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Season Brochure January - July 2020

FAMILY MUSIC DRAMA EVENTS FILM COMEDY


WELCOME TO OUR SPRING/ SUMMER SEASON 2020 We are excited to share the huge variety of shows and events that we have in store next year! We open the year with Jim Cartwright’s Two, where we will transform the Heron into the round, giving the audience the opportunity to see this bittersweet comedy from all angles. We are looking forward to working on this production with our nearby neighbours, the Stephen Joseph Theatre. Our Young Company will be re-mixing and giving fresh voice to classic plays in March and May-July brings our Grow Festival, when we share exciting new work from the region’s artists – look out for more information on this early in the new year. In July we will also be producing an exciting new community production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Tom Saunders, Hull Truck’s Associate Director (Creative Learning) will direct his first production on the main stage involving

members of our Youth Theatre, Act III Over 55’s group and the local community to share this joyous production of magical mayhem! We also have a broad and entertaining visiting programme, highlights of which include a varied comedy programme, the ever-brilliant Hull Jazz festival, classics like Jane Eyre and gripping new work such as The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff. We both love bringing our young families to the theatre and there is lots to see for children of all ages; including Wolf, Hansel and Gretel, The Mystery of Raddlesham Mumps and our monthly Great Adventures in Storyland. Last but not least, make a note in your diary for Saturday 30 May when we will be flinging open our doors for Hull Truck Theatre’s annual Family Open Day, giving you the opportunity to explore behind the scenes throughout the theatre. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Mark Babych Artistic Director

Janthi Mills-Ward Executive Director

Hull Truck Theatre thanks the following for their generous support:

HULL TRUCK THEATRE MAIN AUDITORIUM SPONSOR: SPOTLIGHT PARTNERS

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ACCESS Audio Description provides information about the visual elements of a show. The Box Office provides infra-red headsets, upon request, and audio description is delivered live, in between dialogue. Some visiting companies will provide their own hearing systems. Two: Wed 18 Mar, 2pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Sat 11 Jul, 7.30pm Touch Tours are available prior to the Audio Described shows and allow visually impaired patrons to familiarise themselves with the set, costumes and props. Places must be booked at least 24hrs in advance. Two: Wed 18 Mar, 12.45pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Sat 11 Jul, 6.15pm Theatre captions are similar to television subtitles and convert spoken word in to visible text that provides those who are d/Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing, access to live performance. It can also be beneficial to those whose first language is not English. Two: Thu 26 Mar, 7.30pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Sat 11 Jul, 7.30pm Assistance Dogs are welcome in both performance spaces. If you are going to be accompanied by an assistance dog please contact the Box Office so that we can offer you the best seating

options. Alternatively, our Front of House staff are happy to dog sit. Relaxed Performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed environment and include additional lighting, gentler sound effects and a friendly attitude to movement and noise in the space. An allocated quiet space will be available before, during and after each relaxed performance for those patrons who may need a break from excessive noise. Hansel & Gretel: Fri 21 Feb, 4pm & Sat 22 Feb, 11am & 1pm Two: Sat 28 Mar, 2pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Sat 11 Jul, 2pm Beach Body Ready: Tue 10 Mar & Wed 11 Mar, 8pm British Sign Language (BSL) performances feature an interpreter who describes the production for those whouse BSL to communicate. This is done using gestures, facial expressions and body language. BOOK WHEELCHAIR SPACES OR BEST VIEW OF CAPTION SCREENS AND BSL INTERPRETER, ONLINE.

If you regularly require any of the above please contact the Box Office to make your initial access booking. We can then set up the facility for you to be able to book these tickets online yourself, in the future. Box Office: 01482 323638 boxoffice@hulltruck.co.uk

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PRICES TO FIT EVERY POCKET DEALS & DISCOUNTS l Groups of 10+ get 10% off all tickets, including concessions* l Education Groups get tickets at £10 each, with one free teacher for every 10 students* l Disabled patrons and their essential companions can purchase tickets at a reduced rate. The initial access booking should be made by contacting the Box Office so that we can discuss your needs. l Unwaged patrons in receipt of unemployment benefits can book tickets for just £2/£5 (back row seats) for matinees of Hull Truck Theatre Productions.

FAMILY & FRIENDS Book 4 tickets (child and adult) 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.) Look out for the symbol on the event pages.

BOX OFFICE OPENING TIMES Mon – Sat: 10am – 5.30pm* Bank Holidays: Closed *Open later on performance nights and from 1hr prior to a Sunday performance. 04

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PARTY OF 4 OFFER Buy 4 tickets together and save £2 per ticket. Look out for the symbol on the event pages.

UNDER 26 TICKETS We recognise that price can be a barrier to young people attending the theatre, especially if it’s something new that your not sure you'll like. With that in mind we have picked a number of shows that we are offering at £6 each to under 26's, saving up to £20 per ticket. Check the website for full details.

BEER & A BURGER 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. Check our website for full availability.

01482 323638 WWW.HULLTRUCK.CO.UK Tickets can be booked online, 24hrs a day, with no additional booking fee.


We are committed to being as accessible as possible to all audiences, and our pricing reflects our mission to offer high quality and great value.

DRAMA DEAL

PAY WHAT YOU CAN

DRAMA DEAL

Get the best Band A* seats and see more shows for less! Shows in the Drama Deal this season:

Two, A Midsummer Nights Dream, My Night With Reg, Ladies that Bus, Jane Eyre, The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff, Harpy, Absurd Person Singular, Quality Street & The Three Musketeers. 5 SHOWS FOR £60

4 SHOWS FOR £52

A massive £68.50 saving!

3 SHOWS FOR £42

Just £14 per ticket!

Half Price!

2 SHOWS FOR £30

Save up to £22!

PWYC performances are a great way to try something new or attend the theatre for the first time. You can pay as little as £1 per ticket.

