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Not Yet

Written and directed by Sarah Jane Dickenson

Directed by Paul Smith This December follow our hero, Jack, as he journeys to the land of the giants in a traditional Christmas pantomime full of festive folly. This new version of Jack and the Beanstalk boasts all of the elements which continue to make pantomime an enjoyable annual tradition for adults and children alike; enjoy live musical accompaniment, topical satire and fantastical sets while – of course – hailing the heroes and booing the bad guys. The show features Mary Mungle (our pantomime dame), the hapless Silly Billy, Daisy the Cow and many more colourful characters who indulge in slapstick, physical comedy and endless tomfoolery.

Not Ye t is an examination of the barriers people create when everything around them is falling apart. A class full of rejects, led by a redeployed teacher, struggle to come to terms with their differences. The curriculum demands they study the fall of the Berlin Wall, but their real learning comes when they are violently propelled into conflict, forcing them all to confront the overwhelming barriers they have created for themselves and others.

Not Ye t was commissioned for After The Fal l , a European-wide initiative of the Geothe-Institute to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Fall of The Berlin Wall. Workshops connected to the production are available for secondary schools.

Is ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ the perfect way to welcome Christmas time? …Oh yes it is!

Yerma

Making Performance Festival

A Tragic Poem

By Federico Garcia Lorca Directed by Tom Bailey and Tom Wells

As the sea gives salt, and the ear th bears grain Our womb will swell with a tender child, Like a cloud which brings the sweet, fresh rain. Ye rm a is a darkly lyrical drama. The play tells the story of a childless woman, Yerma, living in rural Spain. Her desperate desire for motherhood becomes an obsession that eventually drives her to commit a horrific crime. Ye rm a is part of Lorca’s Rural Trilogy, where female desires are violently and tragically repressed, brought to the stage through the author’s beautifully vivid and tragic poetry. Lorca’s work appeals for freedom and sexual and social equality. It is theatre that challenges oppression and enlightens the imagination. The play is an allegory of the repression felt by women in a submissive position and indeed by any person who desires freedom in a traditional society which denies them equality.

‘…Poetic drama unsurpassed our time.’

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2009 sees the second year of our exciting festival at the Gulbenkian Centre. Beginning on 20 April, the Making Performance Festival features work by final year students on the BA Hons. degree in Drama at The University of Hull. Incorporating different styles, spaces, and skills, it’s guaranteed to be theatre which makes you look at the world again.

Directed by Sian Dudley As the crumbling earldom of the Gormenghast Castle receives its seventy seventh heir, a kitchen boy escapes from the basements on a path of deception. The Gothic labyrinth is also home to the Byzantine government of the Groan family, which is rife with deceit, murder and peculiar goings on.

Dates

Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 February 2009

Time

2.30pm (Wed & Fri), 7.30pm (Thurs – Sat) prompt

Dates

Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 February 2009

Date

Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 March 2009

(Latecomers not admitted)

Time

7.30pm prompt (Latecomers not admitted)

Time

7.30pm prompt (Latecomers not admitted)

Tickets

£6.00 full price, £4.00 concessions

Tickets

£6.00 full price, £4.00 concessions

Tickets

Contact box office for details

The Donald Roy Theatre, the Gulbenkian Centre

Venue

The Donald Roy Theatre, the Gulbenkian Centre

Venue

The Donald Roy Theatre, the Gulbenkian Centre

Venue

The Donald Roy Theatre, the Gulbenkian Centre

Telephone bookings now, (01482) 466141

Box Office

Telephone bookings now, (01482) 466141

Box Office

Telephone bookings now, (01482) 466141

Box Office

Telephone bookings now, (01482) 466141

Dates

Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 December 2008

Time

7.30pm prompt (Latecomers not admitted)

Tickets

£6.00 full price, £4.00 concessions

Venue Box Office

Personal Callers 12 noon – 2.00pm Mon15 – Fri 19 Dec 2008

Personal Callers 12 noon – 2.00pm Mon 2 – Fri 6 Feb 2009

Personal Callers 12 noon – 2.00pm Mon 23 – Fri 27 Feb 2009

Personal Callers 12 noon – 2.00pm Mon 16 – Fri 20 Mar 2009

Making Performance is a chance for our graduating students to show you what they can do. Come to watch, engage and respond to their new ideas. A full programme for the Making Performance Festival will be available later in the year. If you would like to be put on the Making Performance mailing list, please contact the Gulbenkian Centre box office on (01482) 466141.

The Double Bill

Two small scale productions featuring the latest work of students and staff in an exciting new format. Wednesday 3 – Saturday 6 December 2009 Information available from the Box Office in late October.

October 2008 – June 2009 AT THE GULBENKIAN CENTRE’S DONALD ROY THEATRE, THE UNIVERSITY OF HULL

Box Office (01482) 466141

What's On 2008  

Programme by the Drama Department at the University of Hull