LADIES THAT BUS

Ladies That Bus is a heart-warming and hilarious tale of journeys taken and not taken, of regrets and celebrations, and what it means to be free… Based on real-life interviews and peppered with humour, songs and original music, it shows a day-in-the life of the Route 555 bus to Keswick, and the kaleidoscope of different characters that travel on it – each with their very own tales to tell…

“A hilarious, heart-warming, emotional journey!” Audience Member

Recommended Age:12+
Running Time: 1hr 50mins

WOLF!

Beneath the Moon, under the snowy mountains, amongst a flock of woolly sheep, Jack is bored.

Bored of watching sheep
Bored of counting sheep
but most importantly…bored of SHEEP

Down in the village just a whisper of a wolf will cause a panic!

Join us for an adventure and find out what happens when Jack cries WOLF!

With original music, puppetry and a tale you thought you knew…
from the makers of The Three Bears, Kitchen Zoo.

Inspired by Aesop’s Fable, The Boy who Cried Wolf

Recommended Age 0-5 Years
Running Time: 45mins

HEAVEN’S GATE

Four cups of Apple Sauce.

Four canvas camp beds

One Comet.

Heaven’s Gate is closing and the Away Team are ready for Graduation!
But whatever you do, don’t say the C-word. (Cult).
Heaven’s Gate, imagines the final hour of four members of the real life UFO-theistic group. As they prepare for their “Graduation” to the “Kingdom of Heaven” initially the excitement is palpable, but soon the cracks start to appear. Is Heavenly Father really waiting for them on a Spaceship? Is the Earth actually about to be recycled? Was castration mandatory or not? Is Turkey Potpie an underwhelming last supper?
Whatever you do, do not say the C-word!
Fresh from sell out runs at the Great Yorkshire Fringe and the Drayton Arms Theatre London, Cosmic Collective Theatre invite you to join their Cult and ascend to the next level.

“New kids on the block-brilliantly scripted, slick direction and very funny delivery. If you like your comedy dipping into the darkside, these bunch are for you.” Porl Cooper, Harrogate Theatre.

MY NIGHT WITH REG

In 1985, in a London flat, old friends and lovers gather to celebrate new beginnings, yet their whole world is about to change…
Funny, sad and sweet, Kevin Elyot’s award-winning dark comedy play about the relationships of a group of gay men and their connections to the unseen yet magnetic Reg is a moving exploration of friendship, happiness and love, and their fragility in the shadow of the 1980’s AIDS crisis.
An evening of laughter, heartbreak and celebration, Elyot’s razor-sharp wit will be brought to life in a stunning, visual feast that captures the decadence, celebration and uncertainty of 1980’s London.
Green Carnation Company are a Manchester based theatre company dedicated to presenting quality theatre telling queer and LGBTQ+ stories.

Running Time: 2hrs 10mins, incl. interval
Recommended age 14+

Contains themes of a sexual nature & strong language

Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons: The Unofficial Adventure

An interactive comedy show inspired by the cult-classic boardgame Dungeons & Dragons will be touring around bars, pubs & clubs across Hull & East Yorkshire.

‘Dungeons & Dragons: The Unofficial Adventure’ by Josh Overton (Sunday Times award winner) is a part comedy show, part interactive boardgame, and promises to be a completely bonkers night out for anyone aged 9 to 99.

Brought to you by the award-winning Hull theatre company, Silent Uproar (A Super Happy Story About Feeling Super Sad) this bonkers and bizarre night out is perfect for fans of Rick & Morty, Adventure Time and Terry Prachett.

Silent Uproar have taken the weird and wonderful world of Dungeons and Dragons and condensed it into a 70 minute theatrical adventure…with jokes!

Suitable for ages 9+, there are a limited number of adults only shows as well (for those that want a beer with their broadswords!)

Alex Mitchell, Silent Uproar Artistic Director: “We make theatre for the Netflix generation, and take it outside of standard venues to people who might never have seen a performance of this type before.