DRAMA DEAL+

DRAMA DEAL PLUS

For an additional £20 per year, get the VIP treatment, with priority booking before each new season, 10% discount on food and drink and free parking at St Stephens multi-storey for up to five visits. Drama Deal Plus memberships can be purchased online or at the Box Office and can also be bought as gifts.

*T&Cs Hull Truck Theatre reserves the right to alter prices and discounts at any time. Published ticket prices include a small contribution to the theatre's work in the local community. All tickets are non-refundable and not for re-sale. A £1.50 admin fee will be charged for exchanges. For full terms and conditions please visit our website. All offers are Subject to availability

Any questions? Contact our award winning Box Office team on 01482 323638, email boxoffice@hulltruck.co.uk or visit www.hulltruck.co.uk. hulltruck.co.uk

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MARCH THU 5 – SAT 28 MAR, 7.30pm MATINEES: 7, 14, 18, 21 & 28 MAR, 2pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN: THU 5 MAR, 7.30pm

HULL TRUCK THEATRE AND STEPHEN JOSEPH THEATRE SCARBOROUGH PRESENT

TWO BY JIM CARTWRIGHT DIRECTED BY MARK BABYCH “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. Recommended Age 12+

TICKETS: £26 - £10 CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE

"This play is a gem of an opportunity for me as a director and for two actors to get under the skin of 14 different characters, all with their stories to tell, some joyous and funny, some heart breaking, but all of them intensely human. I am especially excited that we’re turning our stage into the round, so audiences will be looking in from all sides as the drama in the pub unfolds." Artistic Director - Mark Babych

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Access Performances

Audio Described WED 18 MAR, 2pm Touch Tour WED 18 MAR, 12.45pm Book in advance Captioned THU 26 MAR, 7.30pm Relaxed SAT 28 MAR, 2pm

Related Events Post-Show Q&A TUE 17 MAR Discover Day See page 37 for more details

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EARLY BIRD SAVER Book by 31 Jan 2020 and get £2 off all full priced tickets.* *T&Cs apply. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Subject to availability.

EARLY BIRD

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JULY SAT 4 - SAT 11 JUL, 7,30pm MATINEES: 4 & 11 JUL, 2pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN: SAT 4 JUL, 2pm

RECOMMENDED AGE 7+

HULL TRUCK THEATRE PRESENTS A COMMUNITY PRODUCTION OF

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DIRECTED BY TOM SAUNDERS 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. With morning 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.

TICKETS: £20 - £13.50

"This city is full of extremely talented people so I’m delighted to be staging this with a community company. Shakespeare’s rich and beautiful language paired with Hull’s vibrant and creative communities will be an absolute treat." Tom Saunders, Director

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Access Performances

Relaxed SAT 11 JUL, 2pm Touch Tour SAT 11 JUL, 6.15pm Book in advance Audio Described SAT 11 JUL, 7.30pm Captioned SAT 11 Jul, 7.30pm

Related Events Post-Show Q&A THU 9 JUL Discover Day See page 37 for more details

DRAMA DEAL

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DATES 25 JAN, 29 FEB, 14 MAR, 18 APR, 23 MAY, 27 JUN & 25 JUL TIMES SESSION 1 ARTS & CRAFTS 10am - 10.45am SHOW 10.45am – 11.30am SESSION 2 CRAFTS 11.30am – 12.15pm SHOW 12.15pm – 1pm £5 PER CHILD, FREE ACCOMPANYING ADULTS HULL TRUCK THEATRE PRESENTS

GREAT ADVENTURES IN STORYLAND 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. 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. 10

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RECOMMENDED FOR ADVENTURERS WITH A LEARNING AGE OF 3-6 YEARS


JANUARY

JANUARY

FRI 24 JAN, 7.30pm TICKETS: £20 | CONC. £3 OFF

WED 29 JAN, 7.30pm TICKETS: £21

RUTTER & CARTHY ENTERTAIN

Local legends, actor and director Barrie Rutter and awardwinning folk musician Eliza Carthy join together to present a unique evening of storytelling, poetry and music. From tall tales to sea shanties, anecdotes to ballads, Rutter and Carthy promise to entertain!

JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH’S BACK ‘John Shuttleworth's Back’... is giving him trouble. Years of strenuous DIY, not to mention playing his organ whilst perched upon a multi pack of Diet Sprite with no lumber support, has taken its toll. But - ever the trouper - John returns to regale audiences with an evening of his classic songs (plus new ones and hilarious 'back' stories), pausing only to reapply his deep heat rub! 'A ludicrously compelling night out' EVENING STANDARD

JANUARY

JANUARY

THU 30 JAN, 7.30pm TICKETS: £22.50

FRI 31 JAN, 7.30pm TICKETS: £24.50

CLAIRE MARTIN & RAY GELATO’S

THE SOUND OF SPRINGSTEEN

Join dear friends and musical partners, Claire Martin OBE and the UK's 'Godfather of Swing' Ray Gelato, on this irresistible romp through the romantic classics of the Great American Songbook and find the perfect antidote to the woes of modern living!

Back by popular demand. With a passion for the work of "The Boss", the 8 piece tribute brings their years of live performances and recording to rock you with Bruce Springsteen's greatest hits and deep cuts. With songs like, Born In The USA, Glory Days, and many more, this is a night of passion for Springsteen.

LET THERE BE LOVE

Claire and Ray are joined on-stage by a world-class group of musicians representing the cream of British talent in this heart-warming concert.

