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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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Main House

21 Apr 2015 @ 7:00pm

FILM: Winter Sleep (cert 15)

A former actor runs a small hotel with his wife with whom he has a stormy relationship, and his sister who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities...

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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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Main House

23 Apr 2015 @ 8pm

Plastic Figurines

Inspired by events in the playwright's own life, Plastic Figurines is a funny and moving new play that explores the relationship between siblings with very different views of the world.

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24 Apr 2015 @ 6:15pm-7pm

DISCUSS & DEBATE: The Mist in the Mirror

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: 2.30pm)

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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Main House

30 Apr 2015 @ 8pm

Christine Tobin- I love Elis

Following her warm tributes to Leonard Cohen, Carol King and WB Yeats that sold out the theatre we welcome the multi award-winning jazz vocalist's tribute to great Brazilian Jazz, including wonderful songs from Elis Regina's classic albums I Love Elis and Esse Muler plus other Brazilian greats including Milton Nascimento amongst others.

Support by Lyn Acton Bossa Revista.

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1 May 2015 @ 8pm

COMEDY: Lucy Porter - Me Time

Lucy's back with her 10th solo show! Finding modern life a bit difficult? Maybe you were born in the wrong era. 

In this show Lucy tries to find her rightful place in history. She ponders whether she'd rather be a be-whiskered Victorian explorer, a 1920s Hollywood starlet or Hatshepsut the Egyptian pharaoh. 

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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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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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Main House

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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Main House

14 May 2015 - 16 May 2015

Rainbows Ending & Dictation

Hull Truck Youth Theatre's 11 - 14 Group presents a double bill:

Rainbow's Ending
By Noel Grieg
Directed by
Finlay McGuigan (14 - 16 May)
Alice Palmer (21 - 23 May)

Dictation
By Mike Kenny
Directed by
Finlay McGuigan (14 - 16 May)
Matthew Cowan (21 - 23 May)

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23 May 2015 @ 10:30am - 5pm

DISCOVER DAY: How We Made The Ladykillers

Join Artistic Director Mark Babych and the cast of The Ladykillers for an in-depth exploration and insight into the play.

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26 May 2015 @ 7pm

FILM: Kon-Tiki

Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

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27 May 2015 @ 8pm

I Told You This Would Happen

This new show takes a look behind the scenes of the boy meets girl story: less Rom Com, and more Rom Con. It's a show about relationships, life scripts and the 'manosphere'. It's a show about how our misogynistic culture plays out in our intimate relationships. If love is blind, this show is about take your blindfold off...

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28 May 2015 @ 8pm

We Can Be Heroes

This is a show about facing your fears and becoming a super hero.
Teenagers Patrick and Mark spend their days dodging school bullies, reading comic books and dreaming of escape from their small town home. Then they meet Mr Smith - a real-life super hero, with his own costume and canine sidekick.

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3 Jun 2015 - 4 Jun 2015 @ 7:00pm

Hull Dance Prize 2015

 

Hull Dance Prize 2015 comprises TWO great evenings of dance with a competitive twist, Five dance companies from across Yorkshire will perform brand new works, just for you.... plus a panel of professional judges.

 

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Main House

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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Main House

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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Main House

5 Jun 2015 @ 8pm

The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star

This show is a blend of comedy and tragedy, interspersed with an original soundtrack and pacey dialogue.

 

 

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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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Main House

18 Jun 2015 - 20 Jun 2015 @ 8pm

The Sunset Five

A pub quiz team in an English seaside town launch a Las Vegas-style casino heist. After the sell-out success of Inheritance Blues, DugOut Theatre return to delight audiences with the premiere of their new show, full of music and comedy. Think Ocean's Eleven meets Hot Fuzz!

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23 Jun 2015 @ 7pm

FILM:Still Life

Meticulous and organised to the point of obsession, John May (Eddie Marsan) is a council worker charged with finding the next of kin of those who have died alone

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24 Jun 2015 @ 8pm

The Violent Justice In Our Hearts

The Violent Justice in our Hearts is a show that asks how violence, love, anger and kindness fit together when you are trying to do the right thing. It's a show about the people who made us miserable at school, trying to forgive those who trespass against us, saving strangers from being beaten up in the street, unleashing the dogs of war, and turning the other cheek.

 

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25 Jun 2015 @ 7:00pm

Kings Of England: Monument to Charlie Chaplin

An evening at the cinema in 1941 interrupted by a miracle at wartime. ‘Monument' is a short black and white movie, projected on 16mm reel, accompanied by an introduction featuring live music. A great night at the cinema for families, this short film is followed by a screening of Charlie Chaplin's ‘The Great Dictator'.

