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OH! WHAT A NIGHT takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, now immortalised in the multi-award winning show Jersey Boys, which has been packing theatres worldwide since its debut in 2005. Valli’s unmistakable voice dominated the airwaves for more than two decades with classics such as Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, December 63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You and many, many more.With a repertoire which needs no introduction, OH! WHAT A NIGHT combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which will leave you wanting more! Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!This show has been rescheduled from 2020.Sat 22 Jan, 7.30pm£24.50
Running Time: Approx 2 hours (inc break/interval)
Do you want to come on an adventure?Take on pirates. Explore the jungle. Journey across the desert. Save the day!Come to Hull Truck Theatre for an adventure that features an arts & crafts session followed by an interactive play that uses whatever you have made.Each Great Adventures is totally different and features a different theme every time.Designed for adventurers aged 3 to 6 & their families.---Sat 22 Jan 10am & 11.30am£6 per childOne free accompanying adult (no ticket required)
SESSION 110am arts & crafts / 10.45am showSESSION 211.30am arts & crafts | 12.15pm showFor learning ages 3-6 years.
Back in the late 70s when Disco had superseded Blues and R&B, a quintet of skilled and successful blues musicians, Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness, Hughie Flint, (replaced by Rob Townsend) Dave Kelly and Gary Fletcher were determined to keep the Chicago and Mississippi sound alive and kicking. No strangers to chart success, they gathered in a London pub simply to re-kindle the flame. Four decades, over 4,000 gigs, 30 albums and a string of singles later, they are taking to the road one last time to remind us just how durable and eternally thrilling live Blues remains. Erudite in their craft, experienced and tutored by their close early working relationships as side-men with the likes of John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Howlin’ Wolf and many others, The Blues Band have filled halls and stadiums around the world. If you’re an aficionado of authentic Blues played by richly experienced and seasoned journeymen, this will be a memorable opportunity to catch them one final time.Wed 2 Feb£35
Woman, warrior, legend.For ten years Mulan, disguised as a man, has fought for the Chinese Empire. Now the fighting is coming to an end, one last battle and she will be going home - but can she return to her old life, become a woman again. A search for identity in a violent world. Commissioned by and performed by West Yorkshire-born British-Chinese actress Michelle Yim, developed with the support and funding from Arts Council England. Produced by the team behind Edfringe Sell-Out 'The Unknown Soldier' Grist to the Mill, in collaboration with British East Asian theatre company Red Dragonfly Productions, we bring you the real Chinese heroine that inspired Disney's animation and live-feature Mulan.Fri 4 Feb, 8pm£13.50, Concessions £2 off
Running Time: 60 minsRecommended Age: 10+Themes: Chinese poem, Chinese history, war, identity, gender expectationsWarnings: Description and sounds of war and violence, screaming.Free Q&A for ticket holders after the show.
Meal One is an immersive and playful family show featuring Helbert, his Mum, a dog and a cat. We follow them as they prepare for the day by planting a plum stone in the bedroom floor. Naturally, a huge tree quickly fills the room, turning it into the best tree-house-playground ever. But when they go downstairs for Meal One – the first meal of the day – they discover a kitchen full of tree roots busily munching through anything edible they can find.Based on a 1970s children’s book by Ivor Cutler and Helen Oxenbury, Meal One is a journey of discovery filled with breath-taking projections, music and singing, dance and unexpected.Explore the set in advance of the show to uncover augmented reality and other surprises.Sat 05 Feb, 10am, 12.30pm & 3pm£13.50. Concessions £2 off
Running Time: Approx 45 minsRecommended Age: 5+This is a relaxed performance
Do you want to come on an adventure?Take on pirates. Explore the jungle. Journey across the desert. Save the day!Come to Hull Truck Theatre for an adventure that features an arts & crafts session followed by an interactive play that uses whatever you have made.Each Great Adventures is totally different and features a different theme every time.Designed for adventurers aged 3 to 6 & their families.---Sat 12 Feb 10am & 11.30am£6 per childOne free accompanying adult (no ticket required)
The quickest wits in comedy are charging into their sixth national tour with a spectacular new show that will trample your expectations.The charismatic quartet have always astonished with their ability to spin audience suggestions into comedy gold, but for this show they’re putting you, the audience, in charge in brilliant and bombastic new ways.Join comedy’s unstoppable force for an evening like no other... Hilarious scenes! Mind-blowing songs! Finely tuned anarchy!The Noise Next Door are twelve time sell-out veterans of The Edinburgh Fringe and have appeared on BBC One, ITV1, BBC Three and BBC Radio 4. They have also appeared alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan and Harry Hill.Sat 19 Feb, 8pm£13.50, concessions £2 off
Running Time: Approx 1 hour 50 mins (inc a break/interval)Recommended Age: 15+
If I were like you, I’d have never found a man to marry me.And that right there is a problem.Meet Agbeke, Omotola and Aramide, the three generations of proud African women connecting with each other across two continents, across time and space. Together they share their struggles, their joys, tragedies and broken dreams in order to find healing in the present.Here’s What She Said to Me combines drama with music, poetry and movement to tell a moving story of daughters and mothers in the world of migrations and shifting identities, braving life with an undying hope, optimism and resilience.Thu 24 & Fri 25 Feb£13.50, concessions £2 off
Running Time: 90 minsRecommended Age: 12+
Are you listening?You Heard Me is a true story.It begins with an ambush. It ends with you.You Heard Me is a celebration of a single moment of noise that freed Luca from an attack. Made her understand what it means to take up space. To heal. To be part of something much bigger than yourself.You Heard Me is for anyone who has been underestimated.Anyone who has been told to shut up.Anyone who has been afraid to walk home.You Heard Me celebrates the quiet as well as the loud, the soft as well the hard.This is a show about refusing to stay quiet and the power to re-make, re-mould and disrupt.This show exists because without using her voice, Luca wouldn’t.Are you still listening?Wed 2 - Thu 3 Mar, 8pm£13.50, concessions £2 off
Recommended Age: 14+Warnings: Contain references to sexual violence.
