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Hull Truck Theatre

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

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Offers at this theatre

Hull Truck Drama Deal (Autumn - Winter 21)
18-08-2021
30-10-2021
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Book two or more shows from the following selection and save!
2 shows for £30 - save up to £27
3 shows for £42 - just £14 per ticket

The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff
Harpy
The Lone Flyer

Tickets must be booked in a single transaction, offers cannot be applied subsequently. Savings are based on Band A standard tickets.

Family of Four Offer for Jeddy Bear & Gary's Picnic
18-08-2021
06-11-2021
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Book 4 tickets for Jeddy Bear & Gary's Picnic (must include at least one child and one adult ticket) and pay just £20. Offer will be applied at the checkout and all tickets must be booked in a single transaction.

Jazz Festival 2021 3 for 2 Offer
18-08-2021
13-11-2021
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Book tickets for any 3 live, in-person shows and get the cheapest one free.

Not available to buy online, please call or visit the box office.

Jazz Festival 2021 Livestream Offer
18-08-2021
13-11-2021
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See all 3 livestreams for £30

Students and under-26s £12

Jazz Festival 2021 Saturday Saver Offer
18-08-2021
13-11-2021
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See all 4 shows on saturday 13th of November for £36

Students and Under-26s £12

What's On Highlights

Drag Me To Love
From:24-09-2021
To:24-09-2021
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This autobiographical, three person show combines drag performance with theatrical storytelling to build the world of Bonnie and The Bonnettes. Set against a backdrop of pop anthems and glitter we follow Cameron as he throws himself into a pair of 6-inch stilettos – meeting new people making both friends and foes. But not everything is as it seems and, piece by piece, the glamorous world of drag fades away

It’s about being young, having that fire in your belly and seeing no limitations or rules. It’s the uncertainty of your own identity and the creation of a new one. It’s about finding a safe place between the two. Between boy and drag. It’s a reflection. An exorcism. A scrapbook. We will laugh. We will cry. We will sing and we will dance. You are bound to fall, as we drag you, into love

Tickets
£14
Concessions £12

The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff
From:22-09-2021
To:25-09-2021
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“When the world’s on fire, you mustn’t tire, something must be done”

Featuring songs from the original album alongside new material and stunning animation, Teesside folk trio The Young’uns perform a new, theatrical version of The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff.

This is the true story of one man’s journey from poverty and unemployment in Stockton on Tees, through the Hunger Marches of the 1930s, the mass trespass movement and the Battle of Cable Street, to fighting fascism in the Spanish Civil War.

In a timely, touching and often hilarious musical adventure, follow the footsteps of a working class hero who chose not to look the other way when the world needed his help, and took part in some of the momentous events of the 1930s.

Directed by Lorne Campbell, Northern Stage presents a musical celebration of northern working class activism, following the smash-hit success of The Last Ship.

Text and music by The Young'Uns. Directed by Lorne Campbell.

This show is part of our Drama Deal.

Socially Distanced Performance: Wed 22 Sept, 2pm

Free Q&A after the show on Thur 23 Sept for ticket holders.

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

Age Recommendation: 12+ contains mild language.

Andy Parsons: Healing the Nation
From:01-10-2021
To:01-10-2021
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I was in the middle of a UK Tour when theatres had to close due to lockdown – and the tour was called ‘Healing The Nation’ – so that title worked out well. It will turn out to be the longest Tour ever, taking 3 years to complete, & as the tour has gone on there’s been less and less healing and more and more of the opposite. Admittedly, I could have changed the title but it still seems strangely appropriate - and some of the gigs have been rescheduled so it would prove confusing to existing ticket holders if the ticket said “Healing The Nation” but the show was now called “My Life In Ballet".

So we have the serially rewritten HEALING THE NATION TOUR 2019/2020 now EXTENDED INTO 2021/2022 due to POPULAR DEMAND but also mainly lack of OPEN THEATRES. And with NEGATIVE POWERS OF HEALING.

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

Strictly 14+ contains strong language and adult content.

Tickets
£16.50

Harpy
From:02-10-2021
To:02-10-2021
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Birdie’s a hoarder. The neighbours call her a harridan and a harpy, although most have never even met her. They see her hoard as a hazard for house prices. But it isn’t rubbish. It’s her life’s work and it exists because years ago something deeply cherished was stolen from her; Birdie’s not been able to give up anything since.

She’ll do anything to get this priceless thing back. Anything at all.

National treasure Su Pollard gives a one-woman tour-de-force performance in this razorsharp and bittersweet dark drama from Fringe First award winner Philip Meeks (Kiss Me Honey, Honey!, Murder, Margaret and Me).

