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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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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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15 Jan 2015 - 17 Jan 2015 @ 7pm

DOUBLE BILL 1: 'Hearts' and 'Pronoun'

Our senior Youth Theatre start the new year in the studio with four new plays written specifically for young people to perform.

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20 Jan 2015 @ 10am-7pm

Digital Utopias (Arts Council and Google)

Digital Utopias, a one-day conference that has been developed to inspire debate around the impact that new technologies can have in enabling creativity across the arts, will take place on Tuesday 20 January 2015.

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22 Jan 2015 @ 7pm-10pm

FILM: Boyhood (Cert 15)

Boyhood is a groundbreaking cinematic experience following the life of a family. At the centre is Mason (Ellar Coltrane) who, with his sister Samantha, is taken on an emotional and transcendent journey through the years, from childhood to adulthood.

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23 Jan 2015 @ 7:30pm

MUSIC: Folk in Hull

An eclectic night of quality music celebrating the sounds of the city.

Now into its 3rd year Folk in Hull is an annual showcase celebration of the city’s local music scene not to be missed!

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24 Jan 2015 @ 5pm and 8pm

Scissorhands

One day when the local Avon representative calls at the historic mansion where Scissorhands has been living alone, she takes him home to stay with her family. He has to adapt to the new life and environment that he isn't used to. Soon he shows a talent in cutting hair and hedges and wins everybody's heart. But life isn't always so sweet.

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28 Jan 2015 - 31 Jan 2015 @ 7:30pm (Saturday matinee 2pm)

The Picture of Doreen Gray

Award winning LipService Theatre return to Hull Truck. Doreen Gray has it all, a drive time radio show, a high ratings lifestyle programme on Even More 4, her famously youthful looks – she ranks up there in the national treasure list alongside Cliff and Lulu. But how does Doreen stay so incredibly young? 

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29 Jan 2015 - 31 Jan 2015 @ 7pm

DOUBLE BILL 2: 'Same' and 'Letter to Lacey'

Our senior Youth Theatre start the new year in the studio with four new plays written specifically for young people to perform.

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3 Feb 2015 - 7 Feb 2015 @ 7:30pm (Saturday matinee: 2pm)

Three Men in a Boat

Jerome's ripping yarn of youthful friendship, mischief and folly, originally intended as a guide to boating on the Thames, continues to celebrate the very essence of Britishness, inspiring many of our comic legends from Morecambe and Wise to Monty Python.

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5 Feb 2015 - 7 Feb 2015 @ 8pm (Saturday matinee: 2:30pm)

Turning the Tide

In the winter of 1968, three Hull trawlers sank in Arctic waters. The loss of 58 men devastated the close-knit fishing community of Hessle Road. For the first time in their history the fishermen's wives took action. They marched, campaigned and drew the world's attention to their cause: the reform of an industry that was killing their men.

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11 Feb 2015 @ 7:30pm

COMEDY: Jimeoin: Is It..?!

Hilarious world-class stand-up from internationally acclaimed star of Sunday Night at the PalladiumLive at the ApolloRoyal Variety Performance, and Channel 4's O2 Comedy Gala.

Hailed as one of live comedy's masters, Jimeóin's shows are a fluid mixture of his signature observations and more razor-sharp take on the absurdities of everyday life. No-gimmicks, big laughs and live stand-up at its very best. 

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11 Feb 2015 - 14 Feb 2015 @ 8pm

Inheritance Blues

Back by popular demand and fresh from sell out performances at HighTide Festival, Soho Theatre and The West Yorkshire Playhouse DugOut Theatre return with their award-winning, fringe favourite Inheritance Blues. A comedy about decade-old rivalries, heavy drinking, familial debt and a blues cover band. 

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12 Feb 2015 @ 7:30pm

COMEDY: Alun Cochrane - Me neither

As seen on Trying Again and co-host of The Frank Skinner radio show.

Following a sold out run at the Edinburgh Festival, the ray of sunshine himself comes to Hull Truck to perform his cheerfully miserable stand up.

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16 Feb 2015 @ 11:30am and 2pm

Three Wise Monkeys (ages 3-7)

Hiccup Theatre bring their exciting style to this classic Japanese proverb, juggling live music, puppetry and mischievous storytelling into a brand new version perfect for little ones and their grown ups by acclaimed, Olivier Award winning writer Mike Kenny.

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17 Feb 2015 - 18 Feb 2015 @ 2pm and 4pm

Family Theatre Tour and Experience

Ever wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes? Come along and help our actor find all the props he needs for his performance on an interactive tour of the theatre.

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18 Feb 2015 - 21 Feb 2015 @ 7:30pm

The Phantom of the Opera

NAPA bring the story of a masked figure that lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it.