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FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY

FRI 31 JAN, 8pm TICKETS: £13.50 | CONC. £2 OFF

SAT 1 FEB, 7.30pm TICKETS: £20 - £13.50

MADAME OVARY

It's January 2018. Rosa Hesmondhalgh is writing her resolutions. She is going to stop going out with plonkers, start doing yoga and write some really good art. But before she's had time to delete her dating apps and get into downward dog, she's diagnosed. With ovarian cancer. And it's spread. Suddenly faced with hospitals, chemotherapy and her own mortality, Rosa's new goal for the year ahead is to survive it. 'Devastating and beautiful and true' CAITLIN MORAN ★★★★★ THREE WEEKS

12+

SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL

A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning show as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into all-singing, all-dancing productions with hilarious results. These incredible performers are guaranteed to impress as they create shows packed with drama, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies. 'So polished, it defies belief.' ★★★★★ DAILY TELEGRAPH

FEBRUARY SUN 2 FEB, 7.30pm TICKETS: £22.50

GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND Formed in 1917 as a leisure activity for the workmen of the colliery. The band is a British institution; its contest successes remain legendary. Grimethorpe’s diverse concert. Performances include those at the FIFA World Cup, BAFTA Awards, BBC Proms, Eurovision, and London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

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FEBRUARY

14+

THU 13 – SAT 15 FEB, 7.30pm MATINEE: SAT 15, 2pm TICKETS: £26 - £13.50 CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE GREEN CARNATION COMPANY PRESENT

MY NIGHT WITH REG BY KEVIN ELYOT

In 1985, in a London flat, old friends and lovers gather to celebrate new beginnings, yet their whole world is about to change… Funny, sad and sweet, Kevin Elyot’s award-winning dark comedy play about the relationships of a group of gay men and their connections to the unseen yet magnetic Reg is a moving exploration of friendship, happiness and love, and their fragility in the shadow of the 1980’s AIDS crisis.

An evening of laughter, heartbreak and celebration, Elyot’s razor-sharp wit will be brought to life in a stunning, visual feast that captures the decadence, celebration and uncertainty of 1980’s London. Green Carnation Company are a Manchester based theatre company dedicated to presenting quality theatre telling queer and LGBTQ+ stories. Contains themes of a sexual nature.

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FEBRUARY

FRI 14 FEB, 8pm TICKETS: £13.50 | CONC. £2 OFF

SAT 15 FEB, 11.30am & 2.30pm TICKETS: £10 | CONC. £2 OFF

COSMIC COLLECTIVE THEATRE PRESENT

HEAVEN’S GATE Heaven's Gate, imagines the final hour of four members of the real life UFO-theistic group. As they prepare for their "Graduation" to the "Kingdom of Heaven" initially the excitement is palpable, but soon the cracks start to appear. But whatever you do, don't say the C-word. (Cult). 'New kids on the block-If you like your comedy dipping into the darkside, these bunch are for you.' PORL COOPER, HARROGATE THEATRE.

KITCHEN ZOO PRESENT

WOLF! Beneath the Moon, under the snowy mountains, amongst a flock of woolly sheep, Jack is bored. Bored of watching sheep, Bored of counting sheep, but most importantly...bored of SHEEP. Join us for an adventure and find out what happens when Jack cries WOLF!

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY

WED 19 FEB, 7.30pm TICKETS: £16.50

SAT 22 FEB, 7.30pm TICKETS: £22.50

PHILLY PHILLY WANG WANG Following a sell-out 2018 tour, and fresh from a 2019 sold out Edinburgh Fringe, Phil Wang is back on tour with his newest comedy show. Exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage with shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart and silly. This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell! ‘This is intoxicating stuff’ ★★★★ TELEGRAPH 14

RECOMMENDED AGE 0-5

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BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETERS 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. 'The audience were dancing in the aisles and roaring for more' THE STAGE 'Buddy brilliant!' GRAHAM NORTON, BBC ONE


LADIES THAT BUS WRITTEN BY JOYCE BRANAGH AND THE COMPANY

FEBRUARY THU 20 FEB, 7.30pm TICKETS: £20 - £13.50

DRAMA DEAL

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 dayin-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!” AUDIENCE MEMBER “A real insight into the rural world of the 555. Not what you expect- in the best possible way!” AUDIENCE MEMBER

FEBRUARY FRI 21 FEB, 4pm SAT 22 FEB, 11am & 1pm TICKETS: £10 | CONC. £2 OFF

RECOMMENDED AGE 5+

THE TWISTED TALE OF

HANSEL & GRETEL

PRESENTED BY OPEN THEATRE AND MBD CO-PRODUCED BY BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME DIRECTED BY ESTHER SIMPSON

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.

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FEBRUARY 15 JAN - 26 FEB WEEK 1 - 6: EVERY WED, 7pm - 9pm WEEK 7: COMEDY GRADUATES PERFORMANCE

INTRODUCTION TO STAND-UP COMEDY

WITH KEVIN PRECIOUS

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.

HULL TRUCK THEATRE’S COMEDY GRADUATES WED 26 FEB, 7.30pm TICKETS £8

In their final week of a 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 compered by a professional comedian. You never know, you may be the first to witness a star of the future.

MARCH

MARCH

TUE 10 – WED 11 MAR, 8pm TICKETS: £13.50 | CONC. £2 OFF

TUE 17 MAR, 8pm TICKETS: £13.50 | CONC. £2 OFF

THE ROARING GIRLS PRESENT

LITTLE WANDER PRESENTS

BEACH BODY READY

JESS FOSTEKEW: HENCH

Shaving? Tanning? Over-exercising? Cabbage-Souping? Starving? Don’t bother, we're not. Grab your pals and your biscuits and watch Beach Body Ready!

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.

Join The Roaring Girls for a defiantly feel good show which sticks two fingers up at how the media says you should look. 16

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Best Show Dave Comedy Award Nominee 2019

‘She finds a new fiercely funny strain of comedy that’s her own’ THE TIMES


HULL TRUCK THEATRE YOUNG COMPANY PRESENT

CLASSICS REMIXED TICKETS £10 | CONC. £2 OFF

MARCH WED 25, 7pm THU 26, 7pm FRI 27, 7pm SAT 28, 11am SAT 28, 1pm SAT 28, 3pm

PLAY 1 PLAY 2 PLAY 3 PLAY 1 PLAY 2 PLAY 3

A festival of original plays inspired by some of theatre’s best-known texts. Hull Truck Theatre’s talented 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. hulltruck.co.uk

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DRAMA DEAL

MARCH - APRIL MON 30 MAR – WED 1 APR, 7.30pm MATINEE: WED 1 APR, 2pm TICKETS: £24.50 - £13.50 CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE BLACKEYED THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE PRESENTS A WORLD PREMIERE

JANE EYRE BY CHARLOTTE BRONTË ADAPTED BY NICK LANE

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will” 18

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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.


