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Calum Scott returns to Hull City Hall
Hull singer brings Only Human tour to venue for two nights in April

Hull singer Calum Scott will return to the city with his Only Human tour in April next year.

The former winner of the Hull Daily Mail’s Star Search competition will perform two nights at Hull City Hall. The shows will follow the release of his debut album of the same name on March 9.

Pre-orders for the album launched today and to celebrate, Calum released the lyric video for the first single, which can be seen HERE.

Written by Calum, Jon Maguire and Corey James Sanders, the emotionally resonant piano ballad is one of numerous songs produced by Fraser T Smith (Adele, Ellie Goulding) for the album. Calum also worked with producers Jayson DeZuzio, Oak Felder, Oscar Gorres and Phil Paul.

Calum, who used to work at Hull City Council before appearing on Britain’s Got Talent in 2015, said: “I wrote this album with the intention of connecting with people all around the world using my own personal experiences, hoping that if I can inspire one person to be happy being themselves, bring some comfort or just make someone smile with my music, then all of my experiences have been worthwhile.”

Pre-order the Only Human album at http://calumscott.lnk.to/onlyhuman. Fans who pre-order the album in digital format will instantly receive “You Are The Reason” and Calum’s two previous singles – “Rhythm Inside,” which has more than 25 million streams worldwide and his poignant version of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own,” which charted at No. 1 on iTunes in 11 countries – along with Tiësto’s remix of the same song.

Dancing On My Own charted in more than 34 countries on Spotify, peaking at No. 1 on the Viral chart in six, including the UK and US. Now certified Platinum in four countries, it was the best-selling UK single of 2016 by a British solo artist and was nominated for a Brit Award for Best Single. The song has more than 550 million streams worldwide, while views of the video are approaching 225 million.

In addition to 11 original tracks, the Only Human album also includes Calum’s haunting acoustic version of Bob Dylan’s Not Dark Yet.


Calum performed a sold-out homecoming at Hull City Hall for Hull UK City of Culture 2017 in March as well as headline show at London’s KOKO in the same month. He also wrapped up his first US headline tour earlier this year with sold-out shows across the country.

Tickets for Calum Scott plus special guests at Hull City Hall on Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18 2018 are £16 plus £1.50 per ticket booking fee. They go on sale at 10am on Friday, December 1.

Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit 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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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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Motown’s Greatest Hits at Hull City Hall

How Sweet It Is at venue in January
It’s the ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of Motown.
The Greatest Hits of Motown - How Sweet It Is is back on the road with a stunning 100 per cent live show which combines first-class music with slick choreography and an amazing band.

This truly outstanding spectacular draws audiences like no other for the best Motown experience ever.
You'll be 'Dancing On The Ceiling', with songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many more.
So 'Get Ready' to 'Go Loco’ down at Hull City Hall on Friday, January 12 for the UK’s number one Motown show which will have you dancing ‘All Night Long’.

Tickets for The Greatest Hits of Motown – How Sweet It Is at Hull City Hall on Friday, January 12 2018 are £23 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 us this link .


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An Evening With Boycott and Aggers
Cricketing icons at Hull City Hall in February 2018
Cricket fans have the chance to catch two famous names of the game live at Hull City Hall in February.
Following a successful evening with Phil Tufnell in January, BBC cricket correspondent and former professional Jonathan Agnew is returning to the venue with another Test Match Special colleague – Geoffrey Boycott.
The evening will take place shortly after the 2017/18 Ashes series concludes during which England will battle to retain the trophy.
Boycott and Aggers will have watched every ball and win, lose or draw, Geoffrey will tell Jonathan exactly what he thinks about the players, their performance and many other subjects in this brilliant, brand new show.
Not only that, but Boycs has sworn revenge on Aggers after Jonathan’s hilarious wind-up on Test Match Special.
Aggers managed to convince Geoffrey that one of the matches in which he achieved a century was to be downgraded – meaning that his famous 100th 100 achieved at Headingley would actually become his 99th.
Aggers then confessed to the joke and with Boyc yet to get his own back, come and see if this is the night he finally does!
As well as this added spice, the show is peppered with wickedly funny anecdotes. The audience can tweet Aggers live with their own questions and the evening will, as ever, be fun, fiery and full of surprises.
An ideal present for the sports lover in your life, even those who are not cricket aficionados will love the tall tales, barbed banter and side-splitting stories from these two broadcasting legends.
The event is being run in aid of the Professional Cricketers’ Association and raising money which will go to the organisation’s benevolent fund.
Tickets for An Evening with Boycott and Aggers at Hull City Hall on Thursday, February 1 2018 are £27.50 with concessions available. Extras members receive a £2 discount.
Meet and greet tickets, which include the opportunity to meet Boycott and Aggers before the show and receive a complimentary drink, are also available and cost £60.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, August 25. 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
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The Overtones at Hull City Hall
Vocal harmony group at venue in March
Britain’s number one vocal harmony group, The Overtones, will perform at Hull City Hall in March.
Known for sensational, flat-out singing with a timeless appeal, The Overtones’ new single, a cover of the Disney’s classic, Beauty and The Beast was released earlier this year.
Having celebrated their fifth consecutive Top 10 UK album in 2015, The Overtones have now sold more than a million records.
Since first signing to Warner Music in 2010, The Overtones have consistently delivered uplifting music infused with exquisitely crafted vocal harmonies.
They have enjoyed a succession of major achievements, including performing in front of 250,000 people at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, appearing at the Festival of Remembrance, playing Cornbury Festival, Goodwood, Epsom Race Course, Castle Howard, The Olympic Ball and Wimbledon.
They have also performed for brands such as BMW, Mercedes, Mecure, Sunseeker Yachts, Quintessential, British Airways, Ted Baker, Duchamp, Austin Reed and for celebrity birthdays and events for names including Ronan Keating and Samuel L. Jackson.

