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Hull Truck Theatre


50 Ferensway, HULL, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU2 8LB
01482 323638
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Party of Four
02-12-2019
30-05-2020
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Buy 4 tickets together and save £2 per ticket.

Available on:
Let There Be Love
The Sound of Springsteen
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Buddy Holly & The Cricketers
Coldplace
Eliza Carthy Restitute Band
The Bluejays: Rock and Roll Revolution
Clare Teal and Her Trio

Family & Friends
02-12-2019
11-06-2020
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Book 4 tickets (child and adults) and save £1 per ticket (groups of 4 must include min of 1 under 18 and 1 over 18. All four tickets must be booked in a single transaction.)

Available on:
Wolf!
The Twisted Tale of Hansel & Gretel
The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps
Morgan & West's Unbelievable Science
Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers
The Three Musketeers

Drama Deal
02-12-2019
13-06-2020
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Get the best Band A Seats* and see more shows for less!
2 shows for £30
3 shows for £42
4 shows for £52
5 shows for £60
Additional Shows @ £12

Available On:
Two
A Midsummer Night's Dream
My Night Wit Reg
Ladies That Bus
Jane Eyre
The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff
Harpy
Absurd Person Singular
Quality Street
The Three Musketeers

Beer & A Burger
02-12-2019
11-07-2020
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You can now add a Beer & a Burger to your booking for just £10
Beef and vegan burger options available with a side of fries and a choice of selected drinks.

Available on:
John Shuttleworth
Madame Ovary
The Sound of Springsteen
Tom Rosenthal
Lloyd Griffith
My Night With Reg
Philly Philly Wang Wang
Beach Body Ready
Classics Remixed
Two
Coldplace
Seann Walsh
Andy Parsons
The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff
The Damned United
Turn & Face The Strange
The Canary and The Crow
Rich Hall
A Midsummer Night's Dream

*Beer & a Burger voucher must be redeemed at least half an hour BEFORE the evening show starts. If the show you have purchased tickets for is a matinee performance, Beer & a Burger vouchers can also be redeemed immediately afterwards.

Jazz Festival Offers
02-12-2019
18-07-2020
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Friday Offer: See both Friday shoes for £30 (Students and under-26s £10)

Saturday Offer: See all Saturday shows for £36 (Students and under-26s £15)

Festival ticket offer: 3 for 2 – book tickets for any 3 shows at Hull Truck Theatre and get the cheapest one free

What's On Highlights

Ladies That Bus
FROM:20-02-2020
TO:20-02-2020
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Ladies That Bus is a heart-warming and hilarious tale of journeys taken and not taken, of regrets and celebrations, and what it means to be free… Based on real-life interviews and peppered with humour, songs and original music, it shows a day-in-the life of the Route 555 bus to Keswick, and the kaleidoscope of different characters that travel on it – each with their very own tales to tell…

“A hilarious, heart-warming, emotional journey!”

Hansel & Gretel
FROM:21-02-2020
TO:22-02-2020
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A flustered storyteller is joined by a mischievous mocking bird as he follows Hansel and Gretel deep into the forest. All is not what it seems, as the characters start to tell their own version of this peculiar adventure. Come along and meet the wicked witch and her really rather eccentric chef in this truly imaginative version of Hansel and Gretel. Live music, hilarious performance and a mesmerising design ensures that this play will entertain and amuse the entire family.

???? “A fabulous family show”
What’s On Magazine

???? “A magical reimagining of a classic childrens fairy tale”
Stagetalk Magazine

Recommended Age 5+

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers
FROM:22-02-2020
TO:22-02-2020
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This breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles.
It stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One's Saturday night live programme, “The One and Only”, hosted by Graham Norton.

Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: “I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!”

Introduction to Stand-Up Comedy with Kevin Precious
FROM:15-02-2020
TO:26-02-2020
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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.`

15 Jan – 26 Feb
Week 1-6: Every Wed, 7pm-9pm
Week 7: Comedy Graduates Performance

Hull Truck Theatre's Comedy Graduates
FROM:26-02-2020
TO:26-02-2020
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After a six week in course on stand-up comedy 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 comedy journeys at an event compered by a professional comedian. You never know, you may be the first to witness a star of the future.

