Great Adventures in Storyland

Free arts and crafts before each show, from 10am and 11.30am.
Each show lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Step into an amazing place where anything can happen. A place with heroes and villains, action & adventure where only the limits are your imagination.

Join the team on a quest to help save Storyland.

Great Adventures in Storyland is the perfect Saturday activity for adventurers with a learning age of 3 to 6 years and their families.

Noise Next Door – Remix

The boys are back and mixing things up with a brand spanking new show that will split sides, blow minds, and drop jaws. The undisputed masters of off-the-cuff comedy will transform audience suggestions into ferociously funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye with a perfect blend of ludicrous characters, witty one-liners, and explosive physicality. ‘Remix’ will see the chaotic quartet change the game with their most creative, cutting edge and hilarious show yet.

Eleven time sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most sought after comedy club headliners, The Noise Next Door leave audiences everywhere in awe of their lightning-quick wit and totally original comedic talents. They have appeared on BBC One, BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, and have performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray, and Harry Hill.

Unstoppably funny and uniquely talented, The Noise Next Door are the next big thing in British comedy.

Recommended age 16+

Slime

Being a slug is hard. Everyone thinks you’re disgusting.

Slug and Caterpillar are starving, and the only leaf left in the garden is just out of reach. Slug thinks they should work together. Get the leaf, eat the leaf, play a game, be friends. Caterpillar has other ideas. Slugs are gross, they’re covered in slime and they have terrible taste in music.

Things get sticky.

Enter the undergrowth to SQUISH, SQUELCH and PLAY your way through this hilarious, surreal show for 2-5 years and their families, told with a handful of words and lots of SLIME.

NEW MUSIC BIENNIAL: 365

AIDAN O’ROURKE, KIT DOWNES & JAMES ROBERTSON

Words, music, the disarming drama of stripped-back storytelling. One of Scotland’s most celebrated authors, James Robertson wrote a story every day for a year, each exactly 365 words. Leading musician Aidan O’Rourke, fiddler of folk supergroup Lau, applied the same discipline to composition: a tune a day in response to Robertson’s stories.

Now, alongside pianist and harmonium player Kit Downes, a heavyweight of the European jazz scene, they have created a piece weaving together their words and music referencing old myths, folk legends, everyday lives, hard truths, tender tales, and the alchemic power of storytelling. 

This event is a mix of seating and standing.

Commissioned by Edinburgh International Book Festival  

 

NEW MUSIC BIENNIAL: TICKET INFORMATION

You won’t receive a physical ticket for PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial events, instead you will receive an e-ticket.

There is one ticket for each member of your party. In an effort to reduce paper waste we encourage you to download and show the ticket/s on your mobile device. If you are unable to do so please print off a copy of each ticket and show it at the venue to be scanned.

If you do not have access to a printer, or mobile phone, you can pop into the Hull Truck Theatre Box Office where staff will be happy to print a copy off for you. This service is only available during Hull Truck Theatre’s Box Office opening hours; Mon – Sat, 10am – 5.30pm (open later on show nights). Alternatively we charge £1 for printing and postage of e-tickets.

Please note, this event is free but ticketed. Tickets do not guarantee entry and admission is on a first-come-first-served basis for those with tickets. Please ensure you arrive promptly to avoid disappointment.

ON THE DOOR TICKETS

Tickets are available to from Hull Truck Theatre up until 2hrs before the event. Please bear in mind that if you are not able to receive e-tickets, on a mobile device, the theatre does not open until 10am for you to collect physical printed tickets.

After this time, if the event is not sold out, you may be able to obtain tickets on the door. To check availability please contact team@absolutelycultured.co.uk, follow Absolutely Cultured on social media or ask one of our friendly City of Culture volunteers at each venue.

 

Murder Trial Live!

The Murder Trial Live 2019.

Innocent or guilty… you decide…

FROM THE AWARD WINNING PRODUCERS OF ANATOMY LAB LIVE AS

SEEN ON BBC DRAGONS’ DEN

A world first social experiment launches this summer. Do you have what it takes to convict a murderer? Did Frank Lane murder his wife Alison Lane? Hear the evidence and decide the facts. Innocent or guilty? You decide… Ever wondered what it’s like to sit on a Jury? Or to assess the evidence and convict a criminal? Well now you can. For the first time in history we are taking a murder trial on tour… and following an evening meal you will become the jury and the decision, quite literally will be yours.

