The Hull Truck Theatre is a theatre in Kingston upon Hull, England which presents high quality drama productions. It also tours its productions on a regular basis. The theatre was founded in 1971 by actor Mike Bradwell when he could not find work. The first production, "The Children of the Lost Planet" was a success though This experience led the company to fall back on performing plays for children. In May 2013 Mark Babych was appointed Artistic Director of the company.