Do you want to come on an adventure?Take on pirates. Explore the jungle. Journey across the desert. Save the day!Come to Hull Truck Theatre for an adventure that features an arts & crafts session followed by an interactive play that uses whatever you have made.Each Great Adventures is totally different and features a different theme every time.Designed for adventurers aged 3 to 6 & their families.---Sat 5 Mar 10am & 11.30am£6 per childOne free accompanying adult (no ticket required)
Haworth’s Hair & Beauty is open for business!Stylists Anne, Emily & Charlotte Bronte are back taking bookings for an evening of sibling rivalry and literary debate in Bradford’s most creative beauty salon where the sisters cut, colour and style whilst sharing their hopes and dreams.Action unfolds over one explosive evening as the writers of Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre (and those other books you’ve not read either), find themselves on the cusp of huge success. But are The Brontes ready for global superstardom - and, more importantly - is the world ready for them as they really are - three warring, siblings from Keighley each with something different to say.Whether you’re Team Charlotte, Team Emily or Team the other one (Anne, her name’s Anne) this is an opportunity to meet our modern day versions of these three determined young women from Yorkshire who set the literary world on fire.Fri 11 Mar - Sat 12 Mar, 8pm£13.50, concessions £2 off
‘I want theatre to be sweaty, exciting, unpredictable…’Mike Bradwell is on a mission to revolutionise British theatre. He’s sick of fancy plays by dead blokes and wants to tell stories about real people, living real lives. And it doesn’t get more real than Hull.In a freezing cold house on Coltman Street, a motley crew of unemployed actors gather to improvise a play with no name, no plot, no budget and no bookings.Richard Bean’s (The Hypocrite, One Man, Two Guvnors) hilarious and irreverent comedy takes us back to the 70s and Hull Truck Theatre’s origin story. It is a roaring combination of comedy, cabaret, farce and drama. Join us for a celebration of where it all began…Thu 17 Feb - Sat 12 Mar, 7.30pm19, 26 Feb & 2, 5, 9, 12 Mar, 2pmTickets: £28.50 - £10 (concessions available)
Recommended Age 14+: show contains strong language.Pay What You Can: Thur 17 Feb, 7.30pmSocially Distanced: Tue 22 Feb, 7.30pmFree Q&A for ticket holders after the performance on Thu 10 MarAvailable On Demand 2 - 19 MarRelaxed Performance - Tue 1 Mar, 7.30pmTouch Tour - Wed 2 Mar, 12.30pm (places must be booked in advance with the Box Office or when prompted during the online booking process)Audio Described Performance - Wed 2 Mar, 2pmCaptioned Performance (Open) - Thu 3 Mar, 7.30pmBSL Interpreted Performance - Sat 5 Mar, 2pm
The ALBUMS SHOW is BACK... for a THIRD time!TWO MORE classic Billy Joel albums performed in their entirety… in ONE sensational show.Following the incredible success of the previous two ALBUMS SHOW tours, the award winning Elio Pace and his amazing band return in March 2022, this time performing two more Billy Joel classic albums in their entirety, STREETLIFE SERENADE and 52nd STREET.And if that wasn’t thrilling enough for Billy Joel fans, Elio and his band are delighted to be bringing back their very special guest, direct from the USA… legendary lead guitarist, David Brown. David played lead guitar in Billy Joel’s band from 1978 until 1991 and also went on to record and tour with many music icons including Paul McCartney andSimon and Garfunkel.Elio Pace’s ‘BILLY JOEL ALBUMS SHOW’ featuring David Brown really is a night of world-class musicianship and ingenious songwriting you simply cannot miss!Sun 13 Mar, 7.30pm£31, concessions £2 off
Running Time: Approx 140 mins (inc. interval)First half: 60 minsInterval: 20 minsSecond half: 60 mins
It’s been a big few years for most of us and Kiri is no different. She’s moved back to her home island of Anglesey, struggled with lockdown and got herself some rescue chickens. You can expect jokes about skinny jeans, learning welsh and white supremacy- something for everyone.Wed 16 Mar, 8pm£15.00, concessions £2 off
Running Time: 2 hours approx (inc break/interval)Recommended Age: 16+
For all the family from 8 to 108 Eric and Ern is a brilliant homage to Morecambe and Wise crammed full of those famous comedy sketches, from Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Mr Memory…’Arsenal’, to the paper bag trick!From the Olivier Award nominated duo Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens, this nostalgic show evokes memories of a time when whole families would huddle around the telly on Sunday evenings.Bringing you sunshine, this show is full of Morecambe and Wise’s most loved routines, songs and sketches and of course a musical guest. This show hits all the right notes!Thu 17 Mar, 7.30pm£24
World-famous prankster and creator of the hugely popular Lee Nelson, is back on stage with TROUBLEMAKER, his sensational new stand-up show, now extended into 2022 to meet overwhelming demand.After showering Sepp Blatter with banknotes, upstaging Kanye West at Glastonbury, and handing Theresa May her P45, the critically acclaimed comedian explores why trouble has followed him from primary school through medical school to lockdown homeschool. And what it’s like to be chased by Donald Trump’s bodyguards, how to make the police laugh while they’re arresting you, and what to do when you’re outed as a Jew by the Ku Klux Klan.Simon is one of Britain’s most loved comedians following his smash hit BBC shows Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show & Well Funny People, Channel 4’s award-nominated Britain’s Biggest Hoaxer and multiple TV appearances.Fri 18 Mar, 7.30pm£21.50
