LISTENING TO THE CALL OF STRONG, NORTHERN STORIES AND THEIR WRITERS.

We started our ‘LIL’ company because we were inspired by a story. The story of Lillian Bilocca.

During January and February in 1968, three Hull trawlers sank in as many weeks. Lil was a strong, determined Hull woman. A fish-factory worker “off” Hessle Road, Hull, East Yorkshire, England. In the male dominated society which was Hessle Road, it was unheard of for a women to be so vocal, but she had to do something. She fought hard to be heard and succeeded in stopping fishing in extreme weather and for adequate safety equipment and support to be put in place.

Her actions, along with many others from the Hessle Road community is now estimated to have saved thousands of Trawler men’s lives. It made her a Hero in Hull and briefly throughout the country. If you don’t know about her, you will soon.

We want to tell the story about those times and the price she paid. She lost her job, her friends and the life she once had on Hessle Road. Val Holmes has written the play, Paul A Dennis is Creative Producer.

The LIL DRAMA COMPANY, in honour of Lil’s spirit, will explore this and other strong stories by Northern Writers. Our core of Actors will be from this area. Supplemented by Actors of note from around the world (that bit was the dream sequence!). Our original plays will hopefully connect with many audiences to entertain and delight. We hope you’ll come to know and enjoy them.

LISTENING TO THE CALL OF STRONG, NORTHERN STORIES AND THEIR WRITERS.

We started our little ‘LIL’ company because we were inspired by a story. The story of Lillian Bilocca.

During January and February in 1968, three Hull trawlers sank in as many weeks. Lil was a strong, determined Hull woman. A fish-factory worker “off” Hessle Road, Hull, East Yorkshire, England. In the male dominated society which was Hessle Road, it was unheard of for a women to be so vocal, but she had to do something. She fought hard to be heard and succeeded in stopping fishing in extreme weather and for adequate safety equipment and support to be put in place.

Her actions, along with many others from the Hessle Road community is now estimated to have saved thousands of Trawler men’s lives. It made her a Hero in Hull and briefly throughout the country. If you don’t know about her, you will soon.

We want to tell the story about those times and the price she paid. She lost her job, her friends and the life she once had on Hessle Road. Val Holmes has written the play, Paul A Dennis is Creative Producer.

The LIL DRAMA COMPANY, in honour of Lil’s spirit, will explore this and other strong stories by Northern Writers. Our core of Actors will be from this area. Supplemented by Actors of note from around the world (that bit was the dream sequence!). Our original plays will hopefully connect with many audiences to entertain and delight. We hope you’ll come to know and enjoy them.