Local companies revive classic stories at Hull Truck Theatre

Local companies revive classic stories at Hull Truck Theatre

Supporting local talent is a vital part of our activity, and we are proud to host three exciting revivals of classic stories by Hull-based amateur theatre groups this summer.

The Chameleon Players will showcase their production of Shakespeare’s late classic The Winter's Tale at Hull Truck Theatre between Tuesday 18 and Saturday 22 June. The Winter's Tale tells the story of Leontes, the King of Sicilia. Suspecting that his wife Hermione is having an adulterous affair with his best friend Polixenes, Leontes orders Camillo, his trusted advisor, to poison him, triggering a chain of extraordinary events, twists and surprises that takes place over a period of 16 years.

Following the sell-out success of Oliver! last year, One Off Productions return to Hull Truck Theatre with another family favourite, The Sound of Music, between Tuesday 24 and Saturday 29 June. With music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, the musical is set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938 and is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-known concert groups of that era.

In July, Park Street Performing Arts bring comedy, thrills and heart to Kenneth Grahame’s classic story of adventure and friendship, The Wind In The Willows. The company will present an exciting version of the spectacular new musical by Olivier-award winning composer and lyricist duo, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins, Betty Blue Eyes, Half a Sixpence) and Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes.

The musical follows the impulsive Mr. Toad, whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved home under threat from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad must attempt a daring escape leading to a series of misadventures and a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall.

The Wind In The Willows will run at Hull Truck Theatre between Wednesday 24 and Saturday 27 July.