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26 Jun 2015 @ 7:30pm

Folk in Hull

Be warned, this is no folk music night, but an evening encompassing a wide variety of musical genres and styles; from rock, hip-hop and jazz, to classical, world and folk. It's a showcase representing the talent and diversity of Hull's top music-makers.

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Main House

2 Jul 2015 - 4 Jul 2015

The Words I Should Have Said To Phoebe Lewis

A fast-paced, part-comedy, part-thriller, about a young writer's journey of discovering love.

 

 

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Studio

4 Jul 2015 @ 7:30pm

Snake Davis Band Classic Sax Tour

Snake gives us 25 classics, including Baker Street, Careless Whisper, Will You, Still Crazy After All These Years, Respect, Yakety Yak, and his own solos from Million Love Songs, Moving on Up, Search for the Hero, and Lisa Stansfield's Change.

Snake reveals their background and history as well as playing them in context.

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Main House

9 Jul 2015 - 11 Jul 2015 @ 8pm

Pig

Silent Uproar looks at how policing has changed and asks a question: Are our local bobbies fighting too many people to keep the streets safe? You decide.

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Studio

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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Main House

14 Jul 2015 - 18 Jul 2015 @ 8pm

Noises Off

It's a big week for Otstar Productions. They're at the Grand Theatre, Weston Super Mare raring to go with their new production of ‘Nothing On', the hilarious farce by Robin Housemonger. The company, a mixture of bright young things and, shall we say, more ‘seasoned' performers is on its last dress rehearsal and things are not going to plan. There's confusion over the sardines, professional rivalry, and an actor who is rather too fond of the booze than is good for him. It's make or break time for ‘on the skids' director Lloyd Dallas. Surely his disparate band will pull things together and not completely fall apart? Don't you believe it! The Chameleon Players are proud to present one the funniest plays ever written, and can guarantee you a great night out.

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22 Jul 2015 @ 8pm

COMEDY: Kevin Precious & Sam Harland

A double-bill of preview shows from a pair of Hull-born comics.

 

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23 Jul 2015 @ 8pm

New York Brass band

A powerhouse 8-piece New Orleans-inspired party band from the mean streets of York, pumping out Marvin Gaye, George Michael, Cee-Lo Green and Stevie Wonder with some funky, gritty northern originals thrown in for good measure.

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24 Jul 2015 @ 7:30pm

Clare Teal and her Trio Celebrate Doris Day

Clare's special celebration of the music of the iconic and much-loved Doris Day on BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night, was a huge success, including many of the songs that made her famous: Secret Love, Move Over Darling, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps, Deadwood Stage, It's Magic, Ready Willing and Able, Everybody Loves a Lover, Que Sera Sera, Hernando's Hideaway, Little Girl Blue, I'll Never Stop Loving You... and many more favourites.

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Main House

25 Jul 2015 @ 3pm

A Love Supreme: Gary Crosby Denys Baptiste Quartet

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the only live performance by the legendary Coltrane of A Love Supreme - this milestone is so monumental that this work of art deserves to be revisited by new artists. Joining inspirational double bassist Gary Crosby is Mercury/MOBO-winning saxophonist Denys Baptiste,with Joe Armo-Jones on piano and Rod Youngs on drums.

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25 Jul 2015 @ 5.30pm

Unfurl

Olivia Moore (violin), Jim Faulkner (guitar), Gavin Barras (bass), Adam Warne (Egyptian percussion) John Ball (Indian santoor, table)

Unfurl combine Indian Ragas, contemporary jazz, flamenco and Arabic rhythms with compelling band interplay and mesmerising atmospherics to create an uplifting fusion and an original sound that ranges from the dramatic to the sublime

 

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25 Jul 2015 @ 8.30pm

Dread Supreme

With roots in Jamaican music and British and American Jazz, A Dread Supreme produce an amazing sound that delighted the Yellow Bus audience at Freedom 2014!

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Main House

26 Jul 2015 @ 12 - 3pm

Jazz Festival Brunch: Zoe Gilby Quartet

A jazz vocalist and songwriter, Zoe and her accomplished band perform contemporary material from composers such as Pink Floys and Kate Bush, along with superb interpretations of 'The Great American Songbook' and her own compositions.

 

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8 Sep 2015 - 10 Sep 2015 @ 7:30pm

Revolutions

1989: A year of revolutions. Standing here in 2015, have any of us got what's needed to do it all again?

