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


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.


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


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.


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?



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