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28 Nov 2013 - 11 Jan 2014 @ 7:45pm (Matinees Sat 30 Nov, Sat 28 Dec, Wed 8 & Sat 11 Jan at 2pm)


£12-£18Please see table
Running time2hr 25mins

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Cast Includes

James Weaver

James Weaver

David MacCreedy

David MacCreedy

Ray Castleton

Ray Castleton

Fiona Wass

Fiona Wass

Catherine Lamb

Catherine Lamb


The Flame-Haired Dynamo

by Mick Martin
Director Nick Lane
Designer Pip Leckenby
Lighting Graham Kirk
Original Music Tristan Parkes
Sound Matt Thompson
Illustration Kev F Sutherland


Chris McCann's life is going nowhere. He's out of work, out of money and out of luck. His kids don't understand him and his wife's at her wits' end. Worst of all, it's Christmas.

Is Chris in the mood for mistletoe and wine? No. He can't afford them for a start! He's blown what cash he had on old Christmas Annuals so he can revisit the world of his boyhood heroes, especially Titch McCreavie, the Flame-Haired Dynamo - a superstar footballer, 1970s style!

As Christmas Day approaches, Chris withdraws into the cartoon world of perfect goals, perfect girls, flared jeans and fondue parties - with some rather surprising results!

This Christmas, Hull Truck invites you to join Chris on a hilarious and heartfelt journey - part Back to the Future, part A Christmas Carol, all brilliantly unhinged - from Mick Martin, the writer of 2012 Northern Soul smash Once Upon a Time in Wigan.



Thu 28 Nov - Sat 14 Dec /
Mon 6 - Sat 11 Jan
Mon 16 Dec - Sat 4 Jan
Mon - Fri £15.50
Sat £18
Concessions £3 off (evenings only)
Matinees £12 

Mon - Sat £18
Concessions £3 off (evenings only)
Matinees £12 



"A delight... a Frank Capra-like hymn to the joys of family..."
The Stage

"An exuberant production... MacCreedy sticks his performance straight in the back of the net."
The Guardian

"Witty... Wass and Weaver convey long-term fondness."
The Times

What's on Stage

"As warming as a glass of mulled wine... compelling."
Hull Daily Mail

"MacCready steals the show"
The Press (York) 


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