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16 Sep 2014 - 17 Sep 2014 @ 8pm

My Name is...

This captivating new verbatim play uncovers a cross-cultural story that began in early 80s Glasgow, long before the ‘tug of love’ tale that hit headlines in 2006, when a young girl left Scotland for Pakistan.  

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17 Sep 2014 @ 6:30pm-9pm

THE PLAY'S THE THING: Single Spies

The Play’s the Thing is Hull Truck’s play-reading group.

Single Spies is a 1988 stage play written by Alan Bennett. 

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19 Sep 2014 @ 7:30pm

That is All You Need to Know

This stunning piece of visual theatre tells the story of Bletchley Park and the untold secrets of the remarkable men and women who cracked the enigma code.

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19 Sep 2014 @ 8pm

COMEDY: Vikki Stone

Award-winning comedian Vikki Stone has blagged, stolen and borrowed twenty musical instruments. Some she can play really quite well, and others, at the time of writing, not so well. 

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24 Sep 2014 - 27 Sep 2014 @ 8pm

Happy Days

First premiered in 1961, fifty years later this story of a woman’s ability to survive against overwhelming odds still shocks, amazes and is as sharply relevant, funny and compelling as ever.

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26 Sep 2014 @ 7:30pm

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest! A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning show. Audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into an all-singing, all-dancing production with unpredictable and hilarious results.

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27 Sep 2014 @ 7:30pm

Snake Davis Band

An instrumental solo can break hearts, lift spirits, even change lives in extreme cases. Sax is the favourite instrument for many folk, and for good reason. Saxophone, in the right hands, is so emotional, so passionate; it sings, screams, whispers.

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30 Sep 2014 - 3 Oct 2014 @ 7:30pm (Wednesday matinee: 2pm)

SECRET THEATRE: A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams’ classic story of pride, jealousy and lust. During an unexpected visit to her sister Stella, the fragile and fading Blanche DuBois clashes with her brutal brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski. Tensions mount as he sets out to expose the dark secrets of her past, spiralling to a tragic climax.

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2 Oct 2014 @ 6pm-7pm

PLATFORM: A Streetcar Named Desire

Unlocking classic texts

Classic plays are tried and tested – so how do writers and directors make them feel fresh and original? Mark Babych will explore this with one of the UK’s leading theatre-makers, Lyric Hammersmith’s Artistic Director Sean Holmes.

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2 Oct 2014 - 3 Oct 2014 @ 8pm

SECRET THEATRE: Show 6

Are you who you think you are? A fatal car crash. A memory uncovered. A secret that leads to revolution. A thought-provoking new thriller from award-winning playwright Mark Ravenhill.

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4 Oct 2014 @ 2pm

SECRET THEATRE: A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts

Do you like your theatre fearless? In this riotous show, go on an extraordinary journey through the ups and downs of love and life. Never the same show twice. 

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4 Oct 2014 @ 8pm

SECRET THEATRE: Chamber Piece

A pitch-black comedy from up-and-coming writer Caroline Bird about power, lethal injection and the desperate need for a Twix.

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9 Oct 2014 - 11 Oct 2014 @ Thu 10:30am & 1:30pm, Fri 10:30am & 6pm, Sat 1pm & 4pm

Flat Stanley

When you’re as flat as a flan, as flat as a pancake, there’s a whole new world to explore with Flat Stanley. 

Packed with infectious songs, this colourful character is brought to life onstage by award-winning children’s writer Mike Kenny. Join the Lambchops and you’re guaranteed flat out fun for all the family.

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9 Oct 2014 @ 8pm

The Man Who Woke Up Dead

When everything you believe is shown to be false, holding on to any kind of truth becomes a deadly game.

Using their unique physical and cinematic style, Square Peg Theatre create an elegant, bold and beautifully choreographed world from the empty stage.

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10 Oct 2014 @ 8pm

COMEDY: Marcel Lucont

A modern man's majestic musings on mortality, morality, masculinity and, moreover, Marcel Lucont, multi award-deserving maverick. A multimedia mélange of magnificence.

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11 Oct 2014 @ 8pm

Conscientious

Rebekah is back at her parents’ house, holed up with her old uni essays and family records. Determined to move on with her life, she begins writing the story of her great-grandfather, a WW1 conscientious objector. 

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14 Oct 2014 - 18 Oct 2014 @ 7:30pm (Saturday matinee: 2pm)

Wet House

Based on his own first-hand experience working in a wet house, Paddy Campbell’s award-winning debut full length play asks who will look after the people that no one else will look after?

