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8 Sep 2011 - 8 Oct 2011 @ 7.45pm, Matinees Weds & Sats @ 2pm, Talkback Thu 6 Oct

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Cast Includes

Anthony Clegg

Anthony Clegg

Marc Pickering

Marc Pickering

Paul Clarkson

Paul Clarkson

Michael Chance

Michael Chance

Sean Mckenzie

Sean Mckenzie

John Burton

John Burton

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The Glee Club

By: Richard Cameron

Director: Tessa Walker

Designed by Signe Beckmann
Lighting Designer Anna Watson
Music Director Phil Bateman
Sound Designer Adam McCready

Cast singing 'Fly Me to the Moon'


If you liked The Full Monty, Brassed Off and The Pitmen Painters you'll love this...

Glee Club: A musical group or choir group, historically of male voices but also of female or mixed voices, which traditionally specialises in the singing of short songs - Glees - by trios or quartets.

In 1962, in the heart of the South Yorkshire coalfields, the Edlington Colliery's Glee Club are preparing for their annual Gala performance. But Philip, the Musical Director, has got a problem. Combining raucous wit and close-harmony singing, The Glee Club features a six strong cast of male character actors recognisable from stage and television performances such as Dreamboats and Petticoats, Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow, Sondheim's Side by Side and Downton Abbey (including Paul Clarkson, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Actor for Howard Goodall's musical The Hired Man).

Director Tessa Walker comes to Hull Truck from the National Theatre of Scotland, where she was Literary Associate; she was previously Literary Director of Paines Plough. Tessa has directed for Soho Theatre, Derby Theatre, The Traverse and The Almeida; the many writers she has worked with include Dennis Kelly and Tom Wells.

Richard Cameron's rightly celebrated hit is as insightful and poignant as it is hilarious. Prepare to have your heartstrings tugged!

Cast singing 'Fly Me to the Moon'
 
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Reviews

'Tessa Walker's keenly observed production is very well-acted and strikes all the right notes both emotionally and musically.'
The Guardian ★★★★

'Wonderfully-realised harmonies record a chapter in working-class history that - unless you were there - few might ever know about'

The Independent

'
Superb performances...touching drama'
Hull Daily Mail

'A cracker of a play with songs which charts the lives and heartaches of a group of miners in South Yorkshire in 1962.'
The Guardian - Lyn Gardner

'Dramatic dynamite'
Evening Standard

 

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