MARCH MON 30 MAR, 8pm TICKETS: £13.50 | CONC. £2 OFF

16+

KIRI PRITCHARD-MCLEAN

EMPATHY, PAINS Multi–award winning comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Have I Got News for You, Live at the Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, Frankie Boyle's New World Order) is back with her fourth full length show. 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...

MARCH TUE 31 MAR, 8pm TICKETS: £13.50 | CONC. £2 OFF RED LADDER THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT

SMILE CLUB 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

APRIL

APRIL

THU 2 APR, 7.30pm TICKETS: £20

FRI 3 APR, 7.30pm TICKETS: £24.50

COLDPLACE

OH! WHAT A NIGHT

TRIBUTE TO COLDPLAY

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.

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.

Featuring songs such Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, and many, many more. hulltruck.co.uk

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APRIL SAT 4 APR, 7.30pm TICKETS: £16.50

SEANN WALSH – SAME AGAIN? 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. ‘Hugely funny…deliciously entertaining’ ★★★★ THE TIMES

APRIL WED 8 – SAT 11 APR, 7.30pm MATINEES: THUR 9 & SAT 11 APR, 2pm TICKETS: £17 - £15

GREASE Grittier and more glamorous than ever, this vibrant production is brought to you by NAPA. After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High. Can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more? An amateur production by arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide

APRIL THU 9 – FRI 10 APR, 8pm TICKETS: £13.50 | CONC. £2 OFF JOHN RWOTH-OMACK PRESENTS

FAR GONE

DIRECTED BY MOJI ELUFOWOJU

“If I invited you to come with me on a journey, a story, will you come with me?” 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.

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APRIL

14+

SAT 11 APR, 8pm TICKETS: £13.50 | CONC. £2 OFF THE THELMA'S PRESENT

LADYKILLER 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

HULL TRUCK SCREEN SCREENING THE BEST ART AND INDEPENDENT CINEMA FROM AROUND THE WORLD

APRIL FRI 17 APR, 7.30pm TICKETS: £16.50

ANDY PARSONS: HEALING THE NATION 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”.

Our Studio Theatre hosts a state of the art screen and sound system streaming live broadcasts in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company & National Theatre. These screenings run alongside our season in partnership with Hull Independent Cinema – book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

Further dates and titles to be announced soon – check www.hulltruck.co.uk for more info and sign up to the mailing list.

And we will be alright. Trust me. I’m not a politician. hulltruck.co.uk

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RECOMMENDED AGE 7+

APRIL WED 15 – THU 16 APR, 7.30pm TICKETS: £13.50 | CONC £2 OFF MATTHEW LINLEY CREATIVE PROJECTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH ACTION TRANSPORT THEATRE AND EASTERN ANGLES PRESENTS

THE MYSTERY OF THE RADDLESHAM MUMPS BY MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG

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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 (Radio 4, Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music poet in residence,) 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 storytelling with a brilliant musical score (by Arun Ghosh), oodles of theatricality and a touch of exquisite silliness. 'Fearsome but funny' MICHAEL ROSEN


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“When the world’s on fire, you mustn’t tire, something must be done”

TUE 21 – FRI 24 APR, 7.30pm TICKETS: £24.50 - £10 CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE

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.

A NORTHERN STAGE, THE YOUNG’UNS AND HARBOURFRONT CENTRE TORONTO CO-PRODUCTION

THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY LONGSTAFF TEXT AND MUSIC BY THE YOUNG’UNS DIRECTED BY LORNE CAMPBELL

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.

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APRIL FRI 24 – SAT 25 APR, 8pm TICKETS: £16 | CONC. £2 OFF RED LADDER THEATRE PRESENTS

THE DAMNED UNITED 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, bringing to life the beauty and brutality of football, the working man’s ballet.

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND AND THE KINGS THEATRE PORTSMOUTH PRESENT

HARPY

APRIL SAT 25 APR, 7.30pm TICKETS: £24.50 - £16.50 CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE

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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 razor-sharp and bittersweet dark drama from Fringe First award winner Philip Meeks (Kiss Me Honey, Honey!, Murder, Margaret and Me).

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CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY STORYTELLING PRESENT

TURN AND FACE THE STRANGE 2020 SPECIAL EDITION

APRIL TUE 28 APR – SAT 2 MAY, 7.30pm MATINEE: SAT 2 MAY, 2pm TICKETS: £26 – £13.50 CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE

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. “Turn and the Face the Strange is a masterpiece everyone needs to see” HULL LIVE A MIDDLE CHILD PRODUCTION

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SAT 9 MAY, 8.30pm TICKETS: £15 | CONC. £2 OFF Middle Child present award-winning 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.

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MAY

Three married couples. Three kitchens. Three Christmas parties.

TUE 12 - SAT 16 MAY, 7.30pm MATINEES: WED 13 & SAT 16 MAY, 2pm TICKETS: £26 - £13.50 CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE

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.

LONDON CLASSIC THEATRE PRESENT

ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR BY ALAN AYCKBOURN

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Over the next two years, the Jacksons and BrewsterWrights 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.

'A master of comic ingenuity.' THE GUARDIAN


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BROKEN ROBOT PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

MAGICAL BONES 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. 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 an awe-inspiring show. ‘What is happening on stage really is magic’ THE TELEGRAPH

MAY WED 20 MAY, 7.30pm TICKETS: £18.50

RICH HALL'S HOEDOWN DELUXE 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-inFurness for example. 'Vital and incredulously angry. Hilarious.' THE SCOTSMAN

MAY FRI 22 MAY, 7.30pm TICKETS: £22.50

ELIZA CARTHY RESTITUTE LIVE The band for the Restitute tour comprises Eliza Carthy (one of the most recognisable faces of the English folk revival), 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.

