The Kings of Hull Heading Back to the Stage



John Godber’s hit theatrical comedy, The Kings of Hull, is making a return later this year. Malcolm King and his family return to Hull New Theatre this September in a new hilarious sequel to last year’s record-breaking hit.

Commissioned as part of Hull’s UK City of Culture celebrations, we first met the Kings family at Malcolm and Becky’s golden wedding anniversary as they reflect on the city’s past, from the 1960s through to Brexit and beyond.

Now we rejoin them as Malc and his family embark on a P&O Ferries’ Dutch Dash, where they discover it’s not only the sea that gets rough. It could be Rotterdam or anywhere, but when you take the Kings out of Hull, the sparks still fly. Whoever said that family was dead?…

Honorary Hullensian John Godber made a name for himself, and a place in the local history books, after steering Hull Truck Theatre from the brink of bankruptcy in the 1980s to international success as its Artistic Director. Today, his unique writing style, packed with in-jokes and local references continue to shape truly memorable theatrical experiences.

‘Long Live The Kings of Hull’ marks the continuation of the partnership between Hull New Theatre and the John Godber Company to produce bespoke work for the city’s audiences.

Tickets for Long Live The Kings of Hull at Hull New Theatre from 5 – 15 September 2018, will be on sale from 10am on Thursday 5 April to Extra Members and from 10am on Friday 6 April to the general public.

You can book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit the official Hull New Theatre website at to book online.