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We Are The Future! at Hull City Hall

Presented by The Northern Academy of Performing Arts and the City of Hull Music Service
The Northern Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) and the City of Hull Music Service are teaming-up for their first ever joint production.

The theatrical treat We Are The Future! will explore how today’s young generation can achieve their potential and embrace the journey of life.
Using music, singing, dance and drama, it will follow the milestones of growing up, such as the first day at school and a first kiss.
The Albemarle Music Centre’s 60 plus piece youth orchestra provides a full-bodied soundtrack to complement NAPA’s 200-strong chorus of singers, dancers and selection of brilliant soloists, all under the expert supervision of conductor Paul Frankish, direct from London’s West End.
The two performances of We Are The Future! on June 28 and June 29 will offer audiences the perfect opportunity  to experience what Hull has to offer in the way of culture.
This talented array of young performers are the next generation of creatives who will inherit the legacy of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and shape our cultural landscape for years to come.
Take your chance to support them and get a glimpse of what the future holds in store.


Tickets for We Are The Future! at Hull City Hall on Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29 at 7.30pm are £10. They go on sale at 10am on Friday, March 17.

Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.


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Faith – The George Michael Legacy

Tribute to singer at Hull City Hall on July 8
A stunning celebration of one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time, Faith – The George Michael Legacy, will take place at Hull City Hall on Saturday, July 8.

Featuring international George Michael tribute Wayne Dilks and his eight-piece band, the show is a musical journey of 35 years of hit records, from Wham to George’s solo career.

With actual video footage from The George Michael 25 live tour, it is a two-hour spellbinding spectacle of songs such as Club Tropicana, I’m Your Man, Faith, Fast Love, Outside, Freedom, A Different Corner, Father Figure, Careless Whisper and many, many more.

If you are a fan and you know every word of these songs, join Wayne to recognise the incredible legacy George left us all.
Tickets for Faith – The George Michael Legacy at Hull City Hall on Saturday, July 8 2017 are £22.50.

Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.

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Justin Hayward at Hull City Hall

Moody Blues singer-songwriter brings The Wind of Heaven tour to venue in September
Legendary singer-songwriter Justin Hayward will perform at Hull City Hall in September as part of a tour the UK in support of his latest album release All The Way.

As the driving force behind The Moody Blues, Justin penned classics like Nights in White Satin, New Horizons, Question, The Voice and Your Wildest Dreams

One of the most recognisable voices in rock, Justin will be performing new songs from the album as well as Moody Blues favourites. 
All The Way includes the newly released single The Wind of Heaven, a heartfelt song about a wounded warrior who has left his soul on the battlefield and is having a difficult time adjusting to being home. 

The song, which also features on a forthcoming film, is dedicated to all of those who have served their country and has received standing ovations worldwide.
Justin will be supported by Mike Dawes.

Justin said: “I'm always so thrilled to have the opportunity to tour in the UK, particularly at this time in in my career when no-one knows what the future holds.

“I'm bringing my songwriting guitars from home on the road with me, so the gigs will have the feel and sound of my music room along with the vibe I was feeling as I wrote the songs.

“I look forward to singing and playing new songs and old songs, particularly Forever Autumn, which I only get to perform in my solo show, and The Wind Of Heaven from the forthcoming movie, and also to tell the real stories behind all the songs and the events that surrounded them at the time.

“It's a joy to share a stage with such wonderful young and inspiring talents as Mike Dawes. I look forward to seeing you on the road”.
Justin’s solo career began in 1977 with Songwriter.  In 1978, he had a worldwide hit with the timeless Forever Autumn from the War of the Worlds.

In 1980, Justin released his second solo album Night Flight, a mixture of his own songs and those of other writers. 
His last solo studio album was the critically-acclaimed Spirits of the Western Sky in 2013, his first since 1996’s The View From The Hill.


Tickets for Justin Hayward:The Wind of Heaven tour at Hull City Hall on Wednesday, September 27 2017 are from £33. They go on sale at 10am on Friday, May 12.
Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.

