Jack and the Beanstalk

Our show this year will be on Friday 6th December 7.30pm, Sat 7th December 2pm and 7pm and Sunday 8th December 2pm.

Cast:
Jack – Hannah Wilson
Jill – Annie Lewis
Fairy – Elinor Kirby
Giant – Nathan Major
Beryl – Abigail Potter
Dame Trott – Martin Beaumont
Timmy – Mark Jardine
Fleshcreep – Richard Foot
Diddles – Danny Barr
Sergeant – Jono Wainman
Squire – Kevin Hickson
Booming Beatrice – Nicola Wilson
Daisy the Dancing Cow – Allison Owen & Kerry Leslie

Chorus:
Adam Craven
Alfie Marshall
Alison Imrie
Allison Owen
Emily Calvert
Francesca Clark
Katie Leslie
Kerry Leslie
Lucas Meagor

Tickets can be purchased online:

https://www.hullboxoffice.com/event/jack-and-the-beanstalk-6-dec-7-30pm/
https://www.hullboxoffice.com/event/jack-and-the-beanstalk-7-dec-2pm/
https://www.hullboxoffice.com/event/jack-and-the-beanstalk-7-dec-7pm/
https://www.hullboxoffice.com/event/jack-and-the-beanstalk-8-dec-2pm/

Shrek

“Shrek the musical” Auditions

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for ‘Shrek – The Musical’. The standard was exceptionally high and it was great to see so many attend and put so much effort into their auditions.

Sadly the cast cannot accommodate everyone, so it was inevitable that we would have to disappoint some people. We hope this will not deter anyone from auditioning in the future.

Rehearsals will commence in the autumn and we will be contacting the cast in due course with details. Adjustments in casting might need to take place according to costume sizing as explained in audition information.

Cast:

Shrek – Russell Fallon
Donkey – Harry Owen
Fiona – Sarah Brodie
Lord Farquaad – Joe Porte
Dragon – Georgina Garton
Pinocchio – James Galer
Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy – Elinor Kirby

3 Blind Mice – Annie Lewis / Nicola Wilson / Pauline Milroy

Captain of the Guards – Sam Mitchell
Three Pigs – Mark Jardine / Tim Drage / Nathan Major
Big Bad Wolf – Richard Foot
Wicked Witch – Rachel Bower
Humpty Dumpty – Georgia Wormald
Mad Hatter – Luke Cardwell
Mamma Bear – Katherine Fitzgerald
Papa Bear – Kevin Hickson
Baby Bear – Charlie Benson-Holmes
Fairy Godmother – Emma Rokahr
White Rabbit – Aaron Bolton
Peter Pan – Owen Hyde
Ugly Duckling – Sarah-Lucy Penny
Jack – Connor Overfield
Gaston – Jono Wainman
Captain Hook – Kieran Danby
Pied Piper – Daniel Bamber
Snow White – Pauline Milroy
Princess Aurora – Nicola Wilson
Tinkerbell – Annie Lewis
Red Riding Hood – Emily Brook
Jack’s Mother – Sue Bielby
Goldilocks – Holly Brigdon
Gretel – Emily Hardy
Alice in Wonderland – Sophie Robinson
Rapunzel – Hannah Colthup
Queen of Hearts – Beth Moran
Alice Fitzwarren – Emily Dervey

Mama Shrek – Georgina Garton
Papa Shrek – TBA
Queen Lillian – Sally Hague
King Harold – TBA

Lead Puppeteer – Sally Hague
Assistant Puppeteers – TBA

(Other Fairytale Characters to be cast once rehearsals have commenced)

Dancers:
Abbie Renzo, Alice Hemmingway, Allison Owen, Dot Gilchrist, Elise Johnson, Katie Flanagan, Kerry Leslie, Kimberley Fletcher, Rachel Gilroy, Sam Blakey (some of the Fairytale Characters will also double as dancers)

Ensemble:
Abigail Potter, Alison Imrie, Cat Keech, Daisy Evison, Elaine Windass, Evie Parker, Joanne Holmes, Joseph Platten, Josh Butler, Katie Osindeinde, Lauren Wilson, Rebecca Hunt, Ryah Russell.