Tickets for The Overtones at Hull City Hall on Friday, March 9 2018 are £27.50. They go on sale at 10am on Friday, September 15.
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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Buddy Holly and the English Rock and Roll Orchestra
One night show celebrates 60th anniversary of Buddy’s 1958 appearance at Hull’s Regal Cinema
The 60th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s performance at Hull’s Regal Cinema as part of his only UK national tour will be celebrated with a one night show at Hull City Hall.
In 1958, Buddy Holly and The Crickets played 25 venues across England back to back from March 1, playing two or even three shows a night.
The American singing sensation headlined a variety bill hosted by comedian Des O’Connor, including the date at the Regal Cinema in Hull.
To celebrate this diamond anniversary, the UK’s first and best-loved Buddy Holly act, Buddy Holly and The Cricketers, is revisiting some of the same venues on the same dates with a very special show backed by The English Rock and Roll Orchestra.
With the Regal Cinema no longer in existence, the show will take place at the historic Hull City Hall on March 19 – the same date of Buddy’s performance at the cinema 60 years earlier.
Buddy Holly and The Cricketers has delighted audiences across the globe for the past 25 years.
The show stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One's Saturday night live programme, The One and Only, hosted by Graham Norton.
The English Rock and Roll Orchestra has assembled some of the finest classical musicians in the country, many of whom are multi-instrumentalists. They relish the opportunity to depart from their usual repertoire and indulge in their love of rock ’n’ roll.
Buddy Holly and The Cricketers present Buddy in the style of show they feel he would perform today – with authentic arrangements, driving rhythms, energetic performances and wonderful musicianship, all delivered with charm and humour.
Tickets for Buddy Holly and The Cricketers with The English Rock and Roll Orchestra at Hull City Hall on Monday, March 19 2018 are £23 (with concessions available).  Extras members receive a £2 discount.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary, tickets for the first 60 people who book will cost £19.58. They go on sale at 9am on Friday, August 25.
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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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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Alexander O’Neal at Hull City Hall
The Resurrected Tour arrives at venue on April 8

Soul legend Alexander O’Neal is bringing his Resurrected Tour to Hull City Hall on Sunday, April 8 accompanied by full live nine-piece band.
As well as performing his greatest hits, Alexander will be play tracks from his new album of the same name – his first in 15 years –  due for release in 2018.
American born, Alexander has created a cult appreciation across the globe. His back catalogue includes singles from the UK and Billboard top tens as well as a triple platinum selling album and ever expanding discography.
Alexander said: “I can’t tell you how excited I am about this fantastic UK tour in April, particularly as it finishes at the wonderful London Palladium, a venue that a lot of my idols in music have performed at, including the legendary Marvin Gaye.
“Before we even get there, however, we are going to be performing at some of the finest venues in the country in major cities around the UK and I promise you that me and my fantastic band will leave it all out there for my wonderful fans and give you all the hits you love to hear. Maybe one or two new ones too.
“It’s gonna be a party and I can't wait to see you all!".
Signed by Prince back in the early days as part of The Time, Alexander’s journey in and out of various band formations propelled him to be the solo artist he is best known as today.
With chart smash Criticize filling up dance floors across the world 30 years after its release, his sound has transcended generations.
His heart still firmly in the music industry and possessing a loyalty to the thousands that still buy his records, Alexander's passion to keep his sound alive is ever present.
He is currently in the studio re-recording his most famous album, the million selling smash Hearsay, which is due for release in time for Christmas.
Hearsay commenced his special relationship with the UK, where he still holds the record for an African-American performer selling out six straight nights at Wembley arena.
Tickets for Alexander O’Neal: The Resurrected Tour at Hull City Hall on Sunday, April 8 2018 are from £26.50. They go on sale at 9am on Tuesday, August 29.
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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Joe Lycett at Hull City Hall


Comedian brings I’m About To Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett tour to venue next year
Comedian Joe Lycett is bringing his I’m About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett tour to Hull City Hall in September next year.
In this brand new stand-up tour, Joe will be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic internet trolling he’s been up to recently.

As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, QI and The Royal Variety Performance.

Tickets for Joe Lycett: I’m About To Lose Control and I think Joe Lycett at Hull City Hall on Wednesday, September 5 2018 are £20. They go on sale at 10am on Friday, September 15.

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