Recommended Age: 14+
If you had the power of invisibility what would you do? Would you use it for good or for personal gain?Griffin is a frustrated young man from the North East, with a troubled past and violent thoughts inside his head. He claims he has discovered the power of invisibility. But Griffin’s ‘powers’ have led to him being placed into Government care. After all, a normal, ill-educated kid can’t just invent invisibility. Even Dr. Sara Kemp, a promising young therapist can’t convince him to tell the truth about his talent. Griffin is thrown into a downward spiral of anger and eventually into a fatal ‘reign of terror’.Northern Stage presents an electrifying new production adapted from H.G. Wells’ science fiction classic. Exploring themes of exploitation, establishment power over truth, investigating the conflict between power and morality, The Invisible Man questions who is really invisible in Great Britain 2022?Thu 17- Fri 18 Mar, 8pm£13.50, concessions £2 off
When all of his friends go away, Norman Price decides to find adventure in Pontypandy and become the star of a visiting circus. But with a tiger on the loose and faulty lights, the adventure soon turns to danger. Can Fireman Sam come to the rescue and save the circus?Join Sam, Penny, Elvis, Station Officer Steele and Norman in an all singing, dancing, action-packed show. You can become a fire-fighter cadet and then watch the magic of the circus.So, come along to Pontypandy and watch the adventures unfold!Sat 19 Mar, 1pm£17.50, concessions £1 off, family ticket £60
Recommended Age: 2+Family Ticket Offer: Book four tickets (Standard + Child tickets) for £60
Always fancied trying your hand at stand-up comedy but never got around to it? Ever watched a stand-up comedy performance and thought 'I'd love to give that a go?'Our 7-week course is designed to be a comprehensive introduction to writing and performing stand-up comedy and culminates with each participant getting the opportunity to perform their first gig. Participants will develop methods and techniques for generating self-authored comedy material; combined with the ability to deliver the material in front of a live audience.Weekly, Wed 9 Feb - Wed 23 Mar£80 course fee
Week 1 - 6 (9, 16, 23 Feb & 2, 9, 16 Mar) - Every Wed eve, 7-9pmWeek 7 (23 Mar) - Comedy Graduates performance
In the final week of the stand-up comedy course with comedian Kevin Precious, our graduates embark on their first 5-minute sets. This is a great opportunity to support a range of new comedians at the start of their stand-up comedy journeys; all of which will be compered by a professional comedian. Come and be the first to witness a star of the future.Wed 23 Mar, 7pm£8
Set in the East Village of New York City, the iconic musical Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. It has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive at the end of the millennium. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. This is theatre at its best – exuberant, passionate and joyous - so don’t miss the musical sensation that won the Tony award for best musical, ran for 12 years on Broadway and would go on to inspire the smash hit musical Hamilton.Wed 30 Mar - Sat 2 Apr£20 - £18, concessions £2.50 off
Running Time: Approx 2 hours 10 mins (inc a break/interval)Recommended Age: 13+
Host of the smash-hit Have A Word Podcast, star of Live At The Apollo & Roast Battle and Dave’s Best Joke of the Fringe winner Adam Rowe brings us his latest stand-up comedy tour; Imperious.Over the past few years the world has become extremely polarised and everybody thinks they’re right on every single subject, including Adam. Although he also accepts that he’s probably wrong, because he hasn’t really looked into it and let’s be honest; neither have you. That doesn’t matter though, because he’s a comedian so as long as we all come away having had a laugh, let’s call it a win.Rowe has developed a reputation as one of the most exciting comics on the planet, with his brutally honest, opinionated stand-up and his phenomenal ad-libbing ability making each of his performances unique, gloriously unpredictable and, most importantly, hilarious.Fri 8 April, 8pm£13.50, concessions £2 off
Recommended Age: 18+
The Peaceful brothers, Tommo and Charlie, have a tough rural childhood facing the loss of their father, financial hardship and a cruel landlord.Their fierce loyalty to each other pulls them through, until one day they both fall for the same girl. And then the Great War comes.Set against the epic backdrop of WW1, we join 18-year-old Private Tommo Peaceful in the trenches as he takes us on a journey through his most cherished memories and tells his story of courage, devotion, family and friendship.Award-winning Private Peaceful was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, won the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Blue Peter Book Award. Acknowledged by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, The Butterfly Lion) as his favourite work, this thrilling new ensemble retelling by Simon Reade, directed by Elle While, explores the lengths a young soldier will go to, to fight for what is right.Tue 5 - Sat 9 Apr, 7.30pm6, 7 & 9 Apr, 2pm£28.50 - £15, concessions available
Running Time: Approx 2 hours (inc a break/interval)Recommended Age: 9+