The Wedding Singer

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for ‘The Wedding Singer’.

We are very excited to announce the cast as below;

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, Michael Stothard, Colin Thompson, Jono Wainman, Hannah Wilson

The standard was very high and it was great to see so many attend and put so much effort into their auditions. 

Sadly the cast cannot accommodate everyone, so it was inevitable that we would have to disappoint some people. We hope this will not deter anyone from auditioning in the future. 

Cinderella

30th November to 2nd December 2018 – Hessle Town Hall

Following on from the success of last year’s panto, Aladdin, Hessle Theatre Company are back to bring you a Christmas show full of songs, laughs and ADVENTURE!

 

Cast List

FAIRY GODMOTHER – Bethany Headland
CINDERELLA – Sarah Brodie
BUTTONS – Mark Jardine
CHANTAY + SASHAY (Ugly sisters) –Chris Holmes and Martin Beaumont
BARONESS (Ugly step mother) – Kevin Hickson
BARON – Neal Edlin
DIDDLES – Sally Hague
PRINCE CHARMING – Hannah Wilson
DANDINI – Nikki Wilson
CHAMBERLAIN – Luke Gillingham
ANNOUNCER – Tim Drage

Ensemble:

Aaron Bolton
Abbey Headland
Abigail Potter
Alice Kitchen
Alison Imrie
Allison Owen
Cameron Rudland
Dave Taft
Emily Calvert
Hannah Fallon
Luke Cardwell
Rachel Adamson
Sam Mills
Tim Drage

Aladdin

30th November to 3rd December 2017 – Hessle Town Hall

After the sell out success of last year’s SELL OUT panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Hessle Theatre Company are back to bring you a Christmas show full of songs, laughs and ADVENTURE!

 

Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm – Saturday and Sunday at 2pm & 7pm

BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE

 

Tickets are ONLY £8 for adults and £5 for children under 16
Don’t miss this – book now!

Cast List

Abanazar – Mark Holehouse
Slave of the Ring – Simon Riley
Widow Twankey – Kevin Hickson
Wishee Washee – Luke Cardwell
Genie of the Lamp – Tiolina Puteh
Princess Jasmine – Lucy Marshall
Aladdin – Hannah Wilson
Empress Won Tun – Clare Crowther
Hose Mi Down – Abi Potter
Won Long Ping – Nikki Wilson
Won Long Pong – Olivia Stocks
Inspector Li Lo – Luke Gillingham

Ensemble:

Pearl Williamson
Alison Imrie
Aaron Bolton
Emily Calvert

Soho Cinders

Soho Cinders – Hull Truck, 4th – 8th September 2018

Robbie: Joe Spence
Velcro: Georgia Wormald
James: Christian Brodie
Marilyn: Hannah Wilson
Clodagh: Gina Garton
Dana: Rachel Adamson
William: Luke Cardwell
Lord Bellingham: Kevin Hickson
Sidesaddle: Sally Hague
Sasha: Lucy Marshall
Narrator: Mizz Gavinia Edwards

Chorus (Female):
Kerry Bailey
Emma Burgess
Alice Hemmingway
Hayley Hilton
Soraya Hussain
Abigail Potter
Sophie Robinson
Laura Suter

Chorus (Male):
Danny Barr
James Galer
Luke Gillingham
Owen Hyde
Mark Jardine
Joe Porte
Lee Roberts
Michael Stothard

 

Soho Cinders

Edgy, fun and deliciously naughty, Soho Cinders celebrates the capital’s most colourful district and is set to get London’s temperature soaring this summer.

When impoverished student Robbie becomes romantically involved with engaged Mayoral candidate James Prince, his lap-dancing step-sisters become the least of his problems! James and Robbie’s worlds collide forcing them to fight for their own fairy-tale ending in this hilarious, satirical twist on the classic Cinderella story.