This show is part of our Drama Deal.

Tickets
£26 - £20
Concessions available
Running Time: Approx 90 minutes (including a break/interval)
Recommended Age: 12+

Lone Flyer: The Last Flight of Amy Johnson
From:07-10-2021
To:30-10-2021
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"It’s not a bit like a car or a boat you know, it’s like a bird, it’s the most magical feeling I've ever had.”

May 1930. Hull’s Amy Johnson has a dream, but just how far will her dream take her?

As the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia, Amy’s career reached new heights, but the outbreak of the Second World War changed everything, and she finds herself facing her greatest challenge yet. Driven by the need to escape from one life to another, follow Amy’s journey from humble beginnings to become one of Britain’s most influential female aviators.

A powerful play about a Hull heroine, one of the most inspirational women of the twentieth century.

This show is part of our Drama Deal.

Pay What You Can Performance: Thur 7 Oct, 7.30pm

Socially Distanced Performances: Wed 13 Oct, 2pm & Tue 19 Oct, 7.30pm

BSL Interpreted Performance (Integrated) - Sat 16 Oct, 2pm

Touch Tour - Tue 19 Oct, 6pm (places must be booked in advance with the Box Office)

Audio Described Performance - Tue 19 Oct, 7.30pm

Captioned Performance (Open) - Wed 20 Oct, 7.30pm

Relaxed Performance - Wed 13 Oct, 2pm & Wed 27 Oct, 7.30pm

Barbara Nice's Comedy Playground
From:02-11-2021
To:02-11-2021
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Join Stockport housewife, cleaner to the stars, Take a Break reader and Britain’s Got Talent star Barbara Nice for all the best bits of her 25 years of delighting live comedy audiences, as well as new stuff she wrote on the bus.

Running Time: Approx 1 hour

Recommended Age: 16+

Best of 'Ull
From:03-11-2021
To:03-11-2021
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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!

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

Recommended Age: 16+

The Delightful Sausage: Ginster's Paradise
From:05-11-2021
To:05-11-2021
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Nominated for 'Best Show' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Ginster’s is a holiday camp unlike any other!

Offering the hard graftin’ folk of Yorkshire the opportunity to kick back, relax and forget the stresses of everyday life. As the new Salmon Coats, Chris and Amy’s job is to keep the guests entertained, medicated and obedient. There’s no need to ask questions or start poking around.

Running Time: Approx 1 hour

Recommended Age: 16+

Jeddy Beat & Gary's Picnic
From:06-11-2021
To:06-11-2021
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If you go down to the studio on this day you’re in for a big surprise!

Nominated for ‘Best Kids Show’ at the Leicester Comedy Festival & UK Kids’ Comedy Festival awards 2021, Hull’s comedy duo, Jed and Gary, are going to tell you a story, well that is until a very naughty bear storms the stage!

Family of Four Offer: Book 4 tickets (must include at least one child and one adult ticket) and pay just £20. Offer will be applied at the checkout and all tickets must be booked in a single transaction.

Running Time: Approx 1 hour

Recommended Age: 2+

Best of the Fest: A Special Celebration for the 15th Hull Comedy Festival
From:06-11-2021
To:06-11-2021
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Join us for a very special show full of the most requested acts and festival favourites with a sprinkle of new and emerging comedy talent.

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

Recommended Age: 16+

Sunny Side Up!
From:01-11-2021
To:06-11-2021
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Sunny Side Up! is the hilarious and moving account of a struggling Yorkshire coast B&B and the people who run it. Join proprietors Barney, Cath and Tina as they share their stories of awkward clients, snooty relatives and eggs over easy in this seaside rollercoaster which digs into what our staycations are all about.

Written by one of our leading playwrights, John Godber, Sunny Side Up! was created by the Godber family as they isolated together as a social bubble over the spring and summer of 2020.

Tickets
£28.50 - £15
Conc. available

Get Carter (1971) Film
From:10-11-2021
To:10-11-2021
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Celebrating 50 years of Get Carter.

The classic movie starring Michael Caine.

Ahead of our performance with the Wendy Kirkland Trio and Dennis Rollins, join us for a screening of probably the most influential gangster movie ever made.

Running Time: 1 hour 52 minutes

Rating: 18+

Get Carter 2021 Live! Wendy Kirkland Trio ft. Dennis Rollins
From:10-11-2021
To:10-11-2021
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Celebrating 50 years of Get Carter

Acclaimed pianist and Hammond player Wendy Kirkland presents fresh arrangements of Roy Budd’s iconic score for the Ted Lewis inspired Get Carter, probably the most influential gangster movie ever made. This world premiere has been commissioned by the Ted Lewis Society to mark the film’s 50th anniversary. Ted attended Hull School of Art and lived in Barton-upon-Humber.