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MAY TUE 26 MAY, 2pm TICKETS: £13.50 | CONC. £3 OFF

MORGAN & WEST’S UNBELIEVABLE SCIENCE Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza!

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WED 27 MAY, 2pm TICKETS: £13.50 | CONC. £2 OFF

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science! Science and silliness abound for ages seven to 107!

MAY WED 27 - SAT 30 MAY, 8pm TICKETS: £14 | CONC £2 OFF

ROALD DAHL AND THE IMAGINATION SEEKERS

THE CHAMELEON PLAYERS PRESENT

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.

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THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE 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. An amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.


MAY FRI 29 MAY, 7.30pm TICKETS: £22.50

THE BLUEJAYS: ROCK AND ROLL REVOLUTION The Bluejays 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!

MAY SAT 30 MAY, 7.30pm TICKETS: £26

CLARE TEAL AND HER TRIO Brand New Show for 2020 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.

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FAMILY OPEN

DAY 2020 in association with the Albemarle Music Centre

Saturday 30 MAY 10am - 4pm Join Hull Truck Theatre and the Albemarle Music Centre – home of Hull Music Service for a FREE fun-filled event with plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. This is your chance to go behind the scenes at two of Hull’s most iconic cultural venues. At Hull Truck Theatre you’ll also be able to enjoy popular tours, where you will be able to stand in the wings or get onstage to get an actor's view of the auditorium. Budding technicians and theatre enthusiasts may fancy getting involved in sound and lighting demonstrations to see how a show comes to life! You can also have your face painted; get arty at the craft table; learn how to make balloon animals; get involved in a storytelling

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session; try on costumes and have fun in the photo booth, plus much more! The Albemarle Music Centre will be putting music at the heart of their activities with singing workshops, steelpans, hip-hop DJing, beatboxing, try our session on lots of instruments and tours of their purpose-built home. No booking required, visit our website for further details.


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JUNE TUE 2 JUN – SAT 6 JUN, 7.30pm MATINEES: WED 3 & SAT 6 JUN, 2.30pm TICKETS: £26 - £13.50 CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE NORTHERN BROADSIDES PRESENT

QUALITY STREET BY J.M.BARRIE

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 Livvy 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. In Laurie Sansom's directorial debut for Northern Broadsides, this rare revival also features a commentary from the Quality Street™ factory workers, whose own stories of hapless romance and growing old disgracefully give the show a playful Yorkshire twist. hulltruck.co.uk

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JUNE

JUNE

WED 10 - SAT 13, 8pm TICKETS: £12 | CONC. £2 OFF

WED 10 JUN, 7.30pm TICKETS: £32 - £17.50 | VIP £58

APPOSART SUPPORTED BY THE NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THE FOYLE FOUNDATION PRESENTS

CLOUDED

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?

STRICTLY THEATRE CO. PRESENT

IAN WAITE & VINCENT SIMONE: ACT TWO

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!

JUNE DRAMA DEAL

THU 11 JUN – SAT 13 JUN, 7.30pm MATINEE: SAT 13 JUN, 2pm TICKETS: £26 - £13.50 CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE LE NAVET BETE AND EXETER NORTHCOTT THEATRE PRESENT

THE THREE MUSKETEERS A COMEDY ADVENTURE

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From award-winning Le Navet Bete, creators of the smash-hit show Dracula: The Bloody Truth, comes a comedy adventure that will have you rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside! Armed with only a baguette and his questionable steed join hot-headed d’Artagnan as he travels to Paris to become a musketeer. Will things go to plan? It’s unlikely! Featuring hilarious heroics, raucous romances and some bonkers fun with BMX bikes, Le Navet Bete condense Dumas’ 700-page classic into two hours of non-stop comedy gold.


HULL JAZZ FESTIVAL 28TH SUMMER EDITION

16 – 18 JULY 2020

Thursday 16 July 7.30pm Hull Truck Theatre Tickets £20 (students and under­26s £6)

David McAlmont

presents Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall 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 stellar band led by Alex Webb, the show includes many of the most well­known 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 self­penned classics Don’t Explain and Lady Sings The Blues – and many more.

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16 – 18 JULY 2020

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Special offer! See both Friday shows for £30 (students and under­26s £10) Friday 17 July 7pm – 8.30pm Hull Truck Theatre Tickets £18.50 (students and under­26s £6)

Kate Peters Big Band The songs of Ella Fitzgerald

This 18­piece band, led by the superb vocalist Kate Peters, pays tribute to the wonderful Ella Fitzgerald, with arrangements that she recorded over the years with people such as Nelson Riddle, George Gershwin, Count Basie and Chick Webb. The band, conducted by Graham Hearn, has sold out every performance since it was formed in 2017 to celebrate the centenary of Ella’s birth. “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 34

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Friday 17 July 9pm – 10.30pm Hull Truck Theatre Studio Tickets £17.50 (students and under­26s £6)

Tony Kofi 5tet

Portrait of Cannonball Adderley with special guest Vimala Rowe

Alto sax master Tony Kofi fronts this loving celebration of jazz giant Julian ‘Cannnonball’ Adderley. The group traces the explosive music of Cannonball from his first session as leader in 1955 through to his work with Miles Davis and the soul­jazz 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.


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Saturday 18 July 3pm – 4.30pm Hull Truck Theatre Studio Tickets £17.50 (students and under­26s £6)

Alina Bzhezhinska Hip Harp Quartet

with special guest Vimala Rowe

Internationally renowned harpist Alina Bzhezhinska has a reputation for innovation. For this new project, she creates a unique sound on the harp with electronics and loop pedals, supported by Mikele Montolli (bass), Adam Teixera (drums), Joel Prime (percussion) and the stunning vocals of special guest Vimala Rowe. Her new project pays homage to jazz, funk and hip­hop’s greatest innovators and draws from a variety of influences, including Dorothy Ashby’s Afro­harping, Alice Coltrane’s spiritual outputs and Sun Ra’s jazz experimentation; as well as 90’s trip­hop and Kuti­ esque Afrobeat rhythms.

