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What’s on in Hull & East Yorkshire this week | 3 – 9 May 2023

It’s looking like a lively May as we enter a week packed with events! We can’t fit everything in, so make sure to take a peek at our events listings for all the upcoming events.

We’ve got theatre, music, comedy and more, so have a skeg and find an event to get you out of the house and enjoying the city as the days warm up!


Around the World in 80 Days

Thursday 4 – Saturday 20 May @ Hull Truck Theatre

With the single-minded Detective Fix of Scotland Yard in hot pursuit, will Phileas Fogg and company manage to avoid arrest and make it home before their time is up?

The determined Fogg has bet his entire fortune that he can travel around the world in 80 days. Join him and his trusty valet, Passepartout, as they set off on a thrilling journey to faraway lands; they’ll hop from Italy to India, skip ship in Hong Kong and jump straight into dustbowl America. They’ll voyage by boat, by train, by sledge and even by elephant, on an epic whirling adventure of wonder, danger and romance!

You’ll be transported back to the most exciting age of invention in this playful theatrical extravaganza brought to life with evocative music, puppetry and circus. Join Hull Truck Theatre for the ultimate race against the clock in their bold new production of this much-loved classic tale.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Under Milk Wood

Thursday 4 – Wednesday 10 May @ East Riding Theatre

East Riding Theatre is hugely proud to present Dylan Thomas’ emotive and hilarious play Under Milk Wood! Prepare yourselves to be thoroughly energised and entertained this Spring by the lively team that brought to you ‘A Dickens of a Christmas’.

You’ll be immersed in the intimacies of village life in the fictional Welsh village of Llareggub’ (best read backwards!) across the period of a single spring day. Considered as Thomas’ most enduring work, Under Milk Wood recognises the goodness that people are capable of and the warmth of friendship, family and community that can still bind us together.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Boyzlife Old School Part 2 Tour & Aliens Don’t Ring Doorbells

Friday 5 May @ Hull City Hall

Get ready for a night of nostalgia and great music as Aliens Don’t Ring Doorbells join Boyzlife on their upcoming UK tour in May! The special guests will be premiering songs from their highly anticipated second album, set to be released this September.

Boyzlife, the supergroup formed by Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden, will be performing a mixture of original material from their album ‘Old School’ as well as all the classic hits from their previous boyband groups, Boyzone and Westlife.

Fans of all ages will enjoy a trip down memory lane with the iconic songs from both these two bands. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see Aliens Don’t Ring Doorbells and Boyzlife live in concert, performing some of the greatest hits from the ’90s and ’00s. This is a show you won’t want to miss!

All the info & ticket bookings here!


LuKu Live @Bar55

Friday 5 May @ The Bar at 55 Whitefriargate

LuKu will be live @Bar55!

https://www.facebook.com/Lukumusic/

Drop by to hear him out from 8:30pm on May 5th.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


An Evening with Knocker Norton

Friday 5 May @ MKM Stadium

Great Britain and England rugby league international, Hull FC Hall of Fame Legend and Fans favourite Steve “Knocker” Norton will be live at the MKM Stadium on Friday for An Evening with Knocker Norton and guests and tickets are available now.

The famous black and white loose forward will be on stage with a number of special guests in Hull for an exclusive LIVE Interview and Audience Q&A hosted by Pulse Rate Events!

All the info & ticket bookings here!


FREE Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

Fri 5 May & first Friday of every month @ Kicks Bar & Grill

Sounds familiar is the perfect combination of your favourite playlist and the best party you’ve ever been to!

They’re the only music quiz to have sold out the Camden Roundhouse, supported beloved boy band 5ive and played Glastonbury Festival more times than David Bowie!

Hear rounds stuffed full of chart classics, old skool anthems, indie bangers, marvellous mash-ups, power ballads, guilty pleasures and over 100 killer tunes from the 60s to the current day, all wrapped up in 1 epic quiz.

All the info here!


The Stones

Friday 5 May @ Bridlington Spa

‘The Stones’ are the UK’s No.1 and most authentic tribute to The Rolling Stones, bringing all the hits and timeless Rolling Stones tracks to the big stage! From ‘Satisfaction’ and ‘Jumping Jack Flash’ to ‘Ruby Tuesday’, ‘Start Me Up’ and ‘Brown Sugar’, the greatest tribute band in the world pays tribute to the world’s greatest rock and roll band.

With all the energy and charisma of The Rolling Stones themselves, ‘The Stones’ pay an accurate and faithful tribute to the sound and look of an authentic Rolling Stones show. Complete with authentic vintage instruments, costume, mannerisms and the ‘look-alikes’, the group perform each song with the same accuracy, passion, energy and verve of the originals.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


24, 23, 22

Friday 5 May @ Godber Studio, Hull Truck Theatre

Don’t miss 24, 23, 22 at Hull Truck Theatre, a gig-theatre show about the heat of the moment, and how our impulses create ripples which become waves.

It’s just a day. Just an ordinary day. At the beginning of the day, Fran is late for work. At the end of the day, Brendan is bleeding out in the street. Time flows forwards and spirals backwards. Music pulses. Beats blast. Fran progresses through the worst day of her life. Brendan rewinds through his last day alive. Soon they’ll meet in the middle, and we’ll find out what has happened to him, and what will happen to her.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Dara Ó Briain: So, Where Were We?

Saturday, 6 May @ Bonus Arena

At the end of his last tour, Dara had performed the show “Voice Of Reason” 180 times, over 2 years across 20 countries, from Auckland to Reykjavik, from Moscow to New York; and by March 2020 he was ready for a break! 

He would now like to apologise for saying that and will never wish for anything like that again.

Yes, he’s back on tour, and he will never stop again, because that’s clearly what caused all this trouble. Instead, in his new show ‘So, Where Were We?” Dara will hardly mention the last few years, because, Jesus, who wants to hear about that? Instead, Dara will fire out the usual mix of stories, one-liners, audience messing, and tripping over his words by talking too quickly because he’s so giddy to be back in front of a crowd.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Lost in Music – One Night at the Disco

Saturday 6 May @ Hull City Hall

Get ready to get LOST IN MUSIC! The show that everyone is talking about, now even BIGGER!

Join Lost in Music at Hull City Hall as they recreate the magical 70s and let them take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of disco!

Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Oh, and want to know what’s coming up long-term? Check out our events listings to see dates and times for upcoming events as soon as they’re posted!

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