The Northern Academy of Performing Arts is excited to return to Hull Truck Theatre with their interpretation of one of the world’s most celebrated and beloved movie musicals, Singin’ in the Rain. The show features a glorious MGM score, including the hit songs Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the legendary title number, Singin’ in the Rain.Journey back with us to the glamour of 1920s Hollywood. Silent movie stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont have it all after a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance. But the silver screen is about to find its voice, and Lina's squeaky tones might be the end of her career. Will Don’s chance meeting with a talented young chorus girl change the fate of Don, Lina and Hollywood, forever?The perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.Don’t save it for a rainy day, book your tickets now!Wed 13 - Sat 16 Apr, 7.30pmThu 14 & Sat 16 Apr, 2pm£17 - £15
“If I invited you to come with me on a journey, a story, will you come with me?”Far Gone is a gut kicking physical performance with humour, poetry, and the horrors of being a child soldier. It follows the life of Okumu, an innocent boy living with a good family in Northern Uganda. When his village is attacked by Joseph Kony’s Lords Resistance Army (LRA), he and his brother are captured and their lives are forever changed.Seen through the eyes of those that love him and those that betray him, Okumu’s experience strikes straight at the heart through a powerful one-man performance by John Rwothomack, directed by Mojisola Elufowoju.Thu 14 - Sat 16 April, 8pm£13.50, concessions £2 off
Recommended Age: 14+Running time: TBCWarning: Themes of violence
The Ballroom Boys double act Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are set to return in 2020 with a brand new show - Ian Waite and Vincent Simone….ACT TWO, after the roaring success of their 5 star rated 2019 tour!The fabulous Strictly Come Dancing stars promise another wonderful evening of old-fashioned variety - dance, comedy and song!With beautiful costumes, gorgeous lighting and world class routines, including the Viennese Waltz, the Foxtrot, the Rhumba… and of course… there has to be another incredible Argentine Tango routine by the master! The boys will be joined by their stunning dance partners and a world class singer.If you enjoyed The Ballroom Boys, then make sure you don’t miss the hilarious dancing duo when they bring you….ACT TWO!Wed 20 April, 7.30pm£58 - £17.50
This show has been rescheduled from 2020Age Guidance: 10+Running Time: 2 hours approxVIP Meet & Greet: Meet & Greet tickets include meeting Ian and Vincent for photo and autograph opportunities, plus a signed print, before the show at 6pm
John’s bad back is much better now, thank you, so he can safely punch the air once more as he performs all the faves from his pre-lockdown tour: ‘Blue Light Kettle’, Rapidly Downhill’ and ‘I Covet Joan’s Berlingo’, not to mention classics like ‘Y Reg’, ‘I Can’t Go Back To Savoury’ and ‘Pigeons in Flight’. Expect too fantastic new ditties written during lockdown, including ‘Stay at Home and Protect the VHS’. The songs will be interrupted by hilarious phone calls from Ken, Mary and Joan Chitty, plus John’s tips on how to cope with modern home life, as described in his stylish new(ish) book ‘Two Margarines and other Domestic Dilemmas’!As seen recently in Ricky and Ralph Go Out (Dave).Thu 21 April, 7.30pm£21
Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza!Magicians, time travellers and all-round spiffing chaps Morgan & West have a secret past – they are genuine, bona fide, legitimately qualified scientists, and now are bring their love of enlightenment to the stage!Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!On TV Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC).Please note: Morgan & West take full responsibility for any horizons broadened, passions enflamed or minds blown during the course of the show.Fri 22 April, 2pm£13.50, concessions available
This show has been rescheduled from 2020.Recommended Age: 5+Running Time: Approx 60 minutes (no break/interval)
Bumper Blyton is a riotous Enid Blyton parody show for grown-ups performed by a cast of some of the UK’s most experienced and best-known improvisers. Created by Amy Cooke-Hodgson (founder of Edfringe and Multi Award-winning West End hit Austentatious) and Jonah Fazel (BAFTA winning History Bombs) Bumper Blyton is chock full of innuendo and lashings of puns, performed in vintage costume with music and songs.With a multi-award-winning cast of some of the UK's best-known improvisers from stage and screen including; The Comedy Store, Showstoppers the Improvised Musical and Doctor Who, and two consecutive sell-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe alongside successful 2019 UK & Europe tour, Bumper Blyton is fast becoming unmissable.Expect far too many picnics and plenty of farce in what will be an entertaining show for those who are well versed in Blyton’s novels and those who’ve never (yet) picked up one of her books.Fri 22 April, 7.30pm£18.50
Rich Hall’s comedy/music locomotive keeps on rollin’. Ever-evolving, ever-changing, Rich’s combination of keen acerbic stand-up combined with spit and sawdust alt-country lyricism is a “win-win” (GUARDIAN), as sold out crowds across the UK have attested. Fans keep returning because this show goes where other comedians wouldn’t dare: Barrow-in-Furness for example.Rich’s acclaimed BBC4 documentaries (most recently Rich Hall’s Red Menace) and his Radio 4 series Election Breakdown have established a whole new legion of followers. He’s also a stalwart of QI and Have I Got News For You. But seeing the Hoedown is a whole different experience. Gut-busting, rib-tickling, toe-tapping, and shit-kicking, Rich Hall’s Hoedown Deluxe covers the full anatomical spectrum.Sat 23 April, 7.30pm£18.50
This show has been rescheduled from 2020.Running Time: Approx 2 hours (including a break/interval)Strictly 14+ contains strong language and adult content.
