About the play

The Kings of Hull tells the remarkable story of the King family across three generations. From life on the docks, to Hull prison, a lottery win and success in the coal trade; this is a family whose sons and daughters are struggling to cope in a changing world. The Kings are a family bonded by love but divided by rugby, a river and sibling rivalry. Join us at their Golden Wedding, before the gloves come off; for a celebration of life in town, from the 1960s through to Brexit and beyond. Whether it’s love, hate, success or failure, the Kings always come out fighting.

An expansive and hilariously irreverent new comedy, written and directed by John Godber.

Featuring the music of Ruby and the Vinyl. Produced by The John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield for Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
Lilly King – Grace Christiansen
Josh Long – Jake Marsden
Luke King – Joe Hall
Jenny King – Josie Morley
Kealey King – Pippa Fulton
Karl King – Peter McMillan
Trevor King – Robert Angell
Becky King – Jane Thornton
Malcolm King – Martin Barrass
Waitresses: Elle Ideson, Natalie Wharam and Jade Farnill


Hull New Theatre

Hull New Theatre
Kingston Square
Tel: 01482 300306


Wednesday 27 September – Saturday 7 October