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Hull Truck Theatre

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

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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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?

Sat 2 - Sat 9 July, 7.30pm
2 & 9 July, 2pm
£21 - £10

Recommended Age: 7+

Pay What You Can: Sat 2 July, 2pm
Free Q&A for ticket holders after the performance on Thur 7 July

Touch 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, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance (Open) - Sat 9 July, 2pm
All performances are relaxed.

Great Adventures - Jul 2022
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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 & 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 child
One free accompanying adult (no ticket required)

10am arts & crafts / 10.45am show

11.30am arts & crafts | 12.15pm show

For learning ages 3-6 years.

Filament Theatre: Earth Makes No Sound
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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 2022

Tue 12 July, 7.30pm
£12 / Students and under 26s £6

Alina Bzhezhinska Hip Harp Quintet
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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 2022

Thu 14 July, 7.30pm
£18.50 / Students and under 26s £6

Matt Holborn Quartet: Here
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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 2022

Fri 15 July, 7pm - 8pm
£12 / Students and under 26s £6

Late Night Marauders in concert
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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 2022

Fri 15 July, 8.30pm-10.30pm
£12 / Students and under 26s £6

The Kickstart Commissions: 3 world premieres
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Camille Maalawy with Tom Lawrence: Songs-upon-Hull
British-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-set
Stories 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: Trespass
Composer 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 2022

Sat 16 July, 2pm - 6pm
£6 for all 3 shows / Students and under 26s £3

Don Vappie & Jazz Creole direct from New Orleans
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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 also
highlighted 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 2022

Sat 16 July, 8pm
£20 / Students and under 26s £6

Contradicktion - Sharing
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Imagine this, you're in the club smoking area, it's loud, you're tipsy and you're giving life advice to someone you met two minutes ago: Welcome to Contradicktion. A campy, raucous and ballsy show that celebrates LGBTQIA+ culture in all its fabulous forms whilst also questioning some of the toxic cultures that make LGBTQIA+ people feel excluded from within their own safe spaces.

Same Circle has worked in collaboration with local LGBTQIA+ people to listen to their far ranging experiences to create a fun, cheesy and informal show that everyone can enjoy.

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Evita is without doubt one of the best known of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals.

Telling the story of Eva Duarte, it shows her rise to become the first lady of Argentina. This Tony award winning musical follows her journey between 1934 until her untimely death in 1952 aged just 33.

Evita’s memorable Don’t Cry for Me Argentina is one of the most performed musical theatre songs and the score also contains the fabulous Another Suitcase Another Hall, Oh What A Circus, High Flying Adored and You Must Love Me.

Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Originally directed by Harold Prince

White Sun
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A lo fi solo symphony of words and movement.
Conjuring the ghosts of the men who have dominated the stage before him, Will takes us on a journey, navigating the tensions of inheritance, privilege and addiction.

Personal and political. Unsettling and humorous.
What do you see when you look at Will?
A white son.
A boy who can’t stop moving.
Can’t stop speaking.
And pointing.
Pointing at old actors and being successful.
Pointing at sugar and the milky bar kid.
Pointing at the sun.

Set against a backdrop of a nation that continues to bask in the light of its colonial legacy, hooked on profits despite the costs.

White Sun collides with the past in the here and now of a human nervous system.

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Hessle Theatre Company are BACK at Hull Truck Theatre with the hilarious and insane URINETOWN the Musical.
If you’ve ever been desperate to ‘spend a penny’, spare a thought for the poor souls who have to pay for the privilege to pee. In a world that has faced a 20 year drought, private toilets are banned and the population is forced to answer the call of nature in public conveniences. But that comes at a stiff price, and peeing in bushes comes with dire consequences.

As the diabolical Mr Cladwell hikes up the “Pee Fee”, join the heroic Bobby Strong and his down and out crew as they fight against corporate greed in a hysterical revo-LOO-tion. Join the desperate crusade in this riotous musical comedy that will having you laughing all the way to the bathroom… just make sure you have the required fee!

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.

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This reimagining of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical transports the American classic to 1950s Hull. Yet the poignant story remains as a bustling fair rolls into town and the smooth-talking carnival worker Billy falls in love with local girl Julie. Featuring the much-loved songs of the original as well new characters from Hull’s past, this tale of star-crossed lovers sees Billy’s rebellious streak lead to tragedy.

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

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

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 14 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


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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