Cultural Highlights: 31 Mar – 6 Apr

The Kite Runner

Tue 3 Apr – Sat 7 Apr, 7.30pm & 2.30pm (£15-£32.50)
Hull New Theatre

Based on the bestselling novel, this theatrical tour de force comes to Hull hot on the heels of an acclaimed West End run. As a haunting tale of friendship – which follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption – this searing drama is an epic showstopper. Set in a divided Afghanistan on the brink of war, it promises to be a moving and unforgettable thriller for an adult audience.

Brain Jar Sessions #1 – New Opera and Song

Wed 4 Apr, 7.30pm (£5)
The Brain Jar

Calling all music heads! One of Hull’s most exciting city-centre bars is hosting a brand-spanking new series of events celebrating exciting new music in the region. The inaugural session at The Brain Jar hosts the burgeoning Hull Urban Opera Collective, who promise to present a breadth of composing and vocal talent. Tickets will be available on the door for this mid-week urban opera offering.

Mermarella – Cinderella of the Sea

Wed 4 Apr – Thu 5 Apr, 10am & 2.3opm (Free)
St John’s Community Centre Church

The Back to Ours team have been busy conjuring-up culture, this time in the form of ‘Mermarella’ – an Indigo Moon Theatre production which fuses puppetry, shadow theatre and acting all in one family-friendly show. Places for this are free, but limited, so get your skates on so you don’t miss out on this unmissable slice of Easter Holiday fun.

Hull Street Food Nights

Thu 5 Apr, 4pm (Free)
Zebedee’s Yard

It’s back. By popular demand Hull’s best street food night returns on a monthly basis across the spring/summer period. As a great way to unwind after a hard day’s work, Zebedee’s Yard promises to host a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere in its open-aired courtyard. With over 30 stalls of high quality local grub, a DJ, live band and other family-friendly entertainment on offer, there will be something for everyone to sink their teeth into.

Human Electric Tree

Thu 5 Apr – Sat 7 Apr, 7pm (£5-£8)
Hull Truck Studio

This production has got something for everyone. Hull Truck’s Human Electric Tree is brought to us by the good folks at Silent Uproar, and is an off-kilter, coming-of-age exploration of the systems which young people are put through. If you’re a fan of American Psycho, Scroobius Pip, The History Boys and anything in between, then this will be right up your street.