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JV2 2016 : Dance In a Different Language

An outstanding night of dance theatre at the JV2 2016 Triple Bill, curated by Jasmin Vardimon. The three compositions of work from the professional development company shocked, surprised and thrilled the Hull audience.  Continue reading

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Iphigenia In Splott Timely as it is Brilliant

As recommendations go ‘second best play I’ve ever seen’ is high praise indeed, it does beg the question what play was first. Loosely based in Greek mythology Gary Owen’s deeply moving monologue Iphigenia in Splott is as timely a piece of theatre, as it is brilliant. With poverty porn dominating the tv schedule and programme executives desperate to find another hard luck story to dramatise, this is one story that is far from formulaic.  Continue reading

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Ten Storey Love Song – Sex Drugs Pigeons and Paint

I walk in and there they are getting mortalled in a club. The sexy blonde giving the Sicilian Lothario the come on… then it’s no holds barred sex until the pills wear off. No. Not a scene from Geordie Shore, these are lads and lasses from Boro like; Smoggies every one.  Continue reading

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And The Winner Is… Hull Dance Prize 2015

Hull Dance Prize made a welcome return to the cultural calendar on Thursday 22 October. Despite the two year hiatus, the audience packed out the studio theatre at Hull Truck again. I estimate the event could have been sold twice over, due to the amount of people still wanting tickets.

The four companies competing for the cash prize of £2,500 differed in number with a trio, a duet, a quartet and a solo performer. Each piece was very different in approach, content and tone. Continue reading

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Two Rabbits For A Wedding Dress – Keep Calm & Tell It

Just a few hours before Elma Hunter from Act III’s ‘Keep Calm and Tell It‘  appears on BBC1’s The One Show with her stories from WW2 in Hull I add my own thoughts on the show that played at Hull Truck Theatre.  Continue reading

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Family Drama Echoes Through Time

Set in Hull Echoes, devised and performed by Act III and directed by Rupert Creed (Turning the Tide) is the story of a family from Hull, who find themselves reminiscing the morning of their Father Arthur’s funeral. All families have secrets and the Williams family have their fair share and secrets have a way of getting out, when old ghosts are rattled.  Continue reading

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Pitch Perfect Performance for Inheritance Blues

We’re a blues cover band. Why are we playing a wake in Dorset?

The visit from DugOut Theatre has set the bar high, early on in the new Truck season. Inheritance Blues devised by the Leeds based theatre company, is a familiar tale of feuding brothers brought together at the occasion of their father’s funeral.  An energetic show with live music, hugely engaging characters, masterful narrative control, mixed with elements of farcical comedy that proved a winner with Hull audiences over four nights in February.  Continue reading

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