An extraordinary blind musician. A family hell-bent on a cure.In the glittering salons of 18th-century Vienna, Maria-Theresia von Paradis is a star. Pianist, composer, touring musician; this pupil of Salieri and friend (and alleged lover) of Mozart has captivated Europe with her own sensational talent. They call her The Blind Enchantress.Yet behind this dazzling success story there are darker forces at work. Some of those closest to Maria-Theresia are looking to profit from her blindness. Others are looking to ‘cure’ her - whatever it takes.In this newly commissioned chamber opera, directed by Jenny Sealey, with music by Errollyn Wallen CBE, this extraordinary woman is finally drawn out of the shadows to reclaim her place in the spotlight of music history.All performances will creatively integrate BSL, captioning and audio description.Tue 26 April, 7.30pm£18.50, concessions £2 off
Running Time: TBCAll performances include creatively integrated BSL interpretation, captions and audio description.
Riot Act is a solo verbatim show, created entirely, word for word, out of interviews with three key-players in the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement; Michael Anthony Nozzi; a survivor of the Stonewall Riots, Lavina Co-op; an alternative ‘70s drag artist, and Paul Burston; ‘90s London AIDS activist.Following several UK tours and a special West End performance, this critically acclaimed audience favourite is a breathtaking, rip-roaring, white-knuckle ride through six decades of queer history, taking the audience right up to the present day.Provocative, tender, truthful, funny, political and personal, these are stories of queerness, sexuality, activism, addiction, family, childhood, love, sex, drag, community, togetherness, conflict, identity, youth, ageing, loss, fierce queens and a Hollywood diva.Riot Act is a celebration of queer activism across the decades, pulling no punches, hilarious and inspiring. It’s a riot!Fri 29 Apr, 8pm£13.50, concessions £2 off
From the award-winning Le Navet Bete, creators of the smash-hit show Dracula: The Bloody Truth, comes a comedy adventure that will have you rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside!Armed with only a baguette and his questionable steed join hot-headed d’Artagnan as he travels to Paris to become a musketeer. Will things go to plan? It’s unlikely! Featuring hilarious heroics, raucous romances and some bonkers fun with BMX bikes, Le Navet Bete condense Dumas’ 700-page classic into two hours of non-stop comedy gold.Supported by a top notch band of brothers and sisters including long-time co-conspirator director John Nicholson (Peepolykus, BBC Radio 4) internationally renowned choreographer Lea Anderson MBE (The Cholmondeleys) and critically acclaimed set designer Ti Green (Touching the Void Bristol Old Vic/ national tour) this show is the company's biggest and most riotous to date.Thu 28 - Sat 30 Apr, 7.30pmSat 30 Apr, 2pm£28.50 - £15, concessions available
This show is rescheduled from 2020.Running Time: Approx 2 hours (inc a break/interval)Recommended Age: 8+Warnings: Gun-shots and some loud noises, comedy violence. Haze is used throughout and there are some flashing lights (but no strobe). A visual story is available with a cue sheet for those who would benefit from knowing when these moments are prior to seeing the show.
Do you want to come on an adventure?Take on pirates. Explore the jungle. Journey across the desert. Save the day!Come to Hull Truck Theatre for an adventure that features an arts & crafts session followed by an interactive play that uses whatever you have made.Each Great Adventures is totally different and features a different theme every time.Designed for adventurers aged 3 to 6 & their families.---Sat 30 Apr 10am & 11.30am£6 per childOne free accompanying adult (no ticket required)
Don’t Think Twice, head down Highway 61 past Maggie’s Farm and across Positively 4th Street. Destination, the 1960s of course, where “Bob” and “The Band” await with their thrillingly authentic celebration of the music of Mr Bob Dylan.Feast on an array of tasty aural delights including Like A Rolling Stone, Subterranean Homesick Blues, Blowin’ In The Wind, All Along The Watchtower, Mr Tambourine Man, Knocking On Heaven’s Door and so many more.Enjoy fascinating stories behind the hits and let the evocative visuals transport you to a time when popular music’s greatest icon reigned supreme.Described by audiences as “inspiring and moving”, “heartbreakingly fabulous” and “the best tribute show I’ve ever seen!”.Fri 6 May, 7.30pm£21.50, concessions £2 off
Running Time: Approx. 2 hrs 10 mins (inc. interval)
Multi-award winning musical comedy duo (and sisters) Flo & Joan are climbing out of their pits, armed with a piano and percussion section to bring you a brand new show of their critically acclaimed songs and comedy.Their unique, sharp-tongued style has taken them around the world with multiple sell-out tours and appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival Montreal and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Now they are back with their biggest ever UK national tour, poking around all the classic topics of the day: over-thinking, alien lovers and fringes.As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), online with over 50 million views of their viral songs, in your personal nightmares, and in ‘Alive on Stage’, their own special available worldwide on Amazon Prime.Sat 7 May, 7.30pm£17.50
Do you want to come on an adventure?Take on pirates. Explore the jungle. Journey across the desert. Save the day!Come to Hull Truck Theatre for an adventure that features an arts & crafts session followed by an interactive play that uses whatever you have made.Each Great Adventures is totally different and features a different theme every time.Designed for adventurers aged 3 to 6 & their families.---Sat 21 May 10am & 11.30am£6 per childOne free accompanying adult (no ticket required)
All the way from Northern Ireland Father and son Martin and Logy take the traditional circus double act and give it a unique and modern twist.This family friendly show contains circus stunts that will make you gasp, juggling tricks that will surprise you, and magic tricks that will make you go WOW! There will be shouting, cheering, and lots, and lots of laughing. Top class circus entertainment, and the two best beards in the business. This show is suitable for children and adults of all ages.Sat 28 May, 2pm£13.50, concessions £2 off
Running Time: Approx 60 minsRecommended Age: 5+
WARNING : This show contains two big bearded Irishmen performing act or real danger and stupidity.Touted as Cirque du Soleil meets Motorhead, Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards is more reminiscent of Jackass meets Spinal Tap. Over the course of an hour you will feel amused, amazed, confused and, at times, worried for the performers’ wellbeing.This is not your standard circus comedy fare, although they do juggle, they just happen to do it with axes, claw hammers and large open gardening shears. It is not only the performers who are in danger, but also the audience - not from any physical harm of course but from a good-natured ribbing and mocking from the two charming bearded Irishman. Overall, Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards is 50 minutes of rock music, tattoos, wit and a good dose of danger-filled antics that will cause you to both yelp in fear and howl with laughter. You’d be absolutely crazy not to go.Sat 28 May, 8pm£13.50, concessions £2 off
Running Time: Approx 60 minutes Recommended Age: Strictly 18+Warnings & Info: Audience participation, nudity, strong language/swearing.
