The Wedding Singer

Hull Truck Theatre, 3rd to 7th September 2019

CAST

Robbie – Ian Appleyard

Julia – Georgia Wormald

Glen – James Galer

Holly – Sophie Robinson

Linda – Pauline Milroy

Sammy – Christian Brodie

George – Cameron Rudland

Angie – Georgina Garton

Rosie – Elaine Windass

Ensemble
Rachel Adamson, Sam Blakey, Aaron Bolton, Rachel Bower, Holly Brigden, Tim Drage, Kevin Hickson, Nathan Major, Carla Navarro-Walker, Katie Osindeinde, Abigail Potter, Courtney Puckering, Tiolina Puteh, Abbie Renzo, Ryah Russell, Joe Spence, Axel Storm, Colin Thompson, Jono Wainman, Hannah Wilson

The Producers

The Producers – 20th to 24th March 2018

Cast List:

Max – Neal Edlin
Leo – Joe Porte
Ulla – Sarah Brodie
Roger – John Ainsley
Carmen – Richard Foot
Franz – Nathan Major

Ensemble:

Christian Brodie, David Fry, Ian Appleyard, James Galer, Joe Spence, Kevin Hickson, Kieran Danby, Luke Cardwell, Luke Gillingham, Mark Jardine, Owen Hyde, Robin Siddle, Russell Fallon, Terry Halliwell.

Abigail Potter, Alice Hemmingway, Alice Kitching, Bethany Headland, Elaine Windass, Esther Williams, Georgia Wormald, Gill Cowper, Hannah Wilson, Isabel Walker, Joanne Holmes, Kate Wade, Katherine Fitzgerald, Kelly Lighfoot, Linda Burgess, Liz Carmichael, Lucy Marshall, Shirley Watts.

Dancers:

Kerry Bailey, Vicki Brownlee, Kayleigh-Louise Carter, Rachel Gilroy, Allison Owen, Sophie Robinson, Olivia Stocks, Karen Todman, Ellie Whiteford, Nicola Wilson.

 

 

 

The Bakers Wife

THE BAKER’S WIFE – 18TH TO 22ND JULY 2017, Hull Truck Theatre

“The Baker’s Wife” cast

Aimable – Neal Edlin
Genevieve – Hannah Wilson
Dominique – Joe Porte
Denise – Samantha Flanagan
Claude – David Phillips
Marquis – Chris Holmes
Teacher – Richard Foot
Priest – Terry Halliwell
Barnaby – Mark Jardine
Hortense – Nicola Wilson
Antoine – Joseph Spence
Doumergue – James Galer
Pierre – Luke Cardwell
Simone – Sarah North
Nicole – Rachel Waters
Inez – Yasmin Roe
Therese – Katherine Fitzgerald
Philippe – Nathan Major

Ensemble:

Francois – Luke Gillingham
Louis – Kevin Hickson
Camille – Christian Brodie
Gustave – David Fry
Madeleine – Sally Hague
Georgette – Lucy Marshall
Sophie – Emily Drewry
Gabrielle – Elaine Windass
Helene – Gill Cowper
Celestine – Isabel Walker
Marie – Liz Carmichael

The Bakers Wife

“The Baker’s Wife” is a fantastic romantic musical comedy written by Stephen Schwartz, the writer of such shows as Godspell and Wicked in conjunction with Joseph Stein, the man behind Fiddler On The Roof.

The bickering residents of a rural village in Provence, France in 1935 have been without a baker for seven weeks. They finally find peace and contentment in a newly arrived, middle-aged baker Aimable, and his attractive young wife Genevieve whom they initially mistake for his daughter. However, when Genevieve is lured away by a handsome young gigolo, the baker loses all zest for life and baking. When he refuses to bake, the villagers must put aside their differences and work as a team to bring Aimable and Genevieve back together. It’s in turns funny, romantic, poignant and joyously uplifting, celebrating the power of love, community and forgiveness.

This delightful musical showcases some of Schwartz best ever songs (including humorous chorus numbers, power ballads and haunting melodies) with a strong ensemble of quirky characters and many featured roles; it’s what Hessle Theatre Company does best!

The Hired Man

The Hired Man – Hull Truck Theatre, 26-30th April 2016 …


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Show outline

When it first transferred to the West End, ‘The Hired Man’ was dubbed “The British Les Mis” by the press for its dramatic, powerful and soaring score. It is an epic musical love story about the heroic lives of ordinary, working-class northerners at the turn of the century. The show is based on Melvyn Bragg’s novel about his father’s life. There is humour in the show at times, but the main thrust of the story is drama. Earthy, gutsy and honest are words that come to mind.