We want our audiences to be as excited for a night with us as they would be at the cinema or a stand-up comedy gig! It’s going to be a fun night out, perfect for all family members aged 9 to 99!”

PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE PERFORMANCES (PWYD)

To open the door for first time theatre goers (and theatre veterans!) some of our performances are ‘Pay What You Decide’.

Reserve your place in the audience, but pay nothing in advance. Come and see the show and then pay what you think it’s worth once it’s finished. Whether that’s the price of a coffee, a meal out, or a new car!

(Card readers will be available at the venues for credit or debit card payments)

ADULT ONLY PERFORMANCES (18+)

Our late shows (9.30pm) are Adult Only performances. So leave the kids at home, join us for a beer and a slightly wilder (and no doubt more foul languaged!) version of the show!

 

PERFORMANCES:

Tuesday 3rd December – Hull University – 7.30pm
Wednesday 4th December – The New Adelphi Club, Hull – 7.30pm (PWYD) & 9.30pm (18+)
Thursday 5th December – The New Adelphi Club, Hull – 7.30pm (PWYD) & 9.30pm (18+)
Friday 6th December – The Brain Jar, Hull – 7.30pm (PWYD) & 9.30pm (18+)

 

Thursday 12th December – The BoardRoom, Hull – 7.30pm & 9.30pm (18+)
Friday 13th December – Humber Street Pop Up Venue, Hull – 7.30pm & 9.30pm (18+)
Saturday 14th December – Humber Street Pop Up Venue, Hull – 3pm & 7.30pm

Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons: The Unofficial Adventure

An interactive comedy show inspired by the cult-classic boardgame Dungeons & Dragons will be touring around bars, pubs & clubs across Hull & East Yorkshire.

‘Dungeons & Dragons: The Unofficial Adventure’ by Josh Overton (Sunday Times award winner) is a part comedy show, part interactive boardgame, and promises to be a completely bonkers night out for anyone aged 9 to 99.

Brought to you by the award-winning Hull theatre company, Silent Uproar (A Super Happy Story About Feeling Super Sad) this bonkers and bizarre night out is perfect for fans of Rick & Morty, Adventure Time and Terry Prachett.

Silent Uproar have taken the weird and wonderful world of Dungeons and Dragons and condensed it into a 70 minute theatrical adventure…with jokes!

Suitable for ages 9+, there are a limited number of adults only shows as well (for those that want a beer with their broadswords!)

Alex Mitchell, Silent Uproar Artistic Director: “We make theatre for the Netflix generation, and take it outside of standard venues to people who might never have seen a performance of this type before.

We want our audiences to be as excited for a night with us as they would be at the cinema or a stand-up comedy gig! It’s going to be a fun night out, perfect for all family members aged 9 to 99!”

PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE PERFORMANCES (PWYD)

To open the door for first time theatre goers (and theatre veterans!) some of our performances are ‘Pay What You Decide’.

Reserve your place in the audience, but pay nothing in advance. Come and see the show and then pay what you think it’s worth once it’s finished. Whether that’s the price of a coffee, a meal out, or a new car!

(Card readers will be available at the venues for credit or debit card payments)

ADULT ONLY PERFORMANCES (18+)

Our late shows (9.30pm) are Adult Only performances. So leave the kids at home, join us for a beer and a slightly wilder (and no doubt more foul languaged!) version of the show!

 

PERFORMANCES:

Tuesday 3rd December – Hull University – 7.30pm
Wednesday 4th December – The New Adelphi Club, Hull – 7.30pm (PWYD) & 9.30pm (18+)
Thursday 5th December – The New Adelphi Club, Hull – 7.30pm (PWYD) & 9.30pm (18+)
Friday 6th December – The Brain Jar, Hull – 7.30pm (PWYD) & 9.30pm (18+)

 

Thursday 12th December – The BoardRoom, Hull – 7.30pm & 9.30pm (18+)
Friday 13th December – Humber Street Pop Up Venue, Hull – 7.30pm & 9.30pm (18+)
Saturday 14th December – Humber Street Pop Up Venue, Hull – 3pm & 7.30pm

Show Stopper!

SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL

Spontaneous musical comedy at its absolute finest – direct from the West End!

With twelve years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 series, a critically acclaimed West End run and 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 all-singing, all-dancing productions with hilarious results. These incredible performers are guaranteed to impress, as they create shows packed with drama, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies – it’s just all made up on the spot!

So whether you fancy Hamilton in a hospital or Sondheim in the Sahara, you suggest it and The Showstoppers will sing it!

Madam Ovary

MADAME OVARY

It’s January and Rosa is writing her resolutions. This is her year. She is going to stop going out with plonkers, start doing yoga and write some really good art. But before she’s had time to delete her dating apps and get into downward dog, she’s diagnosed. With ovarian cancer. And it’s spread. Suddenly faced with hospitals, chemotherapy and her own mortality, Rosa’s new goal for the year ahead is to survive it.

Based on Rosa’s real-life blog, Madame Ovary explores the typical struggle a 20-something has with trying to stay relevant and the less typical struggle of trying to stay alive.

Rutter & Carty Entertain

RUTTER & CARTHY ENTERTAIN

Local legends, actor and director Barrie Rutter and award-winning folk musician Eliza Carthy join together to present a unique evening of story telling, poetry and music. From tall tales to sea shanties, anecdotes to ballads, Rutter and Carthy promise to entertain!

Midsummer Nights Dream

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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

Hull Truck Theatre present a community production of: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Enter an enchanted forest near Athens for a night of magic and mayhem as Shakespeare’s romantic comedy masterpiece is performed by members of the local community.
An argument between Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the Fairies, has filled the forest with mischief. At the same time, four young lovers face a tangle of unrequited love and for Hermia, the threat of death if she doesn’t marry the man her father has chosen. Determined to be true to their hearts they escape into the woods, right into the hands of the fairies.

Bottom the Weaver and his comedy crew of Mechanicals are in the woods to rehearse a play for the upcoming royal wedding. They too are caught up in the tricks of fairy Puck and his mischievous matchmaking.
When morning is on the horizon it is a race against time…will they all awaken from this confusion of a dream?

Join us as the local community come together to tell this highly entertaining story, celebrating the messy business of love.

Strictly Ballroom the Musical

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

*RESCHEDULED FROM OCTOBER 2020. ORIGINAL TICKETS REMAIN VALID*

Based on the award-winning worldwide film phenomenon, the production will waltz onto the stage in 2022.

The cast of more than 20 world-class performers will be under the direction of dancer, choreographer, theatre director and one of Britain’s favourite TV judges, Craig Revel Horwood.

Strictly Ballroom the Musical follows the arrogant, rebellious young ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings. When his radical and daring dance style sees him fall out of favour with the Australian Federation, he must dance with beginner, Fran.

Together they find the courage to defy tradition and discover medal-winning moves.

The production includes over 30 classic chart-topping hits performed live on stage including Time After Time, Let’s Dance, I’m So Excited, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Sway (Quien Sera), Mambo No. 5, Dancing With Myself, Sugar Sugar, It’s the End of the World as We Know It, Teardrops and Love is in the Air.

The Jungle Book

This classic Rudyard Kipling story is brought to life by our Junior Musical Theatre class in a colourful, noisy show, featuring all your favourite characters – Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie, Shere Khan and more!

An Ordinary Hero: The Jack Harrison Story

An incredible true story of outstanding talent and unimaginable courage.

An exciting new production of the play written by Ian Peter Judson, presented by the Pony Express Theatre Company, is being staged at Park Street Performing Arts Centre from Friday 8th November to Sunday 10th November.

Enthralling and tragic, “An Ordinary Hero” chronicles the life of Hull born and bred John “Jack” Harrison from his humble beginnings to the trenches of the Great War in Oppy, France.

