Hull Truck Theatre present landmark revival of the award-winning British musical The Hired Man

The Hired Man plays at Hull Truck Theatre between 23 May and 15 June

Hull Truck Theatre and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, in association with Oldham Coliseum Theatre, are proud to present their revival of The Hired Man. 

Based on the stirring novel by Melvyn Bragg first published in 1969, The Hired Man was turned into a musical in 1984. The production features a superb score of rousing foot stomping rhythms and soaring choruses by the award-winning composer Howard Goodall (Bend It Like Beckham, Love Story). 

The cast includes Jon Bonner, Lloyd Gorman, Oliver Hembrough, TJ Holmes, Lucy Keirl, Lara Lewis, Sufia Manya, Samuel Martin, Lauryn Redding, Tom Self and James William-Pattison. 

The Hired Man is directed by the Queen’s Theatre’s Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul, with design by Jean Chan, musical director Ben Goddard, movement by Jane Gibson, lighting design by Prema Mehta and sound design by Chris Murray. 

The production opened at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch at the weekend where it will run until 18 May. It plays at Hull Truck Theatre between 23 May and 15 June and will then transfer to Oldham Coliseum Theatre (20 June and 6 July).  

Howard Goodall says:

“I am absolutely thrilled about this revival: three brilliant regional theatres, a wonderful creative team and a chance for a new generation of theatre-goers to see this piece that Melvyn Bragg and I first put in front of an audience 35 years ago.”

Mark Babych, Artistic Director at Hull Truck Theatre, says: 

“We are very excited to bring the best British musical in 40 years to Hull and it’s been an absolute pleasure collaborating with these two terrific theatres to revive this epic and heroic tale of love, betrayal and loyalty.” 

To book tickets for The Hired Man click here or call the Box Office on 01482 323638.

Press Night: Tue 28 May, 7.30pm

Pay What You Can: Thu 23 May, 7.30pm

Touch Tour: Wed 12 June, 1pm 

Audio Described Performance: Wed 12 June, 2pm

Captioned Performance: Thu 13 June, 7.30pm 

Relaxed Performance: Sat 15 June, 2pm

[Alina Cretu – Hull Truck Theatre]