John Godber re-imagines his iconic play for 2022.Salty, Gail and Hobby are departing Whitewall College for uncertain futures in uncertain times. Burn out, pregnancies, stress, affairs, depression; no-one is exempt, from the students, and security staff, to the business-minded Principal. How much more can a system take?In 1987 the teaching of drama in comprehensive education was being marginalised in a system under pressure. In the same year Hull Truck Theatre produced Teechers which was to become the go-to play to attract young people to the theatre. Thirty-five years later, exam chaos, tech poverty, isolation, absenteeism and lost school hours have put the state system under more pressure than ever before.Highly physical, hugely funny, deceptively radical, mixing dance and spoken word, Teechers Leavers ’22 is alive and in your face; back in Hull where it all started.Thu 19 May - Sat 11 Jun, 7.30pm21, 25, 28 May & 1, 4, 8, 11 Jun, 2pm£28.50 - £10 (concessions available)
Recommended Age: 12+Pay What You Can: Thur 19 May, 7.30pmSocially Distanced: Wed 8 Jun, 7.30pmFree Q&A for ticket holders after 7.30pm performance Wed 1 JunAvailable On Demand 2 - 18 JunTouch Tour - Tue 31 May 2022, 6pm (places must be booked in advance with the Box Office or when prompted during the online booking process)Audio Described Performance - Tue 31 May, 7.30pmCaptioned Performance (open) - Thur 2 Jun, 7.30pmRelaxed Performance - Sat 4 Jun, 2pmBSL Interpreted Performance - Tue 7 Jun, 7.30pm
Do you want to come on an adventure?Take on pirates. Explore the jungle. Journey across the desert. Save the day!Come to Hull Truck Theatre for an adventure that features an arts & crafts session followed by an interactive play that uses whatever you have made.Each Great Adventures is totally different and features a different theme every time.Designed for adventurers aged 3 to 6 & their families.---Sat 11 Jun 10am & 11.30am£6 per childOne free accompanying adult (no ticket required)
The “SOUND OF SPRINGSTEEN”, take to the stage for the second year of touring in 2020. After 2 years of getting the show together, and 1 year of touring in 2019, crowds, fans and theatres have given such high reviews from all over the UK.With a passion for the work of "The Boss", the 8 piece tribute “The Sound Of Springsteen” brings their years of live performances and recording to rock you with Bruce Springsteen's greatest hits and deep cuts. With songs like, Born In The USA, Glory Days, Streets of Philadelphia and many more, this is a night of passion for Springsteen, and we are back in year 2, Bigger and Better.Thu 16 Jun, 7.30pm£24.50
Running Time: Approx 2 hours 30 mins (inc a break/interval)
Rave On is the 50’s & 60’s Rock and Roll sensation sweeping the nation. Featuring multiple award winning band The Bluejays, a group comprised of stars from West End Productions The Buddy Holly Story, Million Dollar Quartet, One Man Two Guvnors and Dreamboats & Petticoats, Rave On transports you back to the fabulous 50’s and the swinging 60’s in stunningly authentic style.Charting the meteoric rise of Rock and Roll, Rave On is a thrilling tour through music’s most revolutionary decades. Prepare to be enthralled as the Bluejays recreate note perfect renditions of the songs that changed the world forever. Featuring the greatest hits from Rock and Roll’s golden eras, Rave On brings you the sounds of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Neil Sedaka, The Kinks, Connie Francis, Lulu, The Shadows and many more. Rave On is a musical experience like no other.Fri 17 Jun, 7.30pm£22.50
Spontaneous musical comedy at its absolute finest - direct from the West End and now heading to Hull Truck Theatre!With twelve years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 series, a critically acclaimed West End run and an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity. A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award winning show as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into all-singing, all dancing productions with hilarious results. These incredible performers are guaranteed to impress as they create shows packed with drama, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies – it’s just all made up on the spot! So whether you fancy Hamilton in a hospital or Sondheim in the Sahara, you suggest it and The Showstoppers will sing it!Sat 18 Jun,£21 - £15
Running Time: Approx 1 hour 50 mins (inc a break/interval)Recommended Age: 12+
Enter an enchanted forest near Athens for a night of magic and mayhem as Shakespeare’s romantic comedy masterpiece is performed by members of the local community.An argument between Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the Fairies, has filled the forest with mischief. At the same time, four young lovers face a tangle of unrequited love and for Hermia, the threat of death if she doesn’t marry the man her father has chosen. Determined to be true to their hearts they escape into the woods, right into the hands of the fairies.Bottom the Weaver and his comedy crew of Mechanicals are in the woods to rehearse a play for the upcoming royal wedding. They too are caught up in the tricks of fairy Puck and his mischievous matchmaking.When morning is on the horizon it is a race against time…will they all awaken from this confusion of a dream?Sat 2 - Sat 9 July, 7.30pm2 & 9 July, 2pm£21 - £10
Recommended Age: 7+Pay What You Can: Sat 2 July, 2pmFree Q&A for ticket holders after the performance on Thur 7 JulyTouch Tour - Fri 8 July, 6pm (places must be booked in advance with the Box Office or when prompted during the online booking process)Audio Described Performance - Fri 8 July, 7.30pmCaptioned Performance (Open) - Sat 9 July, 2pmAll performances are relaxed.
