On Saturday 24th June, Trinity Square in Hull will be flooded with actors, puppets and spectators for a day of street theatre, exploring the story of Noah and its contemporary resonances.
The Hull Noah Play was a medieval tradition that is coming back to the 21st century. The flood narrative appears in several religious traditions and has an increasingly universal message and this time round the players will be seeking to explore our cultural heritage and human behaviour as well as themes of migration and climate change through the drama of storytelling.
This festival spectacle will run from 11am - 4pm and is free for all to enjoy.
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An approximate schedule is as follows:
- 10.45am - Follow Noah, the animals, the cast and dancers from Beverley Gate to Trinity Square.
- 11am - Grand Opening by the Bishop of Hull, Right Reverend Alison White; Noah Comedy by Hull Community Theatre, Small Stage and A Storm is Coming, stomp by David Ross Educational Trust
- 11.20am - The Hull Noah Play, directed by Philip Crispin, on the Ark Stage
- 11.40am - Green Ginger Garland Morris Dancing, Centre Square
- 11.50am - The Tale of Ravenser Odd, St Mary’s College, Ark Stage
- 12.10pm - A Storm is Coming, rhythm and stomp by David Ross Educational Trust, Centre Square
- 12.30pm - A surprise from Hull Minster and Easter Praise Choir
- 1.20pm - Talk on the history of the Hull Noah Play and tradition of Medieval mystery play in Hull by expert Diana Wyatt, inside Hull Minster
- 1.30pm - Animal Antics, Liz Dorton Puppetry, Central Square; Green Ginger Garland Morris Dancing, Central Square
- 2pm - Mrs Noah by She Productions, Ark Stage
- 2.20pm - Anna Ingleby of Indigo Theatre presents Story Sharing. Part of A Ship for all Nations, inside Hull Minster.
- 2.30pm - Noah Comedy by Hull Community Theatre, small stage
- 2.50pm - The Tale of Ravenser Odd – St Mary’s College, Ark Stage
- 3.20pm - Mrs Noah, She Productions on the Ark Stage; Indigo Moon, Story Sharing, inside Hull Minster
- 3.40pm - The Hull Noah Play, Ark Stage
- 4pm - The Animals Flee, Liz Dorton Puppetry, Central Square