Dead Girls Rising

World Premiere | Silent Uproar in association with Hull Truck Theatre presents Written and lyrics by Maureen Lennon, Music and lyrics by Anya Pearson

Tue 21 - Thu 23 May, 7:30pm

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Katie and Hannah love murder. They go to bed listening to podcasts about serial killers; they clutch blankets glued to gruesome documentaries. They're in deep. They're not sure if they can stop, and they're not sure if they want to.

And then they summon The Furies. The Greek goddesses of vengeance! Well... technically the Greek goddesses of justice. It’s a long story.

Dead Girls Rising is a furious coming-of-age punk cabaret show about surviving a violent patriarchy. Join The Furies as they tear apart the tyrannical history of male power through skits, punk music and the all-too-familiar experiences of Katie and Hannah.

Written and lyrics by Maureen Lennon, with music and lyrics by Anya Pearson.

Dead Girls Rising is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.

Supported by Hull City Council, Arts Council England, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Civic Barnsley, East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council

Dead Girls Rising includes themes of a sensitive nature, please expand here for full detail on content warnings.

The play deals with themes of sexism, misogynistic violence & murder, our complicity in an unequal justice system, and the public's fascination with true crime. It includes graphic discussions and depictions of death, violence (including domestic violence), and kidnapping; graphic discussions of sexual assault and depictions of sexual threat (including towards children); mentions of drugs; and explicit language.

If you have access requirements, please contact our Sales and Welcome Team on or 0131 228 1404 so we can arrange reserved seating for you and discuss how else we can best support your visit.


  • Composer, Lyricist & Musical DirectorAnya Pearson
  • Co-directorRuby Clarke
  • Co-directorAlex Mitchell
  • Lighting DesignerAdam Foley

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