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Richard Jordan: London theatre must connect with the rest of the country

Article by Richard Jordan in the The Stage, 2nd May 2019:.. Read More →

John Godber saddles up for a bumpy Brexit ride

Review by Michael Billington in the The Guardian, 5th April 2019:   Although it dominates our lives, Brexit has so far made surprisingly few appearances on stage. It is, however,.. Read More →

John Godber’s Bouncers stands the test of time

Review by Julie Marshall in the Wakefield Express, 1st February 2019:   My association with John Godber’s award-winning play Bouncers goes back many years – almost.. Read More →

Why John Godber reckons Long Live The Kings of Hull is better than the first play

This article was published in The Press on 11th September 2018. — John Godber has written a sequel only once before in his long, prolific playwriting career, the.. Read More →

Dream comes true for Barrass as he reprises lead role in Long Live The Kings Of Hull

This article was published in The Press on 23rd August 2018. — Martin Barrass may live in York, where he stars perennially as Dame Berwick Kaler‘s comic.. Read More →

Godber’s Kings Head into the Rehearsal Room

The Kings of Hull prepare to return to the Hull New Theatre Stage A year on from the phenomenal success of The Kings of Hull,.. Read More →

Spotlight Scholarship Programme

Help raise £10,000 to support gifted performers in their places at Drama schools and to continue the work of ASA’s Spotlight Scholarship programme. The Spotlight Scholarship Programme was.. Read More →

How the Neil Hudgell Trust helped us to make Ocho

Find out how  theNeil Hudgell Trust helped us to create Ocho with Archbishop Sentamu. The following info is taken from the Hudgell Solicitors website.  .. Read More →

Playwright John Godber in plea for arts funding at Palace ceremony

He is Britain’s third most performed playwright, after Shakespeare and Alan Ayckbourn, so it was perhaps not surprising that words came easily to him in.. Read More →

New work by John Godber and Told by an Idiot among Sky Arts’ first £1m Brexit commissions

This article was published by The Stage on 25th October. — Sky Arts has announced the first commissions of its £1 million project to make 50.. Read More →

Press Release: The Kings of Hull

Commissioned for Hull UK City of Culture 2017, The Kings of Hull receives its world premiere at the newly reopened Hull New Theatre on 27 Wednesday.. Read More →

Giving Young People an Amazing Opportunity

We’re working on a very exciting project withArchbishop Sentamu school in East Hull. Last September, the school launched a new scholarship programme to give young people.. Read More →

Ocho to be Performed in East Yorkshire and Spain

Ocho tells the story of eight men from Hull who went to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Jane Thornton is a BAFTA – winning.. Read More →

Shakers at East Riding Theatre

A popular classic for over thirty years, Shakers is coming to East Riding Theatre! The beautiful Beverley venue will host a show that has been exported.. Read More →

Shafted Now On Tour

Starting from Wednesday the 3rd of February at the Theatre Wakefield Royal our new play Shafted will be on tour. We will be on tour.. Read More →

Launch Of New Website

We have been busy behind the scenes creating our new John Godber Company website. The new website will serve as a one stop port of.. Read More →