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2018

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The Man Who Comes To Hull Scottish Rock Band Travis perform their hugely successful album live at Hull City Hall on 18th December 2018.

 

Glaswegian 90s musicians Travis are set to rock Hull City Hall this December as they perform their multi-platinum selling album The Man Who, live.

 

Released 19 years ago, the album sounds as fresh today as it did then.  One of the most successful British albums of the last 20 years, it spawned the timeless singles, Writing To Reach You, Driftwood, Turn and possibly the band’s most iconic song, Why Does It Always Rain On Me.

Singer/ guitarist Fran Healy said; “songs are like emotional bookmarks in time. When you hear a song you are transported to those times and feel strong echoes of the feelings you felt. Rarely does an album have this ability so performing The Man Who once again will be a joy!”

Produced by Nigel Godrich, The Man Who spent an astonishing 11 weeks at Number 1, selling nearly 3 million copies. It was the biggest selling UK album in 2000, propelled by an incendiary Glastonbury performance in the rain! Recognition quickly followed including Ivor Novello Awards for Best Songwriter and Best Contemporary Song for Why Does It Always Rain On Me? and BRIT Awards for Best British Band and Best British Album.

 

Travis play Hull City Hall on 18 December 2018. Tickets, priced from £39.50 go on sale from 9am on Friday 9 March, 2018. Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.

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Doctor Doolittle Heading for Hull Stage as part of Anniversary Celebrations - Great fun for all the family, tickets for Doctor Doolittle at Hull New Theatre from 26 February – 9 March 2019.

 

Leslie Bricusse’s family musical gets a new lease of life for film’s 50th anniversary.

Fifty years after Leslie Bricusse’s eccentric Doctor Doolittle became a household name, ‘Our Friend the Doctor’ takes to the stage once more in a new stage adaptation of the beloved film which comes to Hull New Theatre early next year.

 

Doctor Dolittle tells the story of an unconventional man who can ‘Talk to the Animals’ as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure to find the Giant Pink Sea Snail that holds the secret of life and makes the world a happier place, helped by his human companions and an exotic menagerie of animal friends, including the Pushmi-Pullyu and trusty sidekick Polynesia the parrot.

 

Produced by Music & Lyrics Limited, the force behind the highly successful recent tours of The Addams Family, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I, in association with Churchill Theatre Bromley, this new adaptation of the hit musical features stunning visual puppetry, with the book reworked by Leslie Bricusse.

 

Doctor Dolittle is based on the stories by Hugh Lofting and the Twentieth Century Fox film.

 

Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306

or visit our website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.

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LOVE ACTUALLY – IN CONCERT TO VISIT HULL VENUE THIS CHRISTMAS

 

Following on from a triumphant sold out 2017 premiere tour, Love Actually will once again be screened live across the UK with a full orchestra performing its enchanting score – just in time for Christmas.  The live concert will be coming to Hull Venue on 10 December.

 

Tickets for this seated show - priced from £29.50 to £65 (plus fees) Directed by Richard Curtis and originally released in cinemas in 2003, Love Actually tells 10 separate yet interweaving stories of love around Christmas time. A full, live orchestra will perform Craig Armstrong’s evocative score at these shows, with the film being projected onto a huge screen.

 

Make sure you kick off the holiday season and get into the Christmas spirit. Tickets for Love Actually: In Concert from www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 

Alternatively you can call 0844 8440444. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. For any queries regarding accessible ticketing please call 0800 9884440.

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Tom Gates comes alive on Hull stage 1-5th May 2019

Liz Pichon’s best-selling children’s story adapted for theatre  The star of the award-winning Tom Gates series of books makes his stage debut in 2019 in a brand new story written specifically for the theatre. And it’s coming to Hull!

 

The producers behind the Olivier Award-nominated Gangsta Granny and the celebrated Horrible Histories stage shows have teamed up with acclaimed author and illustrator Liz Pichon to create an exciting new adventure for young and old alike. The show follows Tom as he tries to keep out of trouble while things go increasingly wrong at home and school. It features favourite characters from the stories including his best friends Derek and Norman and their band Dogzombies. It’s not easy to impress Amy Porter and moany Marcus Meldew is doing his best to disrupt things while their teacher Mr Fullerman keeps his beady eye on them all. Things get tricky when his grandparents - The Fossils - announce a big surprise and his Mum, Dad and sister Delia are doing everything to make his life difficult, which means Tom will need all the help he can get to save the day!

