18 Apr 2013 - 11 May 2013 @ 7.45pm, Matinee Sat 27 April & 4 May, 2pm.
Queen of the Nile
by Tim Fountain
Directed by Mike Bradwell
Designed by Mila Sanders
Lighting Design by Jason Taylor
Sound Design by Mic Pool
Assistant Director Jane Fallowfield
An outrageous new comedy! Welcome to Egypt...
Debbie is 40 and single, she's behind on her Christmas hamper money and has served one too many sausages to her customers in 'Burger Off' in Wakefield. When her best friend – happily married gym bunny Jan – gives her the chance to escape, she grabs it with both hands. A week in a five star hotel on the banks of the river Nile seems like the perfect way to escape her Full English life.
As Debbie suns herself by the pool overlooking The Valley of The Queens she encounters ex-pat restaurateur and confirmed bachelor Lesley who quickly introduces her to the real Luxor.
Enter Mahmoud – a sexy young boat captain who might be just a little too young for her but he sure puts an Arab Spring in her step.
But is he the man of Debbie’s dreams? Or is he simply taking her up the Nile?
Revolution may be in the air but the British are coming!
The hilarious story of a life-changing holiday.
Mike Bradwell founded Hull Truck and was its first Artistic Director. Queen of the Nile marks his first main house production for Hull Truck Theatre in 30 years.
Tim Fountain is the author of the bestselling book about the sex lives of the British Rude Britannia and the hugely controversial stage show Sex Addict.
Recommended age 15+. Contains strong language.
Click here to listen to a podcast by Tim Fountain and Mike Bradwell.
Get yourself to Hull Truck for Queen of the Nile.Very funny.— Alan Kirkman (@AWK1953) April 19, 2013
Rude and funny!! that's how I like @hulltruck . Just been to see Queen of the Nile followed by a late night curry— Leanne Brown (@presenterleanne) April 20, 2013
@hulltruck Queen of the Nile - great performers and some good laughs— ertheatre (@ertheatre) April 20, 2013
— Gemma (@Champagnegemma) April 19, 2013
“A fun night out with lots of laughs ... what’s not to like?”
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“Rude, brash and very, very funny. ”
The British Theatre Guide
“A beautifully crafted, bitter-sweet comedy, that’s perfect for a good night out with your mates”
"Mike Bradwell promised something 'dirty and dangerous'... and this new comedy delivers"
"enjoyably full-blooded performances from Lizzie Roper and Michelle Butterly"
"a superb turn by Asif Khan as Mahmoud"
Hull Daily Mail
"rude, naughty, sexy and very funny"