Miracle On The Humber

Monday 21st December – Thursday 24th December 2020

Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the region,

Not a creature was stirring, not even a pigeon.

Or so it seemed…

Over four nights, witness a Miracle On The Humber as Hull Truck Theatre and KCOM present four original, festive stories to get the whole family into the Christmas spirit in 2020.

Each evening between 21 – 24 December, at 5pm, we’ll release a magical mini-film on our YouTube channel for you to stream for free. We’ll also include the content on this page, so you can come back here to view the films in full.  

Themed around kindness, joy, family and love, the four festive tales are linked by the simple idea of performing or experiencing the magic of a Christmas miracle. As a result of the inspired work of local writers, Maureen Lennon and Sam Caseley, these unique stories have been designed to include iconic filming locations from across Hull and the East Riding. There’s also a star-studded cast on-board to narrate the festive tales. 

So, what are you waiting for? Join us from the comfort of your own home for some Yuletide storytelling fun… and maybe… just maybe, you’ll find a Christmas miracle of your own this festive season. 

Recommended age: Children aged 5+  

Monday 21st December

Cinder(Ella)

In a reworking of the much-loved Cinderella story, find out whether Cinder(Ella) will get her chance to attend the magnificent ball. We join her whilst she’s working a shift at the local hotel, which is also the venue for this year’s ball. 

Presented by Hull Truck Theatre and KCOM
Written by Maureen Lennon
Performed by Amy Thompson
Directed by Tom Saunders 
Venue partner: DoubleTree by Hilton, Hull
Part of Miracle on the Humber

Tuesday 22nd December 5pm

Aquarium

There is an old man who works at an aquarium and always covers the shift that no one else wants to; Christmas Eve. Aquarium is the story of a reluctant younger member of staff being forced to work Christmas Eve. But what the young team member sees, leaves him in awe. 

Written by Sam Caseley
Performed by Barrie Rutter
Directed by Tom Saunders 
Venue partner: The Deep 

Wednesday 23rd December

Operation Christmas Light

In a bid to bring some festive sparkle to her home, a young girl enacts Operation Christmas Light and sets out to persuade her mother to decorate the house. But the girl soon discovers they can’t afford it. So, they try to experience the magic of Christmas in a different way. 

Written by Sam Caseley
Performed by Josie Morley
Directed by Tom Saunders 
Filmed at Hull Truck Theatre with footage of Cottingham Lights

Thursday 24th December

The Christmas Kitten

A security guard who works the night shift at the art gallery is missing his child at Christmas. In an attempt to console himself, he takes to looking at his favourite paintings. But when the paintings magically come to life, they are able to help him more than he even thought they would. 

Presented by Hull Truck Theatre and KCOM
Written by Maureen Lennon
Performed by Matthew Booth
Directed by Tom Saunders 
Venue partner: Ferens Art Gallery (With thanks to Hull Culture & Leisure Ltd)
Part of Miracle on the Humber