 

Adapted by Liz Pichon and Neal Foster with music by Mark Flannery, Tom Gates is perfect for all the family, especially children aged 5 to 12.

 

Tickets for Tom Gates Live at Hull New Theatre from 1-5 May, 2019 are on sale now. Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit our website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.

Concert Celebrates the Sweet Sound of Motown  Hull City 11th January 2019

 

The Greatest Hits of Motown, How Sweet It Is returns to Hull City Hall

It’s time to Go Loco, Down in Acapulco as The Greatest Hits of Motown, How Sweet It Is returns to Hull City Hall next January.

 

Now in its 17th year, this stunning live show combines first-class music with the slickest choreography and an amazing band, to deliver truly outstanding performances.

 

With songs from legendary artists such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers and Edwin Starr among others, this show will have audiences Dancing On The Ceiling.

 

Experience the ultimate Motown celebration; The Greatest Hits of Motown How Sweet It Is live at Hull City Hall on 11 January 2019. Book in person at the Hull City Hall Box Office, over the phone by calling 01482 300 306 or visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.

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Hull-based Two Pianos Set to Rock Hull New Theatre on Saturday 23rd February 2019

 

There’ll be a Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On next February as Hull-based duo Two Pianos take command of the Hull New Theatre stage.

 

Join Al Kivo and David Barton, along with their top-class band, for a stunning musical journey back in time to celebrate the finest hits that shaped the Rock 'n' Roll music scene.  The duo, who Jerry Lee Lewis said “rock”, deliver unique arrangements, of songs from Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Everly Brothers, Carl Perkins, Fats Domino, Ray Charles and more.

 

Get ready for the ultimate piano rock 'n' roll concert

 

Two Pianos comes to Hull New Theatre on Saturday 23 February 2019. Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit the website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.

 

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BOYZONE TO BRING UK TOUR TO THE BONUS ARENA IN 2019

 

After six UK number 1 singles, five UK number 1 albums and 25 years together, the iconic Boyzone will embark on their 25th anniversary and farewell tour which will be heading to Bonus Arena, Hull on 21st & 28th January 2019.

 

Boyzone have stratified themselves as one of the most endearing groups to emerge from the “boy band” music sphere. Their signature line up consisted of members Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch and the late Stephen Gately.

 

Quote from Ronan, Keith, Mikey and Shane: “Twenty-five years is a long time. We’re certainly not boys anymore, and we all feel that we should now call time on our lives together as Boyzone and go out on a real high.

 

We’re eager to invite you all to one final celebration of twenty-five years of Boyzone and our journey together. We would love for you to raise the roof one last time as we head out on our farewell UK and Ireland arena tour. We know this love’s forever. That’s all that matters, no matter what”

 

Boyzone will release their final album ‘Thank You & Goodnight’ on 16th November.

 

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Monday from www.bonusarenahull.com or alternatively call 0844 8440444*

Accessible tickets can be purchased by calling 0800 9884440. *calls costs 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge

Shakin’ Stevens Greatest Hits Tour -  Hull 23rd March 2019

 

The Green Door Hitmaker brings Greatest Hits Tour to Hull City Hall

More than 35 years after This Ole’ House topped the UK singles chart Welsh singer Shakin’ Stevens takes to the road again with his Greatest Hits – And More Tour, stopping off in Hull on 23 March 2019.  

 

The platinum-selling entertainer and performer will be joined by his band as they take a stroll through his illustrious career, performing much-loved hits such as Oh Julie, Hot Dog and You Drive Me Crazy alongside newer offerings from 2016 release Echoes of Our Times.

Shakin Stevens said: “I’ve been going through my catalogue of songs in preparation for the tour, and re-introducing myself to the many and varied styles of music I’ve recorded during my solo career. From country rock to Cajun, classic rock to Latin, and blues to Americana I’ve had the pleasure of re-discovering the ‘jewels’ from my repertoire that are so well-liked. Of course there’ll be hits and some songs that I haven’t performed live on stage for a decade or two.so some surprises!  I’ve also included well-known songs from other artists whose work I admire, together with album tracks and newer songs, bringing it right up to date!  I can’t wait to get back on the road and to have a great time with the audiences.”  

 

Tickets for Shakin’ Stevens at Hull City Hall on 23 March 2019. Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.

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STRICTLY COME DANCING - THE PROFESSIONALS 2019 UK TOUR LINE UP - Bonus Arena, Hull on 19 May 2019.

 

With Strictly fever about to hit new heights, as the 16th series of the smash hit award-winning BBC One show returns to Saturday and Sunday night TV, fans will be delighted to hear the line-up of Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals has now been released.

