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Barrie Rutter’s One Night Stand at Hull Truck Theatre,
Thursday 19 January at 7.30 pm,
Tickets £15, Concessions £12 

For one night only, acclaimed actor and director Barrie Rutter takes to the stage to share a collection of memories, readings and anecdotes from his glittering career.

Born the son of a fish-worker, Barrie grew up on Hessle Road in Hull. He’s come a long way since he was in the school show, because ‘he had the gob for it,’ accepting an OBE for services to drama being just one of his many achievements.

A One Night Stand with Barrie Rutter is an intimate and entertaining choice of personal stories, from his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, where he first collaborated with poet Tony Harrison, to discovering his passion for performances in a northern voice. Barrie will also explore the humble beginnings of his theatre company, Northern Broadsides, which started out on a shoestring budget in 1992, as well as his numerous awards, including the country’s largest and most lucrative arts prize Creative Britain 2000.

Hull Truck Theatre audiences will know Barrie for his roles in Northern Broadsides’ King Lear, Merry Wives and When We Are Married. He returns to Hull Truck Theatre in May to direct Richard III, Hull Truck Theatre’s co-production with Northern Broadsides and Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

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Barrie Rutter says:

‘Join me for an evening of fun, frolics and favourite delights… from a windy Moor to a Manhattan Hotel; from Hessle Road to Hong Kong.’

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

‘Barrie is first and foremost a brilliant storyteller. He’s such a prominent cultural figure in Hull and the north, and I’m sure audiences will love hearing his anecdotes and personal stories.’

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