Originally produced in the West End by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on Melvyn Bragg’s stirring novel, ‘The Hired Man’ is a tragic love story set against the background of a Cumbrian mining town around the time of World War 1. Howard Goodall’s superb score is strong in the British choral tradition and is overflowing with a marvellous succession of chorales, operatic duets and vigorous foot-stomping rhythms which bring to life the working class hiring fairs, ritual-whippet racing, drinking bouts and union meetings. This beautiful musical brings alive that cavalcade of British history which swept us into a new century and a war to end all wars.

During its West End run, The Hired Man was awarded the Ivor Novello Award for Best Musical, earned four Olivier Award nominations, and was voted Best Musical of the Year by the critics of Time Out, The Guardian, Punch & The Stage.

 

Avenue Q

Avenue Q – Hull Truck Theatre, July 2016 …

Hessle Theatre Company are proud to announce that we will be performing the award winning musical AVENUE Q at Hull Truck Theatre between 12-16 July 2016.

Director: Richard Foot
Musical Director: Ian Appleyard


Cast List

Puppet Characters

Princeton – Jack Simmonds
Kate Monster – Rachel Waters
Nicky – James Galer
Rod – Luke Gillingham
Trekkie Monster – Nathan Major
Lucy – Sarah Brodie
Bad Idea Bear – Aiden Thompson-Coates
Bad Idea Bear – Sally Hague
Mrs T. and Nicky second hand – Katherine Fitzgerald
Ricky/Newcomer and Trekkie second hand – Joe Porte

Human Characters

Christmas Eve – Tiolina Puteh
Brian – Russell Fallon
Gary Coleman – Michelle Metcalfe


Show outline 

Winner of the Tony Triple Crown for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, the hilarious Avenue Q tells the timeless story of a recent college graduate trying to find his way in the world. Set in New York City, on Avenue Q, we are introduced to fresh-faced Princeton as he struggles to find his purpose. Inspired by the beloved children’s show Sesame Street, Avenue Q creates a puppet-filled world that is a little more reflective of the difficult, R-rated realities that we face when we learn that real life isn’t as simple as we dreamed it might be – but, perhaps, life is all the more colourful and worthwhile for it.

Into the Woods

Be careful what you wish for…

Made famous by the recent Oscar-nominated film starring Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and James Corden, ‘Into the Woods’ is the ingenious fairy-tale musical about the realities of getting what you wish for.

When a childless baker and his wife set out on a quest to raise a family, their paths collide with Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Jack (and his beanstalk!) with hilarious and heartfelt consequences that none could have predicted. Having each achieved their own ‘happy ever after’ they must choose how to make amends and unite to save the kingdom from the ultimate threat.

The writer of musicals ranging from ‘West Side Story’ to ‘Sweeney Todd’, Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as the greatest living composer-lyricist. His enchanting score for ‘Into the Woods’ is in turns dazzling, joyous and achingly poignant.

Into The Woods

CAST LIST

The Witch Samantha Flanagan
The Baker Russell Fallon
The Bakers Wife Hannah Wilson
Cinderella Sally Hague
Cinderella’s Prince James Galer
Little Red Riding Hood Olivia Hewitt-Jones
Jack Jowan Long
Rapunzel’s Prince Joe Porte
Rapunzel Bekki Grange
Jack’s Mother Katherine Fitzgerald
Cinderella’s Stepmother Janet Phillips
Lucinda Emma Rokahr
Florinda Rachel Waters
Narrator Mark Jardine
Mysterious Man Neal Edlin
Wolf Richard Foot
Steward Kevin Hickson
Granny/Cinderella’s Mother Elaine Windass

Return to the Forbidden Planet

‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’ was the winner of the 1990 Olivier Award for Best Musical with red hot rock and roll hits, including Great Balls of Fire, Good Vibrations, Teenager in Love, The Young Ones and The Monster Mash.

Our production, directed by Richard Foot, brought Rock & Roll to the city of Hull in July 2014. If you wish to see photos of our production, why not visit the gallery page?

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Cast
Captain Tempest James Tristan Galer
Doctor Prospero Neal Edlin
Miranda Rachel Barnes
Ariel Russell Fallon
Cookie Daniel Bradley
Science Officer (Gloria) Gina Garton
Bosun Arras Kevin Hickson
Navigation Officer Rachel Waters
Damage Control Crew
Axel Dent Luke Gillingham
Dee Tergent Elaine Windass
Andy Sceptic Peter Bernard Shally
Cutie Cull Olivia Peacock
Ray D. Ator Colin Thompson
Polly Esther Isabel Walker
Steph O’Scope Jess Bannister
Hugh Gengin David Fry
Damage Control Dancers
Naomi Jessney Sarah Lazenby
Emily Mizon Caitlin Snyman
Jade Ward
Special Guest Star
BBC Look North’s Peter Levy as The Newscaster