Hull Truck Theatre

Hull Truck Theatre
50 Ferensway, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU2 8LB
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Hull Truck Theatre

If you like theatre, you'll like Hull Truck. This venue supports theatrical works of all kinds, be they small, intimate performances or larger productions, and has a reputation in the local area for its high-quality programming.

As the venue's own website states, 'through an extensive community engagement programme and commitment to growing the next generation of exceptional talent, Hull Truck uses its unique resources to bring local people, artists and audiences closer together.'

Events at this venue

There are 37 events at this location

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Ain't Misbehavin'

A romp through 30s and 40s jazz sounds, inspired by the Hot Club de France.

Wed 12 Jul

Studio

£11.50 / 01482 323638

The Bakers' Wife

Musical comedy about a middle-aged baker, whose wife leaves him for a local heartthrob.

Tue 18 Jul

£15 (£12) / 01482 323638

Wed 19 Jul

£15 (£12) / 01482 323638

Thu 20 Jul

£15 (£12) / 01482 323638

…and 2 more dates until 22 Jul

Bang Said The Gun

Poetry for people who don't like poetry, featuring new and fresh talent every time.

Fri 28 Jul

Binker & Moses

MOBO Best Jazz album winners Binker & Moses.

Sat 15 Jul

Studio

£11.50 / 01482 323638

A Christmas Carol

Dickens' festive fable.

Fri 1 Dec

£9–£21.50 (£4–£18.50; Children £6–£18.50) / 01482 323638

Sat 2 Dec

£9–£21.50 (£4–£18.50; Children £6–£18.50) / 01482 323638

Tue 5 Dec

£9–£21.50 (£4–£18.50; Children £6–£18.50) / 01482 323638

…and 23 more dates until 6 Jan 2018

Courtney Pine

Contemporary jazz saxophonist.

Sat 15 Jul

£22 / 01482 323638

Cuncrete

A satirical drag eulogy for a world past its use-by-date that joyfully critiques alpha-masculinity and the built environment.

Wed 26 Apr

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50) / 01482 323638

Thu 27 Apr

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50) / 01482 323638

The Drowsy Chaperone

Tony award-winning show, in which a musical theatre fan's favourite cast album comes to life in his living room.

Wed 5 Jul

£14 (£12) / 01482 323638

Thu 6 Jul

£14 (£12) / 01482 323638

Fri 7 Jul

£14 (£12) / 01482 323638

Family Open Day

A day of free family activities at the theatre. Take a tour behind the scenes, take part in sound and lighting demonstrations, have your face painted, get arty at the craft table, try on costumes and have fun in the photo booth.

Sat 29 Jul

01482 323638

Finlay McGuigan's Adventures

Join Finlay McGuigan for a week of creative fun in Storyland. Listen to his tales, make up your own and get crafty with Fin and his team of helpers.

Sat 27 May

Studio

£3; Children £3 / 01482 323638

Sat 24 Jun

Studio

£3; Children £3 / 01482 323638

Sat 29 Jul

Studio

£3; Children £3 / 01482 323638

…and 3 more dates until 28 Oct

Home

Multi-sensory story of discovery for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities, presented by Frozen Light.

Jack Rooke: Good Grief

  • 3 stars

Jack Rooke, armed with a coffin full of sympathy snacks and some video input from his beloved Nan, hashes out the awkwardness of discussing death, using his wit and humour to address an often-difficult subject.

Fri 12 May

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50) / 01482 323638

Sat 13 May

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50) / 01482 323638

James Wilson-Taylor: Ginger is the New Black

  • 3 stars

A musical history of the redhead from James Wilson-Taylor.

Sat 24 Jun

Lady Macbeth

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: William Oldroyd
  • Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie

Katherine (Pugh) is a young bride shackled to a middle-aged man; when left alone in the grand manor house she begins an affair with a stable-hand (Jarvis) and it all goes downhill. Restrained, compulsively watchable debut feature with a chilling, droll performance from Pugh as the wicked but compelling Katherine.

Wed 14 Jun

Studio

£6 (£5–£6) / 01482 323638

Mighty Atoms

A play inspired by Hull's original Mighty Atom, world champion boxer Barbara Buttrick.

Thu 8 Jun

£9–£21.50 (£1–£18.50) / 01482 323638

Fri 9 Jun

£9–£21.50 (£1–£18.50) / 01482 323638

Sat 10 Jun

£9–£21.50 (£1–£18.50) / 01482 323638

…and 15 more dates until 1 Jul

National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 1 Millennium Approaches

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse).

National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 2 Perestroika

The second part of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning play.

National Theatre Live: Coriolanus

  • 2014

Josie Rourke directs Shakespeare's infamous Rome-set tragedy of politics and revenge about a war hero, who must face an angry people threatened with famine. Starring Tom Hiddleston in the demanding title role.

