New Generation Wrestling

New Generation Wrestling is the very best in British wrestling action and the only British wrestling you will see regularly on television. NGW British Wrestling Weekly airs in major cities all over the UK, including on Estuary TV (freeview 8, Virgin 159), every weekend. Plus, the recent addition of international TV means these shows are filmed for distribution in over 34 different countries. With TV’s The Chase quiz master – Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett recently being named as the new on and off screen Executive Producer, things have got even more exciting. As a local based company gone national, NGW is the family-friendly experience taking over Hull, which you do not want to miss out on!

Cinderella

Audiences shall go to the ball this Christmas as Cinderella transforms from rags to riches, outwits her Wicked Stepmother and very Ugly Sisters, and with the help of her hilarious friend Buttons, father Baron Hardup and one very magical Fairy Godmother, wins the heart of the dashing Prince Charming.

Playing the role of Cinderella’s Wicked Stepmother will be multi-award winning stage, television, film actress and singer Anita Dobson.

Starring alongside Anita as her financially-challenged husband Baron Hardup will be comedy legend Bernie Clifton.

Joining them as the fabulous Fairy Godmother will be west end leading lady Jocasta Almgill.

Starring as Cinderella’s best friend Buttons will be Hull based comedian Martyn James.

Cinderella will feature all of the ingredients of the perfect Hull pantomime; a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery and special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses for all the family to enjoy.

This year’s panto will also feature an exciting, eye-popping 3D sequence and real Shetland ponies who will transport Cinderella to the Ball.

Milk Presents present Bullish

From the company who brought Joan to Back to Ours, expect cabaret, gold horns, moustaches, glitter beards,rap, ballads and a lot of laughs.

Based on the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, you’ll meet a group of dreamers and rebels hoping to blag, pass and gamble their way out of the Labyrinth where the Minotaur lives alone. Then Theseus arrives, determined to kill the creature against

all odds – but will he succeed?

And at what cost?

A story about power, love, and NOT taming the beast within.

Thursday 1 November
Sirius Academy North
7.30pm

Friday 2 November
Wilberforce Sixth Form College
7.30pm

Saturday 3 November (captioned performance)
Hymers College
7.30pm

Duration: 60mins
Ages 12+

The Herd and Hull Libraries present Slime

When Slog the slug tries to make friends with Cola the caterpillar, Cola has other ideas. But when things get sticky and Slog is the only one who can help, Cola realises having a slug for a friend might not be so bad after all…

SQUISH, SQUELCH and PLAY your way through this funny show for little ones and their big people.

Duration: 65mins (45mins performance and 20mins stay and play)
Ages 0+
Child £3 / Adult Free

Sunday 28 October
North Point Shopping Centre
11am* & 2pm

Monday 29 October
St. Aidan’s Church, Southcoates
11am & 2pm**
Tuesday 30 October
Sirius Academy West
11am & 2pm
*Pay what you feel
**Relaxed performance

Black ’47

It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and re-unite with his estranged family. He’s seen more than his share of horrors but nothing prepares him for the famine’s hopeless destruction of his homeland.

He discovers his mother starved to death and his brother hanged by the brutal hand of the English. With little else to live for, he sets on a destructive path to avenge his family, systematically working his way up the political and social hierarchy of 19th Century Ireland. Hannah, an ageing British soldier and famed tracker of deserters, is sent to stop Feeney before he can further stoke the fires of revolution. But Hannah and Feeney are old army comrades with a mutual respect forged by their times fighting together. Personal bonds and shifting allegiances cause both men to question their motives, as they are tested to the limit by the hellish landscape of “”the Great Hunger””.

The Elvis Years 2018

The Elvis Years is an outstanding musical production which brings to the stage the incredible story of the ‘king of rock and roll’ – Elvis Presley.

This glittering production charts the musical and emotional highs and lows of Elvis’ amazing journey from poor truck-driving teenager from Tupelo, Mississippi through the army, Hollywood and finally the legendary Las Vegas concerts.

With a world class cast, authentic costumes and rare film footage, The Elvis Years features more than 50 of the King’s greatest hits including ‘Hound Dog’, ‘It’s Now or Never’, ‘Suspicious Minds’ ‘American Trilogy’ and many more, as well as lesser known tracks such as ‘Rock A Hula Baby’ and ‘Bossa Nova Baby’.

SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is spontaneous musical comedy at its finest – direct from the West End and now heading to Hull!

With nine years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 Series and now a critically acclaimed West End run at London’s Apollo Theatre as well as an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity.

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 an all-singing, all dancing production with unpredictable and hilarious results. This incredible comedy troupe never fail to impress as they create shows packed with drama, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies, leaving delighted audiences singing all the way home.

So whether you fancy Sondheim on a ski lift or Cole Porter in Poundland – you suggest it and the Showstoppers will sing it!

2016 Olivier Award Winners – Best Entertainment and Family Show.

NT Live: Allelujah!

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema.

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.

Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

Halle Orchestra

The concert opens with Weber’s magical overture, Oberon, before the exceptionally expressive pianist, Francesco Piemontesi, performs Beethoven’s ‘emperor of a concerto’.

