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 46 events at this location

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Andy Parsons: Peak Bullsh*t

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, but this is Parsons' latest stand-up show. Can he really promise peak bullshit? Come along and find out.

Wed 25 Oct

£15 / 01482 323638

Arun Ghosh Quintet

Jazz and world music combo.

Thu 16 Nov

£15 (Students £6) / 01482 323638

Studio

£14 (£5–£14) / 01482 323638

The Bakers' Wife

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

Sat 22 Jul

£15 (£12) / 01482 323638

Bang Said The Gun

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

Fri 28 Jul

£16.50 / 01482 323638

Bare Skin on Briny Waters

Underscored with live folk music, Bare Skin on Briny Waters is a story about survival and escape. It’s about two young women standing on a cliff edge steadily being blown on an unexpected course. Presented by Bellow Theatre.

Fri 6 Oct

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 01482 323638

Sat 7 Oct

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 01482 323638

Beautiful Thing

Stage version of Jonathan Harvey's tender tale about a teenager who falls for his neighbour, Ste.

Tue 17 Oct

£15 (£13) / 01482 323638

Studio

£14 (£12; Children £12) / 01482 323638

Wed 18 Oct

£15 (£13) / 01482 323638

Studio

£14 (£12; Children £12) / 01482 323638

Thu 19 Oct

£15 (£13) / 01482 323638

Studio

£14 (£12; Children £12) / 01482 323638

…and 2 more dates until 21 Oct

The Beguiled

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sofia Coppola
  • Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning

John McBurney (Farrell) is a wounded Union deserter in the US Civil War who winds up in a school for girls, where headmistress Martha (Kidman) is persuaded to show him kindness. Coppola’s remake of Don Siegel’s sweaty 1971 original plays like meticulously crafted high-camp melodrama; intermittently enjoyable, but rushed…

Tue 29 Aug

01482 323638

  • 19:00

The Big Sick

  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Showalter
  • Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Culture clash comedy written by real life couple Emily V Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani.

Tue 12 Sep

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  • 19:00
Studio

£6 (£5–£6) / 01482 323638

The Bill Laurance Project

Snarky Puppy's keyboardist's new project mixing classical and jazz influences.

Fri 17 Nov

£15 (Students £6) / 01482 323638

  • 21:00

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

Drip

One-man musical comedy about a boy who can't swim, but who signs up for Hull's first ever synchronised swimming team nonetheless. Based on Tom Wells' book, with music by Matthew Robins.

Thu 9 Nov

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

  • 20:00

Fri 10 Nov

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

  • 20:00

Dusty & Shirley

An evening celebrating the iconic British pop sound of Shirley Bassey and Dusty Springfield, reimagined by Musical Director Janette Mason and brought to life with a six-piece band and star vocalists David McAlmont and Gwyneth Herbert.

Fri 17 Nov

£21 / 01482 323638

Part of Hull Jazz Festival.

The Electric Strawbs

Folk rock survivors who featured Rick Wakeman in their line-up at one time.

Tue 24 Oct

£16.50 / 01482 323638

England Is Mine

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • Directed by: Mark Gill
  • Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, Jodie Comer, Jack Lowden

Manchester, 1976: Steven Patrick Morrissey (Jack Lowden) impatiently waits for his genius to be uncovered. Lowden shows some stage presence but this unauthorised biopic of the Smiths frontman has little to say and features none of the band's iconic music.

Tue 26 Sep

Studio

£6 (£5–£6) / 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

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  • 10:00 – 16:30

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 29 Jul

Studio

£3; Children £3 / 01482 323638

Sat 26 Aug

Studio

£3; Children £3 / 01482 323638

Sat 30 Sep

Studio

£3; Children £3 / 01482 323638

…and 2 more dates until 28 Oct

Frantic Ignition

Dance workshop for men ages 16–20.

Wed 20 Sep

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  • 18:00 – 20:00

Growth

Play about a young man who after much procrastination decides to do something about that lump.

Tue 3 Oct

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

The Gruffalo's Child

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (book), Julia Donaldson (book)

Tall Stories presents Julia Donaldson's Gruffalo sequel, following the adventures of his child as she sneaks out in the night to see if the Big Bad Mouse really does exist.

Wed 1 Nov

£12.50 / 01482 323638

Thu 2 Nov

£12.50 / 01482 323638

Fri 3 Nov

£12.50 / 01482 323638

Sat 4 Nov

£12.50 / 01482 323638

He Ain't Heavy

Performer Grania Pickard tells the story of growing up with her disabled autistic brother, Sean, using physical theatre, aerial circus, audience interaction and storytelling.

Thu 12 Oct

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 01482 323638

Fri 13 Oct

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 01482 323638

Sat 14 Oct

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 01482 323638

Hillbilly Troupe & Friends

A collaboration between Hull’s foremost folk band and an eclectic range of musicians brings you a night of music, imagery and the history of folk music in the area.

Tue 12 Sep

£15 / 01482 323638

  • 19:30

The Hogwallops

Chaotic tale about a family of misfits. Ages 3+.