The ever-versatile Wendy Kirkland leads her trio of regular collaborators Pat Sprakes (guitar) and Steve Wyndham (drums) with jazz funk trombonist Dennis Rollins MBE as special guest.
The performance will be interspersed with dialogue from Get Carter, read by Monty Martin, Ted Lewis

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

Here: A celebration of Hull
From:11-11-2021
To:11-11-2021
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This special Hull celebration culminates with the world premiere of jazz violinist Matt Holborn’s new suite Here, inspired by Hull’s history, people and sense of place and commissioned as part of Hull Jazz Festival’s Kickstart Commissions programme.

Six of the city’s finest artists open the double bill with a programme of new music, spoken word and classic soul and jazz covers inspired by Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Etta James and Tom Waits to name a few.

Running Time: Approx 2 hours 30 mins (including a break/interval)

Courtney Pine presents SONG (The Ballad Book)
From:12-11-2021
To:12-11-2021
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In the 1980s, he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene when his first album charted.

30 years on (now with an OBE and CBE for services to music), Courtney Pine has stripped everything right back for the most intimate show of his long and celebrated career. He’s accompanied by fellow Mercury nominee and MOBO Award­winning pianist Zoe Rahman, a vibrant and highly individual pianist and composer, whose style is deeply rooted in jazz yet reflects her classical background and British Bengali heritage.

Courtney Pine’s latest direction takes a step away from his familiar small band setting to create a programme of favourite ballads that range far and wide, from Duke Ellington to Chaka Khan. Concentrating on the richly resonant tones of his bass clarinet, he displays his full ability to create a lyrical subtlety without ever losing his natural ebullience.

Livestream - If you would prefer to watch this show from home you can purchase a livestream ticket
Running Time: Approx 2 hours (including a break/interval)
Students & Under 26s (proof required) £6

Mark Slater: Insula
From:13-11-2021
To:13-11-2021
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Mark Slater is a Hull­-based producer, composer, and pianist whose music spans complex experimental electronica and delicate instrumental textures. His forthcoming album – Insula (E2 Music) – weaves intricate textural layers and propulsive rhythmic flows to create an enticing, cinematic ensemble of pianos.

As a co-producer with the Nightports project, Mark has created albums with pianist Matthew Bourne, drummer Max Hallett (aka Betamax, the Comet is Coming), and bassist Tom Herbert (Polar Bear/The Invisible). He is also one half of Subsona with guitarist Stuart McCallum. His music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 Music and on BBC One.

Running Time: Approx 45 minutes.
Students and Under 26s (proof required) £3

The Dime Notes
From:13-11-2021
To:13-11-2021
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Join us to celebrate the heritage of the world’s most famous jazz city, digging back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet driven 1920’s New Orleans jazz with the welcome return of all-star quartet The Dime Notes.

On the way, we’ll unearth a repertoire of stomps, blues and forgotten gems of the era from musicians including Johnny Dodds, Jelly Roll Morton and Red Nicholls.

The band are fronted by Chris Barber’s long-time clarinettist David Horniblow, a much-admired figure on the European jazz stage, and UK pianist Sam Watts, a regular performer with Jean Toussaint and Jason Marsalis. Their sound is anchored by the unstoppable pulse of a knockout rhythm section - guitarist Dave Kelbie (Django a la Creole) and bassist Louis Thomas, known for his swing and versatility. They present a fresh take on a timeless style, celebrating the propulsive grooves and sultry melodies that made early jazz revolutionary, controversial and wildly popular.

Livestream - If you would prefer to watch this show from home you can purchase a livestream ticket
Students and Under 26s (proof required) £6

Wild Side: Paul Sargeson & Chris Sykes
From:13-11-2021
To:13-11-2021
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Singer songwriter Paul Sargeson and percussionist Chris Sykes present extracts from their new work that responds to the atmospheric landscape of East Yorkshire and their creative process, ideas and experiences while walking the Wolds.

Commissioned as part of Hull Jazz Festival’s Kickstart Commissions programme.

Running Time: Approx 60 minutes.
Students and Under 26s (proof required) £3

Billie Holiday at Carnagie Hall starring Vimala Rowe
From:13-11-2021
To:13-11-2021
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Inspired by the legendary 1956 concerts at which Billie’s music was accompanied by extracts from her autobiography Lady Sings the Blues, this words-and-music show gives a thrilling insight into this immortal jazz talent.

