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Hull Truck Theatre

50 Ferensway, HULL, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU2 8LB
01482 323638

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Ladies Unleashed
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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, 7.30pm
1, 8, 12, 15, 19, & 22 Oct, 2pm
£28.50 - £10 (concessions available)

Recommended Age: 12+

Pay What You Can: Thur 29 Sep, 7.30pm
Free Q&A for ticket holders after the performance on Thur 13 Oct

Captioned Performance (open) - Thu 18 Oct, 7.30pm
Relaxed Performance - Wed 19 Oct 2pm
BSL Interpreted Performance - Wed 19 Oct, 7.30pm
Touch 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

The MP, Aunty Mandy and Me
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Emmerson & Ward Productions and Curve present a bittersweet tale of political campaigns, sexual consent and steam trains.

Dom wants more than anything else to be an #instagay #influencer but it’s tough when no one likes your posts, you can’t find a bloke who shares your love of trains and you live with your MDMA popping, Simply Red loving mum in a small northern village five miles from the nearest gay.

Then one day, a chance encounter with his local MP turns everything upside down.

The MP, Aunty Mandy & Me explores consent, coercion and grooming within the gay male community with biting humour and contemporary social commentary.

Recommended Age: 16+

Running Time: Approx 70 minutes

Warnings: Contains strong language, sexual references and references to drug use and sexual abuse, strobe lighting effects.

FREE Q&A for ticket holders after the show.

NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again
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A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night).

After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.

Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher.

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Finally – the scandalous truth behind Eastenders revealed!

Gasp as walk-on actor Tony Coventry lifts the lid and spills his beans!

"Sad, moving and very funny" - The Telegraph
"A delight, funny, charming, poignant" - The Sunday Times
"A fantastic show!" - Lindsey Coulson, Eastenders Cast

Recommended Age: 14+

Running Time: TBC

Don't Just Sit There
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Teenage Kimberley is struggling, life is confusing and chaotic, she has low self esteem and no ambition, but a random meeting with local rapper Quade is about to change all that!

Inspiration can come from anywhere. Quade might want to be Stormzy, but that may have to wait as he puts Kimberley on the path to success!

Don’t Just Sit There is the inspiring new play by BAFTA-winning playwright Jane Thornton (Co-author of Shakers)

Recommended Age: 8+

Running Time: TBC

Great Adventures
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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 and crafts session followed by an interactive play that uses whatever you have made.

Each Great Adventures is totally different and features a different new and theme every time.

Designed for adventurers aged 3 - 6 years and their grown ups.


10am - Arts & Crafts
10.45am - Performance


11.30am - Arts & Crafts
12.15pm - Performance

Each performance last approx 45 minutes.

In Conversation with Rosie Millard & Alan Johnson
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In this centenary year, the Larkin Society brings together its President, Rosie Millard, and one of its Vice-Presidents, Alan Johnson, for a conversation about the great poet and more.

Both fans of Hull and Larkin, both writers, both commentators on the cultural and political world, they will be providing a knowledgeable and personal look at Larkin the writer, Larkin the man and the controversy that sometimes surrounds him.

But their exchange will inevitably touch on the role that Hull played in all their lives. What is it about this city with its ‘different resonance’ that inspires great poetry?

Running Time: TBC

Suzi Ruffell: Snappy
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Suzi Ruffell likes things snappy: her stand up, her decisions and her suits.

Suzi’s brand new show is all about settling down (but not settling), becoming a mother (without becoming mumsy) and still worrying about everything - of course she is - have you seen the news?

Recommended Age: 14+

Running Time: TBC

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Meet Lewis. He’s a Redcoat. He’s living the dream and living it large in Bognor Regis. He likes to smile and show you a good time. But what happens when you’re having an ‘off day’? And you tell Barney the dinosaur to p*ss off (in front of a load of kids)?

Join Redcoat Lewis as he sets out to make the world a little bit better through his love of entertaining and showing people a good time. Loosely inspired by Lewis’ real-life experience as a Butlin’s Redcoat in Bognor Regis. Redcoat is a fun, life-affirming show about being happy (and a little bit about being sad).

Expect classic holiday tunes, beach parties, dance routines, balloon modelling, karaoke sing-a-longs and that extra bit of Redcoat sparkle!

After a sell out premiere at Live Theatre in Autumn 2021, Redcoat returns for its larger-than-life UK tour.

Created by Lewis Jobson and Melanie Rashbrooke

Running Time: TBC

Recommended Age: 14+

Warnings: Contains flashing lights, loud noises, some strong language and adult themes.

Free Q&A for ticket holders after the show.