The potent mix of politics, sex-scandals and true love come together in this contemporary musical with an infectious score that you’ll be humming long past the stroke of midnight!

“Soho Cinders is packed with the best songs Stiles & Drewe have yet written, driving character, plot & wit in perfect harmony (in every sense)…”  Mark Shenton, The Stage



“In common with the entire audience, rose to my feet and cheered and cheered until I was hoarse.”  Stephen Fry

 

Made In Dagenham

Made In Dagenham – 19th to 23rd March 2019

Cast List

Rita O’Grady – Emma Rokahr
Eddie O’Grady – Joe Porte
Beryl – Katherine Fitzgerald
Clare – Georgia Wormald
Sandra – Sarah Brodie
Cass – Michelle Metcalfe
Jeremy Hopkins – Richard Foot
Lisa Hopkins – Hannah Wilson
Mr Tooley – Chris Holmes
Monty – Kevin Hickson
Sid – Maxwell Smales
Bill – Nathan Majors
Gregory Hubble – Mark Jardine
Ron Macer – Tim Drage
Buckton – Jonathan Wainman
Connie – Linda Burgess
Barbara Castle – Sarah North
Harold Wilson – Neal Edlin
Parliamentary Aide – James Galer
Parliamentary Aide – Luke Cardwell
Parliamentary Aide – Cameron Rudland
Cortina Man – Russell Fallon
Barry – Luke Gillingham

Children

Graham – Elliot Harley & Douglas Julian
Sharon – Imogen Wickens & Trudy Thompson

Female Ensemble

Abigail Potter, Alice Kitching, Alice Hemmingway, Alison Imrie, Carla Navaro, Dot Gilchrist, Elaine Windass, Georgina Garton, Hannah Colthup, Heather Hartley, Joanne Holmes, Karen Todman, Kate Wade, Kelly Lightfoot, Liz Carmichael, Naomi Quin, Natalie Houfe, Nikki Wilson, Pauline Simpson, Rachel Adamson, Rachel Gilroy, Sam Blakey, Sarah Lucy Penny, Sophie Robinson.

Male Ensemble

Cameron Rudland, Chris Holmes, Colin Thompson, David Reeves, James Aygun, James Galer, Joe Porte, Jonathan Wainman, Kevin Hickson, Lucas Meagor, Luke Cardwell, Luke Gillingham, Mark Jardine, Matty Millward, Maxwell Smales, Nathan Major, Owen Hyde, Phil Cooke, Phillip McKinley, Russell Fallon, Sam Mills, Tim Drage.

 


Made In Dagenham

“Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made in Dagenham is the uplifting new West End musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right.

Essex 1968. Like millions of other working women, each morning Rita O’Grady is just trying to get her husband out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time. But life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls in the stitching room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to ‘unskilled’. Quickly drawing on a strength she never knew she had, Rita leads her friends in a battle against the might of Ford and the corruption of the Union supposed to protect them. As the girls’ inspiring journey gets bigger than anyone could have imagined, the pressure is too much for some, but can Rita keep up the fight and the happy home she’s worked so hard for?

Funny, touching and timeless, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.” © www.madeindagenhamthemusical.com

Cast of Hessle Theatre Company’s “The Baker’s Wife” take tips from real bakery

A few of our members from The Baker’s Wife company recently paid a visit to Jackson’s Bakery to get some bread-making tips ahead of the show’s run at Hull Truck Theatre.

With William Jackson Food Group being our main show sponsor for this production, we were thrilled to be invited to spend an afternoon with a long established, highly reputable local company.

Neal Edlin and Hannah Wilson, playing baker Aimable Castagnet and his wife Genevieve, went on a full tour of the bakery and even had a go at making their own bread. Our Chairman, John Drury, also accompanied them and captured some photos (displayed below) as a memento of the afternoon.

