Our alternative Hull panto is back, with a helter skelter take on the classic fairy tale to celebrate ten years of making a noise.
Marc Graham returns as dame Pattie Breadcake, Hull Fair’s worst fortune teller, forever chucking chip spice about to predict the future and find a fella.
Thrill seeker Rapunzel is the heart of Hull Fair, who’s been locked away with Pattie by the goblin mayor Gothel.
He plans to bottle Rapunzel’s sorcery and become richer than Bezos, Branson and Mr Burns put together.
But not if the kick ass lass with the magic hair and you – the revolutionary people of Hull – have anything to do with it!
With live music, a child-free audience and the chance to make as much noise as you can, our anarchic panto returns to Humber Street after four years away.
Rapunz’ull was chosen by the audience of The Little Mermaid in 2019 and this year’s audience will once again vote for the title of the next production.
Looking for our earlier family performances? See our separate listing for more details and to buy tickets.
We are asking audiences to please take a lateral flow test before attending, while it is now mandatory to wear a mask in the venue. Social has a ventilation system and will be deep cleaned every day. Cast and crew are taking lateral flow tests every day. Please see our FAQs for more information about the measures we are taking around Covid-19, including our cancellation policy.
The Saturday 18 December performance will be BSL-interpreted by our regular panto signer, Dave Wycherley.
To book one of the wheelchair spaces please purchase a concession ticket and contact the box office, run by Hull Truck Theatre, on 01482 323638 or email@example.com.
Running time: 85 minutes, no interval
Age guidance: 18+. The late-night show is the same script as the family performance, with a few more adult-only jokes and ad libs from the cast.
All of our performances are relaxed, meaning that noise and movement is welcome during the show.
Photos by Jessy Zschorn
Paul Smith – Writer and director
James Frewer – Musical director
Natalie Young – Designer
Adam Foley – Lighting designer
Matthew May – Dramaturg
Danni Harris – Deputy stage manager
Andrew Ross – Stage manager
Emily Anderton – Production manager
Hattie Callery – Producer
Jamie Potter – Audience development manager
Box office services for Rapunz’ull are provided by Hull Truck Theatre. For support with any ticket sales, please contact Hull Truck Theatre directly on 01482 323638 (Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone else over the age of 18.
NHS; income-related benefits
A free, no-questions-asked additional ticket for any disabled audience member who requires an essential companion. To book, please order 1x disabled and 1x standard ticket, then apply the essential companion discount code on the Event Summary ‘Basket’ page. This will then convert the standard ticket to a free one.
A reserve waiting list is in place for sold out performances. Contact Hull Truck Theatre box office to add your name to the list and, if any tickets are returned or made available, you will be offered the chance to purchase them.
Your ticket does not reserve a specific seat, however spaces will be reserved for wheelchair and BSL users.
The 9pm performance on Saturday 18 December will be interpreted by Dave Wycherley. Seating with the best view of Dave will be reserved for BSL users and their guests.
Wheelchair spaces are available at various spaces throughout the auditorium. To reserve a wheelchair space, please contact Hull Truck Theatre box office on 01482 323638 or email@example.com.
63 Humber St, Hull, HU1 1TU
Available in the Fruit Market multi-storey car park, a one-minute walk away, on Blackfriargate. Limited on-street parking is also available.
The nearest bus stop is the Old Harbour stop, next to Stage @ The Dock, a one-minute walk away. This stop is served by the number 20 bus.
Social includes a cloakroom, buggy storage, accessible toilet and baby-changing facilities.
The box office entrance is at the rear of the building, accessed via a tenfoot from Humber Street.