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THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA

*RESCHEDULED MAY DATES, ORIGINAL TICKETS REMAIN VALID*

New performance schedule

Tuesday 26 May, 1.30pm to Saturday 3 October, 11.30am

Wednesday 27 May, 11am to Sunday 4 October, 11.30am

Wednesday 27 May, 2pm to Saturday 3 October, 2.30pm

Thursday 28 May, 11am Please email the Box Office

Thursday 28 May, 2pm to Sunday 4 October, 2.30pm

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour, celebrating over 10 years on stage.

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger.

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos. A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised.

BRING IT ON

Bring It On – The Musical

The Tony Award nominated Bring It On: The Musical is heading to Hull New Theatre next year from 7 – 11 July.

Inspired by the 2000 film of the same name, Bring It On: The Musical features an original score by the multi award winning creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Pulitzer Prize winning Tom Kitt, composer of Next To Normal. The book is written by the Tony Award winning writer of Avenue Q, Jeff Whitty and the lyrics are by both Lin-Manuel Miranda and writer of the stage adaptation of High Fidelity, Amanda Green.

Bring It On: The Musical takes audiences on a high-flying, energy fuelled journey which tackles friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness – wrapped up in explosive choreography and tricks.

Cheer-royalty and newly crowned Squad Captain, Campbell, should be embarking on her most cheertastic senior year at Truman High School. But when she’s forced to move to the neighbouring hard-knock Jackson High, Campbell fears her life is over.  But an unlikely friendship catapults Campbell back into contention with a powerhouse squad and the fire to achieve the impossible.

Bring It On: The Musical is produced by Selladoor Productions, has a libretto by Jeff Whitty, a score by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda lyrics by Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Bring It On The Musical is inspired by the motion picture Bring It On written by Jessica Bendinger. Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.

The Woman In Black

THE WOMAN IN BLACK

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, this event will be cancelled until further notice.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent government advice, Hull City Council and Hull Culture and Leisure have taken the difficult decision to close both Hull City Hall and Hull New Theatre to the public and will cancel all performances with immediate effect for the next three months.

Hull City Hall and Hull New Theatre is currently working in liaison with promoters of upcoming shows to seek alternative dates for their productions.

Anyone with tickets for this performance, thank you for your patience Hull City Hall/Hull New Theatre will be in touch in due course.

Updates will be available on social media channels and website with the latest information as Hull City Hall and Hull New Theatre, continue to review the situation based on advice received from official bodies.

 

A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story…

Millions of theatre goers worldwide have experienced “The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter” (Daily Telegraph).

Continuing its record breaking run in London’s West End, The Woman in Black now embarks on a major UK Tour. Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation.

This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

Mother Goose

MOTHER GOOSE

BBC Radio Humberside and Look North are back with their 20th year of charity pantomime.

A story of a poor, but ugly, Mother Goose who dreams of being rich and beautiful. A pantomime that will delight and enthral children of all ages.

All profits will go to the BBC Children in Need appeal.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

This event has been cancelled.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent government advice, Hull City Council and Hull Culture and Leisure have taken the difficult decision to close both Hull City Hall and Hull New Theatre to the public and will cancel all performances with immediate effect for the next three months.

Hull City Hall and Hull New Theatre is currently working in liaison with promoters of upcoming shows to seek alternative dates for their productions.

Anyone with tickets for this performance, thank you for your patience Hull City Hall/Hull New Theatre will be in touch in due course.

Updates will be available on social media channels and website with the latest information as Hull City Hall and Hull New Theatre, continue to review the situation based on advice received from official bodies.

 

The iconic musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is coming to Hull New Theatre.

Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden, Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.

With more glitter than ever before, this smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including Hot Stuff, I Will Survive, I Love the Nightlife and Finally.

Dirty Dancing Tour

Dirty Dancing

Relive the iconic tale of Baby and Johnny as they kick, kick, slide their way through the production, which features the sensational songs Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me and the heart – stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.

Based on the smash – hit film, the story follows 17 year-old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman as she visits an upstate New York resort with her family, where she meets the dancer with a bad boy reputation.

After discovering an all-night dance party at the staff quarters she is mesmerised by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, and can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort dance instructor.

Her life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off, and two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.

Hull New Theatre artists' impression

MAMMA MIA!

This event has been cancelled.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent government advice, Hull City Council and Hull Culture and Leisure have taken the difficult decision to close both Hull City Hall and Hull New Theatre to the public and will cancel all performances with immediate effect for the next three months.

Hull City Hall and Hull New Theatre is currently working in liaison with promoters of upcoming shows to seek alternative dates for their productions.

Anyone with tickets for this performance, thank you for your patience Hull City Hall/Hull New Theatre will be in touch in due course.

Updates will be available on social media channels and website with the latest information as they continue to review the situation based on advice received from official bodies.

 

Following its record-breaking, sell-out run, the ultimate feel-good show MAMMA MIA! returns to Hull New Theatre in 2020!

Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA.

Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget.

This irresistibly funny show has been thrilling audiences all around the world and now there’s never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical in Hull.

Whatever age you are, you can’t help but have the time of your life at MAMMA MIA!

CLOUDED

This show has been affected by our closure during the coronavirus outbreak. We are working with the company to reschedule their visit and will be in touch with bookers as soon as possible

We live in a problematic and chaotic world. Climate change is real, carbon emissions are burning the earth and poverty proves to still be a huge threat all around us. What a world to live in.

But what if there was an alternative?

What if we could change our very existence?

What if we could live in the internet? In The Cloud?

Clouded is a coming of age story, using the real thoughts, feelings and ideas of Yorkshire’s young people, that follows two friends’ physical journey from their humanity as we know it, to live inside the internet. Can they save us all from within The Cloud?