Working with a team of leading criminal barristers our completely accurate murder trial will unravel right before your eyes… but before the court room drama unfolds you’ll enjoy a two course meal with your fellow Jurors. When dinner is finished defendant Mr Frank Lane will be called to the stand… systematically our prosecution and defence barristers will lead you through the evidence.

Frank Lane is currently in police custody awaiting trial, charged with the murder of his wife Alison Lane. Alison’s body has never been found. Mr & Mrs Lane we’re married for 20 years and Mr Lane owned several businesses including a coach and haulage firm as well as a small agricultural plant. Alison went missing in March 2017 had has never been heard of since.

For the first time ever outside of the legal system you will experience the theatre and debate of the UK justice system. Our team of criminal barristers will lay out the evidence systematically. You will experience the presence of a convicted murder as well as analyse the evidence put before you… As a Jury you’ll retire to debate and decide the evidence put before you before reaching a decision… innocent or guilty you decide…

The Murder Trial Live is produced by the ITAE Group, the award winning producers of sell out UK tour Anatomy Lab LIVE and The VIVIT Experience who recently featured on BBC Dragons’ Den securing investment from Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones.

CAST OF THE HYPOCRITE RETURN FOR A CHARITY

The full cast of The Hypocrite will return to Hull Truck Theatre on Sunday 23 June, along with Writer Richard Bean and Director Phillip Breen, to give a reading of the play in memory of Musical Director Paul Frankish.

The play will be read by the cast, with script in hand, to commemorate Hull-born Paul, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Paul was a talented musician, conductor, composer and teacher, whose West End credits include Wicked, but who also worked with organisations, artists and young people across our region, including Hull Truck Theatre, She Productions, Northern Academy of Performing Arts, Hull Philharmonic Orchestra and many more. He worked as Rehearsal Musical Director on The Hypocrite.

Tickets cost £17.50 and all proceeds from the reading will go to support Paul’s family.

The Hypocrite was originally produced by Hull Truck Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and played to sell out audiences in both Hull and Stratford-upon-Avon. The hugely popular production received rave reviews from the national press, including:
‘an extraordinarily vibrant, hugely enjoyable and riotously funny historical romp’ ««««« The I

‘raucous comedy does Hull proud’ «««« The Guardian
bawdy, witty, often flagrantly silly love-letter to Hull’ «««« The Telegraph

Cast members Mark Addy (Game of Thrones, The Full Monty) and Caroline Quentin (Men Behaving Badly, Jonathan Creek) will be returning to read their roles as Sir John and Lady Sarah Hotham.

“Paul Frankish was a brilliant MD, a patient, kind teacher and gentle man – more than that, he was our friend. His passing shocked and saddened all of us, and it took next to no time for us to decide to do something in his memory.

Making The Hypocrite in Hull at Truck for the City of Culture was a huge thrill for us all, we all had a fantastic time, so it seemed a very obvious thing to do to celebrate Paul’s life. To read this funny, big hearted, play with music; a love letter to Hull, where he lived and worked. We really hope you can come down and support this event – have a good laugh, a bit of a sing along, and to remember this kind, talented man. It’s a one-off special version of The Hypocrite, all the cast, all the brilliant jokes, and a few new ones thrown in for good measure, but done very informally with scripts in hand. 

On behalf of The Hypocrite company, I’d especially like to thank Mark Babych, Janthi Mills Ward and all at Truck for making the evening possible.”

Phillip Breen, Director of The Hypocrite

 

The Hypocrite

April 1642. Sir John Hotham, Governor of Hull, Member for Beverley and owner of most of East Yorkshire is charged by Parliament to secure the arsenal at Hull and deny entry to King Charles I.

If only it were that simple. With a Royalist siege outside the city walls and the rebellion of the mob within, Civil War seems inevitable and losing his head more than probable. And that’s to say nothing of his problems at home – a lovesick daughter, a ghost obsessed with the chinaware, sexually arousing furniture and a wife intent on escape.

Caught between two choices, Honour and Advantage, we join Sir John on frankly the worst day of his life.

A riotous comedy from award-winning Hull playwright Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors), starring Mark Addy (Game of Thrones, The Full Monty) and Caroline Quentin (Men Behaving Badly, Jonathan Creek) as Sir John and Lady Sarah Hotham.

 

 

Tom ‘The Blowfish’ Hird’s Heavy Metal Marine Biology Show

Take a journey with the world’s only Heavy Metal Marine Biologist, based on his book ‘Blowfish’s Oceanopedia’, as he opens your mind to the amazing, gory, stinky, slimey, world of the oceans! Along the way, you’ll find out some incredible facts you never knew about the creatures of the deep and come away with a whole new view on this blue planet we live on.
Ever wanted to know how lobsters fight? How herring talk? Or how to dance with moray eels?? This is the show for you!
Watch out through, it’s going to get LOUD!!!
Copies of the book will be available to buy on the day.

