Back to All Events

The Hull Noah Play...and other tales

Gather close and listen up.....

This City of Culture festival of street theatre hosted in Trinity Square centres on the medieval play tradition last performed by players of Trinity House School in the 1960’s.

During the day, performers and groups will perform versions the Noah story in a variety of humorous and interesting ways. They will be joined, in between performances, by Morris dancers, rhythm and stomp performances by a primary school, a troop of puppeteers and a flash dance.

Inside the church there will be a lecture reviewing the history of medieval plays and a shadow puppetry installation.

The day will begin with a procession of actors and players from Beverley Gate down Whitefriargate and into Trinity Square.  Headed by a dancing raven and dove the procession will lead the audience back into the square for 10.00am.

At 10.00 am The Noah performances will begin. She Productions,  Hull Community Theatre, St Mary’s College, David Ross Education Trust and student form the University of Hull will take their turns in telling humorous and engaging versions of the Noah tale. Marry this with dancing by the Green Ginger Garland Morris dancing group, puppets co-ordinated by Liz Dorton, Indigo Puppet Moon Theatre spectacular shadow puppetry inside the church, children's activities and a reflection tent and you have a day to remember.

Surrounding the performers will be a traditional medieval market with traditional crafts, gifts and merchandise. Market stall holders will be dressed in medieval clothing. Food and refreshments inside the church include, candy floss, soup Ice cream and the best cakes in town.

So come and join us for a spectacle which combines historical context with puppetry, animals, an ark stage, slapstick routines and theatrical performances for the whole family.

Trinity Square
Saturday 24th Jume
11am - 4pm
Admission: Free to all

Earlier Event: June 22
Tower Tours
Later Event: June 29
Who the 'Hull' are they?