Saturday 18 July 6pm – 8.15pm Hull Truck Theatre Tickets £20 (students and under­26s £6)

Orphy Robinson All Stars

celebrates Astral Weeks This special concert celebrates Van Morrison’s masterpiece Astral Weeks and was a highlight of the EFG London Jazz Festival in November 2018. As we approach Van Morrison’s 75th birthday, the concert will be interspersed with other classics from his seminal album Moondance, released 50 years ago this year. Jazz FM ‘Live Experience of the Year’ Award winner Orphy Robinson brings together some of the UK’s top jazz players to reinterpret the magical combination of jazz, folk and soul influences that made up these classics, joined by vocalists Joe Cang and young UK jazz musician of the year Sahra Guhre.

Saturday 18 July 9pm – 10.30pm Hull Truck Theatre Studio Tickets £17.50 (students and under­26s £6)

Binker Golding Quartet

Sarah Tandy (piano), Daniel Casimir (bass) and Sam Jones (drums) Golding is recognised as a key figure of the dynamically developing London jazz scene, best known for playing in the MOBO award winning duo Binker & Moses. This new quartet is focused on a cleaner, 80’s and early 90’s hard­hitting jazz sound. Expect original compositions reflecting everything from straight­ ahead jazz to grime and soul music, departing significantly from his work to date . hulltruck.co.uk

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Opening hours Monday – Saturday 10am - 5pm (Extended opening hours for show nights)

THEATRE HIRE, EVENTS AND HOSPITALITY FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.HULLTRUCK.CO.UK, EMAIL EVENTS@HULLTRUCK.CO.UK OR CALL 01482 488240. Hull Truck Theatre is a vibrant and creative hub at the heart of Hull and perfect for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and corporate hires. We offer two auditoria (capacity 135 and 429), a rehearsal room, Interact Suite, foyer areas and a meeting room, which can accommodate between 4 – 429 delegates. Situated on Ferensway we are just a two minute walk from Paragon Rail and Bus Interchange, within walking distance of several hotels and just next door to St Stephens multi-storey car park. We offer packages to suit all needs and our in-house team can provide technical support, catering and a Box Office ticketing service. We can also create packages that include tickets to see one of our fantastic productions or a backstage theatre tour. We work with award winning local street food provider, Shoot the Bull to offer a bespoke catering service for all types of events. 36

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GROUP THEATRE TOURS We offer backstage theatre tours for groups of 10+ which last approx 1 hour. Tours cost £10 per person and include a welcome beverage (tea/coffee/juice). *Tours must be pre-booked at least 7 days in advance. Please note that Hull Truck Theatre is a working building, access is not always available to all spaces.


Our annual Grow Festival returns in May 2020 launching Grow Season which runs to July. A summer of new work for artists and audiences which supports local, regional and national artists in showcasing work either in development, tour-ready or just a sapling of an idea. Artists can sign up to our Grow Artist Network to be the first to hear about opportunities, ticket offers, events and more. Contact the box office to sign up to the network or visit our website for more information. We are always keen to meet new artists and if you’d like to meet one of our artistic team email producer@hulltruck.co.uk.

DISCOVER DISCOVER DAYS Spend a Saturday at Hull Truck Theatre for an informal workshop and exploration of the play and its process to the stage. From research and context to rehearsal methods, script development and characterisation, this is a chance to see and discuss how a production comes to life. Ticket: £17.50 The price includes a discover day workshop and matinee ticket. 10.30am – 12.30pm: Discover Day workshop 2pm – Matinee performance Post-show Q&A

Two Sat 25 Mar A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sat 11 Jul POST-SHOW Q&A Our post-show discussions are informal and free to attend. Audience members can ask questions directly to the cast and creative team about the production.

Beach Body Ready Tue 10 Mar Two Tue 17 Mar The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff: Wed 22 Apr Absurd Person Singular Thu 14 May

Quality Street Thu 4 Jun A Midsummer Nights Dream Thu 9 Jul SCHOOL’S DISCOVER DAYS A pre-show event for school students to gain a deeper understanding of the play they’re studying. From the play’s original context to rehearsal techniques and important themes, this is a chance to see and discuss how a production comes to life. Ticket: £17.50 The price includes a school discover day workshop and a show ticket.

Two Wed 18 Mar Image credit: Blacker, College 10am – 12.30pm: School Discover DayHull workshop 2pm – Matinee performance Post-show Q&A A Midsummer Night’s Dream Thu 9 Jul 4.30 – 6.30pm: School Discover Day workshop 7.30pm: Evening performance Post-show Q&A If your school isn’t available on the above dates, but would like a deeper insight in to the production, please contact our Creative Learning team on 01482 488209 or email engagement@hulltruck.co.uk, to find out about workshops at the theatre or in your setting. hulltruck.co.uk

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“ACA enjoy performances at the theatre and are proud to support such a local cultural venue. We particularly believe in the community ethos of the theatre, the nurturing of local talents and above all the accessibility of the arts to all.” Amelia Caruso, Customer Relations Director, ACA

Come and join a growing number of businesses and individuals showing their support for the work of Hull Truck Theatre by becoming a SPOTLIGHT partner. SPOTLIGHT partnership packages include the following benefits:

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“UNITE aims to promote equality and fairness for all and are pleased to share these same values with Hull Truck Theatre; one of the city’s most important, cultural venues.” Keith Nicholson, Unite the Union

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"As a Spotlight Partner, we receive the peace of mind that our investment not only helps people to express themselves and develop new talents, but also enables additional jobs in the arts sector.” Jan Brumby, Chief Executive, For Entrepreneurs Only

”As a business, we value the support of the local community and believe it is important for us to give something back. We have a great relationship with Hull Truck Theatre and believe it is beneficial for the city to have a successful arts scene.” Jim Harris, Centre Manager, St Stephen’s Centre

