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27 Mar 2014 - 19 Apr 2014 @ 7:45pm (Matinees Thur 3 & Sat 12 April, 2pm)

A Taste of Honey

by Shelagh Delaney
A touching tale of a young girl's journey into adulthood

Salford 1959: 17-year-old Jo is desperate to break free from her vulgar, wayward and manhunting mother, Helen.

A Taste of Honey is Mark Babych's debut production as Hull Truck Theatre's new Artistic Director.

Tickets: £12 - £18 Buy Online

Main House

23 Apr 2014 - 26 Apr 2014 @ 8pm

Young Writers Festival: A Brief Moment of Happiness

Hull Truck Youth Theatre present a showcase of new writing. Taking place over four evenings, the youth theatre will present work written by young people aged 10-18, based around the theme A Brief Moment of Happiness.

Hull Truck Theatre and First Hull Trains are proud to present the 6th annual competition for Young Writers.

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Studio

24 Apr 2014 - 26 Apr 2014 @ Thu & Fri: 11am & 1:30pm. Sat: 11am, 1:30pm & 4pm

Charlie and Lola's Extremely New Play

Charlie and Lola are completely excited to be back on stage with their Extremely New Play – and this time they’re bringing along Sizzles the Dog!

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Main House

29 Apr 2014 @ 7:45pm

Comedy: Russell Kane

Smallness
What is it with us and smallness? We Brits love it - being tiny but fierce, close but distant. Russell Kane returns with a new blisteringly big-small show. Watch him ejaculate thoughts about smallness; on keeping things small when life gets big.

Tickets: £17.50 Buy Online

Main House

29 Apr 2014 @ 8pm

States of Verbal Undress

Tamil-Malaysian writer/performer Rani Moorthy continues her journey into migrant stories to find the voices of Britain today. From a Chinese man who grew up in Jamaica to a Burmese activist to a Vietnamese drag artist, this verbatim piece is a dynamic, insightful and distinctive production.

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Studio

1 May 2014 @ 7:45pm

Tempest

An old man is comatose and near death... the play of The Tempest is his last living second, a time in which his loss is assuaged and his enemies forgiven. With an enchanting mesh of mime, masking, movement, and the music of voice, the two actors conjure storms and apparitions, lay bare treasons and counterplot, and finally transport you to a ‘brave new world’ of love and reconciliation.

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1 May 2014 @ 8pm

Taking Charlie

Taking Charlie is a dark comedic fantasy, based on a true story, about the abduction of Charlie Chaplin’s body by two hapless kidnappers in 1978. A tale full of bad ideas and dead comics, the play uses puppetry, physical theatre and shadow play to create the world the characters inhabit.

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Studio

2 May 2014 - 3 May 2014 @ 8pm (Saturday matinee: 2:30pm)

Formby

Follow George Formby’s rise from awkward stable boy to one of Britain’s biggest stars. In a unique one-man performance, Ewan Wardrop plays the role of Formby, as well as all the key characters involved in this fascinating slice of his life.

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Studio

3 May 2014 @ 7:45pm

James Wilton Dance: Last Man Standing

Danger, the fragility of existence and the desire to survive; we’re surrounded by these things in the relentlessness of life. How do we respond? With fear, anger, determination?  A dance driven by unparalleled energy and athleticism, performed by world-class dancers. 

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Main House

5 Jun 2014 @ 8pm

The Time Machine

1895. In a suburban garden a man lies dazed beside a remarkable machine. He has a story to tell. Of fire and fear. Of Eloi and Morlocks. An unbelievable story about our future that he insists is true… Nunkie brings H.G. Wells's science fiction classic to life in this thrilling one-man show.

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Studio

7 May 2014 @ 6pm

Close Up… With Richard Bean

Artistic Director Mark Babych talks to Richard Bean about his career, his influences and his future projects.

Followed by a rehearsed reading of his play The Mentalists, directed by Gareth Tudor Price: Ted and Morrie meet in a Doncaster hotel room to make a video. Ted needs to change the world. Morrie needs fifty quid.

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Studio

7 May 2014 - 10 May 2014 @ 7:45pm (Matinee - Saturday 2pm)

Les Miserables

The unforgettable tale of Jean Valjean: the petty thief imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread. On his release he eventually becomes Mayor of a thriving town but violates his parole in the process, causing Inspector Javert to constantly pursue him in his quest for justice. Valjean and Javert finally find themselves among the bloody student uprisings in Paris as the show reaches its climax. 

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Main House

14 May 2014 @ 8pm

All the Bens

Ben likes Al, Al likes Henry, and Henry likes numbers. When they meet, everything changes. First seen at Manchester's 24:7 Theatre Festival, All the Bens is an engaging, witty and accessible 60 minute play dealing with themes of loneliness, desire, identity, growing up, special needs and internet meets.