Do you want to come on an adventure?Take on pirates. Explore the jungle. Journey across the desert. Save the day!Come to Hull Truck Theatre for an adventure that features an arts & crafts session followed by an interactive play that uses whatever you have made.Each Great Adventures is totally different and features a different theme every time.Designed for adventurers aged 3 to 6 & their families.---Sat 9 Jul 10am & 11.30am£6 per childOne free accompanying adult (no ticket required)
Earth Makes No Sound is an extraordinary largescale collaborative choral work inspired by the elements and the changes happening to our planet and how we look after it. Originally developed for Chorus Festival at Southbank Centre, Earth Makes No Sound explores the possibilities of dynamic choral singing and the relationship between voice, movement, harmony, body percussion and improvisation.Part of Summer Jazz Festival 2022Tue 12 July, 7.30pm£12 / Students and under 26s £6
Internationally renowned harpist Alina Bzhezhinska has built a reputation for innovation. For this new project she’s created a unique sound on the harp with effect pedals and electronics, supported by Mikele Montolli (bass) & Joel Prime (percussion) and featuring the innovative trumpeter Jay Phelps. Through a combination of original music and covers, she pays homage to some of jazz, funk and hiphop’s greatest innovators. Her new quintet draws from a variety of influences, including the likes of Dorothy Ashby’s Afroharping, Alice Coltrane and Sun Ra, as well as 90s triphop and Kutiesqe Afrobeat rhythms.Part of Summer Jazz Festival 2022Thu 14 July, 7.30pm£18.50 / Students and under 26s £6
Matt Holborn is now one of the UK’s finest jazz improvisers. We’re proud to present Here, his suite of four new pieces dedicated to the City of Hull and inspired by the city’s history, its place on the map and its people.Part of Summer Jazz Festival 2022Fri 15 July, 7pm - 8pm£12 / Students and under 26s £6
A very special evening to celebrate the irrepressible delight that is Late Night Marauders, in their first major theatre show with full band and special guests. Led by whirlwind soulstress Ruth Scott and the piano wizardry of James Wood, their unique blend of soul, R‘n’B and boogie evokes visions of smoky basement clubs in the 1950's where beatniks and jazzheads would party.Part of Summer Jazz Festival 2022Fri 15 July, 8.30pm-10.30pm£12 / Students and under 26s £6
Camille Maalawy with Tom Lawrence: Songs-upon-HullBritish-Egyptian singer Camille Maalawy and composer Tom Lawrence have been working with school children and community groups from across the city to create a series of songs themed around migration, connection and cultural identity.Vulliamy Murray Bennett Trio: Factory Free-setStories of Hull, its people and history take centre stage as the trio collaborate with acclaimed writer and director Maureen Lennon. Free-form pieces explore unsung stories, dreams and experiences from within Hull’s factory walls in this work in progress.James Rushworth: TrespassComposer and producer James Rushworth’s Trespass is a new multimedia performance that documents the story of the 1932 Kinder Scout Mass Trespass . Improvised ambient and electronic music combines with live projections to give a new perspective on the right to roam.Part of Summer Jazz Festival 2022Sat 16 July, 2pm - 6pm£6 for all 3 shows / Students and under 26s £3
Musician and entertainer Don Vappie is the number one New Orleans Jazz banjoist on the planet today. He’s kept alive the Créole songs of New Orleans, winning many awards for preserving this cultural treasure. He embodies all aspects of this unique melting pot of cultures, evident through the list of artists he’s performed with. They include Wynton Marsalis, Eric Clapton, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Peggy Lee, Otis Taylor, Diana Krall, Bette Midler and Preservation Hall. He’s alsohighlighted the banjo’s journey from Africa through seamless performances with artists from Mali, Cheik Hamamla Diabate and Basaku Kuyata, and from Senegal, Dema Dia.This show combines New Orleans genres, from traditional jazz to modern day funk, with the classic early tradition of a string band. The result is “Jazz Créole” and it’s the real deal!Part of Summer Jazz Festival 2022Sat 16 July, 8pm£20 / Students and under 26s £6
The Ladies are back!Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda arrive for a long-awaited get-together on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. It’s years since the gang were together and the time is finally right. It’s a joyful reunion but cut off from the mainland, tensions start to rise with the tide.The island itself is just as restless and when a huge storm hits, the heavens open in more ways than one. With the power out, the old friends face their fears and are forced to confront the past. Will they make it through the night? As dawn breaks, they start to see the world in a new light.Following the smash-hits Ladies Day and Ladies Down Under, Amanda Whittington brings us the third installment of the Ladies Trilogy. Don’t miss this moving comedy about friendship, growing older and living for today.Thu 29 Sep - Sat 22 Oct, 7.30pm1, 8, 12, 15, 19, & 22 Oct, 2pm£28.50 - £10 (concessions available)