Great Adventures in Storyland
FROM:29-02-2020
TO:29-02-2020
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Step into an amazing place where anything can happen.

A place with heroes and villains, action and adventure where the only limits are your imagination. Step into Storyland.

Join the team on a quest to help save Storyland.

Due to the continued success of the Great Adventures in Storyland we have added a second performance on every show date.

Free arts & Crafts session before each show.

Session 1
Arts & Crafts, 10am-10.45am
Performance 10.45am – 11.30am

Session 2
Arts & Crafts, 11.30am-12.15pm
Performance, 12.15pm-1pm

Tickets £5 (adults go free)

Beach Body Ready
FROM:10-03-2020
TO:11-03-2020
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It's the season of cutting carbs, hitting it hard at the gym, and shaving everything from the chin down. Summer has rocked up and the media has us thinking about how our bodies aren't up to scratch and there are companies ready to capitalise on that. We've been shamed, dehumanised, and humiliated for how we look and we've had enough.

Join The Roaring Girls for a defiantly feel-good show which sticks two fingers up at how the media says you should look.
The Roaring Girls are getting Beach Body Ready. Are you?

Great Adventures in Storyland
FROM:14-03-2020
TO:14-03-2020
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Step into an amazing place where anything can happen.

A place with heroes and villains, action and adventure where the only limits are your imagination. Step into Storyland.

Join the team on a quest to help save Storyland.

Due to the continued success of the Great Adventures in Storyland we have added a second performance on every show date.

Free arts & Crafts session before each show.

Session 1
Arts & Crafts, 10am-10.45am
Performance 10.45am – 11.30am

Session 2
Arts & Crafts, 11.30am-12.15pm
Performance, 12.15pm-1pm

Tickets £5 (adults go free)

Jess Fostekew: Hench
FROM:18-03-2020
TO:18-03-2020
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Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength. Have you ever watched a feminist try and take ‘hench’ as a compliment? It’s like watching a snake eat but funny.

In preview, Hench was nominated for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival.

You’ve seen Jessica in BBC sitcoms Motherland and Cuckoo and BAFTA Award-winning drama Three Girls.

She's also in forthcoming feature films: Gavin Hood’s Official Secrets and Michael Winterbottom’s Greed. She writes for 8 out of 10 Cats.

Classics Remixed
FROM:25-03-2020
TO:28-03-2020
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A festival of original plays inspired by some of theatre’s best-known texts. Hull Truck Theatre’s incredible Young Company transform classics stories into contemporary plays designed to resonate today.
These plays are still being created so you won’t find out the title of the play until the evening of the performance.

Play 1
Based on The Trial by Franz Kafka. Directed by Luke Pearson.

Play 2
Based on Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen. Directed by David
Whitney.

Play 3
Based on The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht. Directed by Luke Pearson.

Wed 25, 7pm – Play 1
Thu 26, 7pm – Play 2
Fri 27, 7pm – Play 3
Sat 28, 11am – Play 1
Sat 28, 1pm – Play 2
Sat 28, 3pm – Play 3

Two
FROM:05-03-2020
TO:28-03-2020
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A TONY AWARD-WINNING DARK COMEDY THRILLER

“Work, business and pleasure, all pulled behind the bar”
The Landlord and Landlady have lived their lives in the pub, where all of humankind passes through and everybody - young or old, happy or sad - has a story to share. On this busy night, the tills are singing but it’s their marriage that might be on the rocks. Pull up a stool and join the regulars amongst the humour and heartbreak that’s found at the bottom of a glass.
Written by award-winning playwright Jim Cartwright (The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Road), two actors play 14 characters in this mesmerising, bittersweet comedy set in a Northern local in the 80s.


