A hugely talented Hull comedian, two Irish pop legends and a stage musical based on a hit film are among the top offerings in the area this weekend. Head to an artistic exploration of the tradition of Hull Fair or help keep a community library open too.
Here are 5 things to do in the Hull area this weekend.
1. The Wedding Singer
Hull Truck Theatre
Daily until Saturday 7 September 7.30pm (matinee Saturday 2pm)
This rocking musical comedy based on the hit Adam Sandler film of the same name is brought to the stage by the Hessle Theatre Company, with music and lyrics by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (Elf the Musical).
Thank you to the Cast and Crew of The Wedding Singer for giving us a look behind the scenes of the Get-in and Dress Rehearsal – it was a fabulous Instagram Takeover! If you want to see this amazingly 80’s show from @hessletheatre you can get tickets here: https://t.co/buGDwRScpB pic.twitter.com/AxI16PpLJf
— Hull Truck Theatre (@HullTruck) September 3, 2019
Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer and life of the party, then he gets jilted at the alter. Devastated Robbie vows to make every wedding as disastrous as his own. Until he meets Julia, a sweet waitress, who is about to marry a Wall Street banker. Can Robbie pull off the performance of the decade and win the girl of his dreams? Find more details here.
2. Lucy Beaumont
East Riding Theatre
Sunday 8 and Monday 9 September 7.30pm
Hull’s own Lucy Beaumont, the hugely talented comedy actress and writer, is taking a quick break from a successful tour of the capital to return to her roots and perform in nearby Beverley.
The creator and star of BBC Radio 4 sitcom To Hull and Back, which also stars Maureen Lipman and Norman Lovett, is currently displaying what The Stage described as “devastating comic timing” to London’s stand-up circuit. Get tickets for her East Riding gig here.
Saturday 7 September 6.30pm
Brian McFadden enjoyed 12 UK and Ireland number ones as a member of Westlife. With Boyzone, Keith Duffy has six UK number one singles and 16 out of 17 of their first single releases making the top five.
See them live this Sat 7 Sept, 6.30pm at @giveitsomewelly
— Hull Box Office (@HullBoxOffice) September 2, 2019
As Boyzlife, the pair have already performed for more 20,000 adoring fans since coming together in 2016. Get tickets here.
4. Ecstatic Rituals
Humber Street Gallery
Saturday 7 September-Sunday 20 October
This exploration of the tradition of Hull Fair is told through sculpture, performance and installation.
The Project Space is now closed as we prepare for #EcstaticRituals. Join us this Friday for the exhibition preview to see how a group of artists have been inspired by #HullFair!https://t.co/KkWQx7VEdS@AbsCultured | @VisitHull | @gallerycafe_hs pic.twitter.com/Jw62lX7GG6
— HumberStreetGallery (@humberstgallery) September 3, 2019
Reflecting on urban folklore as well as past and present notions of mass festivity, this exhibition considers the city’s medieval era when the fair was started and when the city of Hull was one of the main sites for international imports to the UK. Find more details here here.
5. Anlaby Park Community Fun Day
Anlaby Park Community Library
Adults 50p, children free
A community fun day filled with children’s activities, face-painting, a classic motorbike display and dog show.
The family friendly afternoon helps to raise the £17,000 per year needed to keep the library open. Get more details here.