Things might be looking up, but we still have some time to go before live events are back on around Hull. In the meantime, we’re coming across some pretty decent online events you can enjoy at home that give you a break from the usual TV. Check out the top 8 events happening online this week…
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Shows daily from Tuesday 16 March to Wednesday 31 March
We’re all missing the theatre right now, but Hull Truck Theatre have partnered with other UK theatre groups to bring us The Picture of Dorian Gray which stars Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry.
In a profile pic-obsessed, filter-fixated world where online and reality blur, influencer Dorian Gray makes a deal. For his social star never to fade. For the perfect self he broadcasts to the world to always remain. But as his mental health starts to decline, as corruption and murderous depravity start to creep into his world, the true and horrific cost of his deal will soon need to be met. The show addresses some pretty dark themes that are suitable for a 16+ audience.
Tickets are just £12 per device – available here.
Riverdance 25th Anniversary
Wednesday 17 March, 7:30pm
A stunning film of the new, re-imagined Irish dance and music show that won over the world 25 years ago. It was filmed live in the 3Arena Dublin where it premiered and on the exact 25th anniversary of its first performance.
Tickets are £17.50 per device – available here.
The Virt Locker
Thursday 18 March, 7:30pm
The Virt Locker is a weekly comedy show featuring some of the best stand-up comics around the UK right now. This week’s zoom will feature 5 brilliant comedians including Nina Conti – the hilarious ventriloquist who performed on Live At The Apollo (video below) and Maisie Adams who regularly featured on the most recent of BBC’s Mock The Week.
Tickets are a bargain at just £8.80 per device – available here.
Laughnow Comedy Club – Russell Kane
Friday 19 March, 7:00pm
Another brilliant comedy line up on zoom this Friday night which sees Russell Kane headline. He’ll be supported by Jo Caulfield, Jarred Christmas who’ve both been guests on Mock The Week along with Andrew Bird who’s supported Rhod Gilbert and Michael McIntyre.
Tickets are £15.50 per device – available here.
Hull Noir 2021 – Crime Writing Festival
Friday 19 & Saturday 20 March
This Hull festival has been going for a few years now, but due to the same reason as we’ve heard many times before, it’s gone online this year. The festival kicks off on Friday night with a conversation with Peter Robinson who’s best known for his Yorkshire-set novels featuring DCI Alan Banks.
There are more guest speakers available to watch on the Saturday. All events are free, although donations are welcome. Details here.
To Hull And Back Festival
Saturday 20 March, 4-11pm
This online music festival has been created with a view to showcasing small independent bands who are missing out on the exposure from festivals during the pandemic. Think Humber Street Sesh but with Nottingham Bands too. The Adelphi have had a huge hand in this as well.
Hull Comedy Lounge – Saturday Night Live
Saturday 20 March, 8pm
Hull’s full-time comedy club has been hit hard during the pandemic like many other venues. They’re now streaming live comedians direct from George Street on Saturday night’s to keep you entertained. This Saturday’s line-up looks like a belter!
Tickets are only £5 – available here.
Magical Bones – Black Magic
Saturday 20 March, 8pm
He’s one of the biggest emerging names in street magic today after his appearance on Britain’s Got Talent. Magical Bones effortlessly combines intricate sleight of hand with jaw-dropping break-dance moves in one of the most awe-inspiring show’s you’ll see this year.
In addition to wowing the nation on BGT, Bones has also been entertaining international audiences with appearances on US television’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us, as well as having a critically acclaimed and totally sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His other credits include international stage hit Impossible, BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks.
Tickets are £16.50 per device – available here.