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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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Moomins And Mischief  At Beverley Puppet Festival

Following the acclaimed exhibition of author and artist Tove Jansson and her tales of Moominvalley at the Dulwich Picture Gallery earlier this year, 2018 sees more Moomin mischief as East Yorkshire’s Beverley Puppet Festival announces a puppet version of this much loved fictional family over the festival weekend on Sunday 15th July. Continue reading

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#REDboard2017 – Made in Hull Starts 2nd January 2017

Red Contemporary Arts is launching its REDboard project for Hull UK City of Culture 2017 with a billboard designed by Hull-based artist Yol on Cottingham Road. Celebrating 20 years of RED Contemporary Arts (formally RED Gallery), billboards across the city will be transformed into platforms for artistic excellence, as well as playing host to site-specific cultural events. 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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Hollywood Star Returns to Tread the Boards

Hull-born actor Marc Pickering is returning to the area to star in the multi-award winning play As We Forgive Them to be staged at the East Riding Theatre (ERT) in Beverley.14718630_938652569572356_3227800255614651015_n

Marc was most recently seen in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire playing young Steve Buscemi. He has also starred in Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp, Calendar Girls with Helen Mirren and played Montparnasse in the film version of Les Misérables.

An ERT production, the play is directed by Andrew Pearson who also directed A Steady Rain starring Vincent Regan and Adrian Rawlins at ERT last year.

Marc will be joined onstage by actor Charles Daish who has appeared in Kenneth Branagh’s film version of Hamlet amongst others.

Marc said, “I’m really excited to be coming home to work on this exciting project especially as it coincides with the presidential election.”

The play is set over 10 years on the eve of the presidential elections in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

Director Andrew Pearson said, “It seemed like exactly the right time to revive Richard Vergette’s amazing play. We open the night after the election, but I don’t think any of us who worked on the original production could have foreseen the showdown we’re having at the moment!”

The play has a limited run at the theatre from 9th – 26th November 2016.

Pearson then teams up again with Vincent Regan to produce the Christmas show at ERT, Great Expectations.

November 2008: The US elections herald a new era of change and optimism. For newly elected Democrat Congressman, John Daniels, this should be the happiest of times. However, the brutal murder of his only daughter forces him to confront his liberal values; should he use his right to request the death penalty and junk his views on abolition or does he let his daughter’s killer live?

“..Expertly directed by Andrew Pearson… Not to be Missed”

4 Stars – Manchester Evening News

“…Intense, intelligent drama…Superb”

British Theatre Review

As We Forgive Them satisfies on every level… Should not be missed… 5 Stars”

What’s on Stage

“Taut, pacy thriller remains on a knife edge and doesn’t let up.”

Michelle Dee Read review from show premiere here

This 8 time award winning production (including Manchester Evening News and Off West End Award) is being remounted and reworked by the original team, featuring a new exciting cast to coincide with the 2016 Presidential elections.

12802992_794072600697021_3104902183991328600_nAs We Forgive Them by Richard Vergette

An East Riding Theatre Production

9th November 2016 – 26th November 2016 at 8pm

Location: East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Tickets: £10.00 to £13.00

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Hull’s Heads Up Festival returns to the city in October

The twice-yearly event presents some of the most exciting, challenging theatre and is produced by Ensemble 52 in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre. The festival runs from October 5 to October 15, 2016. This season’s programme of work includes work originally developed at Battersea Arts Centre alongside some of the most exciting work produced out of the city. Continue reading

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Dreaming Big: Artist returns to her roots for Pave exhibition

Exhibition at Pave, Princes Avenue, Hull from November 2 until the end of November. A launch event and discussion with artist Sarah Mole will take place at Pave on Tuesday 10 November from 6pm. FREE entry.
Two large scale paintings will go on exhibition at Pave, Princes Avenue this week, as a Hull artist returns to her roots.
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Hull Dance Prize Returns

On Thursday 22 October four companies will be entering their work before a panel of judges and a voting audience once more as Hull Dance plays host to Hull Dance Prize 2015, Hull Truck Theatre. Continue reading

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