Then we hear two contrasting preludes from Lohengrin – the first, serene, and the second, energetic. In a glorious climax, Sir Mark Elder guides us through the intimacy and ceremony of Wagner’s great comic masterpiece, Die Meistersinger.

How To Hide A Lion

When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. Iris embarks on a mission to squash her new friend into a variety of sneaky tight spots, as the misinformed town folk try and track him down. Helen Stephens’ magical book, How to Hide a Lion, comes to life with playful humour, dazzling puppets and jazz.

​Pigtails Productions, Polka Theatre and Oxford Playhouse present How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens, Directed and Adapted by Peter Glanville and with music and songs by Barb Jungr.

Babes-in-arms go free.

The Bootleg Beatles

Bootleg Beatles Live in Hull in aid of CASE

The world’s most famous Beatles Tribute band continues to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the sixties, every tiny detail is meticulously covered from costumes to authentic period instruments; from their witty ‘Scouse’ banter to their ‘inflection perfect’ vocal mimicry. This is a not-to-be-missed spectacular for ‘Beatlemaniacs’ of all ages.

It’s not the Beatles…..but you simply won’t believe it!
CASE was founded in 1985 by a group of dedicated local parents wanting care provision for their children as they got older. Since then, we have provided many years of care and support to hundreds of trainees in the Hull and East Riding area.

We believe that everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life. Our support offers individuals advice and training to enable them to build life skills, develop confidence, help each other and look forward to a more positive future. We are dedicated to continually improving the lives of every individual who attends our centre in Hull.

How To Hide A Lion

How to hide a lion

When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. Iris embarks on a mission to squash her new friend into a variety of sneaky tight spots, as the misinformed town folk try and track him down. Helen Stephens’ magical book, How to Hide a Lion, comes to life with playful humour, dazzling puppets and jazz.

​Pigtails Productions, Polka Theatre and Oxford Playhouse present How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens, Directed and Adapted by Peter Glanville and with music and songs by Barb Jungr.

Babes in arms go free.

MRS CHRISTIE

Where Is Mrs Christie? Starring Liz Grand

Agatha Christie was one of the most prolific thriller writers of all time.

In 1926 she became the centre one of an extensive police hunt—her own real-life mystery. Her crashed car was discovered in Surrey and Mrs Christie was missing – presumed dead –
for eleven days. Although eventually found at a luxury hotel in Harrogate, she claimed then and for the rest of her life that she remembered nothing. Neither the press nor the police believed her.

Liz Grand (The Second Best Bed; senior actress with the Worcester Repertory Company) presents her new one-woman show, Where is Mrs Christie? Did Agatha Christie lie? Why? Did she suffer from amnesia? Was it a publicity stunt? Or, was there a dark secret that she took to her grave?

Abigail's Party

Abigail’s Party

Welcome to suburban Britain in 1977. Beverly and Laurence have invited their neighbours Angela and Tony, and Sue, round to their house for a party.

Except it’s not really a party, it’s drinks, nibbles and snobby comments as Beverly tries to be a model of middle class behaviour and taste. Whilst the cheese and pineapple sticks are circulated and awkward pauses are filled with sneaky cigarettes, the real party is happening back at Sue’s house, where her teenage daughter Abigail and her mates are having the time of their lives.

As the teenagers’ punky reggae party filters in from outside, the cracks begin to show back at Beverly’s. For all their fancy things, she and Laurence can barely
hide their dislike of each other, and hard-working, upwardly mobile Angela and Tony are struggling with the mortgage.

Mike Leigh’s comedy masterpiece has been a hit on stage and television. Directed by Amanda Huxtable, this production looks at what can happen when we forget to be true to ourselves.

Dinner and Show package in partnership with Shoot the Bull available for this show.

 

Talegate Theatre Company presents Hocus Panto

We put a spell on you!

The three witches you love to hate are back and more magical that ever, flying high in this wicked Halloween Pantomime.

Magical illusions, pop songs and things that go bump in the night all form the essential ingredients of this bewitching plot sure to delight youngsters and adults alike.

A ghoulishly spooktacular parody production for this year’s October half term that will leave you spellbound.

Rio International Cello Encounter Chamber Concert Series

Eight international musicians, who all met at the Rio International Cello Encounter in Brazil, will be performing chamber music and Tango-Jazz fusion concerts here in East Yorkshire!

Music by Bach, Debussy, Schumann, Elgar, Bridge, Brahms, Boulanger, Faure, Saint-Saens, Villa Lobos, Gliere, Boulanger, Bernstein performed as solos, duets, trios and quartets. The Blas Rivera Quartet perform Tango – jazz fusion by Rivera, Piazzolla, Jobim and Gardel.

Thursday August 30th- Albermarle Music Centre, Hull at 7:30pm

Friday August 31st- Albermarle Music Centre, Hull at 7:30pm

Saturday September 1st- Albermarle Music Centre, Hull at 7:30pm

Sunday September 2nd- Methodist Church, Cottingham at 4pm

Tuesday September 4th- Toll Gavel Church, Beverley at 7:30pm

Tickets all £10 on the door apart from Sunday 2nd September which is a Charity Concert for the Moghissi Laser Trust. Free Entry.Donations welcome.