Revolutions was originally developed by Ensemble 52 at Hull Truck Theatre as part of GROW.

 

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17 Sep 2015 - 19 Sep 2015 @ 7:30pm (Saturday matinee: 2pm)

Beryl

Maxine Peake's witty, charming and critically acclaimed play celebrates the life of sporting legend Beryl Burton - the greatest woman on two wheels.

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Main House

23 Sep 2015 @ 7:30pm

COMEDY: Chris Ramsey: All Growed Up

Join him as he explores getting older, finding yourself, taking responsibility, realising you are no longer a child and all of the other terrifying realisations that come with being dragged kicking and screaming into modern adulthood.

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Main House

26 Sep 2015 @ 8pm

Big Girls Blouse

Here Kate makes a song and dance about her life using humour, music and costume to tell her story.

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Studio

1 Oct 2015 - 24 Oct 2015 @ 7:30pm (Matinee: 2pm)

Dancing Through The Shadows

A new play from local playwright Richard Vergette, inspired by his own family and experiences, this is a very human story from the heart of Hull.

Divided families are thrown together when the Second World War reaches Hull. Suddenly class means nothing and all that matters is surviving. As the Blitz shatters their world apart, Tom and Sylvia struggle to hold their relationship together.

 

 

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Main House

8 Oct 2015 @ 8pm

The Bogus Woman

An African woman arrives in a strange country fleeing for her life, seeking safety and asylum. Despite having committed no crime she is indefinitely confined, interrogated, humiliated and abused. She witnesses the cruelty of the authorities and their casual disregard for an individual's human rights. This strange country is England.

Krissi Bohn (Coronation Street) performs this powerful, poetic and heart-wrenching play - bringing to life the 51 sharply etched characters who retell the experiences of this young woman.

 

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Main House

10 Oct 2015 @ 10:30am - 5pm

DISCOVER DAY: How We Made Dancing Through the Shadows

Join the creative team, led by Director Mark Babych and Writer Richard Vergette, to explore the process of how this new show was made and staged.

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10 Oct 2015 @ 2:30pm & 8pm

...And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel

Jeffrey (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M'Lord) stars in this one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. Set in the bedroom of a sick Oliver Hardy the show takes place during Laurel's visit to the dying man. Recounting their past success as the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy, this is a humorous and touching look at one of the great cinematic partnerships of the last century.

 

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Studio

14 Oct 2015 @ 2pm

WORKSHOP: The People's Republic of Poetry

A Firm of Poets present an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to develop their performance poetry or spoken word technique.

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14 Oct 2015 @ 8pm

The People's Republic Of Poetry

Four Poets, Four Chairs, One Microphone
A quartet of poets faces the audience; in turn they step up to the mic to perform their poems.

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15 Oct 2015 - 17 Oct 2015 @ 7:00pm

Keep Calm And Tell It-The Real Stories Of Hull In The Blitz

Hull Truck Theatre's Over 55s acting group presents an evening of storytelling, songs and memories, devised from their research of Hull Blitz history. Working in association with Centre for Contemporary Storytelling, this event sits alongside Dancing Through the Shadows in the Main House.

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Main House

22 Oct 2015 @ 6:15pm-7pm

DISCUSS & DEBATE: Dancing Through the Shadows

From idea to script - Director Mark Babych and Writer Richard Vergette discuss the how Dancing Through the Shadows was brought to the stage, from inspiration to the writing process and practicalities.

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23 Oct 2015 - 24 Oct 2015 @ 8pm

The Joke

In this new show, award winning comedian Will Adamsdale has created a playful dissection of the UK's fascination with jokes, their structures and their prejudices.

 

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Main House

27 Oct 2015 - 28 Oct 2015 @ Tue 1pm & 4pm Wed 11am & 2pm

The Sagas of Noggin The Nog

In the Lands of the North, where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long, the men of the Northlands sit by their great log fires and they tell the tale... of Noggin the Nog!

These classic stories are playfully re-told using puppets, original music, film - and a cast of very silly Vikings.

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Main House

3 Nov 2015 - 14 Nov 2015 @ 7:30pm (Saturday matinee: 2pm)

Poles Apart

A new comedy written and directed by John Godber

Commissioned by David Pugh Limited

Phil, Fat Glen and Polish Jan are on task and finish as they deliver a breathless rant on life, art and sausage sarnies in a desperate effort to mend the leaking roof.

