Hull Truck Theatre have announced some incredible events to dazzle you! So take a
seat, get a coffee and take your picks on which of these you want to see; get ready to
book tickets before it’s too late…
Blackeyed Theatre’s brand new stage adaptation of the English fiction classic ‘Jane Eyre’
tells the story of an orphan girl, raised in a world full of loneliness and cruelty, fulfilling
her journey to an unlikely relationship with Mr Rochester and a life at Thornfield Hall,
where a terrible secret forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice as she gradually
uncovers a hidden past to the gloomy Thornfield Hall.
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
I certainly find the sound of this intriguing; a comedy musical created from scratch at
each performance, what’s not to love? From the West End and now heading to Hull
Truck Theatre, this award-winning show allows audiences to make suggestions which
are transformed into shows packed with singing, dancing, drama, catchy melodies and
comedy gold and it is all made up on the spot!
Hansel & Gretel
This Brothers Grimm fairytale, following a young brother and sister intrigued by a
house made of sweets and treats being kidnapped by a cannibalistic witch, is being
retold at Hull Truck Theatre by a flustered storyteller joined by a mischievous mocking
bird. This imaginative version is produced by the characters telling their own peculiar
versions, with live music and a mesmerising design ensuring a hilarious performance.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Who doesn’t love a Shakespearean masterpiece packed with romantic comedy, magic
and mayhem? Four young lovers are tangled in unrequited love, taking to the woods to
be true to their hearts, where they come across the fairies; the King and Queen’s
argument filling the forest with mischief. Meanwhile, Bottom the Weaver and his
comedy crew of Mechanicals head into the woods to rehearse a play, where they are
caught up in the fairy Puck’s mischievous matchmaking tricks.
Let original music, dancing, flying, and the magic of your imagination take you on the
journey of Peter Pan, tending to that inner-child in your heart. To Neverland to play,
make beautiful family memories watching a thoroughly loved Disney classic that warms
our hearts and tugs on your heart strings. One night, bedtime stories come alive for the
Darling children when Peter Pan and Tinker Bell guide them through the stars to a land
of Lost Boys, Pirates and Mermaids.
Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Empathy Pains
Award-winning comedian, Kiri Pritchard-McLean is back with a full-length show circling
the topic of empathy, which she thinks is seen as a weakness so she is off on a search to
find a group of people who she struggles to empathise with: non-offending paedophiles.
Hopefully Kiri is able to make such a horrific topic hilarious; seemingly impossible.
Let original music and puppetry take you on the journey of a tale you thought you knew:
underneath the moon and a snowy mountain, amongst a flock of woolly sheep, Jack is
bored. Knowing that a whisper of a wolf will cause panic and chaos in the village below,
Jack cries Wolf.
Hull Truck Theatre’s Comedy Graduates
After a six-week comedy course with Hull-born stand-up comedian Kevin Precious, who
has performed full sets for the last ten years at many of the top clubs in the UK and one-
man shows at a variety of UK’s festivals, his graduates perform their very own first 5-
In January 2018, Rosa Hesmondhalgh is writing her resolutions: delete all dating apps
and stop going out with plonkers, start doing yoga and some really good art. But
suddenly, she is faced with hospitals and chemotherapy after being diagnosed with
ovarian cancer that has spread. Her new goal for the year: survive.
Sound of Springsteen
With songs like ‘Born in the USA’, ‘Glory Days’, ‘Streets of Philadelphia’ etc., the eight
piece tribute bring their live performance and recording to rock you with Bruce
Springsteen’s greatest hits.
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Performing at Hull Truck Theatre, this British institution formed in 1917 during the
First World War, include 16 Brass in Concert Championship titles, 11 times Yorkshire
Regional Champions, 2 English National Championship victories, 4 times British Open
Champions and 4 times National Champion Brass Band of Great Britain. Who would
want to pass up the opportunity to see them perform?
Jessica Fostekew: Hench
Feminist and regular host of ‘The Guilty Feminist’, Jessica Fostekew hilariously tries to
take the term ‘hench’ as a compliment, this show being nominated for Best Show at the
Leicester Comedy Festival.