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The “Spice Girls of improv” return in their five star, sell-out, totally improvised musical comedy Notflix.

Inspired by audience suggestions, the all-female cast improvise the musical version of your favourite films, creating movies with 100% more singing, 99% more women and a full live band. Because Everything is better as a musical.

Broadway World Best Comedy nominee. As seen on Sky TV, STV, BBC 5 Live.

Recommended Age: 12+

Running Time: TBC

The Bubble Show
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Join Mr Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes!

The Bubble Show is a unique blend of magic, storytelling, and bubble art! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fire bubbles!

Actor, storyteller and Guinness World Record holder, The Highland Joker is one of the top bubble artists in the world, bringing you an interactive, fun, international award-winning bubble extravaganza!

Best Family-Act Award, Face TV New Zealand 2016
Audience Choice Award, Nelson Fringe 2018
Top Children's Entertainer Award, New Zealand Variety Artists Club 2019
As seen in the Guinness World Record Book 2020

Recommended Age: 3 - 11 years

Running Time: Approx 60 minutes

Shakers: Under New Management
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The double BAFTA winning partnership bring their writing skills to the classic play Shakers, sister play to Bouncers.

The high street might be struggling to get back to normal but the Shakers bar is under new management and they are determined to make it the place to be seen. Pubs are closing, Gin bars are so yesterday, and cocktails and decadence are back for the roaring 2020s, as the hospitality industry looks to a new future.

Misogyny is rife, in the home, in the workplace, and on the streets. The walk home after closing feels longer than ever, the customers are getting more leering, the hours longer, but the pay hasn’t changed. For waitresses Adele, Nicky and Mel, their lives juggle home, work, school and everything in between, but how long can it be maintained?

Join us in this revamped version of the iconic play which puts women’s lives front and centre, as everyone returns to going out out!

Recommended Age: 14+

Running Time: Approx 2 hours 15 minutes (including a break/interval)

Free Q&A for ticket holders after the EVENING performance on Wed 2 Nov 2022.

This show is part of the DRAMA DEAL.

Best of 'Ull
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Hull is funny!

Prepare for laughter as a selection of Hull’s multi-award winning comedy talent returns for this “Hullarious” showcase, for one-night-only!

It's time to see what everyone is laughing about!

Recommended Age: 14+

Running Time: Approx 2 hours 15 minutes (including a break/interval)

Jack Gleadow: Jack's Entertainment
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The Leicester Mercury Champion and multi award-winner, Hull’s Jack Gleadow returns to his hometown for One Night Only with more old-school comedy for the modern age. He brings jokes, gags, stories and funny sentences.

The best thing to come out of Hull since the M62.

Recommended Age: 14+

Running Time: Approx 2 hours (including a break/interval)

Stand Up for Health Stars
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Join us for fun, laughter and a brilliant night of entertainment to raise money for Health Stars, Humber’s Local NHS Charity.

We have an INCREDIBLE line-up of local and regional comedy talent with a sprinkle of the hottest multi award winning acts from the UK festival scene!

We’ll be aiming to raise lots of laughs and money for Health Stars, who work in partnership with the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust. They enhance the community and mental health services provided to over 800,000 people living within the trust’s service area.

For more information and to donate

Recommended Age: 14+

Running Time: Approx 2 hours 15 minutes (including a break/interval)

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Four performers are all set to recreate Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone but, when two of them drop out on the day (and take all the props and costumes with them), Tom and Lukas have to go it alone and make do with the limited resources they have.

With audience participation, ridiculous impressions and jokes aplenty, Pottervision is the Harry Potter parody show that has something for everyone.

A sell-out at the Edinburgh Fringe 3 years running!

Recommended Age: 14+

Running Time: Approx 2 hours (including a break/interval)

Jeddy Bear & Gary Live
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Nominated for ‘Best Kids Show’ at the Leicester Comedy Festival & UK Kids’ Comedy Festival awards, Hull’s comedy duo Jed and Gary bring you a show full of games, music, dancing and pie facing madness…well, what else would you expect from these festival favourites?!

Don’t miss the mayhem!

Recommended Age: 2+

Running Time: Approx 60 minutes

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Friendsical is an original and unique new parody musical inspired by the gang in Friends, the iconic TV show.

When Ross’s wife leaves him for another woman, he fears he will never find love again. But then Rachel runs back into his life... will he end up with his one true love?

With original new songs such as (He’s her) Lobster!, Richard’s Moustache and You’re Over Me, When Were You Under Me?, the gang take on naked Thursdays, a power cut, and a dinosaur convention! What could possibly go wrong?

Friendsical will feature a surprise guest star.

