What's On (Oct 19-21): Starlight Express, Lee Hurst, Beverley Real Ale Festival and more
As part of Hull Comedy Festival, Lee Hurst brings his latest stand-up tour to Hull Truck Theatre on Sunday.
From Mad Cow Disease to Global Warming, he will take the audience through the ‘disasters’ which were supposed to destroy us along with the dangers facing us from everyday life.
Sunday, October 21 (7.45pm). Hull Truck Theatre. Tickets: £15.50. Call 01482 323638.
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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sensational Starlight Express explodes onto the stage at Hull New Theatre with performances beginning this week.
An electrifying soundtrack, dazzling sets and amazing costumes come together for two hours of turbo-charged excitement in a futuristic tale about love and hope in the face of adversity.
Friday, October 19 (7.30pm), Saturday, October 20 (2.30pm, 7.30pm). Hull New Theatre. Tickets: £18.50-£24.50. Call 01482 300300.
Hull Choral Union choir and orchestra will perform Haydn’s epic work The Creation at Hull City Hall on Saturday.
Soloists Katie Trethewey, Julian Forbes and James Birchall return to Hull to sing in this magnificently dramatic work which depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the book of Genesis, the Psalms and in Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost.
Saturday, October 20 (7.30pm). Hull City Hall. Tickets: £5-£18. Call 01482 300300.
Part Cirque du Soleil and part Monty Python, riotous comedy A Fat Lot Of Good brings an eclectic mix of high physical skills and orchestrated mayhem to Hull Truck Theatre.
Goronwy Thom and his Slightly Fat Feature troupe promise this family-friendly variety-style entertainment show will be even bigger, better and sillier than last year’s performance.
Saturday, October 20 (7pm). Hull Truck Theatre. Tickets: £7.50-£15. Call 01482 323638.
A night of performance poetry takes place at Junction this Saturday in Poetry On The Nose.
The event will see Roy Hutchins performing Darwin’s Nose – an award-winning collection of biting performance poetry by Heathcote Williams.
Saturday, October 20 (8pm). Junction, Goole. Tickets: £4-£6. Call 01405 763652.
The Beverley Real Ale Festival will showcase some of the county’s finest real ales and ciders at St Mary’s Church this weekend.
Visitors will have the opportunity to sample ales from local producers, including Great Newsome Brewery and Wold Top.
The charity fundraising event will also have food and live entertainment – acts confirmed include Hull Ukulele Group and the harriWattsband.
Friday, October 19 (6pm-10.30pm), Saturday, October 20 (12pm-10.30pm). St Mary’s Church, Beverley. Tickets: From £4 (Friday), Free (Saturday). Festival glass required to sample drinks priced at £2.50. See www.beverleyrealalefestival.co.uk for more information.
One of the oldest brass bands in the country, the Driffield Silver Band, head to The Spa Bridlington with a wide variety of music to cater for all tastes.
Drawing players from throughout the East Riding, the band regularly perform at events ranging from the Driffield Show to the annual Bridlington Lions Carol Concert.
Sunday, October 21 (2pm). The Spa Bridlington. Tickets: £12 (includes interval cream tea). Call 01262 678258.
Danza! promises to offer an evening of alternative dance and performance at Fruit on Friday.
Dance companies from across Britain will perform an eclectic mix of contemporary dance, South Asian dance and physical theatre.
After producing 1994’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and directing 2005’s Corpse Bride, Tim Burton returns to stop-motion animation with Frankenweenie.
Based on his 1984 short film of the same name, the film tells the ghoulish story of young Victor who harnesses the power of science to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.