Early Bird Saver: Book by 31 Jan 2020 and get £2 off all full priced tickets*



Recommended Age 12+

Audio Described Performance: Wed 18 Mar, 2pm
Touch Tour: Wed 18 Mar, 12.45pm (Book in advance at the Box Office)
Captioned Performance: Thu 26 Mar, 7:30pm
Relaxed Performance: Sat 28 Mar, 2pm
Post Show Q&A: Tue 17 Mar
Discover Day: Sat 21 Mar

*T&Cs apply. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Subject to availability.

Kiri Pritchard McLean: Empathy, Pains
FROM:30-03-2020
TO:30-03-2020
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Multi award winning comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean is back with her fourth full length show. Previous shows have seen her tackle structural racism, sexism, child grooming, adoption and emotional abuse so what seemingly unfunny subject has she picked to turn into laughs this year? Chernobyl? The shrinking size of creme eggs? No, empathy. Which sounds fine actually but maybe not the way Kiri tackles it.

Kiri thinks that we live in a time where empathy is seen as a weakness like asthma or being first to pull away from a handshake. But why is that? Surely what we need in these divided times is more empathy? So Kiri is off on a search to find a group of people who she struggles to empathise with, what could this mean.....? Well, it means she's spent the last year talking to non offending paedophilles on the internet. Yup, her search history is a disaster. So, come and see her make the impossible hilarious or possibly get arrested.

Smile Club
FROM:31-03-2020
TO:31-03-2020
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Come on love, cheer up, it might never happen.
Meet Lisa, a Smile Club attendee. Lisa’s been through it all and she now knows that nobody likes a girl who makes a fuss. A darkly comic, searingly satirical new one woman show set in a dystopian world where a government drive exists to tame unruly women.

‘A very clever fusion of satire and science fiction – Black Mirror meets The Handmaid’s Tale’ Audience Member

Jane Eyre
FROM:30-03-2020
TO:01-04-2020
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“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will”
A gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and dark secrets, Jane Eyre tells the thrilling story of an orphan girl and her journey from a childhood of loneliness and cruelty to a life at Thornfield Hall and an unlikely relationship with the mysterious Mr Rochester. Falling in love, she gradually uncovers a hidden past to the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall, a terrible secret that forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice.

Don’t miss Blackeyed Theatre’s brand new stage adaptation of one of the greatest works of English fiction. Captivating, brooding and intensely powerful, Jane Eyre is a moving and unforgettable portrayal of one woman’s quest for equality and freedom, and lives as one of the great triumphs of storytelling.

Coldplace: A Tribute to Coldplay
FROM:02-04-2020
TO:02-04-2020
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Coldplace are a tribute band whose quality and experience on the tribute scene are second to none. In 12 years the band have over 600 gigs under their belts across the length and breadth of the UK and abroad in over twenty different countries worldwide..
The band are firmly established in many of the UK's top tribute venues with repeat bookings year after year. They regularly tour Europe and have played in 22 different countries worldwide. Their adventures have lead them to appear on Sky News, BBC Radio One and Two and The Gadget Show and to have played at major festivals alongside Bob Geldof, KT Tunstall, Ringo Starr, The Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight and Roxette to name but a few.

Oh! What A Night
FROM:03-04-2020
TO:03-04-2020
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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.
Featuring songs such Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, and many, many more.

Seann Walsh: Same Again?
FROM:04-04-2020
TO:04-04-2020
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Seann wanted to be a stand-up comedian from the age of 10. In this show, he tells us how he got here, from growing up in Brighton to gathering a slew of TV credits and glowing reviews, to becoming a tabloid villain. This fresh show mixes some of his best loved routines with new candid stories from the last ten years.

Seann has many acting credits including Comedy Central’s sitcom Big Bad World, the lead role in Monks (BBC One), Three Kinds of Stupid (Sky) and Jack Dee’s sitcom Bad Move (ITV). He also wrote and starred in his own Sky short for Sky Arts which led to him producing, writing and starring in his own silent comedy web-series The Drunk. Seann is quickly on his way to becoming one of the UK’s best comedy character actors.

Far Gone
FROM:09-04-2020
TO:10-04-2020
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Northern Uganda. When Okumu’s village is attacked by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), he and his brother’s lives are changed forever.

