The King & I ©Matthew Murphey

The King and I

Hailed as ‘THE THEATRICAL EVENT OF 2018’ the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I is embarking on a World Tour direct from its record breaking sold out season at The London Palladium.

The King And I is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals – adored by the public and critics alike – with one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers and a full-scale orchestra.

A celebration of the lavish heritage of the very best in romantic musical theatre from an unparalleled multi-award-winning creative team, hailed as one of the best working in theatre today, directed by Tony Award winner Bart Sher (South Pacific & My Fair Lady – Broadway). This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness this glorious production, as you have never seen it before.

KINKY BOOTS

With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots takes you from the factory floor to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the shoe factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola – a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

West End star Kayi Ushe will be putting on the boots to play Lola. He will be joined by Paula Lane as Lauren, best known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, and Joel Harper-Jackson, who recently starred in the The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time UK tour, will be playing Charlie Price.

Inspired by true events, this joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit is the ‘Freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade ’ – The Hollywood News. It’s the ultimate fun night out for you and your loved ones, so book now and experience the energy, joy and laughter of this dazzling show.

Age Guidance: 10+

LES MISERABLES TOUR. One Day More. Photo Matthew Murphy (1)

Les Misérables

Man the barricades! Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s musical Les Misérables is coming to Hull New Theatre in autumn 2020.

Dean Chisnall will play ‘Jean Valjean’, Nic Greenshields ‘Javert’, Katie Hall ‘Fantine’, Ian Hughes ‘Thénardier’, Harry Apps ‘Marius’, Charlie Burn ‘Cosette’, Barnaby Hughes ‘Enjolras’ and Helen Walsh ‘Madame Thénardier’.

Also in the cast will be Joseph Anthony, George Arvidson, Adam Boardman, Olivia Brereton, Danny Colligan, Rebecca Ferrin, Aimee Good, Jenna Innes, Ebony Jonelle, Robert Madge, Liam Marcellino, Emily Owens, Jordan Simon Pollard, Corinne Priest, Jamie Pritchard, Aaron Pryce-Lewis, Dean Read and Janne Snellen.

Since Cameron Mackintosh first conceived this new production of Les Misérables in 2009 to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary it has taken the world by storm. Originally touring the UK in 2009/10, and concluding with 22 performances at the Barbican, this production was hailed by audiences and critics alike.

This production is inspired the hugely successful movie version starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne. This brilliant new staging has scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, and has to date already been seen in North America, Brazil, Mexico, Korea, Japan, Canada, Australia, Spain, France, Manila, Singapore, Dubai and Broadway.

Boublil and Schönberg’s magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the songs, I Dreamed A Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, Do You Hear The People Sing?, One Day More, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Master Of The House and many more.  Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 52 countries and in 22 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.

Tickets for Les Misérables will go on sale to Hull Theatres Extras members at 10am on Monday 16 September 2019, with general sale starting at 10am on Monday 23 September. Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.

CATS

Park Street Performing Arts Centre are proud to be showing CATS the musical. Cats is a sung-through musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make the “Jellicle choice,” deciding which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.

Disabled access, suitable for everyone.

Image credited to Shaun French

 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Following the sell-out success of Oliver! last year, One Off Productions return to Hull Truck with another family favourite, The Sound of Music.

With music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse and suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp, this show is bound to sell very quickly.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with R and H Theatricals Europe.

How To Fly Like A Reindeer

Reindeers Fly. Peter Pan flies. Fairies fly. So why can’t I?

Nina desperately wants to fly. To taste the clouds. To race a reindeer. To visit her Grandma at Christmas. Because Christmas time is Grandma time, but Nina’s just moved house and this year they’re 900 miles apart.

She flaps. She spins. She swoops. But will she fly?

Following the huge popularity of The Ugly Duckling Christmas Special last year, Hull Truck Theatre have teamed up with The Herd once more with this touching story about superpowers, family and being far from home. A Christmas spectacle for 2-5 year olds and their families, told with original music.

“an exciting, original theatre experience for young audiences and their families” Pocklington Post on The Ugly Duckling Christmas Special

THE THREE KINGDOMS

Let us enter The Three Kingdoms;

 

Where anything is possible and what you want you’ll always get. But just be warned to think it through; a wish forever stays with you.

Salmon Ella, Umbar Ella, and Acapp Ella have inherited The Three Kingdoms; one third each. To their delight, they have the freedom to rule their Kingdom exactly as they wish, but the power of choice proves too much. Will they find it in their hearts to unite before it’s too late? A modern-day fairy-tale about teamwork, togetherness and the power of three.

Relaxed Performances 15th & 22nd August.

Touch tours available – please contact box office 01482 874050

Written by Annie Kirkman & Jessica Duffield

She Productions

Cabaret

Bill Kenwright presents the multi-award winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical, CABARET.

Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs at The Lyric and The Savoy theatres. CABARET features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs ‘Money Makes The World Go Round’, ‘Maybe This Time’, ‘Cabaret’ and more.

Since its Broadway premiere and the movie version with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, CABARET has won numerous stage and screen awards including 8 Oscars, 7 BAFTAs and 13 Tonys.

It’s 1931, Berlin is a haven of divine decadence and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take the stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub…

Blood Brothers

Willy Russell’s legendary musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences.