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That’ll Be The Day returns to Hull City Hall

Night of nostalgia on Thursday, October 24 2017


After an incredible three decades of touring, the UK’s number one rock ‘n’ roll variety production That’ll Be The Day returns to Hull City Hall with another brand new show.

Highly acclaimed for its stunning live entertainment value, the show on October 24 is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music.
This latest production features a fantastic new-line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, plus more side-splitting comic sketches, all performed on-stage.
Originally established on the cabaret circuit in the late 1980s, That’ll Be The Day began playing regional theatres in the early 1990s. 
Now it performs more than 200 shows a year to capacity audiences across the UK. 
Trevor Payne, who first created the show back in 1986, still directs, produces and stars in the production today. 
Trevor spends at least six months planning and preparing each new show every year creating an unforgettable night of nostalgia, laughs and rock ‘n’ roll.
Complete with stunning costumes and incredible live music performances, That’ll Be The Day is the golden age of popular music revived! Visit www.thatllbetheday.com .

Tickets for That’ll Be The Day at Hull City Hall on Tuesday, October 24 2017 are from £23.50. They go on sale from 10am on Friday, March 17.

Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.



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Monty Don: Down to Earth



An evening with renowned gardener at Hull City Hall in November
 - Renowned gardening writer and BBC television presenter and the nation’s favourite and most respected gardener, Monty Don is coming to Hull City Hall in November.
Hear him speak about his life and travels visiting gardens all over the world and what really happens behind the scenes when filming.

Monty will also talk about how he made his own organic garden from a bare field and how understanding and working with nature enriches and empowers us all at the show on Monday, November 6.
Monty’s TV credits include Gardeners’ World, The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Big Dreams, Small Spaces, Real Gardens, Lost Gardens, Fork to Fork, Growing Out of Trouble, Around The World In 80 Gardens, My Dream Farm and Mastercrafts. He also presents on BBC Radio 4’s Shared Planet.

for Monty Don: Down to Earth at Hull City Hall on Monday, November 6 2017 at 7.30pm are £20. They go on sale at 10am on Wednesday, March 22.

Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.


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Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room
Hull City Hall, Friday 3 November, 8pm

The razor sharp and hilariously funny Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan is coming to Hull City Hall with a new highly anticipated show, hot on the heels of two sell-out nationwide tours of KATHBUM, shows at Edinburgh Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

Star of BBC’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO & WOULD I LIE TO YOU, Sky One’s A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, ITV’s THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW and Channel 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN, Katherine Ryan is a writer / performer and stand-up comedian who is dominating the UK television and live comedy scenes.

Katherine is only the second British-based comedian to have a Netflix Original Comedy Special released globally. KATHERINE RYAN: IN TROUBLE was filmed at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo and was released to 190 countries in February this year.

Katherine's  entertainment series HOW'D YOU GET SO RICH?, in which she meets the super-wealthy, recently aired on Channel 4 and she is currently co-hosting the new series of YOUR FACE OR MINE with Jimmy Carr on Comedy Central.

www.katherineryan.co.uk
@kathbum

Tickets for Katherine Ryan are priced at £19.50 and go on sale Friday 2 June 10am.
They are available for purchase from the Hull City Hall Box office or by calling the Booking and Information Line on 01482 300 306. Alternatively, please visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.

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An Evening with Pat Metheny



Grammy award-winning guitarist at Hull City Hall in November 2017


Winner of 20 Grammy Awards, guitarist Pat Metheny will perform at Hull City Hall later this year.
The show, on Saturday, November 11, is part of Hull Jazz Festival and Metheny’s 2017 world tour. 
This special visit also celebrates Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and the jazz festival’s 25th anniversary.
With the release of his first album, Bright Size Life, in 1975, Metheny reinvented the traditional jazz guitar sound for a new generation of players.

Over the years, he’s performed with artists as diverse as Steve Reich to Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock to David Bowie. 
The sheer invention and energy of Pat Metheny’s music continues to shine - always searching for new sounds and ideas whilst retaining the melodic force and free-wheeling, joyous drive that has been his hallmark since he first took the jazz world by storm.