Jack was very much a family man, living with his wife and childhood friend Lilian down Wharncliffe Street whilst working as a teacher at Lime Street School. He played professional rugby for Hull FC at the Boulevard and accomplished his lifelong ambition of scoring a try in the 1914 Challenge Cup final in the 6-0 victory against Wakefield Trinity. Jack Harrison still holds the unbroken record of scoring 52 tries in one season to this day.

Answering the call of duty from his country during the Great War, Jack signed up for the army in 1915 and was commissioned as a Temporary 2nd Lieutenant in the East Yorkshire 11th (Tradesmens) batallion. In February 1917 he was awarded the Military Cross for bravery in action.

On 3rd May 1917, Jack led his platoon on a night raid again the German positions at Oppy Wood. Losses were great and the attack failed. With his brigade pinned down by enemy gunfire, Jack singlehandedly charged a machine gun, successfully halting the barrage but was killed outright. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallant self-sacrifice.

Directed by Laura Suter with a stellar, all-local cast of Chloe Oldridge-Field, Julie Lloyd, Kev Shepherd, Jayden Platten, Dave Ross and Christopher C. Corbett as Jack, join us for an unforgettable journey of a Hull legend in this vivid and moving production.

Proceeds from sales will be donated to the Jack Harrison VC MC Statue Campaign.

Please note, this production contains flashing images, smoke and strobe lighting effects.

Menopause The Musical 2

In our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical®, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four ladies as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses.

Hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain – these are a few of our favourite menopausal things. Cruising Through Menopause is a hilarious, heartfelt, reassuring and unflinching look at the joys of menopause and friendship. When your life is a bumpy ride full of twists and turns, it’s hard to find true friends. But step on board and we’ll take you on a trip of self-discovery, love and friendship all backed by a soundtrack of toe-tapping parodied hits.

For these four ladies the menopause was not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers, and friendships never fail.

So, all aboard and we’ll have you laughing, singing and maybe even dancing on-stage, as you join us for Menopause The Musical® 2 – Cruising Through Menopause.

Star cast to be announced.

Hull New Theatre artists' impression

The Mousetrap

Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre.

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be?

One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

Experience shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

Stealing Seven Hens

Gordon Meredith returns to Stage4Beverley to bring history alive through stories and music and is joined this time by musician Phil Simpson.

Stealing Seven Hens is a journey from rural East Yorkshire in the early 19th century to the far off colonies of Australia where men and women convicted of the most trivial of crimes were taken. This dramatisation puts the 19th century judicial system in the dock and asks if such a harsh punishment really did fit the crime?

The convicts we meet include the infamous Snowden Dunhill of East Yorkshire who, along with nine other members of his notorious family, were transported to meet a variety of fates.

As the plights of local rogues, vagabonds and thieves are told, this piece of Folk Theatre features traditional & contemporary music & song inspired by material from the ‘Broadside Ballads’; an extensive collection of folk tales about the terrors and triumphs of the many thousands of people who were dumped on the far side of the world.

Stealing Seven Hens follows Gordon’s previous shows at the last two festivals, ‘Swinging the Lamp’ and ‘Broadside On’ that have both gone on to be performed elsewhere in the region and received great praise…

“What a powerful show: humble, well-crafted and beautiful! A balance of stories, music, eye-witness accounts, pain, fun and tears. Impressive!”

Superb acting quality singing and a production which gripped from start to finish.”

Broadside On is an evocative history of the Beverley shipyard. An amalgam of archival images, hauntingly beautiful music and an excellently crafted script, the play brings to life oral histories that capture our local heritage.”

We thought Broadside On was superb today – really interesting content and brilliantly acted.

It is the best thing I have ever seen at the theatre!!”

Stealing Seven Hens at the Stage4Beverley Festival, East Riding Theatre, Saturday February 15th 2020 at 12.00 noon.

Early bird Tickets £10 / Standard price £12