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3 Feb 2011 - 26 Feb 2011 @ 7.45pm


Monday - Thursday£15
Thursday - Saturday£20
Concessions & Matinees£5 off

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Cast Includes

George Costigan

George Costigan

Kaye Wragg

Kaye Wragg

James Holmes

James Holmes

Christopher Colquhoun

Christopher Colquhoun

Jonathan Wrather

Jonathan Wrather

Rina Mahoney

Rina Mahoney


Happy Now?

By: Lucinda Coxon

Director: Matthew Lloyd

The hit National Theatre comedy about life, lust and having it all...

The modern woman can have everything these days - the husband, the kids and the career... Can't she? 

Kitty has all of these. Married with two beautiful children, she has a rewarding job and a best mate whose shoulder is always available to cry on. She should be on top of the world. But Kitty's husband puts the school curriculum before his wife, her mother treats her like she's in primary school, her job makes her feel she's bitten off more than she can chew...and then Kitty meets Michael...

Lucinda Coxon's hilarious bittersweet and occasionally outrageous comedy celebrates the pains and pleasures of family and getting the things we've always wanted, only to ask ourselves, "Happy Now?". 

Hull Truck is proud to open its new season with the first British revival of this critical and popular National Theatre hit from 2008. 

George Costigan's most popular work has been Yorkshire based, from Rita, Sue and Bob Too to Calendar Girls and Emmerdale. Onstage he recently played Willy Lorman in Death of a Salesman at York Theatre Royal; he also appears in the multi-award-winning documentary The Arbor, and the new Clint Eastwood film Hereafter.

Kaye Wragg is well known for her television roles in The Bill, No Angels and The Lakes.

James Holmes is best known for playing the character of Clive in the BBC sitcom Miranda and his appearance in Psychoville.

Christopher Colquhoun has appeared on television in Coronation Street, Casualty and The Bill. He has appeared on stage at Manchester Royal Exchange, Shakespeare's Globe and The National Theatre.

Jonathan Wrather played Joe Carter in Coronation Street as well as role in popular shows such as Casualty, Doctors, Fat Friends and A Touch of Frost.

Rina Mahoney has worked with several leading theatre companies including Shared Experience, Contact Theatre, The Orange Tree Theatre, Soho Theatre, Birmingham Rep and the Nottingham Playhouse. Rina has played featured roles in television programmes including Casualty, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Eleventh Hour and Hollyoaks.

Director Matthew Lloyd is a former Artistic Director at Manchester Royal Exchange, where he directed Waiting for Godot, starring Richard Wilson. Recent work includes Duet for One at the Almeida, starring Juliet Stevenson. Designer Robin Don has created award-winining set designs for the West End and Broadway, as well as the film Winter Guest, directed by Alan Rickman.

Check out our exclusive pictures from rehearsals on Flickr!

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" A richly rewarding gem...the best new play to have arrived on the British stage for at least a year." Daily Telegraph

"Wonderfully funny and painfully accurate...hits nail after nail on the head." Independent

"I can't tell you how glorious it is to sit back and relax, knowing you are in excellent hands as the acting, writing and direction are just a delight." Audience Member

Dates of matinees

Wednesday 16 and 23, Saturday 19 and 26 February 2pm

Dates of talk back performances

Talkback Tuesday 15 February

Signed Performance Tuesday 15 February


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