Hull Truck Theatre & RSC

TheHypocrite

BY RICHARD BEAN

DIRECTOR PHILLIP BREEN

DESIGNER MAX JONES

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Hull Truck Theatre & RSC

The Hypocrite

BY RICHARD BEAN

DIRECTOR PHILLIP BREEN

DESIGNER MAX JONES

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WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION

April 1642. Sir John Hotham, Governor of Hull, Member for Beverley and owner of most of East Yorkshire is charged by Parliament to secure the arsenal at Hull and deny entry to King Charles I.

If only it were that simple. With a Royalist siege outside the city walls and the rebellion of the mob within, Civil War seems inevitable and losing his head more than probable. And that’s to say nothing of his problems at home – a lovesick daughter, a ghost obsessed with the chinaware, sexually arousing furniture and a wife intent on escape.

Caught between two choices, Honour and Advantage, we join Sir John on frankly the worst day of his life.

A riotous comedy from award-winning Hull playwright Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors), starring Mark Addy (Game of Thrones, The Full Monty) as Sir John Hotham.

Recommended age 14+

Friday 24 February, 7.30pm: Pay What You Can Performance
Saturday 4 March, 2pm: Discover Day
Wednesday 8 March, 7.30pm: Post Show Q&A
Thursday 16 March, 7.30pm: Audio Described Performance