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Female- led Festival celebrates local artists this July

East Riding Theatre’s Company in Residence, She Productions, are hosting their first festival She Fest this summer, creating a platform for other local female talent. Continue reading

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23 April Paragon Dreams opens at Hull Truck Theatre

Hull Truck Theatre and homegrown artist Hester Ullyart team up to present a new one-woman tour-de-force.  Continue reading

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Heads Up Festival back with theatre that makes a difference

Heads Up Festival’s autumn 2018 season will take place from September 12 – September 22 at various venues, including Kardomah94, the University of Hull and Hull Central Library. Continue reading

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Heads Up Festival hits the big 10 

Ten seasons over five years and a ton of shows later, Hull’s Heads Up Festival, is celebrating with a sit down show on anthropology and antiques, a Hull-noir novel staged live, stand out plays around death and daffodils, the contemplation of light, a love letter from Liverpool And a disco with sponges for the under 5’s. Continue reading

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City comes out in support of Lil’s Lasses

‘That lass playing Lil Bilocca’s good ‘int she?’ I say. ‘Yeah she is and she’s got all her mannerisms an’ all,’ this comes from a woman who used to see Mrs Bilocca on road.  Continue reading

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All we ever wanted was… gig theatre

Stamp the back of my hand, straight in to see the band, at the bar a tog grabs me for an All We Ever Wanted Selfie. Buy a drink and to the front to dance and sing to the best band in the city. This is a nightclub; this is Welly and this, this is gig theatre. Continue reading

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‘Girls aren’t the delicate flowers they used to be’

Delicate Flowers written and directed by Mark Rees of Single Story Theatre Company tells the story of Barbara Buttrick, a Hull woman who has rapidly risen to iconic status, through the telling and re-telling of her achievements in women’s boxing. Born in an era when women were expected to play the good housewife, have tea on the table, look pretty for their man, Barbara proved with her determination and fighting spirit, that women should be allowed to box, finally winning the Women’s Bantamweight Championship. ‘Not bad for a girl from Hull’ says Karen, a young boxer inspired by Barbara’s story Continue reading

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Middle Child’s Dick Whittington: wickedly funny and inventive

The principal boy is played by a girl, the dame is played by a boy and there’s many a nursery rhyme surprise, gloriously camp costumes, animal anthropomorphism and buckets of audience interaction. There’s a live band singing and playing, the hits from the charts of yesteryear. All that can only mean one thing… Continue reading

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We can’t wait to show you our Dick!

Middle Child Theatre return to Fruit tomorrow 17 December, with the first public performances of Dick Whittington, their annual affordable, alternative pantomime, until 29 December. Continue reading

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Festive Return for Hull’s Angel

Hull’s Angel. Written by Janet Plater. Directed by Matt Jamie 19th – 24th December, Kardomah 94, Hull. Following the recent success of her critically-acclaimed play, The Gaul (**** The Guardian), Janet Plater serves up a festive treat to delight both Hull and Newcastle audiences (13th – 16th December, Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle) Continue reading

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