QUALITY STREET

This show has been affected by our closure during the coronavirus outbreak. We are working with the company to reschedule their visit and will be in touch with bookers as soon as possible

Phoebe Throssel lives on Quality Street, the bustling hub of a quaint northern town where she runs a school for unruly children.

Ten years since a tearful goodbye, an old flame returns from fighting Napoleon. But the look of disappointment on Captain Valentine’s face when he greets a more mature, less glamorous Phoebe, spurs our determined heroine to action.

She becomes the wild and sparkling Miss Lily, a younger alter-ego who soon entraps the clueless Captain. As their romance is rekindled, can she juggle both personas? Or will her deception scandalise the town and wreck any future with the man she loves?

J.M. Barrie’s delicious farce, written years before his now much-loved Peter Pan, was so well known in its day that it gave its name to the UK’s most popular chocolates, made in Halifax since 1936.

In Laurie Sansom’s directorial debut for Northern Broadsides, this rare revival also features a commentary from the Quality Street™ factory workers, whose own stories of hapless romance and growing old disgracefully give the show a playful Yorkshire twist.

THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE

A fascinating insight into the lives of brothel workers, a truthful and often hilarious portrait of a Much-maligned and
misunderstood profession. The play is composed entirely from conversations recorded inside an actual brothel, edited and
replicated on stage.

Recommended Age 14+

ROALD DAHL AND THE IMAGINATION SEEKERS

This show has been affected by our closure during the coronavirus outbreak. We are working with the company to reschedule their visit and will be in touch with bookers as soon as possible

A family show inspired by the works of Roald Dahl

All around the world Roald Dahl’s words are disappearing, not only from books but children’s minds too!

Now only an organisation known as the ancient guild of tale tenders can save the stories – and they need your help.

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers is a theatrical and interactive experience, especially made for all the family to enjoy.

It’s a thrilling story delivered through performance, games and creative play that explores Roald Dahl’s extraordinary stories, including Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryThe BFG and The Twitsalong the way.

Get Lost and Found have been specially commissioned by Puffin Books to create a new interactive Children’s Theatre show Based on the works of the worlds number one  story teller Roald Dahl. This production is the only interactive show licensed by the Roald Dahl literary estate to tour.

Recommended Age 5+
Running Time: 60mins

MORGAN & WEST’S UNBELIEVABLE SCIENCE

This show has been affected by our closure during the coronavirus outbreak. We are working with the company to reschedule their visit and will be in touch with bookers as soon as possible

Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza!

Magicians, time travellers and all-round spiffing chaps Morgan & West have a secret past – they are genuine, bona fide, legitimately qualified scientists, and now are bring their love of enlightenment to the stage!

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

On TV Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC).

Please note: Morgan & West take full responsibility for any horizons broadened, passions enflamed or minds blown during the course of the show.

Recommended Age 5+
Running Time: 60mins

ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR

This show has been affected by our closure during the coronavirus outbreak. We are working with the company to reschedule their visit and will be in touch with bookers as soon as possible.

Three married couples. Three kitchens. Three Christmas parties.

Sidney Hopcroft, a small-time tradesman, persuades wife Jane to throw a Christmas party hoping to find favour with a bank manager and local architect. As the celebrations get under way, class differences and naked ambition combine to hilarious effect as, one by one, the characters seek refuge in Jane’s kitchen.

Over the next two years, the Jacksons and Brewster-Wrights take turns to host festivities. But Sidney’s star has begun to rise and roles are increasingly reversed as the cracks in the other couples’ marriages begin to show.

Alan Ayckbourn’s comic masterpiece of social climbing in 1970s suburbia fuses a potent mix of farce and black comedy.

An Olivier and Tony Award winning playwright, Alan Ayckbourn’s 81 plays have been produced worldwide. Notable successes include: The Norman Conquests, Relatively Speaking, Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval and Communicating Doors.

Following their successful tour of Absent Friends in 2015, Alan Ayckbourn’s much-loved 1972 classic will be the centrepiece of London Classic Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Year.

Recommended age 14+

THE CANARY AND THE CROW

The award-winning Middle Child present award-winning gig theatre about a working class black kid who’s accepted to a prestigious grammar school.

This lyrical, semi-autobiographical piece from writer and performer Daniel Ward uses grime, hip hop and theatre to tell the story of the struggle between a new environment that doesn’t accept you and an old one that has no opportunity.

Featuring original live music by Prez 96 and James Frewer, The Canary and the Crow won the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Middle Child are a Hull-based company creating gig theatre that brings people together for a good night out with big ideas. They tell untold stories which capture the electrifying moment when the beat drops, mixing original live music with bold new writing.

Recommended Age 14+
Running Time: 1hr 5mins 

BEACH BODY READY

It’s the season of cutting carbs, hitting it hard at the gym, and shaving everything from the chin down. Summer has rocked up and the media has us thinking about how our bodies aren’t up to scratch and there are companies ready to capitalise on that. We’ve been shamed, dehumanised, and humiliated for how we look and we’ve had enough.

Join The Roaring Girls for a defiantly feel-good show which sticks two fingers up at how the media says you should look.

The Roaring Girls are getting Beach Body Ready. Are you?

Recommended Age 14+

Contains strong language and covers subjects that some people may find upsetting.

Running Time: 70 mins approx. 

THE TWISTED TALE OF HANSEL & GRETEL

A flustered storyteller is joined by a mischievous mocking bird as he follows Hansel and Gretel deep into the forest. All is not what it seems, as the characters start to tell their own version of this peculiar adventure. Come along and meet the wicked witch and her really rather eccentric chef in this truly imaginative version of Hansel and Gretel. Live music, hilarious performance and a mesmerising design ensures that this play will entertain and amuse the entire family.

Recommended Age 5+
Running Time: Approx 60 mins