Fri 27 Oct

£9 / 01482 323638

Sat 28 Oct

£9 / 01482 323638

The Hull Dance Choreographic Prize

Dance prize now in its 4th year, recognising the best companies from the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Sat 11 Nov

£9–£14 (£7–£12; Children £7–£12) / 01482 323638

It Comes at Night

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 31min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Trey Edward Shults
  • Cast: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo

Paul (Joel Edgerton), his wife Sarah (Carmen Ejogo) and teenage son Travis (Kelvin Harrison Jr) live according to a set of strict rules that keep them safe and give them a sense of comforting stability, until a stranger (Christopher Abbott) encroaches their land. Director Trey Edward Shults' sophomore feature is a…

Tue 22 Aug

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  • 19:00

Luke Wright – What I Learned From Johnny Bevan

A lyrical monologue about friendship and class from the acclaimed contemporary poet and radio regular.

Sat 2 Sep

£10 / 01482 323638

Medea

Classic Greek tragedy that follows the myth of Jason and Medea. After Jason leaves Medea for a Greek princess, Medea plans to take vengeance on Jason by murdering his new wife and children.

Tue 24 Oct

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 01482 323638

Wed 25 Oct

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 01482 323638

Mia

Play exploring the truths and myths about learning disability and parenthood in today’s society. Performed by four learning-disabled artists. Presented by Mind the Gap.

Wed 13 Sep

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 01482 323638

Thu 14 Sep

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 01482 323638

National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 2 Perestroika

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

Thu 27 Jul

Studio

£13 (£11) / 01482 323638

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: 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.

Thu 27 Jul

Studio

£13 (£11) / 01482 323638

Fri 28 Jul

Studio

£13 (£11) / 01482 323638

National Theatre Live: Yerma

Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s masterpiece.

Tue 5 Sep

Studio

£13 (£11) / 01482 323638

Not About Heroes

Stephen MacDonald's play about the encounter between WWI poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen in Edinburgh's Craiglockhart War Hospital and their burgeoning friendship in the turmoil of warfare.

Wed 18 Oct

£11–£21.50 (£11–£18.50; Children £11–£18.50) / 01482 323638

Thu 19 Oct

£11–£21.50 (£11–£18.50; Children £11–£18.50) / 01482 323638

Fri 20 Oct

£11–£21.50 (£11–£18.50; Children £11–£18.50) / 01482 323638

Sat 21 Oct

£11–£21.50 (£11–£18.50; Children £11–£18.50) / 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

£9–£14 (£4–£11) / 01482 323638

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Phill brings poetry and chat to the masses.

Tue 21 Nov

£15 / 01482 323638

Queerama

  • 2017
  • 1h 15min
  • Directed by: Daisy Asquith
  • Cast: Various

The story of an extraordinary century of gay experiences, taking us into the relationships, desires, fears and expressions of gay men and women in the 20th century.

Tue 25 Jul

Studio

£6 (£5–£6) / 01482 323638

Part of Pride in Hull Film Festival.

Rich Hall's Hoedown

Rich Hall and friends host a mash-up of music and stand-up featuring the Hoedown's regular band.

Wed 13 Sep

£17 / 01482 323638

Risk

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • Germany / US
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Laura Poitras
  • Cast: Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison, Jacob Applebaum
  • UK release: 30 June 2017

Documentary about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange which focuses more on the man and less on his deeds, creating a fascinating study of the blurred lines between activism and ego. By making herself part of the story, Poitras makes the film compelling viewing.

Tue 1 Aug

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  • 19:00

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

Studio

£13 (£11) / 01482 323638

Sad Little Man

Stand-up tragedy set performed by the mind of a young man in shock. Written by Josh Overton, winner of The Times Playwriting Award 2015, and created by the Pub Corner Poets, Total Theatre Emerging company 2015 nominees.

Fri 27 Oct

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 01482 323638

Sat 28 Oct

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 01482 323638

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

An adaptation of Marina Lewycka's comic novel.

Fri 22 Sep

£15–£22.50 / 01482 323638

Sat 23 Sep

£15–£22.50 / 01482 323638

Tue 26 Sep

£15–£22.50 / 01482 323638

…and 14 more dates until 14 Oct

Songs for the End of the World

A mixture of gig and theatre as Dom Coyote blurs the line between the two.

Thu 2 Nov

Studio

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

Fri 3 Nov

Studio

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

Stuart McCallum

Jazz guitarist and composer who's worked with John Surman, Kenny Wheeler and Gwilym Simcock, and who has a regular gig with Cinematic Orchestra.

Fri 17 Nov

£12.50 (Students £6) / 01482 323638

With Revenu. Part of Hull Jazz Festival.

The Suitcase

Short story by Es’kia Mphahlele, adapted for the stage by Johannesburg’s Market Theatre which follows a young couple from the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal who seek a better life in the city.

Thu 31 Aug

£15–£22.50 / 01482 323638

Fri 1 Sep

£15–£22.50 / 01482 323638

Sat 2 Sep

£15–£22.50 / 01482 323638

…and 5 more dates until 9 Sep

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

Sally's a happy person. She doesn't let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she's got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn't the person she wants to be, but she doesn't want anyone to know about it. Ages 16+.

Thu 27 Jul

£1–£20 / 01482 323638

Studio

01482 323638

This Evil Thing

The compelling, shocking and inspiring story of the men who fought against going to war.

Fri 29 Sep

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 01482 323638

Sat 30 Sep

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 01482 323638

Zoe Gilby's Family Jazz All Stars

Newcastle-based vocalist performing jazz classics at this family friendly show suitable for ages 5+.

Sat 18 Nov

Studio

£11.50 (Children £6; Family £25) / 01482 323638

Part of Hull Jazz Festival.

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