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Main House

15 Oct 2014 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm

Northern Stage Roadshow

For the last three years, Northern Stage has run a venue at the Edinburgh Fringe during August. Could your show be on their stage at next year's festival?

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15 Oct 2014 @ 6:30pm-9pm

THE PLAY'S THE THING: Days of Wine and Roses

The Play’s the Thing is Hull Truck’s play-reading group.

Days of Wine and Roses is a 1958 teleplay by J.P. Miller. 

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16 Oct 2014 @ 6pm-7pm

PLATFORM: Wet House

Writing from experience

Paddy Campbell’s play WET HOUSE is based on first-hand experience of working within alcohol dependency units. Join Mark Babych in conversation with Paddy and director Max Roberts about the genesis of the play, and how he translated personal experience into a fictional drama.

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16 Oct 2014 @ 8pm

What Would Beyonce Do?

The critically acclaimed debut show from British stand-up comedian Luisa Omielan. This is the ultimate feel-good stand-up comedy show from a rising London star.

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18 Oct 2014 @ 10:30am-5pm

Discover Day: Wet House

If you’ve ever been curious as to just how a piece of theatre is created, what happens during a rehearsal process or why certain decisions are made before an audience sees the play, join the cast of WET HOUSE for an in-depth exploration.

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18 Oct 2014 @ 7:30pm

COMEDY: Mark Watson

Combining his award-winning wit with thought-provoking insights, Watson finds that as humans, despite our lack of perfection and poor decision-making, we’re pretty spectacular. He may not have all the answers to life’s most serious questions, but ‘Flaws’ is sure to both humour and touch every generation of comedy fan.

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Main House

18 Oct 2014 @ 8pm

Bag Lady

Meet Eve, covered in a huge overcoat. She may epitomise the homeless 'bag lady' but that's not the whole story. As she peels back the layers, through her passionate rants and reflections we discover that not only is it okay to be angry, but sometimes it is essential for our survival.

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21 Oct 2014 - 24 Oct 2014 @ 7pm

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Each night, four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays in Hull Truck’s Main Theatre. Come and party with The Bard and celebrate the achievements of local young people in a wonderful evening of entertainment.

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Main House

21 Oct 2014 - 22 Oct 2014 @ 8pm

My Grandfather's Great War

A solo drama interweaving material from the First World War diaries of Captain Alexander Stewart with the contemporary perspective of his grandson, the actor Cameron Stewart. 

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23 Oct 2014 @ 8pm

Blind

A beat-boxing theatre show unlike any other; UK beat-boxing champion Grace Savage explores what young people are hearing in the world today, from motherly advice to what we learn in the school playground and the music charts. An interrogation into the influences on young people today, this energetic and powerful show will have you on the edge of your seat. 

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24 Oct 2014 @ 8pm

Chewing the Fat

Glitter, chicken legs and lots of rice pudding: Selina invites you to her own version of a midnight feast, somewhere between the confessions made over coffee at weight watchers, and sloppy drunken story-telling over a 3am kebab. 

Chewing the Fat is a powerful and extremely open portrayal of how we live with our bodies, on both the days when they are beautiful, and the days when they are a burden.

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25 Oct 2014 @ 10am-5pm

So you want to be a professional actor?

Thinking of auditioning for Drama School?

Led by Artistic Director Mark Babych, this intensive full-day workshop will give you a taste of what to expect and how to prepare yourself for the rigours and demands of actor training, covering movement, text and emotional truth.

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4 Nov 2014 - 15 Nov 2014 @ 7:30pm (Saturday matinees: 2pm)

On the Piste

John Godber's On the Piste is as fresh as newly fallen snow and in this new version the laughs come thick and fast.

Life is out there but the falls are hard in this high energy, visual production set in the French Alps.

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4 Nov 2014 - 8 Nov 2014 @ 8pm (Saturday matinee: 2:30pm)

Up Pompeii!

This tale of sexy shenanigans was specially written for Frankie Howerd and features all the TV favourites led (of course) by Lurcio, head slave to senator Ludicrus Sextus, his wife Ammonia, burgeoning daughter Erotica and innocent, poetic son Nausius. 

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5 Nov 2014 @ 6:30pm-9pm

THE PLAY'S THE THING: Stallerhof

The Play’s the Thing is Hull Truck’s play-reading group.

Stallerhof (Farmyard) by Franz Xaver Kroetz. John Godber leads this special discussion of his favourite play,which is a powerful and controversial piece of theatre.

