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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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Hull Dance Prize 2016 Throws Up Surprise Winners

Hull Dance Prize presented by Hull Dance, has established itself as a regular feature on the city’s cultural calendar. For its third outing, the annual dance competition, moved from the Studio Theatre to the Main House at Hull Truck Theatre, reflecting the growth in popularity and increased visibility of dance in the city. Continue reading

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Spymonkey’s The Complete Deaths is Gut-bustingly Funny

Putting the bawdy back into the bard, Spymonkey’s gruesome countdown tour of death scenes that litter Shakespeare’s plays, is gut-bustingly funny. By the end of the first act approximately forty deaths in – one of which included the death of theatre-going itself, I have laughed so much that I have given myself a pained throat. In the second act I was in tears.  Continue reading

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Educating Rita At Hull Truck: An Appreciation

There can’t have been many in Tuesday night’s audience who hadn’t seen Julie Walters and Michael Caine on-screen as Rita and Frank. Set in Thatcher’s Britain the 1983 film adaptation of Educating Rita went on to achieve multi-awards success, providing career defining roles for both actors.  Continue reading

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Class Divide Comedy Invincible Plays In Hull

Are the working classes just cannon fodder for an imperious warmonger? Can art and poetry really save us, improve us and make us better people? Will England ever get through the knockout stage?  Sold as a north-south divide comedy, with shades of Ayckbourn, Invincible by Torben Betts played for the first time, to a northern audience in Hull.

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Revolutions Not Fish At Heads Up

Dynamic. Atmospheric. Innovative: three words that describe the performances served up twice a year by Ensemble 52’s Heads Up. September 5 -12 sees the return of the festival of national and locally curated theatre. 

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