Tales of forbidden love, world class performance and eye-catching artwork – just a handful of the things you can witness this week in the UK City of Culture.
Thu 5 – Sat 7 Apr, 7pm (£5-£8)
Hull Truck Theatre
Multi award-winning theatre company Silent Uproar and Hull Truck Youth Theatre have joined forces with Sunday Times award-winning playwright Josh Overton to create Human Electric Tree – a weird and wonderful view of the systems we put young people through.
The ‘almost adults’ have spent the best part of the last two decades in our ‘flawless’ education system which supposedly allows them to be happy and achieve all of their dreams. They will get perfect families, the job their parents told them they always wanted and will definitely, definitely never create any psychopaths. The fact that Jackson is failing and fantasising about strangling his teacher, and Brown is bored out of her mind, has nothing to do with a desire to turn children into perfect robots… right?
An unmissable piece of theatre, for fans of American Psycho, Scroobius Pip & The History Boys.
Sat 7 Apr, 9.30am (Free)
Hull History Centre
As part of Hull History Centre’s 2018 programme, you can get involved with the History Makers’ range of free craft and Lego activities. Be prepared to colour, construct, glue and design to your heart’s content. There is no need to book in advance, and all are welcome from ages 2 to 102!
Sun 8 Apr, 7.30pm (£26.50-£35)
Hull City Hall
Alexander O’Neal, one of the biggest names in the world of R&B, brings his stage show to Hull, celebrating the release of his 15th studio album, Resurrected.
Originally signed by Prince as part of The Time, he boasts an impressive back catalogue of top ten singles in the UK and the US, as well as a mammoth triple platinum-selling album.
Thu 12 – Sat 14 Apr, 7.30pm, (£5-£8)
Hull Truck Theatre
Another evening of entertaining theatre from Hull Truck Youth Theatre with this extraordinary double bill.
Bryony Lavery’s It Snows features a boy, a girl, a whole school day to get through and a party to worry about. There’s a gang of girls, a gang of lads, and a gang of warring mums and dads. It’s the same old story with the same old boring stuff, until one day when it snows… and it’s not so boring anymore. Directed by Tom Bellerby.
The Willow Pattern, written by Judith Johnson and directed by Finlay McGuigan, tells the story of The Mandarin’s daughter, who is arranged to marry the noble warrior. However, she is in love with the Mandarin’s secretary, and on the eve of the wedding the lovers elope.
A gripping tale of forbidden and innocent love.
Fri 13 Apr, 6pm (£4-£8)
University of Hull
Described as a fiercely intense performer by the Times, musician Tamsin Waley-Cohen joins fellow violinist Hugo Ticciati to present an exciting programme based around the theme of improvisation.
Improvisation will interlink the variety within this performance between two violins, and will be followed by a masterclass, in which observers are welcome to attend.
Until 26 Apr, 10am (Free)
Charlie Broomfield is a Hull-based fine arts graduate, with an interest in studying people through drawing within inner city environments. He interprets the people he witnesses into two-dimensional individuals, assimilated into publications and materialistic forms.
His minimalistic approach captures the essence of his subjects, representing a series of moments trapped in time. Individuals is a part of Artlink’s ongoing programme that highlights local artistic talent from the city and surrounding areas.