Far Gone is a profoundly moving story of a young boy’s journey from childhood innocence to child soldier. 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.

Ladykiller
FROM:11-04-2020
TO:11-04-2020
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A chambermaid, a hotel room and a dead woman.
It’s not what it looks like, really, it’s not. It was self-defence…
Ladykiller is a blood-soaked morality tale about victimhood, social responsibility, and tearing up the gender rulebook on psychopathy.

***** ‘a blood-curdling shriek of a smash hit!’ – A Younger Theatre

Grease
FROM:08-04-2020
TO:11-04-2020
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The world’s best-loved musical is coming to Hull Truck Theatre! Grittier and more glamorous than ever before, this vibrant production is brought to you by Hull’s Northern Academy of Performing Arts.
After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more?
This show has a phenomenal score, bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’ and You’re the One That I Want, all brought to life by a fresh young cast who bring energy, vitality and passion to this ultimate musical classic.
Following hit productions of ‘Hello Dolly’, ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ and ‘Betty Blue Eyes’ NAPA are excited to be back on the Hull Truck Theatre stage with this fantastic show. So round-up your T-Birds, pick up your Pink Ladies and rediscover why Grease really is the one that you want!

The Mystery of The Raddlesham Mumps
FROM:15-04-2020
TO:16-04-2020
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A ‘theatrical treat’ that’s perfect for lovers of Harry Potter, Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket and The Brothers Grimm!

Celebrated poet and broadcaster MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG stars in this thrilling new family performance perfect for audiences young and old!
After the windswept double funeral of his parents, 7-year-old Crispin (or Crispin de Quincy de Faversham Clumps to give him his full name) inherits his ancestral home – Raddlesham Mumps. He finds himself in a huge empty house with only an ancient butler for company. And when that butler, Kenilworth, begins to tell him about the bizarre and hilarious deaths of his deeply eccentric ancestors the story takes flight on darkly comic wings.
The acclaimed Raddlesham Mumps mixes compelling story telling with a brilliant musical score (by Arun Ghosh), oodles of theatricality and a touch of exquisite silliness. A ‘theatrical treat’ that’s perfect for lovers of Harry Potter, Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket and The Brothers Grimm!

Suitable for 7+

Andy Parsons: Healing The Nation
FROM:17-04-2020
TO:17-04-2020
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't was 24th June 2016 and I found myself contemplating a supermarket meal deal. I only wanted a sandwich and I only needed a sandwich but given that I could get a snack and a drink for only 5p more it seemed financially irresponsible not to. I had spent so long pondering the EU Referendum result from the day before that I was now in a massive rush. The lad on the till scanned the first two items no problem but the third item he couldn’t get to scan at all. I thought this is going to be a nightmare – there was a queue building up and he looked like he was going to call the supervisor. Then to his credit, he tried to scan it one more time, it wouldn’t scan – so he went ‘bip’ himself and chucked it through. And it was at that moment I thought “oh we’ll be alright as a country we will”.
And we will be alright. Trust me. I’m not a politician.’

As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. - and repeated on Dave.

Great Adventures in Storyland
FROM:18-04-2020
TO:18-04-2020
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Step into an amazing place where anything can happen.

A place with heroes and villains, action and adventure where the only limits are your imagination. Step into Storyland.

Join the team on a quest to help save Storyland.

Due to the continued success of the Great Adventures in Storyland we have added a second performance on every show date.

Free arts & Crafts session before each show.

Session 1
Arts & Crafts, 10am-10.45am
Performance 10.45am – 11.30am

Session 2
Arts & Crafts, 11.30am-12.15pm
Performance, 12.15pm-1pm

Tickets £5 (adults go free)

The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff
FROM:21-04-2020
TO:24-04-2020
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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.

The Damned United
FROM:24-04-2020
TO:24-04-2020
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Down the stairs…
Into the dressing room…
HIS dressing room.
Hateful place
Spiteful place.
Dirty, dirty Leeds.

Adapted from David Peace’s brilliant novel, The Damned United takes you inside the tortured mind of a genius slamming up against his limits.

