What’s On (Jun 8-10): Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise, The Milk, Bee Gees Tribute and more
Music plays the leading role in the thrilling Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise at The Spa Bridlington this Friday.
A talented cast brings to life the music of the rock and roll era including hits from Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, the Big Bopper and Eddie Cochran.
Friday, June 8 (8pm). The Spa Bridlington. Tickets: £17.50 (Adult), £15.50 (Concession). Call 01262 678258.
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The Wakefield Metropolitan Band will be bringing an exciting programme of entertaining music to The Bandstand at the Spa Bridlington this weekend.
Known for regularly competing against the world famous Brighouse & Rastrick and Black Dyke Bands, the band has had many proud and enjoyable moments during its 32 year history.
Friday, June 8 (2pm), Saturday, June 9 (2pm), Sunday, June 10 (2pm). The Spa Bridlington. Tickets: £12. Call 01262 678258.
Having starred in London’s West End, made numerous worldwide TV appearances, and performed live with the Bee Gees themselves, tribute band Jive Talkin’ head to The Spa Bridlington on Saturday.
Accompanied by a live string section, the Bee Gees Greatest Hits are relived through the uncanny voices of the three lead singers creating a truly emotional musical journey.
Saturday, June 8 (8pm). The Spa Bridlington. Tickets: £17.50 (Adult), £16.50 (Concession), £5 (Child). Call 01262 678258.
Essex guitar band The Milk head to Fruit in Hull promising non-stop party sounds on Sunday evening.
Described by NME as “the next band you all should be paying attention to”, the Milk arrive in Hull having played the Ibiza Rocks festival with Ed Sheeran.
VIDEO: The Milk perform Broke Up The Family
Sunday, June 10 (6pm). Fruit, Humber Street, Hull. Tickets: £5. Call 01482 22111.
Judith Kerr’s classic children’s book The Tiger Who Came To Tea is brought to the stage at Hull New Theatre this weekend.
When Sophie and her mum are sitting down for tea, the doorbell rings and the last thing they expect to see is a big, stripy tiger. Featuring songs and lyrics by David Wood, this stunning adaptation of teatime mayhem offers great fun for kids.
Friday, June 8 (1.30pm), Saturday, June 9 (10.30am, 1.30pm). Hull New Theatre. Tickets: £10. Call 01482 300300.
The extraordinary exploits of the Women's Land Army of World War II is celebrated in Lillies on the Land at Hull Truck Theatre this week.
This delightful play charts the personal journeys of four women who sign up to become Land Girls, determined to work endless, backbreaking hours on farms across the country in a bid to do their best for the War Effort.
Until Saturday, June 9 (2pm Sat only, 7.45pm). Hull Truck Theatre. Tickets: £12-£17.50 (£3 off for concessions excluding matinee). Call 01482 323638.
Chris Goode’s touching story The Adventures of Wound Man and Shirley comes to Hull Truck Theatre this weekend.
Shirley is a teenage boy with a girl’s name and feels like the weirdest kid in school whilst Wound Man is an unconventional superhero, sprung from the pages of a medieval medical textbook. It just so happens that Wound Man has just moved into a house on Shirley's street - and he has a vacancy for a teenage sidekick.
Friday, June 8 (8pm), Saturday, June 9 (8pm). Hull Truck Theatre. Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions). Call 01482 323638.
Performances of Humberside Folk Songs and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony are taking place at Hull City Hall this Saturday as part of the Merge Arts Festival.
Inspired by the Hull History Centre archives, the Humberside folk songs promise to take the audience on a trip down memory lane whilst a stunning 200 strong orchestra, comprised of talented musicians and singers from Hull and the surrounding area will bring the event to an impressive climax.
Saturday, June 9 (8pm). Hull City Hall. Tickets: £6.50-£12.50. Call 01482 300 300.
The Three Billy Pigs at the Junction in Goole blends the classic tales of the Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff in a light-hearted show featuring beautifully-crafted puppets and live music.
Three little pigs set off to build their dream houses in the green field on the other side of the river. But these houses are put to the test by a misunderstood wolf who has a little bit of a problem. And who is the grumpy person who lives under the bridge?
Saturday, June 9 (2pm). Junction, Goole. Tickets: £4.50. Call 01405 763652.
Goole’s very own rock choir, Read’s Warblers, will be performing at the Junction on Saturday evening.
The group was founded in 2009 by local music teacher Jennifer Read with accompanist Natalie Walker. The choir has appeared on BBC Look North and Radio Humberside. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to Women’s Aid.
Saturday, June 9 (8pm). Junction, Goole. Tickets: £4-£6. Call 01405 763652.
A dazzling concert at Guildhall will see Hull Bach Choir sing Fauré and Bach on Saturday evening. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear three well-known local soloists Delia Fletcher (soprano), Pam Waddinton-Muse (alto) and Michael Leigh (bass).
Saturday, June 9 (7.30pm). Banqueting Hall, Guildhall, Hull. Tickets: £12. Call 01482 654567.
From Star Wars creator George Lucas comes Red Tails, based on the true story of the first all African American aerial combat unit.
Starring Cuba Gooding Jr and Terrence Howard, the film follows a group of WWII aviators, the Tuskegee Airmen, who triumph over endemic racism within the US forces as well as their fascist enemies in Europe.
VIDEO: Trailer for ‘Red Tails’ (12A)