Rowe gives her unique interpretations of the Lady Day catalogue while quoting from Billie’s extraordinary life story, with a stellar band led by pianist MD Alex Webb and featuring Sue Richardson (trumpet) and Denys Baptiste (tenor & clarinet saxophone).

The show includes many of the most well-known Holiday songs, ranging from the optimism of her 1930s work (What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Fine and Mellow) through her 1940s torch songs (My Man, I Cover the Waterfront) to her classics Don’t Explain and Lady Sings the Blues – and, of course, the chilling Strange Fruit.

Livestream - If you would prefer to watch this show from home you can purchase a livestream ticket
Students and Under­ 26s (proof required) £6

Call Mr Robeson: A Life with Songs
From:19-11-2021
To:19-11-2021
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A rollercoaster journey through African-American actor and singer Paul Robeson’s remarkable life, highlighting his pioneering and heroic political activism. Features Ol’ Man River and other famous songs, much fiery oratory, and a defiant testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Fri 19 November - Free Q&A after the show.

Running Time: 1 hour 15 mins (no break/interval)

Recommended Age: 12+

Just an Ordinary Lawyer
From:20-11-2021
To:20-11-2021
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He is Britain’s first Black judge, a fine singer and keen cricket lover. Finding himself stranded in the Heart of Empire, Nigerian Tunji Sowande muses on Black liberation struggles worldwide. He insists he is no political aficionado, but is content to contribute through his music and songs.

Running Time: 1 hour 15 mins (no break/interval)

Recommended Age: 14+

With live piano accompaniment. Directed by Amanda Huxtable. Designed by Emma Williams.

FREE Q&A session after the show for ticket holders.

Why not also book for Tayo Aluko's second performance, Call Mr Robeson, on 19 November, 8.15pm.

Great Adventures in Storyland
From:25-09-2021
To:27-11-2021
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Step into storyland, an amazing place where anything can happen.

A place with heroes and villains, action and adventure where the only limit is your imagination.
Join the team on a quest to help save Storyland.

On a Great Adventures in Storyland Saturday, the event takes place twice with the free arts & craft sessions starting at 10am and 11.30am.

Session 1
10am: Arts & Crafts / 10.45am: Show

Session 2
11.30am: Arts & Crafts / 12.15pm: Show

Running Time: Each show is approx 45 minutes
Recommended for adventurers with a learning age of 3 - 6 years.

The Railway Children
From:26-11-2021
To:02-01-2022
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Join Bobby, Peter and Phyllis in this warm-hearted, uplifting tale of hope, friendship and family. With their Father gone, the family is forced to leave their comfortable home in London. Here in Yorkshire they experience a life of adventure by the railway, whilst struggling to make ends meet. Through the kindness and generosity of friends and neighbours they continue to have faith that it’ll all come right in the end.

Mike Kenny (Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty) has revisited his award-winning adaptation to include the original songs that have become a much-loved part of a Hull Truck Theatre Christmas show. Directed by Mark Babych and from the team who brought you Oliver Twist and Peter Pan, the delightful original music, toe-tapping dance routines and breath-taking set and costumes guarantee a treat for all the family to enjoy.

If you would prefer to watch the show from home you can purchase an online ticket:

Livestream - you can watch the livestream performance on Fri 3 Dec, 7.30pm

On Demand - You can watch the show between Mon 6 Dec - Wed 5 Jan if you purchase an on demand ticket. Please disregard the time on the event/ticket. You will have 72 hours from the date you select, to watch the show.

Socially Distanced Performances - Wed 1 Dec, 7pm and Fri 17 Dec, 2pm

Recommended Age: 7+

Access Bookings: For any performances marked 'Sold Out' please contact the Box Office as we may still have wheelchair spaces and best view of caption screens/BSL interpreter seats available.

Touch Tour - Sat 18 Dec, 12.30pm (places must be booked in advance with the Box Office)

Audio Described Performance - Sat 18 Dec, 2pm

BSL Interpreted Performance - Wed 29 Dec, 7pm

Captioned Performance (Open) - Thu 30 Dec, 2pm

Relaxed Performances - Thu 16 Dec, 7pm and Sun 2 Jan, 2pm

Transport

The theatre is two minutes walk from Paragon Bus and Rail Interchange.

Parking

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.

Cafe

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.

Bar

Open 10am - post-show*
*subject to demand

Access Info

For detailed access information please visit the theatre's access page: www.hulltruck.co.uk/your-visit/access/

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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