Family friendly show – *this is going to be noisy!*

Beverley Library
Cost £8 per ticket (for everyone aged 8 and over) + 10% booking fee
Under 8’s – £2 per ticket + 10% booking fee

Songs Of Sanctuary

Stories of Sanctuary is a community songwriting project, with an emotive and poignant show of original songs written and performed by those seeking sanctuary in County Durham.

Drawing on Durham’s rich history of offering sanctuary – from the arrival of an exile monastic community seeking sanctuary from the Vikings to modern stories of fleeing civil war in Syria – Stories of Sanctuary warmly invites you into the project that inspired infectious friendships as well as deeply beautiful songs. Stories of Sanctuary is the Sanctuary Seekers Choir, featuring the National Syrian Orchestra’s Raghad Haddad along with the project’s curator and singer-songwriter Sam Slatcher.

High Horse

Back to Ours present High Horse

A mysterious travelling fairground gallops into town, with a sideshow hosted by The Great and Powerless Peter and his All-Powerful Troupe.

Ride their High Horse, take up the reigns of power, and make your mark in The Scripture of Rules for Very Naughty Adults.

Roll up, roll up! Your quill awaits…

This is a free, drop-in event. No ticket required.

 

Chores

Back To Ours presents: Chores

Hoopla Clique and Cluster Arts present:

Inspired by slapstick legends Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, the side-splitting duo of Chores is coming to Back to Ours.

Two excitable brothers are definitely, probably, maybe, just about to, almost, at some stage, going to do the chores their mum has asked them to get on with…

With skilled stunts and uproarious, interactive gags, and with very little spoken dialogue, children and their big people will find themselves on the edge of their seats and giggling until the chores are done…if they get done

Chores

Back to Ours present: Chores

Hoopla Clique and Cluster Arts present:

Inspired by slapstick legends Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, the side-splitting duo of Chores is coming to Back to Ours.

Two excitable brothers are definitely, probably, maybe, just about to, almost, at some stage, going to do the chores their mum has asked them to get on with…

With skilled stunts and uproarious, interactive gags, and with very little spoken dialogue, children and their big people will find themselves on the edge of their seats and giggling until the chores are done…if they get done.

 

 

Chores

Back To Ours: Chores

Hoopla Clique and Cluster Arts presents.

Inspired by slapstick legends Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, the side-splitting duo of Chores is coming to Back to Ours.

Two excitable brothers are definitely, probably, maybe, just about to, almost, at some stage, going to do the chores their mum has asked them to get on with.

With skilled stunts and uproarious, interactive gags, and with very little spoken dialogue, children and their big people will find themselves on the edge of their seats and giggling until the chores are done…if they get done

Chores

Back to Ours present: Chores

Inspired by slapstick legends Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, the side-splitting duo of Chores is coming to Back to Ours.

Two excitable brothers are definitely, probably, maybe, just about to, almost, at some stage, going to do the chores their mum has asked them to get on with…

With skilled stunts and uproarious, interactive gags, and with very little spoken dialogue, children and their big people will find themselves on the edge of their seats and giggling until the chores are done…if they get done

Truth To Power Cafe

Truth to Power Café

London Artists Projects present:

Hull people of all beliefs and backgrounds have been invited to take part in Truth to Power Café and respond to the question, ‘Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?’ in front of a live audience.

Will they address their parents, a sibling, politician, lover, landlord, neighbour, colleague, boss, banker, their best friends – or someone else?

Whoever it is, it’s time to tell them the truth before it’s too late.

BTO Secret Gig

Back to Ours present: Secret Gig

You pays your money, you takes your chance – and what’s life without a little bit of risk, eh?

It could be music, comedy, acrobats, a hypnotist, or a little bit of everything to spice up your life; one thing’s for certain, our lips are sealed. Grab your tickets for another night of unpredictable Back to Ours madness and mayhem as the glittery curtain opens on two more Secret Gigs in different clubs, on the same night.

BTO Secret Gig

Back to Ours present: Secret Gig

You pays your money, you takes your chance – and what’s life without a little bit of risk, eh?

It could be music, comedy, acrobats, a hypnotist, or a little bit of everything to spice up your life; one thing’s for certain, our lips are sealed. Grab your tickets for another night of unpredictable Back to Ours madness and mayhem as the glittery curtain opens on two more Secret Gigs in different clubs, on the same night.