Wed 11 Oct

Studio

£13 (£11) / 01482 323638

National Theatre Live: Obsession

  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove
  • Cast: Jude Law

Stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre. Jude Law stars as Gino, whose fiery affair with Giovanna leads to a murder plot which threatens to tear them apart.

Thu 11 May

National Theatre Live: Peter Pan

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • UK release: 10 June 2017

Sally Cookson directs this co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre about the boy who never grew up.

Sat 10 Jun

Studio

£13 (£11) / 01482 323638

National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard's situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux's new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard's name overnight.

National Theatre Live: Salome

  • 2017

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Director Yaël Farber draws on multiple accounts to create this urgent, hypnotic production.

Thu 22 Jun

Studio

£13 (£11) / 01482 323638

National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night

  • 2017

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

Fri 28 Apr

National Theatre Live: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Macdonald
  • Written by: Edward Albee
  • Cast: Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway, Imogen Poots
  • UK release: 18 May 2017

Martha and George are a bitter married couple who have a charged relationship, fuelled by their excessive consumption of alcohol. When Martha invites the new professor of the college and his wife for some after-party drinks, the young couple are caught up in Martha and George's games, leading to some devastating truths.

Nerija

Hip hop, hi-life and Afrobeat-inspired jazz sounds.

Sat 15 Jul

Studio

£11.50 / 01482 323638

The Other Side of Hope

  • 2017
  • Finland/Germany
  • 98 min
  • Directed by: Aki Kaurismäki
  • Cast: Ville Virtanen, Kati Outinen, Tommi Korpela

A poker-playing restaurateur and former travelling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived from Finland.

Tue 20 Jun

Studio

£6 (£5–£6) / 01482 323638

Wed 16 Aug

£9–£14 (£4–£11) / 01482 323638

Thu 17 Aug

£9–£14 (£4–£11) / 01482 323638

Fri 18 Aug

£9–£14 (£4–£11) / 01482 323638

Sat 19 Aug

Richard III

Shakespeare's sombre drama.

Thu 4 May

£9–£21.50 (£1–£18.50) / 01482 323638

Fri 5 May

£9–£21.50 (£1–£18.50) / 01482 323638

Sat 6 May

£9–£21.50 (£1–£18.50) / 01482 323638

…and 15 more dates until 27 May

Royal Shakespeare Company: Antony & Cleopatra

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 177 min
  • Directed by: Iqbal Khan
  • Cast: Josette Simon, Antony Byrne
  • UK release: 27 May 2017

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.

Wed 31 May

Royal Shakespeare Company: Titus Andronicus

  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Blanche McIntyre
  • Cast: Patrick Drury, Nia Gwynne, Stefan Adegbola, David Burnett
  • UK release: 9 August 2017

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

Wed 9 Aug

Scott Gibson: Life After Death

  • 4 stars

Life After Death tells the story of a stag weekend that resulted in a brain haemorrhage. The show won Gibson the coveted 'Best Newcomer' award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016.

Wed 17 May

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50) / 01482 323638

Sebastian Giniaux Trio & The Grimaldi Quartet

Guitarist Giniaux is joined by the gypsy jazz group.

Sex Cells

Bittersweet comedy about motherhood set in a busy call centre selling sex toys.

Tue 27 Jun

Studio

£14 (£12) / 01482 323638

Wed 28 Jun

Studio

£14 (£12) / 01482 323638

Thu 29 Jun

Studio

£14 (£12) / 01482 323638

…and 2 more dates until 1 Jul

Small Worlds

A performance from Mimika Theatre that takes place within a white canvas dome, combining animation, music and puppetry to tell six interweaving stories.

Sat 3 Jun

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

The Snake Davis Band

Mainstream jazz, soul, funk and pop by the well-travelled saxophonist and band.

Tue 11 Jul

Toni Erdmann

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • Germany, Austria
  • 162 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Maren Ade
  • Cast: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn
  • UK release: 3 February 2016

When Winfried (Simonischek) visits his adult daughter Ines (Hüller) in Romania, he thinks that she takes life too seriously, and decides to play pranks on her. Superlative third feature from German writer-director Ade, ranging from flamboyantly lunatic comedy to a wonderfully natural, textured portrait of the parent-child…

Sat 29 Apr

Studio

£6 (£5–£6) / 01482 323638

The Transfiguration

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael O'Shea
  • Cast: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Aaron Clifton Moten
  • UK release: 21 April 2017

Lonely orphan teenager Milo (Ruffin) lives with his war veteran brother (Moten) in a housing project; obsessed with vampire lore, he meets Sophie (Levine), a fellow orphan and outsider. Low-key, staunchly realistic take on vampirism as a metaphor for how violence operates in teen lives, soldily acted, imaginative and…

Tue 30 May

Studio

£6 (£5–£6) / 01482 323638

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