LYN PAUL first rose to fame in the early 1970s as a member of the New Seekers, whose hit ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing’ sold over 20 million copies and remains one of the 100 best-selling UK singles of all time. Lyn also featured as the lead vocalist on the 1974 number-one hit ‘You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me’. She returns for her farewell tour in the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone, which she first made her own in London’s West End.

Few musicals have been received with such acclaim as the multi-award-winning BLOOD BROTHERS. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it “brings the
audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval” (The Daily Mail).

The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.

This award-winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes who, together with a breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level.

Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hits that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment in Time, I’m Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I Will Always Love You and many more, this show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever.

Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night.

Rocky Horror Show

Blue singer and Hollyoaks actor Duncan James stars as Frank in Richard O’Brien’s smash hit rock ‘n’ roll musical directed by Christopher Luscombe.

Featuring timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp, The Rocky Horror Show is the story of two squeaky clean college kids – Brad and his fiancée Janet.

When by a twist of fate, their car breaks down outside a creepy mansion whilst on their way to visit their former college professor, they meet the charismatic Dr Frank ’n’ Furter.

It’s an adventure they’ll never forget…

Not recommended for under 14s due to content.

Middleton Hall

Theatre Through The Decades

This musical theatre showcase takes the audience through the last century of musical theatre.

Starting with highlights from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Oklahoma!’ and ‘Carousel’, Kander & Ebb’s ‘Chicago’, ending with some of this decade’s most popular musicals, such as, ‘Jersey Boys’, ‘Waitress’ and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’!

With full orchestra and great local voices, this production is not one to be missed!

Tickets: £10 Adults / £8 students, pensioners, children 16 years and younger

Les Musicals

Les Musicals Live Concert Tour is the ultimate celebration of Musical Theatre.

Jonathan Ansell (G4 Frontman) and Jai McDowall (Britains Got Talent – Winner) have joined forces to create a dramatic a spine-tingling concert. This vocally dynamic evening showcases even more smash-hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world’s finest voices.

Come and immerse yourself into the world of Musical Theatre with classics from Les Miserables, Phantom Of The Opera, Blood Brothers, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Greatest Showman, Miss Saigon, Chess, We Will Rock You and many more…

After sell-out shows in 2018, this is certainly a concert not to be missed in its second exciting year.

The Wind in the Willows

Stunningly brought to life in a spectacular new musical by Olivier-award winning composer and lyricist duo, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins, Betty Blue Eyes, Half a Sixpence) and Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes, The Wind in the Willows will delight audiences of all ages!

This riotous family comedy follows the impulsive Mr. Toad whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved home under threat from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad must attempt a daring escape leading to a series of misadventures and a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall.

Recently performed at the West End’s London Palladium, The Wind in the Willows features a gloriously British score featuring songs such as ‘The Amazing Mr. Toad’, ‘Messing About in a Boat’, ‘The Open Road’ and the fabulous ‘We’re Taking Over the Hall’. With a script that brings comedy, thrills and heart to Kenneth Grahame’s classic story of adventure and friendship, this show is not one to miss.

Will you join Ratty, Mole, Badger, Toad and Mrs Otter on the adventure of their lives to free Toad from captivity and re-take Toad Hall?

8-BIT SYMPHONY

Hull College is supporting a symphonic celebration of the music of 8-bit British home computing with the Hull Philharmonic Orchestra.

The 8-Bit Symphony concert will feature 90 plus epic minutes of lovingly orchestrated musical genius from the Commodore 64, the ZX Spectrum and the Amstrad CPC.

It will also include compositions from legendary Hull-born composer, Rob Hubbard, who pioneered the use of music in gaming and wrote for more than 75 games in the 1980s.

Rob Hubbard’s orchestrations from International Karate, Monty on the Run, Monty on the Run High Score, Kentilla and Flash Gordon have been selected to be played in the concert.

There will be additional orchestrations by Gremlin’s Ben Daglish, Elite’s Mark Cooksey, Ocean/Interceptor alumnus Gari Biasillo, Cosmi’s Paul Norman, Tomb Raider’s Peter Connelly, Team 17’s Allister Brimble and veteran C64 remixer and impresario Chris Abbott.

The concert, which is also supported by C64Audio.com, a website dedicated to the music of the Commodore 64, will also be a reunion.

More than 100 veterans including musicians, graphic artists, programmers and software house bosses will attend, including Jon Hare, Tony Crowther, Andrew Hewson and more and there will be an opportunity for retrospectives, signings and interviews.

8-Bit Symphony was conceived by 8-Bit impresario, record label boss, publisher and music remixer Chris Abbott, and produced in conjunction with Hull College.

It will be performed by the Hull Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Robin Tait, at Hull City Hall on Saturday, 15 June at 7.30pm.

BTOSuperHappyStory

Back to Ours: A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

Back to Ours Half-Term Festival

Silent Uproar present A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

A hilarious cabaret musical about depression, that explains, sings, and throws glitter about how it’s OK not to be OK.

Sally’s a happy person. She doesn’t let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she’s got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn’t the person she wants to be, but she doesn’t want anyone to know about it.

Joyful, buoyant, gleeful, slightly silly, sugar coated, unrelenting and completely super happy! Except for the bits about depression.