What's On (Feb 1-3): Showaddywaddy, Hitchcock Blonde, The Meatloaf Story and more
Europe’s most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock ’n’ roll, Showaddywaddy, will be performing in Hull on Friday.
They head to Hull New Theatre along with almost 40 years of top hits including Under The Moon Of Love, When, You Got What It Takes, Three Steps To Heaven and Hey Rock And Roll.
Friday, February 1 (7.30pm). Hull New Theatre. Tickets: £17.50-£19. Call 01482 300300.
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Steve Steinman, creator of the comic horror music show Vampires’ Rock, returns to Hull to perform The Meatloaf Story on Saturday.
The production, which includes video projected scenes and a live band, features the greatest hits from the American rocker’s back catalogue.
Saturday, February 2 (7.30pm). Hull New Theatre. Tickets: £20-£22. Call 01482 300300.
Terry Johnson’s West End hit Hitchcock Blonde brings a tale of sex and fascination to Hull Truck Theatre.
Making its regional premiere at Hull Truck, the legendary filmmaker’s quirks and famous adoration for blonde actresses are explored alongside a modern story of obsession.
Saturday, February 2 (7.45pm). Hull Truck Theatre. Tickets: ££17.50. Call 01482 323638.
Talented trio The Soldiers made history by becoming the first group of serving soldiers to hit the British pop charts.
After two top-ten albums in the past two years, the group are to perform at Hull City Hall on Friday as part of their latest tour. Previously, they have performed at the Royal Variety and at The Festival of Remembrance.
Friday, February 1 (7.30pm). Hull City Hall. Tickets: £17.50-£22.50. Call 01482 300300.
50 of the country’s finest exhibitors are heading to Hull City Hall for The Vintage Fair on Saturday.
Alongside fashion and homeware, visitors will find a vintage beauty salon and a kitsch vintage tea party serving with fine china and delicious cakes all washed down with some fabulous old tunes.
Saturday, February 2 (12pm). Hull City Hall. Entry: £1. Call 01482 300300.
Spend a night with legendary poets Paul Lyalls and John Hegley as they come together for this one-off spoken word performance.
Paul Lyalls, star of BBC2’s/ CBBC’s Big Slam Poetry House has just released his new full collection ‘Catching The Cascade’ and has been shortlisted for the 2012 People’s Book Prize.
A regular sell out at the Edinburgh Festival, John Hegley combines comedy, music and spoken word and is one of the country’s most innovative comic poets.
Friday, February 1 (8pm). Junction. Goole. Tickets: £8-£10. Call 01405 763652.
Garlic Theatre’s puppetry production, There’s A Monster In My Piano, is being staged at Junction in Goole this weekend.
The show, which includes clowning, animation and a highly strung monster, follows the doctor as he finds out why the musical notes are packing their bags and running away.
Saturday, February 2 (2pm). Junction. Goole. Tickets: £4.50. Call 01405 763652.
International award-winning singer-songwriter Vin Garbutt heads to Junction in Goole on Saturday.
Vin’s performances have been described as powerful, hugely moving, warm, humane, inspired, funny and gut wrenchingly honest.
Saturday, February 2 (8pm). Junction. Goole. Tickets: £11-£13. Call 01405 763652.
Headlands School’s drama students and teachers present a performance of hit musical Little Shop of Horrors at The Spa Bridlington.
Featuring a selection of great singalong numbers, a great night is promised in a show which will showcase some of the town’s most aspirational young people on the professional stage.
Saturday, February 2 (7.30pm). The Spa Bridlington. Tickets: £6-£10. Call 01262 678258.
Irish singer Andy White will perform at Fruit in Hull on Sunday.
His 2009 album Songwriter was described as his best yet and it marked another high in a long and outstanding career.
Having directed exclusively within the motion-capture CGI medium for the past decade, Robert Zemeckis (Back To The Future, Forrest Gump) returns to live-action filmmaking with Flight.
When pilot William ‘Whip’ Whittaker (Denzel Washington) manages to miraculously navigate the passenger plane he is flying out of a deadly dive, he is hailed as a hero for saving the lives of most of those on board.
However, an investigation into what went wrong reveals something troubling as Whip’s problems with substance abuse come to light.