He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents, with disastrous and dangerous consequences for anyone who dares to stand in his way.

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24 Feb 2015 @ 7pm-9:30pm

FILM: Manuscripts Don’t Burn (Cert 15)

Mohammad Rasoulof writes and directs this drama about Iranian operatives trained to torture and kill freethinking writers and academics who have made a living questioning the politics and political leaders of their country.

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25 Feb 2015 - 27 Feb 2015 @ 10:30am and 2pm

Wave

A vibrant multi-sensory play for young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and autism. Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Wave explores the relationship between a parent and their offspring as they reach adulthood and leave home. 

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25 Feb 2015 @ 8pm

Too Much, Too Young

Isn't it daft that we ask teenagers to make really big decisions about their lives? Jack Bennett had to and it's done him no good whatsoever. He was going to be a world-renowned musician, but one wrong turn and look at him… a two-bit actor with an identity crisis.

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26 Feb 2015 @ 8pm

Operation Crucible

On 12 December 1940, more than 600 people lost their lives in over seven hours of continuous bombing by Germany's Luftwaffe. Their objective? Wiping Sheffield's world famous steel works, the heartland of Britain’s munitions manufacturing, clean off the map.

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28 Feb 2015 @ 10am

TEDxHull 2015

This year, TEDxHull will delve into the world of illusions. A locally-organised event in the spirit of the TED foundation, dedicated to ideas worth spreading.

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4 Mar 2015 @ 7pm

The Head that Wears a Crown

Join the RSC and pupils from across Hull in our celebratory festival The Head that Wears a Crown. Students from primary, secondary and special schools will be performing scenes from Henry IV parts I & II and Henry V as part of a UK wide festival involving over 900 young people.

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7 Mar 2015 @ 7:30pm

COMEDY: Andy Parsons: Live and Unleashed - But Naturally Cautious

With four sell-out national tours, three DVD releases and a special for Comedy Central already under his belt, Andy Parsons, is back on the road. Andy’s fifth show Live And Unleashed - But Naturally Cautious will see the star of BBC2’s Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo hit the road again delivering more sharp comedy up and down the UK. 

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10 Mar 2015 - 14 Mar 2015 @ 7:30pm (schools matinee: Thursday 2pm)

King Lear

King Lear is the story of a family at war with itself. Lear, an aging and deeply flawed individual, wrecks his relationship with his three daughters and in doing so, loses all he has. What is there left? This question, which is Lear’s predicament and Shakespeare’s genius, invites us all to think upon what we might gain when nothing is all we have.

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11 Mar 2015 @ 6pm

ARTS AWARD SUPPORT EVENT: King Lear

Hull Truck Theatre is an Arts Award supporter. Come along to a pre-show workshop on how to write a theatre review before seeing a performance of King Lear and meeting the company for a post-show discussion. We'll even share your reviews on our website and exhibition spaces.

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12 Mar 2015 @ 6:15pm-7pm

PLATFORM: The Broadsides Guide to Theatre

Join Mark Babych in conversation with members of the King Lear company about how they create the Northern Broadsides signature style.

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13 Mar 2015 @ 8pm

The Life and Loves of a Nobody

Life is a juggling act. Love is a highwire. Try to do both at once, and it's a long way down. But even if the act goes wrong, you can still be famous for the fall. Internationally celebrated theatre makers Third Angel have created a visually stunning exploration of the gap between our dreams and our realities, and how we decide whose life stories deserve to be told.

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14 Mar 2015 @ 11am-1pm

MASTERCLASS: Performing Shakespeare with Barrie Rutter

Barrie will lead a masterclass in performing Shakespeare, including scenes from the current prioduction of King Lear.

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17 Mar 2015 @ 7:30pm

United We Stand

A powerful new play based on the true story of one of the most turbulent industrial battles – the 1972 Builders' Strike

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19 Mar 2015 - 21 Mar 2015 @ Thurs 1pm & 4:30pm, Fri 10:30am &1pm, Sat 11am & 2pm

The Cat in the Hat

From the moment his tall, red and white striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home?

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20 Mar 2015 @ 8pm

Donna Disco

Donna is fourteen, clumsy and fat. She’s bland, bespectacled and, if she’d ever heard of The Beautiful South, she’d adore them. She also has a new school project, to source a stranger's story and present her findings at the annual Christmas Pageant. And so Donna takes it upon herself to befriend the colourful cross-dressing butcher from downstairs.

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25 Mar 2015 - 28 Mar 2015 @ 8pm

Brief Lives

Old John Aubrey takes his audience by the hand and, with a twinkle in his eye, leads you through a day late in his life, launching into wicked tales.