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Studio

10 May 2014 @ 7:30pm

Hull Jazz Festival: Eyes Shut Tight

A real beacon of originality on the UK jazz scene, their unique blend of accessible melodic compositions, fiery expansive impro and engaging stage show have earned Eyes Shut Tight a reputation as unmissable.

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Studio

14 May 2014 @ 6:30pm-9pm

The Play’s the Thing: The Island

Great writing is at the heart of what we do. Fun and informative, discover more about The Island by Athol Fugard through reading and discussion.

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15 May 2014 @ 6pm-6:45pm

PLATFORMS: Politics, Identity and the Power of Performance

Show: Sizwe Banzi is Dead

In this evening’s discussion, panellists will discuss how theatre can give rise to such feeling; how it can empower, highlight political failings and inequalities, and ultimately be a force for great change.

Supported by the University of Hull

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Main House

15 May 2014 - 17 May 2014 @ 8pm (matinee Sat, 2.30pm)

Sizwe Banzi Is Dead

Devised by Athol Fugard, John Kani & Winston Ntshona

It’s 1972 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and Sizwe Banzi’s passbook gives him just three days to find work. No work and he’ll be deported. That was four days ago. So when Sizwe stumbles across a dead body with a passbook, he asks himself – does his identity card really define who he is? Could he give up his family and his name in order to survive?  

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Studio

17 May 2014 @ 7:45pm

Gloria - A Pigtale

Amidst yodelling frogs, blues-singing cows, Hollywood hotdogs and a fascist rally in a pigsty, H.K. Gruber’s 'Gloria - A Pigtale' takes a zany sideswipe at right-wing politics.
 
Performed by five human sausages and a big band set in a burlesque butcher’s shop, this cabaret opera mixes varied musical styles with dark comedy.

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Main House

21 May 2014 @ 7:30pm

A Beverley Folk Festival Preview Concert

Sample artists from the famous Moonbeam Sessions, Area2 Youth programme, Comedy Club and more right here at Hull Truck.

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29 May 2014 @ 8pm

The Hoarder

Inspired by the astonishing true story of chronic hoarder Richard Wallace, whose hoarding is so out of control that his own life is in danger.

Mountains of papers and packaging fill his home from floor to ceiling and trap Richard in a world of his own, away from his community and any human connection.

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Studio

31 May 2014 @ 7:30pm

Hull Jazz Festival: GoGo Penguin

Featuring pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner, the brilliant GoGo Penguin draw on a heady brew of influences, from Squarepusher to Brian Eno, Debussy to John Cage, and EST to Massive Attack to create their unique, groove-heavy, highly lyrical acoustic-electronica sound.

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Studio

5 Jun 2014 @ 7:45pm

Balbir Singh Dance: Dhe Ki Ta

Balbir Singh Company produces new blends of dance stemming from contemporary movement and classical India Kathak.

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Main House

6 Jun 2014 @ 7:45pm

Miles Jupp

In this show Miles will be discussing/ranting/describing: himself, you, domestic imprisonment, fatherhood, having to have opinions, the bloody government, bad balance, housing, ill health, the ageing process, navigation, other people's pants and, inevitably, a number of other things.

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Main House

6 Jun 2014 - 7 Jun 2014 @ 8pm

Away From Home

Kyle is comfortable with his life as a gay male escort until the day he is hired by a premiership footballer, and finds himself falling in love. An edgy, moving and subversive one man show laced with sharp humour tackling football’s last taboo.

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Studio

11 Jun 2014 @ 8pm

The Book

Across centuries the lives of three characters intertwine through the life of the book. The survival of the book both challenges their courage and questions their identity. Their actionsunknowingly alter not only their own path but the course of world history. The Book invites you on an intrepid journey of friendship, identity and possibility.

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Studio

18 Jun 2014 @ 6:30pm-9pm

The Play's the Thing: The Filleting Machine

Great writing is at the heart of what we do. Fun and informative, discover more about The Filleting Machine by Tom Haddaway through reading and discussion.

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18 Jun 2014 - 21 Jun 2014 @ 7:45pm

Get Up and Tie Your Fingers

Spring 1881 is tipping over into summer and everyone is waiting for the silver darlings, the migrating herring, on which all their livelihoods depend. 

Get Up and Tie Your Fingers is part of Follow the Herring, a unique national touring project that combines theatre and visual arts in an atmospheric and compelling journey down the east coast of the UK.

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Main House

19 Jun 2014 @ 8pm

Conversations Not Fit for the American Dinner Table

Welcome to the United States of America! Inspired by real-life events, the one-man show uses mask and puppetry to illuminate an absurd world where tragedy and opportunity are one and the same. 

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Studio

20 Jun 2014 @ 8pm

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 media to their cause - the reform of an industry that, whilst providing their living, was killing their men.