“We believe in supporting the local economy and this partnership offers our staff and clients the opportunity to appreciate the passion and dedication that goes into the creation of a wide-ranging artistic programme.” Andy Thompson, Sales Director, Copy Print Scan Ltd


“We’ve been involved with the theatre for a long time and continue to back its community engagement programme in our role as a Spotlight Partner.” Pat Coyle, Director of Marketing & Client Relations

“We have admired the work that Hull Truck carries out with local communities for some time, and as a company which prides itself on its local connections, we are delighted to be able to become a Spotlight Partner to assist them in spreading the word further.” Sarah Clubley, Solicitor & Director, Williamsons Solicitors

“The One Point decided to become a Spotlight Partner with the aim to provide fun, artistic opportunities for the local community and our customers.” Martin Lauer, Managing Director, The One Point

“We feel that as a local business we can use this opportunity to not only support Hull Truck Theatre but also help local people, especially children and their schools to have access to the theatre.” Dan Swain, Managing Director, Sign Services

Supporting the local community is something that has always been close to our hearts it is amazing to see all the fabulous work this local theatre does and the effects that it has on the local community and beyond and being a spotlight partner adds value to our corporate social responsibility, which is something very important to both Hilton and Forest Pines. Steven Whittaker, General Manager DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Golf Course & Spa

“Becoming a Spotlight Partner has allowed IT@Spectrum to invest further in helping the local community, as well as providing incentives for employees and customers who enjoy the arts.” Rob Cavill, Managing Director at IT@Spectrum

LET’S CHAT For an informal discussion, please get in touch with Davide Calogero, Director of Development: T: 01482 488294 E: davide.calogero@hulltruck.co.uk hulltruck.co.uk

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BE PART OF SOMETHING AMAZING @ HULL TRUCK THEATRE

Hull Truck Theatre works throughout the city and region to inspire a lifelong love of theatre. There are loads of ways for you to take part and get involved – for more information visit hulltruck.co.uk or email our Creative Learning team at engagement@hulltruck.co.uk.

TAKE PART Our Young Theatre Makers Scheme sees children and young people aged 7 to 18 take part in weekly workshops and rehearsals at the theatre. Every one of our members gets the opportunity to perform at our theatre during the year. Act III our over 55’s group meet once a week to create thrilling and original theatre with contemporary themes. We will be starting a new group after Christmas so get in touch for more details.

COMMUNITY DIALOGUES Our Flagship community engagement programme works with community organisations and groups across the city to ensure our theatre is completely accessible and a warm welcoming place for everyone.

SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES We offer a range of activities to schools across the region including: • One – off workshop at the theatre or in your setting • Backstage tours of the theatre • School Partnerships for year-round creative activity • Our Royal Shakespeare Company’s Associate Schools Programme in partnership with St Mary’s College. For more information contact us on engagement@hulltruck.co.uk or on 01482 488 250

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DIARY Date

The Heron

£

Time

Pg.

7.30pm

11

Info

Studio Theatre

£ Time

Pg.

Info

JAN  Fri 24

Rutter & Carthy Entertain

Sat 25 Wed 29

John Shuttleworth

7.30pm

11

Thu 30

Let There be Love

7.30pm

11

Fri 31

The Sound of Springsteen

7.30pm

11

Great Adventures in Storyland

10am & 11.30am

10

Madame Ovary

8pm

12

 FEB  Sat 1

Showstopper!

7.30pm

12

Sun 2

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

7.30pm

12

Thu 13

My Night with Reg

7.30pm

13

Fri 14

My Night with Reg

7.30pm

13

Heaven's Gate

8pm

14

My Night with Reg

2pm

13

Wolf

11.30am

14

My Night with Reg

7.30pm

13

Wolf

2.30pm

14

Wed 19

Phil Wang

7.30pm

14

Thu 20

Ladies That Bus

7.30pm

15

Fri 21

Hansel & Gretel

4pm

15

RP

Hansel & Gretel

11am & 1pm

15

RP

Buddy Holly

7.30pm

14

RP

Wed 26

Hull Truck Theatre Comedy Graduates

7.30pm

16

Sat 29

Great Adventures in Storyland

10am & 11.30am

10

Sat 15

Sat 22

 MAR  Thu 5

Two

7.30pm 6&7

Fri 6

Two

7.30pm 6&7

Sat 7

Two

2pm & 7.30pm 6&7

Tue 10 Wed 11

Two

7.30pm 6&7

PWYC

Beach Body Ready

8pm

16

RP & Q&A

Beach Body Ready

8pm

16

RP

KEY Q&A Post-Show Q&A PWYC Pay What You Can CAP Captioned Performance

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RP Relaxed Performance

DD Discover Day

AD Audio Described Performance

BSL British Sign Language Interpreted


Date

The Heron

£

Time

Pg.

Info

Studio Theatre

£

Time

Pg. Info

 MAR  Thu 12

Two

7.30pm 6&7

Fri 13

Two

7.30pm 6&7

Sat 14 Tue 17 Wed 18

Two

2pm

6&7

Two

7.30pm 6&7

Two

7.30pm 6&7

Two

2pm

6&7

Two

7.30pm 6&7

Thu 19

Two

7.30pm 6&7

Fri 20

Two

7.30pm 6&7

Two

Sat 21

2pm

Q&A

Great Adventures in Storyland

10am & 11.30am

10

Jess Fostekew

8pm

16

AD

6&7

Two

7.30pm 6&7

Tue 24

Two

7.30pm 6&7

Wed 25

Two

7.30pm 6&7

DD

Classics Remixed

7pm

17

P1

Thu 26

Two

7.30pm 6&7

CAP

Classics Remixed

7pm

17

P2

Fri 27

Two

7.30pm 6&7

Classics Remixed

7pm

17

P3

Classics Remixed

11am

17

P1

Sat 28

Two

Classics Remixed

1pm

17

P2

Classics Remixed

3pm

17

P3

Mon 30

Jane Eyre

7.30pm

18

Kiri Pritchard-McLean

8pm

19

Tue 31

Jane Eyre

7.30pm

18

Smile Club

8pm

19

Two

2pm

6&7

RP

7.30pm 6&7

 APR  Wed 1

Jane Eyre

2pm

18

Jane Eyre

7.30pm

18

Thu 2

Coldplace

7.30pm

19

Fri 3

Oh! What a Night

7.30pm

19

Sat 4

Seann Walsh

7.30pm

20

Wed 8

Grease

7.30pm

20

Thu 9

Grease

2pm & 7.30pm

20

Far Gone

8pm

20

Fri 10

Grease

7.30pm

20

Far Gone

8pm

20

Grease

2pm & 7.30pm

20

Ladykiller

8pm

21

Sat 11

Band A Band B Back row (Bar stool height seats)

