gloriana, Marc Graham as Sam, Lisa Howard as Natasha, Naveed Khan as Jack, Rani Moorthy as Johanna and Oliver Senton as Captain.

Fall in love with each section as a stand-alone piece, or follow the entire series with each part enriching and linking to every other.

Part One: From the Sea
Online Now
Watch it at hull2017.co.uk/flood


  • Wheelchair Spaces
    The site has level access and there will be a wheelchair viewing platform / area available. [Limited]
  • Captioning
    There will be a captioned performance on Thursday 13 April at 7:30pm. [Limited]
  • Audio Description
    There will be an audio described performance on Friday 14 April at 7:30pm.
  • Blue-Badge Parking
    There is limited blue-badge parking available near the site.

You must book tickets first and if you are successful, contact us on access@hull2017.co.uk in advance of the show if you require any of the above provision. All access provision is extremely limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional facilities to enhance the experience of those with disabilities may be added.


Viewing the performance requires standing, if however you have any access requirements of any kind that prevents you from doing so please contact access@hull2017.co.uk in advance of your visit.


This performance is suitable for those aged 12 and over only.

Flood’s epic adventures come to audiences in Hull and beyond with support from The Space, Arts Council England, BBC Arts and Spirit of 2012.


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If you have purchased a ticket for an event/activity at this venue through hull2017.co.uk, please do not contact the venue direct with enquiries for that purchase as they will be unable to help.

Venue Access

  • Assistance Dogs
  • Level Access

Opening times

Monday Varies
Tuesday Varies
Wednesday Varies
Thursday Varies
Friday Varies
Saturday Varies
Sunday Varies

Creative Credits


Writer: James Phillips
Director: Alan Lane
Designer:  David Farley
Composer: Heather Fenoughty
Sound Designer:  Matt Angove
Movement Director: Lucy Hind
Associate Directors: Ingrid Adler, Peter Bradley and Sally Proctor
Design Assistant: Heledd Rees
Chief LX: Alex Johnston
Stage & Boat Crew: Calum Clark, Olivia Dudley, Hamish Ellis and Andy Sulley
Pyrotechnics: Doug Nicholson of External Combustion
Helicopter Pilot: Wayne Hedges
Chef: George Allison
Project Dramaturg: Kara McKechnie
Video Content: Sodium
Digital Producer: Brett Chapman
Producer: Joanna Resnick
Exec Producers: Laura Clark and Jim Munro


Gloriana: Nadia Emam
Captain: Oliver Senton
Sam: Marc Graham
Jack: Naveed Khan
Johanna: Rani Moorthy
Kathryn: Lisa Howard
Natasha: Sarah-Louise Davies
Man A: Dave Pattison
Woman A: Louise Brown
Woman B: Polly Pattison
Peter Levy: As himself
Voice of RAF Pilot: James Phillips
Voices of the City : The people of Hull

Captain of the Jessica: David Farley

Sheffield Chamber Choir directed by Robert Webb
Andrew Bailey
Rita Belli
Michelle Doran
Matt Doubleday
Alan Heath
David Milsom
Ruth Milsom
Louise Shield
Robert Spooner
Cat Taylor
Peter Taylor
Kate Thompson
Peter Thompson
Charlotte Winstanley

Jane Aldridge
Sean Alton
Janet Anderson
Nicky Austin
Ruth Austin
Leanne Ayre
Carol Baldry
David Beel
David Bell
Paul Benson
Grace Burnett
Louise Burnett
Sharon Burton
Tony Chappell
Linda Clark
Sue Clark
Gary Crossman
Clare Crowther
Les Curnow
Gareth Davies
Sarah Firth
Nina Hanney
Barrie Jackson
Sue Jarrel
Derek Kirk
Sheila Leathley
Shirl Lenton
Chris Li
Steven Little
Katie McCreaddie
Stella McKendry
Debbie Mowforth
Angela Needham
Elly Pattison
Adam Peckitt
Pauline Phillips
Mhairi Rees
Tony Robinson
Sue Robson
Steve Roper
Jonathan Seymour
Ian Sykes
Mick Tite
Zoe Walker
Peter Whiteley
Louise Wildman
Alison Williams