 

Starring 10 of the hugely popular and much-loved professional dancers from the Strictly Come Dancing television series, the 35 date tour kicks off at Salford’s Lowry Theatre on 3 May next year and will then dance its way around the country culminating at the Sunderland Empire on 2 June. The exciting line-up of magnificent dancers and Strictly TV favourites performing on the tour are: reigning Strictly champion Katya Jones; 2017 semi-finalist AJ Pritchard; two-time Strictly finalist Giovanni Pernice; 2016 Strictly finalist Oti Mabuse; Australian Open Champion Dianne Buswell; Professional World Mambo Champion and former Strictly finalist Karen Clifton; Two-time Ballroom and Latin World Champion Nadiya Bychkova; undefeated four-time British National Champion Neil Jones; three time Strictly semi-finalist Pasha Kovalev and 2017 Strictly finalist Gorka Marquez.

 

Audiences nationwide will enjoy the incredible talent of these multi award-winning world-class dancers as they perform stunningly choreographed Ballroom and Latin routines in exquisite costumes, with all the glitz, glamour, sequins and sparkle of the TV show - live on stage!

 

Only limited tickets remain for the show at the Bonus Arena on 19 May 2019. Priced from £40.40 (inclusive of booking fee) they are available from www.bonusarenahull.com or call 0844 8440444. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

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FISH (ex Marillion Frontman) plays HULL – City Hall on Wednesday 12th December

 

Following the digital release of his entire solo catalogue in June, which has generated well over a million streams already, FISH has released his brand new single, ‘Man With A Stick’, the first track to be taken from his upcoming EP A Parley With Angels, out September 21st, and the first taste of his final studio album, Weltschmerz.

 

A brooding blend of minimalist drums and possessing synthesizers, ‘Man With A Stick’ is a reflective and thought-provoking track from Fish. Regarding the single he says, “I was inspired to write this lyric after my father died in May 2016. He was a strong, proud, well-respected man who, like most of us, found growing old difficult. When he reached his mid 80's he was becoming a shadow of his former self and in the last few months of his life he relied more and more on his trusty walking stick to get around.

 

After he left us I found it hard to look at any old men walking with a stick. I started to think about our relationships with sticks in our lives and how they go from being associated with fun and play to becoming something more sinister and symbols of power eventually supporting us as our strength weakens and old age takes its toll."

 

The new EP, A Parley With Angels will feature four tracks recorded live at London’s Islington Assembly Hall last year: ‘Emperor’s Song’, ‘State Of Mind’, ‘Circle Line’ and ‘Voyeur’, in addition to two other brand new tracks – ‘Waverley Steps’ and ‘Little Man What Now?’, both of which will also appear on FISH’s final studio album, Weltschmerz.

The EP will be available digitally via all leading DSPs and in physical formats available to buy from Fish’s official site: https://fishmusic.scot/ and at venues on his extensive European tour, which kicks off the day after the EP is released, comprising almost 50 shows in the UK and Europe.

 

The tour will see him perform the classic Marillion album Clutching At Straws for the final time, as well as material from Weltschmerz.   As recently announced by Warners the remastered version of Clutching At Straws will be released on November 23rd.

 

FISH - DECEMBER 2018 – UK TOUR DATES INCLUDE:  Mon 3rd Dec  MANCHESTER – O2 Ritz, Tues 11th Dec NOTTINGHAM – Rock City  & Wed 12th Dec HULL – City Hall

Tickets for all the December 2018 shows above are available from:   Box Office No: 08444 780 898  Website - https://www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/Fish.htm

 

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THE SKIDS play WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 on Friday 7th December 2018

 

“Memories fade, but some linger for a reason. The Skids was the definitive part of my early life. A brilliant adventure into the world of creativity and adulthood”, reflected Richard Jobson prior to the bands’ first tour in almost 40 years.

“Taking these memories and replanting them into 2017 has not been easy. How do you do it? How should it sound? Are we little more than a heritage band? These were the questions rattling around my head as I tried to find a way to celebrate the bands 40th anniversary. The answers ended up being very simple – Don’t over think it – Just do it. Enjoy every minute of it.   Play the songs like it might be the last time. Give it everything. And then.there’s the new stuff!!!   The beginning of something new rather than the end of something old.”