They also had a culinary history lesson from Jackson’s bakers Kevan and Katy, who taught them about the traditional bread making methods of the 1930s, the era in which is the show is set.

Neal said ‘We learnt such a lot, not only about the difference in bread making techniques over the last 100 years, but also about what an integral part of life a loaf of bread actually is! It’s really helped me to appreciate all the work a baker has to do in baking a perfect loaf!’

After spending time in the bakery Hannah commented ‘I now have so much respect for bakers – I couldn’t even roll a sausage shape out of dough! I’ve never seen so much bread in my life.’

All 3 of them had a fantastic afternoon at Jackson’s Bakery and we’re really grateful for the hospitality showed by Georgia and everyone else involved.

Victoria Kennedy, Marketing and Communications Manager at Jackson’s Bakery, added ‘We’re really pleased to have hosted Hessle Theatre Company and shared with them the bread-making knowledge and passion that we have here at Jackson’s.’

Don’t forget, tickets are now on sale !! Visit the Hull Truck website to book online!

Avenue Q, Trekkie Monster

Want to know a little bit of background on the characters in the show? Here’s a little background info from the characters themselves

Name: Hi, I’m Trekkie K Monster

What kind of person are you: Me a very private person, in fact me don’t leave me room much.  Me like to…use my computer.

So what’s your story:  Me have always had keen interest in “online films”…me like to have large bandwidth to help me downloading large Internet content.

What happens to you: Me go on a voyage of self discovery. Me discover outside world! Me also learn to be generous to others less fortunate.

Tell us about your relationships with others in the avenue: Well, Princeton is my nearest neighbour, he seems nice, me invite him for a movie night but he doesn’t seem interested, Lucy is me future wife, she doesn’t know it yet but we’re destined to make beautiful monster babies.

A personal message for anyone coming to the show: For anyone coming to the show, thank you, also me single, and wanting to get into the adult film industry, me casting coach is getting cold…

Anything else you’d like us to know: Me bored now!  Me need to check me Internet history!


Avenue Q is on at Hull Truck Theatre 12-16 July 2016. To book tickets call the Box Office on 01482 323638 or book online.

Avenue Q, Bad Idea Bears

Want to know a little bit of background on the characters in the show? Here’s a little background info from the characters themselves

Name: Hey, we’re the Bad Idea Bears – Blake & Betty (brother & sister)

What kind of bears are you:
Blake: My sister and I LOVE people to have a good time. You only live once so have fun, right?
Betty: I am often  described as seemingly sweet and innocent. I am mischievous and cheeky, with an incredibly cute charm that’ll make anyone fall in love.

So what’s your story:
Blake:
 When we think people need some guidance on how to make themselves happy, we’ll appear in no time. Everybody is our friend! YAAAAAY!
Betty: I give good idea’s really, popping up into people’s imagination. They may feel down or lost in life so I like to lend a little helping paw.

What happens to you:
Blake: We spend the show encouraging fun and happy times from Princeton, Kate and the others, but I guess sooner or later, we’re going to have to settle down a bit.
Betty: I find scientology. Yeeeeeeeeey!!

Tell us about your relationships with others in the avenue:
Blake: 
My sister and I are inseparable, we’ve been through loads together. Because of how close we are, we nearly ALWAYS get our own way when telling people what they should do. Ehehehe!
Betty: 
My brother and I have an extremely close relationship. We don’t go anywhere without each other and are keen on being a team! We look out for each other, always working together to cheer people up by creating these good idea’s we have, although everyone else says they’re bad!

A personal message for anyone coming to the show:
Blake:  THE MORE THE MERRIER SO GET MORE PEOPLE TO COME WITH YOU. If it’s not sold out, our cuteness will fade away AND WE’LL CRY . . . . . Pleeeeeeaase?
Betty: You’re all in for a treat, especially because you’re going to see us bears! After all, we all know we’re the true stars of the show.


Avenue Q is on at Hull Truck Theatre 12-16 July 2016. To book tickets call the Box Office on 01482 323638 or book online.