Harpy
FROM:25-04-2020
TO:25-04-2020
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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).

Turn And Face The Strange
FROM:28-04-2020
TO:02-05-2020
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Written by Garry Burnett & Rupert Creed

By popular demand the sell-out multi-media show about Hull rock legend Mick Ronson is back. Featuring a live rock band, a classical string quartet, film projection and storytelling ‘Turn and Face the Strange’ will take you on a moving joyous journey through the life and music of Mick Ronson.

The stellar line-up of talent includes rock musicians who played with Mick Ronson and David Bowie, with Keith ‘Ched’ Cheesman (The Rats) John Cambridge (The Rats & The Hype), John Bentley (Squeeze), alongside Kristian Eastwood, Bobby Joyce, Rachael Jarvis & Phil Keech. With a string quartet of classically trained musicians ‘Turn and Face the Strange’ tells the real story of the local lad who rocked the music world.

The Canary and The Crow
FROM:09-05-2020
TO:09-05-2020
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The award-winning Middle Child present brand new gig theatre about a working class black kid who’s accepted to a prestigious grammar school.

This lyrical, semi-autobiographical piece from writer and performer Daniel Ward uses grime, hip hop and theatre to tell the story of the struggle between a new environment that doesn't accept you and an old one that has no opportunity.

Featuring original live music by Prez 96 and James Frewer, The Canary and the Crow won the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Middle Child are a Hull-based company creating gig theatre that brings people together for a good night out with big ideas. They tell untold stories which capture the electrifying moment when the beat drops, mixing original live music with bold new writing.

"The audience was on their feet before the show was even finished.” - The List

Magical Bones
FROM:14-05-2020
TO:14-05-2020
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Following a totally sold out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the star of international stage hit Impossible takes to the road with his much-anticipated debut solo UK tour. Direct from appearances on BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks, and his acclaimed London residency, join one of the most explosive names in street magic today as he effortlessly combines intricate sleight of hand with jaw dropping break-dance moves in one of the most awe-inspiring shows you’ll see this year.

‘What is happening on stage really is magic’ - The Telegraph

‘Magical Bones performance is stunning’ - Evening Standard

Absurd Person Singular
FROM:12-05-2020
TO:16-05-2020
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Three married couples. Three kitchens. Three Christmas parties.

Sidney Hopcroft, a small-time tradesman, persuades wife Jane to throw a Christmas party hoping to find favour with a bank manager and local architect. As the celebrations get under way, class differences and naked ambition combine to hilarious effect as, one by one, the characters seek refuge in Jane’s kitchen.

Over the next two years, the Jacksons and Brewster-Wrights take turns to host festivities. But Sidney’s star has begun to rise and roles are increasingly reversed as the cracks in the other couples’ marriages begin to show.

Alan Ayckbourn’s comic masterpiece of social climbing in 1970s suburbia fuses a potent mix of farce and black comedy.

An Olivier and Tony Award winning playwright, Alan Ayckbourn’s 81 plays have been produced worldwide. Notable successes include: The Norman Conquests, Relatively Speaking, Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval and Communicating Doors.

Rich Hall's Hoedown Deluxe
FROM:20-05-2020
TO:20-05-2020
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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.
“Vital and incredulously angry. Hilarious.” (THE SCOTSMAN)

Eliza Carthy Restitute
FROM:22-05-2020
TO:22-05-2020
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Eliza Carthy MBE should by now need no introduction. A multi-award winning singer, songwriter and musician from a formidable English music dynasty.
Describing herself simply as a “modern English musician”, Eliza Carthy herself is one of the most recognisable faces of the English folk revival. Her first “solo” album of traditional music in 14 years, Restitute is literally a homely affair, recorded as it was at Eliza’s home in the picturesque Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire.
The band for the Restitute tour comprises Eliza Carthy, Ben Seal, Ben Somers, Willy Molleson and David Delarre – with support slot and special guest appearance from Saul Rose.
In addition to the Restitute material, the band will perform songs from brand new recordings of original songs by Eliza Carthy & Ben Seal – taken from their forthcoming album Northern Glowerhouse presents Through that Sound my Secret was Made Known.