In this brand new quartet, his unmistakeable guitar style is matched with two stellar talents from a new generation, with UK pianist Gwilym Simcock joining the brilliant bassist Linda Oh and long-time Metheny sidekick, drummer Antonio Sanchez, in a band that positively exudes class.

Recently inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame as its youngest member, and only the fourth guitarist (joining Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery), Metheny will present a range of music from throughout his career.


Tickets for An Evening with Pat Metheny on Saturday, November 11 are £25 to £35. They go on sale at 10am on Monday, March 27.

Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.

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Joel Dommett: LIVE 2017

Comedian to perform at Hull City Hall in November
Comedian Joel Dommett is bringing his solo show LIVE to Hull City Hall on Thursday, November 16.
One of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians, Joel was the star of 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Sky1’s Bring The Noise.


His tour will deliver high-octane comedy to venues up and down the country and has now been extended to include the Hull City Hall date after selling out at several other locations.

Joel arrived on the comedy scene in 2007 and has never looked back. After receiving great critical acclaim for his Edinburgh Fringe shows, he has gone on to appear on numerous television programmes, including Impractical Jokers (BBC3), Reality Bites (ITV2), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC), Drunk History (Comedy Central), and has performed in acting roles for Popatron (BBC2) and Skins (E4).
Tickets for Joel Dommett: LIVE 2017 at Hull City Hall on Thursday, November 16 at 8pm are £18.50. They go on sale at 10am on Friday, January 27. 

Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit www.hcandl.co.uk/hullcityhall to book online or use this link http://bit.ly/2kcHhk6

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Imelda May to perform at Hull City Hall

Singer songwriter at venue on Sunday, November 19

Irish superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May has announced a show at Hull City Hall in
November, one of three additional UK tour dates released due to phenomenal public demand.
Imelda will appear at the venue on Sunday, November 19 before shows in Leicester and London’s
Royal Albert Hall.

One of Ireland’s most celebrated female artists, Imelda was discovered by Jools Holland, who
asked her to support him on tour and she has performed alongside legendary artists including

Lou Reed, Bono and Smokey Robinson.
Imelda’s new single Girl I Used To Be is released on June 30 on Decca Records. The track is taken
from her Top 5 new album Life. Love. Flesh. Blood and follows the BBC Radio 2 playlisted previous
singles Call Me, Black Tears and Should’ve Been You.
A hauntingly beautiful acoustic ballad, Girl I Used To Be (listen on Spotify) is a memoir of Imelda’s
life growing-up in the Liberties area of Dublin and the lessons learnt that she will pass on to her
daughter.

Speaking about the track, Imelda said: “I love those old story songs where you’re taken on a
journey from beginning to end.

“Songs you’re riveted with. Like when you’re in the car and you sit in the driveway, because you
can’t turn the radio off, you have to listen to the end of the story.
“I thought, ‘I’d like to write one of them’. The lyrics are about my family, and my daughter, and
myself and my life growing-up in Dublin.
“We didn’t have much money but my parents are fabulous, creative and open-minded people.
“They gave me art and literature and encouraged me to do whatever was in my heart and I want
to do that with my daughter.”
On release, Life. Love. Flesh. Blood topped the UK Americana chart and landed No.5 in the official
UK album chart (her second UK top 5), ahead of artists including Texas and Drake with her
strongest first sales week ever in the UK.
One of the most critically acclaimed releases of 2017, the album spent more than a month in the
Top 20 and recently returned to the Top 10.
Imelda has promoted the new album with performances on BBC1’s The One Show and The
Graham Norton Show, and ITV’s Tonight At The London Palladium.
She also appeared on Chris Evans BBC Radio 2 show, where she performed a brilliant cover of
U2’s I Still Haven’t Found What I Was Looking For, and recently joined The Guardian for a
webchat.

Produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, Life. Love. Flesh. Blood was recorded over seven days
in Los Angeles and features musical contributions from Jeff Beck (on Black Tears), Jools Holland
(on When It’s My Time) and an accomplished group of backing musicians including the core trio
of guitarist Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), drummer Jay Bellerose (Robert Plant and
Alison Krauss) and bassist Zach Dawes (The Last Shadow Puppets, Mini Mansions).

Tickets for Imelda May at Hull City Hall on Sunday, November 19 2017 are from £25. A limited
number of VIP tickets, which include a photo opportunity with Imelda, exclusive gift chosen by
her and pre-signed photo and collectible VIP laminate and lanyard, are available for £99.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, June 9. Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482
300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.

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Paul Chowdhry at Hull City Hall

Comedian to perform ‘Live innit’ tour at venue in December 2017
Following his 2015 100 date sell-out tour, comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry brings his highly anticipated new stand-up show to venues nationwide.  
It arrives at Hull City Hall on Friday, December 22.
Tickets for Paul Chowdhry: Live innit at Hull City Hall on Friday, December 22 2017 at 8pm are £20. They go on sale at 9am online and over the phone on Friday, March 24. They can be booked in person at the Hull City Hall box office from 10am on the same day.

Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.

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Kate Rusby at Christmas

Folk singer to perform at Hull City Hall in December

Award-winning folk singer Kate Rusby is bringing her Christmas show to Hull City Hall this December.
With a career spanning 25 years, Kate is one of the finest interpreters of traditional folk songs and a Mercury Prize nominee, Folk Singer of the Year, Best Live Act, Best Album and Best Original Song winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
One of the country’s most emotive original songwriters, her beautiful, expressive vocals never fail to connect the emotional heart of a song to that of her audience. 
Famously down to earth, for more than 20 years Kate’s engaging personality and sharp Yorkshire wit – she is from a small village near Barnsley – have further endeared her to concert goers everywhere and it is in her special Christmas concerts that all these elements combine to exquisite effect.
After 15 years of enchanting festive audiences up and down the land, Kate’s Christmas tour – captured on her 2013 Live At Christmas concert DVD – has for many become as much a part of the festivities as Christmas pudding itself.
In thesw Christmas concerts, Kate embraces and shares a local South Yorkshire tradition of which she’s been a part ever since she was a child.
For more than two hundred years, from late November to New Year’s Day, the good folk of South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire have flocked to their local public houses on Sunday lunchtimes to sing their own, unique variations of familiar carols that, as Kate says, ‘were kicked out of churches during the Victorian era for being too happy!’.
Kate’s forthcoming fourth Christmas album celebrates this marvellous Yorkshire-inspired tradition and this year’s festive tour will feature tracks from it.
Kate and co will also be performing songs and carols from all four of her previous Christmas releases and there might be a favourite or two from her back catalogue in recognition of 25 years of magnificent music making.
Warm and inviting, spicy and sparkly she and her marvellous band embody the sounds and joyous spirit of the best Christmases ever.
Kate’s band of merry musicians this December will comprise of Damien O’Kane on guitar, tenor guitar and banjo, Aaron Jones on bouzouki, Nick Cooke on diatonic accordion and Duncan Lyall on double bass. Kate will also be joined on stage by her fabulous brass quintet.

Tickets for Kate Rusby at Christmas on Saturday, December 2 2017 at 7.30pm are £25 with concessions available. They go on sale at 10am on Friday, June 9.

Extras members can access priority booking from 10am on Thursday, June 8.
Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.

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Russell Brand RE:BIRTH moved to new date

Comedian’s show at Hull City Hall next year brought forward from June to March

Russell Brand’s RE:BIRTH show which had been due to take place at Hull City Hall on June 6, 2018 has been moved to an earlier date on March 7, 2018.