 

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Main House

3 Nov 2015 @ 8pm

COMEDY: Alfie Moore - The Naked Stun

Former Police Sergeant turned stand-up comedian, and star of BBC Radio 4 It's a Fair Cop, Alfie tasers his way through 90min of hilarious anecdotes drawn from his eighteen years on the beat.

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4 Nov 2015 @ 8pm

Rise Up

In modern day Britain, four actors tell the stories of the Freedom Riders - principled citizens riding buses across Alabama and Mississippi, drawing attention to this illegal discrimination, and facing up to terrifying violence with peaceful resistance. 

Suitable for ages 13+. Running time 60 mins.

 

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10 Nov 2015 - 14 Nov 2015 @ 8pm (Saturday matinee: 2.30pm)

Its Now Or Never

Whilst living in Spain, Elvis Presley fanatic Keith discovers his hero is not dead but living in the villa next door. He talks his friend Tom into helping him kidnap Elvis and sell the story to the British tabloid press. Things go according to plan until the victim appears to die in their custody!

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17 Nov 2015 - 18 Nov 2015 @ 1:30pm & 7pm

Outsiders

Marie was there, she was the witness. In court she met her boyfriend's gaze, but he looked straight through her. She remembered his soft touch, his smile and his stories from the time before he fired the gun. Before the man fell to the ground. Marie saw it all happen...and at home there sat a sister, waiting for her brother to return.

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Studio

18 Nov 2015 @ 7:30pm

COMEDY: Jenny Eclair: How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane)

Professional Grumpy old woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter, Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine.


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Main House

20 Nov 2015 @ 7pm

Jazz North Introduces...

A new initiative providing young northern jazz artists with their first high-profile performance.

 

 

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20 Nov 2015 @ 8.30pm

The Albermarle Alumni Band


A great evening of classic jazz by the stars of the City of Hull Youth Jazz Orchestra, led by Hull-born vocalist Jenny Smith.

 

 

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Studio

21 Nov 2015 @ 3pm

Gary Crosby's Groundation Singing Freedom

Gary Crosby and his talented young band revisit the path to freedom, from 18th century slavery to the 20th century Civil Rights Movement.

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Studio

21 Nov 2015 @ 5pm-8pm

National Youth Jazz Orchestra Sextet

National Youth Jazz Orchestra Sextet, led by Mark Armstrong
with City of Hull Youth Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Aesthetic and local schools

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Main House

21 Nov 2015 @ 9pm

Andy Sheppard Quartet: Surrounded by the Sea

A rare intimate concert with saxophonist Andy Sheppard, guitarist Eivind Aarset, bass player Michel Benita and drummer Sebastian Rochford.

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22 Nov 2015 @ 12 - 3pm

Jazz Festival Brunch

Gypsy jazz combined with tunes from the classic Hot Club of Paris band era.

Delicious brunch menu available from 12noon-2.30pm. Advance table booking required on 01482 323638.

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25 Nov 2015 @ 7:30pm

COMEDY: Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted

Due to exceptional demand Lee Nelson's brand new show has been extended into autumn 2015!

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Main House

26 Nov 2015 - 28 Nov 2015 @ 8pm (Saturday matinee: 2.30pm)

Turning The Tide

Following another sell out show earlier this year, Turning the Tide returns with stories of the women who campaigned for the return of the fishing industry after the triple trawler tragedy of 1968.

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Studio

4 Dec 2015 - 9 Jan 2016

Sleeping Beauty

From award-winning children's writer Mike Kenny and the team that brought you Cinderella, this is a visual feast for all the family.

Join our five magical Nannas as they spin the tale of Princess Briar Rose in this reawakening of a fairytale classic packed with music, song, dance and laughter.

 

 

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Main House

11 Dec 2015 - 12 Dec 2015 @ Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2pm

FILM: White Christmas

A heart-warming, festive romantic comedy, packed with well-loved Irving Berlin tunes, including the timeless title classic, White Christmas.

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18 Dec 2015 - 19 Dec 2015 @ Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2pm

FILM: It's A Wonderful Life

For many, this is the ultimate Christmas film. Its mixture of humour, whimsy and sentimentality has endeared it to the world. A Yuletide treat not to be missed!

 

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17 Mar 2016 @ 7:30pm

COMEDY: Lucy Beamont: We can't twerk it out


Following sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and London Soho Theatre, Lucy Beaumont makes an eagerly anticipated return to her home turf with her Fosters Comedy Award nominated show We Can Twerk It Out.

Spend an evening in Lucy's universe on the North-East coast with her unique blend of surreal, offbeat humour and big big belly laughs.

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Main House

 

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