19 Jan 2012 - 25 Feb 2012 @ 7.45pm, Matinee Wed 15 & Sat 25 Feb 2pm
Once Upon a Time in Wigan
The Story of Northern Soul
by Mick Martin
Directed by George Perrin
Designed by Amy Cook
Lighting Design by Tim Deiling
Sound Design by Edward Lewis
Movement Direction by Struan Leslie
Choreography by Alistair David
"Northern? Once you get it... no going back."
It's 1976 and for 18-year-old Eugene life should just be starting; but with a humdrum job, no romance and living in a grey Northern town, there's little prospect of adventure until Eugene gets a taste of Northern Soul - and suddenly what seemed like existence becomes more like living...
Footloose and fancy free, Eugene is transported into a world of sassy soul and bold blues where bodies back flip and fleet fly. But amongst the heat of the dance floor there is someone even more electrifying - Maxine. Will their eyes meet across a crowded room? And can Eugene pull off the moves to win her soul? A play about rhythm, romance and rocking your world. Hull Truck's revival of Mick Martin's modern Northern classic will take your breath away.
Thu 19 - Sat 28 January
Mon 13 - Wed 15 February
Thu 23 - Sat 25 February
Hull Truck 40 Ensemble
Performed in rep with Sixty Five Miles
For the first time, we will have a company of actors perform 2 very different plays over the course of a 6 week Season.
Book both shows and save £5*
The plays are performed separately, on different days.
You can enjoy one play without seeing the other; but if you see both plays you will experience the magic of an ensemble company playing a wonderful range of characters in two extraordinary plays.
* This offer can only be booked via the Box Office 01482 323638