PEAK

STANDARD

OFF-PEAK

PREVIEW

£26.00 £24.50

£24.50 £22.50

£20.00 £18.00

£16.00 £13.50

£21.50

£19.50

£13.50

£10.00

See show page for prices

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Date

The Heron

£

Time

Pg.

Info

Studio Theatre

£

Time

Pg. Info

 APR  Wed 15

Raddlesham Mumps

Thu 16

Raddlesham Mumps

Fri 17

Andy Parsons

7.30pm 2pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm

22 22 21

Sat 18 Tue 21

Johnny Longstaff

7.30pm

23

Wed 22

Johnny Longstaff

7.30pm

23

Thu 23

Johnny Longstaff

7.30pm

23

Great Adventures in Storyland

10am & 11.30am

10

Q&A

Fri 24

Johnny Longstaff

7.30pm

23

The Damned United

8pm

24

Sat 25

Harpy

7.30pm

24

The Damned United

8pm

24

Tue 28

Turn and Face the Strange

7.30pm

25

Wed 29

Turn and Face the Strange

7.30pm

25

Thu 30

Turn and Face the Strange

7.30pm

25

 MAY  Fri 1

7.30pm

25

Turn and Face the Strange

2pm

25

Turn and Face the Strange

7.30pm

25

Sat 9

Canary and the Crow

8.30pm

25

Tue 12

Absurd Person Singular

7.30pm

26

Absurd Person Singular

2pm

26

Absurd Person Singular

7.30pm

26

Thu 14

Absurd Person Singular

7.30pm

26

Fri 15

Absurd Person Singular

7.30pm

26

Absurd Person Singular

2pm

26

Absurd Person Singular

7.30pm

26

Wed 20

Rich Hall

7.30pm

27

Fri 22

Eliza Carthy & Restitute Live

7.30pm

27

Turn and Face the Strange

Sat 2

Wed 13

Sat 16

Sat 23 Morgan and West's Unbelievable Science Roald Dahl & the Imagination Wed 27 Seekers Thu 28 Tue 26

Fri 29

Rock and Roll Revolution

Sat 30 Sat 30

Q&A

Magical Bones

8pm

Great Adventures in Storyland

10am & 11.30am

10

2pm

28

The Girlfriend Experience

8pm

28

2pm

28

The Girlfriend Experience

8pm

28

The Girlfriend Experience

8pm

28

7.30pm

29

The Girlfriend Experience

8pm

28

8pm

28

Family Open Day 10am - 4pm FREE Clare Teal and her Trio

27

7.30pm

29

30

The Girlfriend Experience

KEY Q&A Post-Show Q&A PWYC Pay What You Can CAP Captioned Performance

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RP Relaxed Performance

DD Discover Day

AD Audio Described Performance

BSL British Sign Language Interpreted


Date

The Heron

£

Time

Pg.

Info

Studio Theatre

£

Time

Pg. Info

 JUN  Tue 2

Quality Street

7.30pm

31

Quality Street

2.30pm

31

Quality Street

7.30pm

31

Thu 4

Quality Street

7.30pm

31

Fri 5

Quality Street

7.30pm

31

Quality Street

2.30pm

31

Quality Street

7.30pm

31 Clouded

8pm

32

Wed 10

Ian Waite & Vincent Simone

7.30pm

32

Clouded

8pm

32

Thu 11

The Three Musketeers

7.30pm

32

Clouded

8pm

32

Fri 12

The Three Musketeers

7.30pm

32

Clouded

8pm

32

The Three Musketeers

2pm

32

The Three Musketeers

7.30pm

32 Great Adventures in Storyland

10am & 11.30am

10

Wed 3

Sat 6

Q&A

Tue 9

Sat 13 Sat 27

 JUL  A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sat 4

2pm

8&9

A Midsummer Night's Dream

7.30pm 8&9

Wed 8

A Midsummer Night's Dream

7.30pm 8&9

Thu 9

A Midsummer Night's Dream

7.30pm 8&9

Fri 10

A Midsummer Night's Dream

7.30pm 8&9

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sat 11

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Thu 16 Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall Fri 17 Sat 18

2pm

PWYC

Q&A

8&9 DD & RP

7.30pm 8&9 CAP & AD 7.30pm

33

Songs of Ella Fitzgerald

7pm

34

Orphy Robinsons All Stars

6pm

35

Portrait of Cannonball Adderley

Sat 25

Band A Band B Back row (Bar stool height seats)

9pm

34

Alina Bhezhinska

3pm

35

Binker Golding

9pm

35

Great Adventures in Storyland

10am & 11.30am

10

PEAK

STANDARD

OFF-PEAK

PREVIEW

£26.00 £24.50

£24.50 £22.50

£20.00 £18.00

£16.00 £13.50

£21.50

£19.50

£13.50

£10.00

See show page for prices

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GENERAL INFORMATION HOW TO FIND US Hull Truck Theatre is situated on Ferensway, two minutes walk from Paragon Bus and Rail Interchange and St Stephen’s Car Park.

CAR PARKING Safe, secure and well-lit parking is available at St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, located next door to Hull Truck Theatre.

ACCESS Our front of house staff will be happy to help with your access requirements. Please let us know how we can help, when you book.

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