Great Adventures in Storyland
FROM:23-05-2020
TO:23-05-2020
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Step into an amazing place where anything can happen.

A place with heroes and villains, action and adventure where the only limits are your imagination. Step into Storyland.

Join the team on a quest to help save Storyland.

Due to the continued success of the Great Adventures in Storyland we have added a second performance on every show date.

Free arts & Crafts session before each show.

Session 1
Arts & Crafts, 10am-10.45am
Performance 10.45am – 11.30am

Session 2
Arts & Crafts, 11.30am-12.15pm
Performance, 12.15pm-1pm

Tickets £5 (adults go free)

Morgan & West's Unbelievable Science
FROM:26-05-2020
TO:26-05-2020
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Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza!

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).

????? “Put quite simply…great science with hilarious hosts!” - Primary Times
???? “hugely talented” - Daily Mirror
???? “superbly crafted – The Stage

Recommended Age: 5+

Roald Dahl and The Imagination Seekers
FROM:27-05-2020
TO:27-05-2020
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A family show inspired by the works of Roald Dahl
All around the world Roald Dahl's words are disappearing, not only from books but children's minds too!
Now only an organisation known as the ancient guild of tale tenders can save the stories - and they need your help.
Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers is a theatrical and interactive experience, especially made for all the family to enjoy.
It's a thrilling story delivered through performance, games and creative play that explores Roald Dahl's extraordinary stories, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and The Twitsalong the way.

The Bluejays: Rock and Roll Revolution
FROM:29-05-2020
TO:29-05-2020
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Award-winning band The Bluejays (featuring stars of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Dreamboats & Petticoats and Million Dollar Quartet) take you on a jiving journey through the fabulous fifties. Packed with over 40 classic hits including Rock Around The Clock, That’ll Be The Day, Jailhouse Rock, Johnny B. Goode, Tutti Frutti, C’mon Everybody, Stupid Cupid, Great Balls of Fire and La Bamba, all performed live on stage, Rock and Roll Revolution will transport you back to the era when music changed the world forever!

From the early days of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis at Sun Studio, via the brief but brilliant careers of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Eddie Cochran, right through to Rock ‘n’ Roll’s heyday with artists such as Cliff Richard, Connie Francis, Bill Haley and his Comets, Dion and the Belmonts and Little Richard – Rock and Roll Revolution is a whistle-stop tour through music’s most defining decade!

Clare Teal and Her Trio
FROM:30-05-2020
TO:30-05-2020
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As the hot bed of Teal creativity, award winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal’s concerts with her Trio are constantly evolving and renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling.

This brand new show promises a rich jazz infused repertoire in its many forms bringing you more exhilarating swing as Clare and her Trio celebrate 100 years of pop music featuring some of the greatest songs ever written from the Great American and British Song books and contemporary writers creating the standards of today.

As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare and her Trio guarantee an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment performed by the very best.

The Girlfriend Experience
FROM:27-05-2020
TO:30-05-2020
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A fascinating insight into the lives of brothel workers, a truthful and often hilarious portrait of a Much-maligned and
misunderstood profession. The play is composed entirely from conversations recorded inside an actual brothel, edited and
replicated on stage.

Recommended Age 14+

Quality Street
FROM:02-06-2020
TO:06-06-2020
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Phoebe Throssel lives on Quality Street, the bustling hub of a quaint northern town where she runs a school for unruly children.

Ten years since a tearful goodbye, an old flame returns from fighting Napoleon. But the look of disappointment on Captain Valentine’s face when he greets a more mature, less glamorous Phoebe, spurs our determined heroine to action.

She becomes the wild and sparkling Miss Lily, a younger alter-ego who soon entraps the clueless Captain. As their romance is rekindled, can she juggle both personas? Or will her deception scandalise the town and wreck any future with the man she loves?

J.M. Barrie’s delicious farce, written years before his now much-loved Peter Pan, was so well known in its day that it gave its name to the UK’s most popular chocolates, made in Halifax since 1936.