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12 Nov 2014 @ 7pm

CLOSE UP... with John Godber

Artistic Director Mark Babych talks to John Godber about his career, influences and future projects.

Followed by a rehearsed reading of John's latest play RIGHT, performed by his daughter Martha Godber. RIGHT explores aspects of paranoia and fear, which surface within a family after a story about child abuse is splashed across the headlines.

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14 Nov 2014 @ 8pm

COMEDY: Choose Your Own Documentary

Join Nathan Penlington and a team of filmmakers as they embark on a quest to find the author of the diary and unravel the mystery of its pages. A true story of obsession, childhood sweethearts, friendship, loss and adventure.

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15 Nov 2014 @ 8pm

COMEDY: The Coin-Operated Girl

The truth about sex workers, their clients, and the hilarious, heart-warming and often bizarre moments in a unique career. With hilarious anecdotes and even a Q&A, it’s a whole new angle on the world of sex work.

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20 Nov 2014 @ 7:30pm

HULL JAZZ FESTIVAL: Gilad Atzmon

Gilad Atzmon’s acclaimed quartet and the Sigamos String Quartet interpret Charlie Parker’s legendary strings recording. The combination of Atzmon’s unparalleled bebop virtuosity with stunning string arrangements promises to create a special performance.

SAVER DEAL: See all four festival concerts for the price of three

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Main House

21 Nov 2014 @ 6pm

HULL JAZZ FESTIVAL: Giant Steps Jazz Jam (FREE)

A relaxed jam session by NYJO Septet, Hull University Students and Hull Youth Jazz Orchestra with National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

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21 Nov 2014 @ 7pm

HULL JAZZ FESTIVAL: Arun Ghosh

The British-Asian clarinettist and composer is a leading light on the global jazz scene, captivating audiences and critics with his passionate and dynamic performance style, eloquent musical expression and a healthy dose of rock ‘n’ roll spirit.

SAVER DEAL: £23 for both Friday shows

Or see all four festival concerts for the price of three

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21 Nov 2014 @ 9pm

HULL JAZZ FESTIVAL: Tim Kliphuis

The Dutch violinist is one of Europe’s foremost gypsy swing jazz fiddlers, and here he is, with his classic Trio turning the spotlight on the man who brought the charm and wizardry to the Parisian Hot Club jazz scene, and went on to delight audiences all over the world.

SAVER DEAL: £23 for both Friday shows

Or see all four festival concerts for the price of three

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Main House

22 Nov 2014 @ 11am-1pm

WORKSHOP: Tim Kliphuis and Nigel Clark

Beginner's Guide to Gypsy Jazz Workshop (limited to 25 people)

In this workshop guitarists and violinists can learn the ins and outs of gypsy jazz, and how to work on a jazz violin / guitar sound.  

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22 Nov 2014 @ 7:30pm

HULL JAZZ FESTIVAL: National Youth Jazz Orchestra

A world-famous glittering showcase for the country’s best young musicians. From hard-swinging rhythm section to a raft of hugely talented young soloists, this is a big band in fine form.

SAVER DEAL: See all four festival concerts for the price of three

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25 Nov 2014 @ 7:30pm

COMEDY: John Shuttleworth -- A Wee Ken to Remember

Versatile singer/organist, John Shuttleworth, wants to share fond memories of his favourite past weekends. However, a typo on the poster means John is obliged to spend the evening paying homage to his next-door neighbour and sole agent - the diminutive Ken Worthington.

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Main House

5 Dec 2014 - 10 Jan 2015

Cinderella

Five Rats. One romance. No cheese.

It’s got all the traditional elements for a fabulous Christmas treat – a feisty girl who dreams of dressing up and dancing, a wicked stepmother and a slightly geeky Prince – but this Cinderella has one big difference. The rats are in charge.

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12 Dec 2014 - 13 Dec 2014 @ Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2pm

FILM: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

The original and still the best, this heart-warming tale has been charming families for generations. 

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19 Dec 2014 - 20 Dec 2014 @ Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2pm

FILM: It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

For many, this is the ultimate Christmas film. Its mixture of humour, whimsy and sentimentality has endeared it to the world. Wonderful performances by Stewart, Donna Reed and the brilliantly wicked Lionel Barrymore combine in a Yuletide treat not to be missed. 

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3 Jun 2015 @ 7:30pm

COMEDY: Stewart Francis -- Pun Gent Tour

The star of 'Mock The Week', 'Michael McIntyre's Roadshow' and 'Live At The Apollo' embarks on a brand new stand-up tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show!

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