Hull Truck Theatre’s Christmas production of The Borrowers is now officially on sale!

10 Apr 2024 | General News

This Christmas audiences are invited to discover a hidden world with our enchanting production of The Borrowers, directed by Hull Truck Theatre’s artistic director Mark Babych.

Based on the classic novel by Mary Norton, this adaptation by Charles Way will surprise and delight both little “human-beans” and grown-ups alike, as we dive beneath the floorboards and meet Arrietty Clock and her Borrower family as they embark on an exciting adventure.

Mark Babych, Artistic Director at Hull Truck Theatre, said:

“Am thrilled to be directing this timeless family classic for this year’s festive production.  With our trademark blend of imaginative staging, spectacular set and costume designs and beautiful music, our story begins in East Yorkshire during the time of the Hull Blitz, where a young boy from Hull is evacuated to a large country house and discovers there’s more than mice living underneath the floorboards! Charles Way’s adaption with new music by composer John Biddle is a delightful heart-warming tale of courage, friendship and adventure and a perfect way for all the family to experience the magic of live theatre.”

John Biddle returns to Hull Truck Theatre as composer in 2024. Projects as Composer/Sound Designer includes Pinocchio 2023, A Christmas Carol 2022 (Hull Truck Theatre); Possible (National Theatre Wales); Dead Honest (winner British Podcast Award 2021) and Prince Charming’s Christmas Cracker, Peter Pan, Oliver Twist and Treasure Island (Hull Truck Theatre).

Charles Way will adapt the story of The Borrowers after spending all his working life in the professional theatre and Patrick Connellan, with his range of design for all forms of live theatre and performance will bring the world of The Borrowers visually to life on stage through his set design.

With a fantastic value for money early bird rate and family and friends multi-buy offer, why not book ahead of time. Our Early Bird offer £3 off all tickets until 31st August, Family & Friends ticket (x4 tickets for £100) - Band A and Band B seats - available until 29 Nov. Group discount of 10% off bookings of 8+ and our Early Bird education offer of £10 per ticket (instead of £11) is available if booked by 22nd July (start of summer hols).

Please contact the Box Office for more information at or call 01482 323638.

We have a range of access performances available throughout the duration of the run, including the return of our baby friendly performances (for babies under 18 months) – ideal for those who want to share a first festive experience with their families and friends.

The Borrowers is recommended for ages 7+.


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