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Let Piscean comedy duo Norris and Parker lure you into their fever dream for a surreal hour of wild, nautical madness. Debauched sketch comedy for lovers of the strange, the sordid, the musical and the dark.

Recommended Age: 14+

Running Time: Approx 60 minutes

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The pounding rhythms of Africa blended with the explosive energy of a live band.

This vibrant group of Zulu performers combined with seasoned musicians from the UK mix ancient tradition with contemporary flare. Ubunye deliver a soulful, goose bump inducing performance of original pieces cleverly fused with South African songs. It is a fantastic multi­cultural experience.

Ubunye is a vibrant six piece Afro Jazz band featuring vocalists from Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa. The music is an inspirational blend of jazz, Isigqi-­traditional Zulu music and Afro­pop.

Jazz Deals

Standard Saver
Book 'Standard' tickets for three or more Jazz Festival shows and pay £32.50, getting the cheapest show FREE!

Student & Under 26 Saver
Book 'Student' or 'Under 26' tickets for three Jazz Festival shows and pay just £12, getting the cheapest show FREE!

*All shows must be booked in a single transaction. Student and Under 26 ID required at the point of booking or on collection of tickets.

NYJO Regional Jazz Academy
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Hull Jazz Festival has been working with NYJO (National Youth Jazz Orchestra) and Hull Music Hub to make sure that our young local musicians are offered inspiring opportunities for performance.

This exciting afternoon features young musicians from across the Humber Region in an eclectic programme of new and original jazz created by young people under the direction of Sean Miller and will include a new commission by Myra Brownbridge plus compositions by Andy Scott and Tom Lawrence.

Featuring Hull Youth Jazz Orchestra, Albemarle Jazz Camp, Hull Furthering Talent Group and Albemarle String Ensemble.

Jazz Deals

Standard Saver
Book 'Standard' tickets for three or more Jazz Festival shows and pay £32.50, getting the cheapest show FREE!

Student & Under 26 Saver
Book 'Student' or 'Under 26' tickets for three Jazz Festival shows and pay just £12, getting the cheapest show FREE!

*All shows must be booked in a single transaction. Student and Under 26 ID required at the point of booking or on collection of tickets.

Jean Toussaint All-Star Quartet
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We welcome back Jazz Messenger and Grammy award winning saxophonist Jean Toussaint after sell­out gigs in 2016 and 2018 with his most ambitious and exciting work to date and an all-­star band.

Jean Toussaint first came to prominence when he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in 1982,after studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is one of the world’s leading jazz artists at the forefront of modern jazz. His new project “Songs for Sisters Brothers and Others” reflects on recent turbulent events.

Jazz Deals

Standard Saver
Book 'Standard' tickets for three or more Jazz Festival shows and pay £32.50, getting the cheapest show FREE!

Student & Under 26 Saver
Book 'Student' or 'Under 26' tickets for three Jazz Festival shows and pay just £12, getting the cheapest show FREE!

*All shows must be booked in a single transaction. Student and Under 26 ID required at the point of booking or on collection of tickets.

A Christmas Carol
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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 Dec
Performance times vary - for details visit
£29.50 - £10 (concessions available)

Pay What You Can: Fri 25 Nov, 7pm

Running 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, 7pm
Captioned Performance (open) - Thur 15 Dec, 7pm
Relaxed Performance - Sat 3 Dec, 2pm and Wed 21 Dec, 7pm
BSL Interpreted Performance - Wed 28 Dec, 7pm

Jack, Mum & The Beanstalk
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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 Dec
Performance times vary - for details visit:
Tickets £12, Concessions £2 off

Running Time: Approx 60 mins
Recommended Age: 3+

Pay What You Can: Wed 7 Dec, 6pm
BSL Interpreted - Sat 17 Dec, 3pm
All performances are relaxed

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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, 7.30pm
4, 11, 15, 18, 22 & 25 Mar, 2pm
£28.50 - £10 (concessions available)

Pay What You Can: Thur 2 Mar, 7.30pm
Free Q&A for ticket holders after the show on Thur 23 Mar

Recommended Age: 14+

Relaxed Performance - Wed 15 Mar, 2pm
Captioned Performance (open) - Tue 21 Mar, 2pm
Touch 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
BSL Tue 14 Mar, 7pm


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

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A pioneering theatre with a unique, powerful, contemporary Northern Voice, locally rooted and national in reach, inspiring artists, exciting audiences and supporting communities to reach their greatest potential. They produce and present exciting and culturally relevant theatre in our building, their community and out on tour. The Truck theatre provide the resources, space and support to grow people and ideas.

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