The Borrowers Digital
Hull Truck Theatre presents

The Borrowers

  • Directed by Mark Babych

Discover a magical hidden world under the floorboards!

Arrietty Clock is an adventurous and spritely “Borrower”, secretly living under the floorboards of a country house in rural East Yorkshire with her family. This small, but perfectly formed family borrow from the humans above – furnishing their home and fuelling their appetites with their finds, but Arrietty longs for freedom and fresh air.

As Arrietty hits her teenage years, she begins to join her father, Pod, on special borrowing quests – much to the dismay of her mother. However, the Borrowers have one simple rule: to remain hidden from the “human-beans”, especially Mrs Driver, a bad-tempered housekeeper and Crampfurl, the rebellious gardener.

When an evacuee, a human boy from neighbouring Hull, arrives in the main house, Arrietty becomes curious… and starts making mistakes. This results in the family undertaking an epic journey into the unknown to find a new home.

Arrietty and her family will face many obstacles and dangers as they trek through a land of strange plants and huge creatures. Can they find somewhere they truly belong? What (and who) might they come up against along the way? And will Arrietty finally feel the warm sun on her face?

Set against a backdrop of Christmas in East Yorkshire during the 1940s Blitz, this enchanting family friendly production explores themes of adventure, friendship and the joy of love and togetherness.

A perfect alternative to pantomime during the festive season, magically captivating audiences of all ages.

Based on the novel by Mary Norton
Adapted by Charles Way

Relaxed | Baby Friendly | BSL Interpreted | Open Captions | Audio Described
Dates
Fri 29 November - Sat 04 January
Venue
Stage 1, Hull Truck Theatre
Tickets
£32 - £10
Concessions available on selected dates
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Discover a magical hidden world under the floorboards!

Arrietty Clock is an adventurous and spritely “Borrower”, secretly living under the floorboards of a country house in rural East Yorkshire with her family. This small, but perfectly formed family borrow from the humans above – furnishing their home and fuelling their appetites with their finds, but Arrietty longs for freedom and fresh air.

As Arrietty hits her teenage years, she begins to join her father, Pod, on special borrowing quests – much to the dismay of her mother. However, the Borrowers have one simple rule: to remain hidden from the “human-beans”, especially Mrs Driver, a bad-tempered housekeeper and Crampfurl, the rebellious gardener.

When an evacuee, a human boy from neighbouring Hull, arrives in the main house, Arrietty becomes curious… and starts making mistakes. This results in the family undertaking an epic journey into the unknown to find a new home.

Arrietty and her family will face many obstacles and dangers as they trek through a land of strange plants and huge creatures. Can they find somewhere they truly belong? What (and who) might they come up against along the way? And will Arrietty finally feel the warm sun on her face?

Set against a backdrop of Christmas in East Yorkshire during the 1940s Blitz, this enchanting family friendly production explores themes of adventure, friendship and the joy of love and togetherness.

A perfect alternative to pantomime during the festive season, magically captivating audiences of all ages.

Based on the novel by Mary Norton
Adapted by Charles Way

Relaxed | Baby Friendly | BSL Interpreted | Open Captions | Audio Described

Event Details

Pay What You Can: Fri 29 Nov, 7pm (Limited to 6 tickets per customer so as many people as possible can access reduced rate tickets)

Recommended Age: 7+

Running Time: TBC - approx. 2 hours 20 mins (inc. a break)

All 10am, 10.15am and 1.30pm shows are schools performances. General customers are more than welcome to also attend.

Early Bird Offer: Get £3 off tickets when you book before 1 Sep.

Family & Friends Ticket: Book 4 tickets (any combination of child + standard tickets) before 29 Nov and pay £100 or less.*Combination must include at least 1 x standard adult ticket and 1 x child ticket.

Group Booking Offer: Groups 8+ receive 10% discount per ticket

Only one offer applies to each transaction. 

Relaxed - Thur 5 Dec at 7pm, Tue 10 Dec at 10.15am and Sat 28 Dec, 2pm (Show experience guide available closer to the show date)

Baby Friendly - Fri 6 Dec, 11am (For those with babies under 18 months) - for more info click here.

BSL Interpreted -Sat 14 Dec at 2pm, Tue 17 Dec at 10.15am and 7pm (BSL flyer available soon)
BSL Interpreter is Dave Wycherley. 

Captioned (Open) - Wed 18 Dec, 7pm
Live captions provided by Claire McIntyre

Audio Described - Thur 19 Dec at 7pm and Sat 4 Jan at 2pm (Audio Introduction Notes available closer to the show date)
Audio Describer Jill Quarmby

Touch Tour (for blind and visually impaired customers attending the Audio Described show) - Thur 19 Dec at 5.30pm and Sat 4 Jan at 12.30pm (places must be booked in advance with the Box Office or when prompted during the online booking process)

For more information about what the above access shows include, please click here and scroll down the page.

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Fri 29 November
- Limited to 6 tickets max, per customer
SOLD OUT
7:00PM
Sat 30 November
LOW AVAILABILITY
2:00PM
Sat 30 November
LOW AVAILABILITY
7:00PM
Tue 03 December
LOW AVAILABILITY
10:15AM
Wed 04 December
LOW AVAILABILITY
10:15AM
Wed 04 December
7:00PM
Thu 05 December
10:15AM
Thu 05 December
Access: Relaxed - This is a relaxed performance.
7:00PM
Fri 06 December
Access: Baby Friendly - For those with babies under 18 months
11:00AM
Fri 06 December
7:00PM
Sat 07 December
2:00PM
Sat 07 December
7:00PM
Mon 09 December
LOW AVAILABILITY
10:00AM
Mon 09 December
1:30PM
Tue 10 December
Access: Relaxed - This is a relaxed performance.
10:15AM
Tue 10 December
7:00PM
Wed 11 December
LOW AVAILABILITY
10:15AM
Wed 11 December
7:00PM
Thu 12 December
10:15AM
Thu 12 December
7:00PM
Fri 13 December
LOW AVAILABILITY
10:15AM
Fri 13 December
7:00PM
Sat 14 December
Access: BSL Interpreted - this show will include BSL interpretation.
2:00PM
Sat 14 December
7:00PM
Tue 17 December
Access: BSL Interpreted - the show will include BSL interpretation
10:15AM
Tue 17 December
Access: BSL Interpreted - the show will include BSL interpretation
7:00PM
Wed 18 December
LOW AVAILABILITY
10:15AM
Wed 18 December
Access: Open Captions - this performance includes captions
7:00PM
Thu 19 December
10:15AM
Thu 19 December
Access: Audio Described - this show includes Audio Description for those who need it
7:00PM
Sat 21 December
2:00PM
Sat 21 December
7:00PM
Sun 22 December
1:00PM
Sun 22 December
6:00PM
Mon 23 December
2:00PM
Mon 23 December
7:00PM
Tue 24 December
11:00AM
Tue 24 December
4:00PM
Fri 27 December
7:00PM
Sat 28 December
Access: Relaxed - This is a relaxed performance.
2:00PM
Sat 28 December
7:00PM
Sun 29 December
1:00PM
Sun 29 December
6:00PM
Mon 30 December
7:00PM
Tue 31 December
11:00AM
Tue 31 December
4:00PM
Thu 02 January
7:00PM
Fri 03 January
7:00PM
Sat 04 January
Access: Audio Described - this show is Audio Described for those who need it.
2:00PM
Sat 04 January
7:00PM

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