Recommended Age: 12+Pay What You Can: Thur 29 Sep, 7.30pmFree Q&A for ticket holders after the performance on Thur 13 OctCaptioned Performance (open) - Thu 18 Oct, 7.30pmRelaxed Performance - Wed 19 Oct 2pmBSL Interpreted Performance - Wed 19 Oct, 7.30pmTouch Tour - Thur 20 Oct, 6pm (places must be booked in advance with the Box Office or when prompted during the online booking process)Audio Described Performance - Thu 20 Oct, 7.30pm
Jack can’t wait to spend Christmas with his super-fun, Lego-building, song-singing, chocolate-sharing, Superhero Mum. But then they get a call, Nan is joining them for Christmas. Suddenly everything becomes about tidying bedrooms, clearing up toys and having no fun at all.When Jack discovers a beanstalk has sprouted in his living room and is stretching up into the sky, he’s ready to escape.Join Jack for a magical journey into the sky, filled with big laughs, hidden treasures and giant friendships.From the writer of The Christmas Ugly Duckling and How To Fly Like A Reindeer comes a new festive adventure for young children and their families, inspired by the well-known fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk.Wed 7 Dec - Sat 24 DecPerformance times vary - for details visit: hulltruck.co.uk/whats-on/christmas/jack-mum-the-beanstalk-2022Tickets £12, Concessions £2 off
Running Time: Approx 60 minsRecommended Age: 3+Pay What You Can: Wed 7 Dec, 6pmBSL Interpreted - Sat 17 Dec, 3pmAll performances are relaxed
On a cold Christmas Eve, four spirits conspire to show Ebenezer Scrooge the error of his ways. His old business partner, Jacob Marley has returned from the dead to offer him a second chance, if he can change his mean and miserly behaviour.Nowhere are the effects of poverty more keenly felt than in the Cratchit family, especially by their youngest son, Tiny Tim. As Scrooge’s inspirational journey shows him both the hardship and love of those around him, he is reminded of his own powers of charity and kindness.This thrilling adaptation of Dicken’s classic Christmas ghost story, set in Hull, is a magical, festive treat for all the family.Fri 25 Nov - Sat 31 DecPerformance times vary - for details visit hulltruck.co.uk/whats-on/christmas/a-christmas-carol-2022£29.50 - £10 (concessions available)
Pay What You Can: Fri 25 Nov, 7pmRunning Time: Approx 2 hours (inc a break/interval)Recommended Age: 5+Touch Tour - Tue 20 Dec, 5.30pm (places must be booked in advance with the Box Office or when prompted during the online booking process)Audio Described Performance - Tue 20 Dec, 7pmCaptioned Performance (open) - Thur 15 Dec, 7pmRelaxed Performance - Sat 3 Dec, 2pm and Wed 21 Dec, 7pmBSL Interpreted Performance - Wed 14 Dec, 7pm
Sophie is going to be a third generation single Mum and she’s terrified. How will she afford to feed them both? Can she hold on to her job? What if she’s a crap Mum? Surely she can count on her own Mum and Nan to help…Wrong! Rachel’s got used to having a life of her own and doesn’t fancy giving up pole class and Tinder to go back to changing nappies and no sleep. Having Sophie back home is really cramping her style. Meanwhile, after getting scouted to be an Annie Lennox impersonator on the P&O Ferries, her Nan’s having a three quarter life crisis of her own.In a one-bed flat in Gyspyville, Hull, three women battle through the friendship, drama and love of mother-daughter relationships.For fans of A Taste of Honey and Motherland, this warm comedy has been developed as part of Hull Truck Theatre’s Grow Artist Development programme.Thu 02 Mar - Sat 25 Mar, 7.30pm4, 11, 15, 18, 22 & 25 Mar, 2pm£28.50 - £10 (concessions available)
Pay What You Can: Thur 2 Mar, 7.30pmFree Q&A for ticket holders after the show on Thur 23 MarRecommended Age: 14+Relaxed Performance - Wed 15 Mar, 2pmCaptioned Performance (open) - Tue 21 Mar, 2pmTouch Tour - Wed 22 Mar, 6pm (places must be booked in advance with the Box Office or when prompted during the online booking process)Audio Described Performance - Wed 22 Mar, 7.30pm
The theatre is two minutes walk from Paragon Bus and Rail Interchange.
Secure parking is available at St Stephens Shopping Centre, next door to the theatre. Parking is just £1 after 5.30pm. Access to the car park is from Canning Street via Portland Place, off Ferensway.
Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm*Saturday, 10am – 5pm**open later on performance nights, up until half an hour before the first evening show, subject to demand.
Open 10am - post-show**subject to demand
For detailed access information please visit the theatre's access page: www.hulltruck.co.uk/your-visit/access/
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