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26 Mar 2015 @ 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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10 Apr 2015 - 11 Apr 2015 @ Fri 4:30pm, Sat 11am & 2pm

I Believe in Unicorns (ages 6-12)

Tomas didn’t like books or stories. Stories were just for "Little Snotties". He was happier clambering in the mountains like a goat or tobogganing with his Dad. That was until the Unicorn Lady came to town and reeled him in with her irresistible magic tales. But then disaster struck and put everything that mattered most in Tomas's life in terrible danger….

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16 Apr 2015 - 18 Apr 2015 @ 7pm (Saturday matinee: 2:30pm)

Echoes

Sixty years on from the end of World War Two, but for one Hull family the past cannot be consigned to history. There are secrets from that time that won’t stay buried. If truth is the first casualty of war, what is the legacy for the generation that came after? What happens when the past collides with the present and the ties that bind threaten to tear the family apart?

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21 Apr 2015 - 25 Apr 2015 @ 7:30pm (Saturday matinee: 2pm)

The Mist in the Mirror

Adapted from the novel by Susan Hill, author of The Woman in Black, this tense and atmospheric new production is an otherworldly mystery that leaves a terrifying eeriness suspended in the air.

A ghostly chill falls over Hull Truck this autumn with a traveller's strange tale of threats from beyond the grave.

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22 Apr 2015 @ 6pm

ARTS AWARD SUPPORT EVENT: The Mist in the Mirror

Hull Truck Theatre is an Arts Award supporter. Come along to a pre-show workshop on how to write a theatre review before seeing a performance of The Mist in the Mirror and meeting the company for a post-show discussion. We'll even share your reviews on our website and exhibition spaces.

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24 Apr 2015 @ 6:15pm-7pm

PLATFORM: New Age Stage

As Imitating the Dog visit Hull Truck Theatre with their gothic thriller The Mist in the Mirror, Mark Babych will lead a conversation with members of the company about how developments in technology offer theatre-makers new ways to tell stories.

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29 Apr 2015 - 2 May 2015 @ 7:30pm (Saturday matinee: 2pm)

Fame

Students of the Richard Green Academy will be living a dream when they stage the musical Fame on Truck's main stage. Expect lots of singing and plenty of dancing with a theme tune that sums up the ethos of so many students in the performing arts. If you enjoy popular musicals with lots of great songs and energy, this is a show not to miss.

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6 May 2015 - 9 May 2015 @ 8pm (Saturday matinee: 2:30pm)

Brontë

In 1845, Branwell Brontë returns home in disgrace. As their brother descends into alcoholism and insanity, brining chaos to the household, the Brontë sisters write...

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Studio

9 May 2015 @ 7:30pm

COMEDY: Katherine Ryan

A dude who is fast becoming a recognisable face on British TV with appearances on BBC1's Live at The Apollo and Let's Dance for Comic Relief, BBC2's Mock the WeekQI and Nevermind the Buzzcocks, C4's 8 Out of 10 Cats and more, Katherine Ryan embarks on her second UK stand-up tour.

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13 May 2015 - 30 May 2015 @ 7:30pm (Saturday matinees 2pm)

The Ladykillers

When criminal mastermind Professor Marcus and a motley crew of misfits pose as amateur musicians to rent rooms from the sweetly eccentric Miss Wilberforce, the police have no idea that they’re planning a daring robbery. But Miss Wilberforce is not so easily deceived.

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23 May 2015 @ 10:30am-5pm

Discover Day

How we made The Ladykillers, with Artistic Director Mark Babych.

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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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5 Jun 2015 - 6 Jun 2015 @ 7:30pm

MUSIC: Two Pianos

Following last year's sell-out show, two of Yorkshire's finest pianists take to the stage to deliver an unforgettable duelling rock 'n' roll piano experience.

David Barton and Al Kilvo will each take you back in time as they sing and play the songs of the American 1950s rock 'n' roll era, interpreted in their own individual style.

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18 Jun 2015 - 20 Jun 2015 @ Thu 7pm, Fri 10:30am & 7pm, Sat 2pm

The Famous Victories of Henry V

Get involved in the exhilarating adventure of bad boy Prince Hal as he swaps his rebellious life in London for the battlefields of France. 

The Famous Victories of Henry V brings together all the exciting moments from three great plays – Henry IV Parts I & II and Henry V.

Featuring Shakespeare’s original language, this production is the perfect first encounter for young people aged 8 and upwards.

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7 Jul 2015 - 11 Jul 2015 @ 7:30pm (Saturday matinee:2pm)

Into the Woods

Watch the movie in January, get the full experience in July.

A glass slipper...

A beanstalk...

A twist...

Is it really possible to live happily ever after?

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