A spokesman for the comedian said: “Due to unavoidable commitments of both a professional and personal nature this show has to be brought forward.
“Russell offers sincere apologies and a pledge to make the show 20 per cent funnier at no extra cost.”
All tickets bought for the show in June will be valid for the new date in March.
In RE:BIRTH, Russell wrestles with questions such as what is real, who are we, and where did this baby come from, while unravelling the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death.
Join one of comedy’s fiercest talents as he tries to make sense of life having just made a new one.
Russell said: "How do we make sense of the madness of our lives once we become parents?
“What am I going to tell my daughter about conformity and responsibility?
“What happens if she grows up to be like me or, worse, date someone like me?".
Since rising to fame in 2003, Russell Brand has established himself as one of one of the world’s most celebrated stand-up comedians.
His acclaimed tours include 2006’s Shame, 2007’s Only Joking, 2009’s Scandalous (which marked his US live debut) and 2013’s critically acclaimed and hugely successful Messiah Complex, which was also a best-selling DVD.
Aside from stand-up, Russell is also a phenomenally successful broadcaster, actor, author, podcaster, columnist, political commentator as well as a mental health and drug rehabilitation activist.

Tickets for Russell Brand RE:BIRTH at Hull City Hall on Wednesday, March 7 2018 are £27.50 and are on sale now.

Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website
www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online or use this link.


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Award-winning opera producer Ellen Kent returns to Hull New Theatre

La Traviata and Madama Butterfly to be performed in 2018
Opera and Ballet International proudly presents two Ellen Kent productions with acclaimed soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra at Hull New Theatre next year.

Verdi’s La Traviata and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly will be performed at the venue in March 2018 following its £16m refurbishment.
A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th Century, La Dame aux Camelias.
Based on a true story, it tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan, Violetta.
Highlights include the Brindisi, the best known drinking song in opera, the duet Un Di Felice and Violetta’s haunting aria Addio Del Passato.
Back by overwhelming public demand, Madama Butterfly returns with exquisite sets, including spectacular Japanese garden, and fabulous costumes.
One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results.
Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.
Both productions boast sumptuous sets and costumes and are sung in Italian with English surtitles (correct).
The operas will be performed at Hull New Theatre on Tuesday, March 27 2018 (La Traviata) and Wednesday, March 28 2018 (Madama Butterfly) but audiences do not have to wait until next year to enjoy opera from award-winning producer Ellen Kent.

Hull City Hall is hosting three nights of opera on consecutive evenings, opening tomorrow (Tuesday, March 21) with Puccini’s La Bohème, followed by Verdi’s Nabucco on Wednesday, March 22 and Aida, also by Verdi, on Thursday, March 23.

Tickets are still available for all three operas at Hull City Hall with extra seats now released for La Bohème due to demand.

Tickets for La Traviata at Hull New Theatre on Tuesday, March 27 2018 and Madama Butterfly on Wednesday, March 28 2018 are from £16 with concessions available. They go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday, March 21) at 10am.

Tickets for this week’s operas at Hull City Hall (La Bohème - March 21, Nabucco - March 22 and Aida - March 23) are from £16 with concessions available and are on sale now and available on the door. Best available tickets for all three operas can also be booked for £75.

Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website 
www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.

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Jonathan Pie: Back to the Studio
‘News reporter’ brings brand new live show to Hull City Hall in March 2018


Frustrated news reporter Jonathan Pie is back and he’s angrier than ever.
Pie returns to the stage in early 2018 with a brand new live show which arrives at Hull City Hall on Saturday, March 24 2018.
It follows a sell-out tour ending at the London Palladium which was described as ‘electrifying’ (Chortle), ‘blistering’ (Evening Standard) and ‘desperately misjudged’ (The Times).
In Back to the Studio, Pie attempts to host a night of serious discussions on current affairs whilst simultaneously attempting to smash the system from within.
Join him for a night of political comedy that soon descends into chaos.
It is political satire at its finest and Pie has been described as ‘the most exciting satirical creation since Partridge’ (Rory Bremner).
Tickets for Jonathan Pie: Back to the Studio on Saturday, March 24 2018 go on sale at 10am on Friday, June 2 at £22.50 or £17.50 for concessions.

Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.

 
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