 

And so it was, the response to the bands gigs has been phenomenal:

“The buzz generated by the return of the Skids to the nationwide tour circuit has created enough electricity to power a small town. An immense, stunning performance - the same as every date on this tour it seems”. (Ged Babey, Louder Than War)

 

Tickets for THE SKIDS - Wakefield Warehouse 23 – December 2018 show are available from:

 

Friday 7th December 2018 WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23   Box Office No:  0871 220 0260

Website –  https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-skids/warehouse23/1241687

Doors – 7.00pm  Tickets - £22.50 (advance)

BOYZLIFE (Playing the Hits of Boyzone and Westlife) re-scheduled September 2019 – UK Tour Dates announced.

 

Boyzlife brings together members of two of the biggest boybands in history, Boyzone and Westlife, to perform a whole host of their biggest chart hits.  Brian McFadden enjoyed 12 UK and Ireland number ones as a member of Westlife, including a record breaking seven top spots in a row. The band also boast four number 1 albums and over 30 million record sales in total. Since Westlife, Brian has enjoyed international solo success, including a UK number 1 with ‘Real to Me’.

 

With Boyzone, Keith Duffy has enjoyed similar success, including 6 UK number one singles and 16 out of 17 of their first single releases making the Top 5.  With 5 number one albums also to their credit, Boyzone achieved worldwide sales of over 25 million.

 

The unmissable Boyzlife show has already been performed for over 20,000 adoring fans since the pair came together in 2016.  With two completely sold out tours under their belts in partnership with Hilton Hotels, as well as their unforgettable 2017 December Christmas Tour, this is an evening that is certainly not to be missed.

 

BOYZLIFE – September 2019 UK Tour Dates are:

 

Fri 6th Sept                            NEWCASTLE – Tyne Theatre

Sat 7th Sept                           HULL – The Welly

Sun 8th Sept                          MANCHESTER – Club Academy

Fri 13th September               PRESTON – Charter Theatre  

Sat 14th September              WREXHAM – William Aston Hall

Sun 15th September            SHEFFIELD – Foundry

Tues 17th September           NORWICH – Waterfront

Fri 20th September               OXFORD – O2 Academy

Sun 22nd September           EXETER – Lemon Grove

 

Tickets are available via the following:Tickets from £28.50   Box Office No: 0844 249 1000 Website –  http://www.vmstickets.co.uk/

 

Limited VIP tickets are also available for each of the shows which includes a meet and greet, exclusive tour laminate and an item of merchandise - £60.00

 

 

 

 

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The ABBA REUNION Christmas Special Tribute Show WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23  Saturday 29th December 2018

 

The ABBA REUNION Christmas Special tribute Show is the creation of an Award Winning West End Director, Producer and Choreographer. Starring the original 'Frida' from the London West End cast!

 

ABBA REUNION gives Abba fans, old and new, the opportunity to once again get together and re-live the addictive Abba phenomena that swept the airwaves and discos during the 70’s and 80’s in a truly authentic, feel good, party style tribute concert. From Mamma Mia to Dancing Queen, all of the greatest hits are performed with unrivalled authenticity from both an audio and visual perspective with an amazing jaw dropping finale recreation taking you back to where it all began in 1974!

 

Superbly accurate vocals, harmonies, guitar, keyboards plus back line musicians combined with stunning iconic replica costumes ,choreography and set produce the most authentic and requested Abba tribute show in the world today.

This concert continues to entertain and enthral throughout the globe and leaves you with just one question...

“DID WE JUST WITNESS THE REAL ABBA REUNION?”

 

Tickets for The ABBA REUNION Tribute Show are available from:

 

WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 Saturday 29th December 2018 Time: 7.30pm   Box Office No:  0871 220 0260

Website - https://www.seetickets.com/venue/warehouse23-wakefield/3569

March 19 Rock for heroes

ROCK OF HEROS AT BRIDLINGTON SPA ON SATURDAY 2ND MARCH 2019 @ 7.30PM

 

Are you ready to ROCK! Immerse yourself in the incredible new live music experience with Rock For Heroes. Bringing the perfect combination of your favourite rock & pop artist across the eras, fundraising in support of Help for Heroes.

 

We will be collecting for this amazing cause, after every show. Performed by a full live rock band and superb singers, it's the must see show of the year. With music from artists such as Dire Straits, Status Quo, Queen, David Bowie, Spandau Ballet, Bryan Adams, Elton John, AC/DC, Whitesnake & so many more. You won't see a bad wig here, this isn't a tribute act this is simply paying tribute, the best way we can to the legends in music. This is a night not to be missed, filled with laughter, great music and all for an incredible cause.

 

Book your tickets today & be part of Rock For Heroes – Music, Laughter & A Rockin' Night Out!