Ian Waite & Vincent Simones: Act Two
FROM:10-06-2020
TO:10-06-2020
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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!

The Three Musketeers: A Comedy Adventure
FROM:11-06-2020
TO:13-06-2020
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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 Musketeers. 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 including long-time co-conspirator (and funny man 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 company's biggest and most riotous to date!

‘A FIVE-STAR ADVENTURE!’ ????? Reviewshub
‘ENORMOUS FUN!’ ???? Reviewsgate

Suitable for ages 8+
Duration: 2hrs 20 mins inc. interval

Clouded
FROM:10-06-2020
TO:13-06-2020
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We live in a problematic and chaotic world. Climate change is real, carbon emissions are burning the earth and poverty proves to still be a huge threat all around us. What a world to live in.

But what if there was an alternative?

What if we could change our very existence?

What if we could live in the internet? In The Cloud?

Clouded is a coming of age story, using the real thoughts, feelings and ideas of Yorkshire's young people, that follows two friends' physical journey from their humanity as we know it, to live inside the internet. Can they save us all from within The Cloud?

Great Adventures in Storyland
FROM:27-06-2020
TO:27-06-2020
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Step into an amazing place where anything can happen.

A place with heroes and villains, action and adventure where the only limits are your imagination. Step into Storyland.

Join the team on a quest to help save Storyland.

Due to the continued success of the Great Adventures in Storyland we have added a second performance on every show date.

Free arts & Crafts session before each show.

Session 1
Arts & Crafts, 10am-10.45am
Performance 10.45am – 11.30am

Session 2
Arts & Crafts, 11.30am-12.15pm
Performance, 12.15pm-1pm

Tickets £5 (adults go free)

A Midsummer Night's Dream
FROM:04-07-2020
TO:11-07-2020
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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?

Join us as the local community come together to tell this highly entertaining story, celebrating the messy business of love.

Audio Described Performance: Sat 11 Jul, 7.30pm
Touch Tour: Sat 11 Jul, 6.15pm – Must be booked in advance
Captioned Performance: Sat 11 Jul, 7.30pm
Relaxed Performance: Sat 11 Jul, 2pm

Post Show Q&A: Thu 9 Jul

David McAlmont: Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall
FROM:16-07-2020
TO:16-07-2020
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Inspired by the legendary 1956 concert at which Billie’s music was accompanied by extracts from her autobiography Lady Sings the Blues, David McAlmont gives his unique interpretations of the Lady Day catalogue while quoting from her extraordinary life story.

With a band led by pianist/MD Alex Webb, 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 self-penned classics Don’t Explain and Lady Sings The Blues – and many more.

Holiday’s memoir Lady Sings the Blues remains a unique document. The New York Herald Tribune called it, ‘One of the most candid self-portraits ever painted on a typewriter’, and it retains the power to shock and intrigue more than half a century later.

The Songs of Ella Fitzgerald
FROM:17-07-2020
TO:17-07-2020
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Vocalist Kate Peters leads her superb 18-piece big band in a tribute to one of the jazz world’s most loved female voices.

First formed in 2017 to celebrate the centenary of Ella’s birth, the band performs classic arrangements from across her career, recorded with the likes of Nelson Riddle, George Gershwin, Count Basie and Chick Webb.

If you love Ella’s songbook then we guarantee you’ll love this show.

“I loved it... It's a thrill to see a Big Band. She's got a perfect jazz voice. She mentions Ella, but she sounds like herself “ Martha Reeves

Portrait of Cannonball Adderly
FROM:17-07-2020
TO:17-07-2020
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Alto-sax master Tony Kofi fronts this loving celebration of the jazz giant (in every sense) Julian “Cannonnball” Adderley. The group traces the explosive music of Cannonball from his first session as leader in 1955 through to work with Miles Davis and the soul-jazz of the late 1960s. Expect Adderley brothers classics like Things Are Getting Better, Sack O’Woe and Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, as well as a guest vocal spot by Vimala Rowe, exploring the memorable 1961 collaboration with Nancy Wilson.