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Studio

21 Jun 2014 @ 7:30pm

Hull Jazz Festival: Forro Porro

The Hut People and Mambo Jambo collide to create Forro Porro, playing South American fiesta sounds. Forro Porro create the kind of killer rhythms that make the evening swing!

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Studio

1 Jul 2014 @ 6pm

Bike Story

Whether you’re a pedal-powered fanatic, a carbon-neutral commuter or a slow lane dawdler, Bike Story is for you. Bike Story weaves into a one-hour theatrical feast tales of city streets and rural rides, of getting lost and Sunday trips, of the school run and the rusty bike - bringing you memories of breaking down, pulling up, riding in packs, riding alone, first bike, last bike, bike love, bike fear, bike envy and bike magic.

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4 Jul 2014 @ 7:45pm

Two Pianos

Performing songs from the 50s Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rockabilly era, David Barton and Al Kilvo will rock it out with dueling pianos and vocals, taking you back to the days of Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Carl Perkins, Elvis and songs from many more Rock ‘n’ Roll legends.

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Main House

8 Jul 2014 - 12 Jul 2014 @ 7:45pm, Saturday matinee 2pm

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Join Captain Tempest and his fearless crew on their journey into hyperspace… and beyond! Bursting with red hot rock and roll hits, including Great Balls of FireGood VibrationsTeenager in LoveThe Young Ones and The Monster MashHessle Theatre Company return to Hull Truck Theatre with a musical that's out of this world!

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Main House

10 Jul 2014 - 12 Jul 2014 @ 8pm

Weekend Rockstars

A night at the theatre unlike any other that will get the blood pumping as much as a nightclub, a football match, a gig, and that is first and foremost a good night out.

*Contains strong language

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Studio

15 Jul 2014 - 19 Jul 2014 @ 8pm

The Graduate

A hit in the West End and a popular show on Broadway, The Graduate brings the inspired movie hit of the sixties vividly to life on stage. Benjamin Braddock, recent college graduate and prodigal son, returns home and promptly becomes embroiled in an affair with the wife of his father’s business partner, one Mrs Robinson, but soon finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine.

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Studio

19 Jul 2014 @ 7:30pm

Wonderland

"Wonderland"  is an Urban Fairytale Production created by Skyline Studios.The basic premise of the show is a Street Dance take on the wonderful Lewis Carroll Novel "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland".The plot follows Alice down the rabbit hole into a magical world of mystery and darkness.With extraordinary characters such as the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts, this wonderland production is unlike anything you have ever seen before. The show features a wide display of dance and characterisation with nonstop hip hop/commercial dancing throughout.This large cast of local dancers has featured on Britain's Got Talent and Got To Dance. With over 8 million views on their YouTube channel this dance act are visually very entertaining.Wonderland is an incredible feast for your eyes, ears and hearts; this production will captivate audiences of all sizes. 

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Main House

24 Jul 2014 @ 8pm

Hull Jazz Festival: Matthew Smith’s Eclectic4 Acoustic

Original compositions with an eclectic mix of classical jazz songs, soulful melodies, rich evocative harmonies and exciting grooves blend together in a unique sound encompassing jazz, soul, pop, blue and world music.

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Studio

25 Jul 2014 @ 7pm-8:30pm

Hull Jazz Festival: The Honeybirds

Glamour, swing and wonderful close harmony singing. The Honeybirds bring to life songs of the 1940s, primarily taking inspiration from the Andrews Sisters and featuring the talents of three extraordinary jazz vocalists: Hull's Jenny Smith, jazz jive diva Tessa Smith and high harmony Daisy Thurkettle.

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Studio

25 Jul 2014 @ 9pm-10:30pm

Hull Jazz Festival: Django A La Creole

An amazing fusion of Gypsy swing, creole and blues with hot syncopations from the streets of New Orleans. Elegant and impassioned, Evan's style is steeped in the tradition of early jazz masters.

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Main House

26 Jul 2014 @ 2pm-3:30pm

Hull Jazz Festival: Mike Walker and Stuart McCallum

Two of the country's best known and most loved guitarists in a new acoustic setting. Using five different guitars, they create original music and standards that are reimagined into fresh shapes.

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Studio

26 Jul 2014 @ 4:30pm-6:30pm

Hull Jazz Festival: Jay Phelps and Soweto Kinch Quartet

Jay Phelps and Soweto Kinch Quartet will be playing music from both of their upcoming projects: 'The Legend of Mike Smith' and 'Projections: Of Miles, 40 years of Miles Davis'. Both artists have extensive careers and are always full of innovative, scene changing music. 

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Studio

26 Jul 2014 @ 8pm-10:30pm

Hull Jazz Festival: Last Train to Skaville

Leaving Kingston, Jamaica 1963, arriving in Coventry 1979. From Studio 1 to 2 Tone, join us on the musical journey of ska!

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Main House

 

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