 

MICHAEL BALL IS COMING TO THE BONUS ARENA, HULL IN 2019

 

Multi-platinum recording artist and national treasure Michael Ball today announced a 21-date U.K. tour, supporting his forthcoming studio album Coming Home To You set for release in 2019, he will performing at the Bonus Arena, Hull on the Wednesday 24th April 2019

 

Having received critical acclaim for his performances in the West End and on Broadway in shows including Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and the smash hit musical Hairspray, the radio and TV host has since sold millions of albums and toured multiple continents across the world. The Classic BRIT Award winner’s album Together with Alfie Boe was Christmas Number 1 in 2016 and their second album Together Again in 2017 went straight to number one, boasting combined sales of more than 1 million copies. Now Michael Ball is set to embark on his next live solo project with a 2019 U.K. tour which promises an evening of entertainment. Don’t miss Michael Ball on his 2019 U.K. tour.

 

Tickets from www.bonusarenahull.com or alternatively call 0844 8440444* Accessible tickets can be purchased by calling 0800 9884440. *calls costs 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge

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THE BEACH BOYS AT THE BONUS ARENA 22nd JUNE 2019

 

The Beach Boys have birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that The Beach Boys’ songs have forever changed the musical landscape. The band will be heading to the Bonus Arena, Hull as part of their UK tour on 22nd June 2019.

 

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who, along with Jeffrey Foskett, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, Christian Love and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic band. Songwriter Bruce Johnston joined The Beach Boys in 1965, replacing Glenn Campbell, who filled-in for Brian Wilson when he retired. Highly regarded in his field, Johnston’s vocal work with such legendary artists as Elton John and Pink Floyd firmly established him among rock’s elite artists.

The Beach Boys are best known for the classics “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “California Girls” and the Grammy nominated “Good Vibrations”.

Tickets for this seated gig are priced £60 and £55 each (booking fees apply) from www.bonusarenahull.com or alternatively call 0844 8440444* Accessible tickets can be purchased by calling 0800 9884440 *calls costs 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge

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Jimmy Carr Brings New Show to Hull City Hall on 21st Sept 2019

 

Hull Theatres has today announced that one of the UK’s best-loved comics, Jimmy Carr is to return to Hull City Hall in 2019 with his brand new one-man show Terribly Funny.

 

The 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown host is known for his deadpan delivery and politically incorrect humour and Terribly Funny is no exception. The show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things, including those that might have directly affected audiences and their loved ones. But remember they're just jokes!

Jimmy Carr – Terribly Funny comes to Hull City Hall on Saturday 21 September 2019.

 

Tickets  Book via the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk.

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Ben Elton Sets Sights on Hull City Hall on 8th October 2019

 

More than 30 years ago, Ben Elton exploded into the national consciousness hosting Channel 4’s ground breaking Saturday Live. Now, after a 15 year absence, the Godfather of modern stand-up returns to the medium he did so much to define and he’s coming to Hull next October.

 

Back on the road with an all new stand-up show and coming to Hull City Hall on 8 October 2019,  Ben promises to try and make sense of a world which appears to have gone stark raving mad.  As Ben says: "The last time I toured I was still smarter than my phone. Things have definitely taken a funny turn."

Tickets for Ben Elton - Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk.

DIVERSITY TO BRING 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY UK TOUR TO THE BONUS ARENA ON 4th OCTOBER 2019

 

Dance group Diversity will be coming to the Bonus Arena, Hull on the 4th October 2019 as part of their 10 Year Anniversary Tour.

In 2009 they entered Britain’s Got Talent and blew the judges away with their dynamic and creative dance moves. The public voted them their Britain’s Got Talent winners, and the group have now gone on to perform all over the world

 

Creator and choreographer Ashley Banjo said of the forthcoming tour “Born Ready is such an incredibly special tour for the whole Diversity family. 2019 marks 10 years since we won Britain’s Got Talent and since then we have continued to innovate, grow and achieve things that most said were impossible.

 

‘Born Ready’ will not only celebrate this and look back at some of the iconic Diversity moments over the past 10 years. But it will also look forward to the future, at how Diversity continues to evolve and how we plan to pass what we’ve created onto the next generation.

 

Be prepared for dance, illusions, mind blowing stunts and inspiring stories that will hopefully leave people amazed!”

Tickets from www.bonusarenahull.com or alternatively call 0844 8440444* Accessible tickets can be purchased by calling 0800 9884440. *calls costs 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge

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