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The Hypocrite

The Hypocrite


April 1642. Sir John Hotham, Governor of Hull, Member for Beverley and owner of most of East Yorkshire is charged by Parliament to secure the arsenal at Hull and deny entry to King Charles I.

If only it were that simple. With a Royalist siege outside the city walls and the rebellion of the mob within, Civil War seems inevitable and losing his head more than probable. And that’s to say nothing of his problems at home – a lovesick daughter, a ghost obsessed with the chinaware, sexually arousing furniture and a wife intent on escape.

Caught between two choices, Honour and Advantage, we join Sir John on frankly the worst day of his life.

A riotous comedy from award-winning Hull playwright Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors), with Mark Addy (Game of Thrones, The Full Monty) as Sir John Hotham and Caroline Quentin (Men Behaving Badly, Life Of Riley, Jonathan Creek) as Lady Sarah Hotham.

Recommended age 14+.

Event details

Thu 23 Mar 2017, 7:30pm

Captioned by Stagetext

Venue details

Hull Truck Theatre
50 Ferensway

Phone: 01482 323 638

Email: boxoffice@hulltruck.co.uk

Website: Hull Truck Theatre

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