Cannonball Adderley was one of the best-loved figures in post-war jazz. Hailed as ‘the new Bird’ on his emergence on the scene, he made historic recordings with Miles Davis and John Coltrane as well as having many crossover hits as a pioneer of soul-jazz. Spanning bebop to jazz-funk, he was an unfailingly inventive and communicative virtuoso.

“An absolute blast, one of the most exciting gigs of the year… a brilliant all-round package” London Jazz News

Alina Bzhezinska Hip Harp Quartet
FROM:18-07-2020
TO:18-07-2020
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With special guest vocalist Vimala Rowe
Internationally renowned harpist Alina Bzhezhinska has a built a reputation for innovation since she stormed onto the UK music scene with her quartet in 2017.
For this new project, she creates a unique sound on the harp with electronics and loop pedals, supported by a new quartet line-up.
Through original works and covers, she pays homage to some of jazz, funk and hip-hop’s greatest innovators. Her new quartet draws from a variety of influences, including Dorothy Ashby’s Afro-harping, Alice Coltrane’s spiritual outputs and Sun Ra’s jazz experimentation; as well as 90’s trip-hop and Kuti-esque Afrobeat rhythms.
“Bzhezhinska shares with Alice (Coltrane) a mastery of the jazz harp.”
????? Will Hodgkinson, The Times

Orphy Robinson All Stars: Celebrates Astral Weeks
FROM:18-07-2020
TO:18-07-2020
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With its magical combination of jazz, folk and soul influences, Astral Weeks is widely regarded as one of the most influential recordings of the 20th century.
This special concert celebrates Van Morrison’s masterpiece and his 75th birthday. Multi-instrumentalist Orphy Robinson brings together some of the UK’s top jazz players to reinterpret the transcendental arrangements of this 20th century classic. They’ll be joined by vocalists Sahra Guhre, winner of the Musicians Company Young Jazz Musician of the Year Award 2019, and Joe Cang.
Orphy Robinson is an award winning multi- Instrumentalist, specialising on tuned percussion, and one of the few UK artists to have been signed to Blue Note. Throughout a 40-year career, he’s been nominated for and won numerous industry awards, including Live Performance of the Year at the 2017 Jazz FM awards alongside two nominations in 2019 for Jazz Innovation and Live Performance of the Year. In 2018, he was awarded an MBE for services to music.

Binker Golding Quarter
FROM:18-07-2020
TO:18-07-2020
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Binker Golding – sax
Sarah Tandy – piano
Daniel Casimir – bass
Sam Jones – drums

Binker Golding’s recognised as a key figure of the dynamically developing London jazz scene, best known for playing in the MOBO award-winning duo Binker & Moses.

His new quartet marks a return to quartet playing for the first time in 10 years and it’s focused on a cleaner, 80’s/early 90’s hard-hitting jazz sound.

Their 2019 album Abstractions of Reality Past & Incredible Feathers was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. It features original compositions that reflect everything from straight-ahead jazz to grime and soul music, departing significantly from his work to date.

“a force ten gale of acoustic jazz” **** All About Jazz

“This music is fresh and invigorating, continuing the best and most innovative of the hard-bop style.” Jazz Journal

Great Adventures in Storyland
FROM:25-07-2020
TO:25-07-2020
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Step into an amazing place where anything can happen.

A place with heroes and villains, action and adventure where the only limits are your imagination. Step into Storyland.

Join the team on a quest to help save Storyland.

Due to the continued success of the Great Adventures in Storyland we have added a second performance on every show date.

Free arts & Crafts session before each show.

Session 1
Arts & Crafts, 10am-10.45am
Performance 10.45am – 11.30am

Session 2
Arts & Crafts, 11.30am-12.15pm
Performance, 12.15pm-1pm

Tickets £5 (adults go free)

The Railway Children
FROM:27-11-2020
TO:02-01-2021
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We are thrilled to announce that our 2020 Christmas production is The Railway Children by E Nesbit.

On Sale Now.

Early Bird Offer - Get £3 off full price tickets for a max. of 6 people. Offer available until 30 June 2020.

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.

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/

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