This year the entirety of NAPA’s Dance department returns to the newly refurbished Middleton Hall to stage a dazzling showcase of all genres of dance. Come along and support all of our dancers from young to old. Watch our Primary classes shine, some of which will be performing for the very first time! Cheer on our talented Intermediate students as they show off their hard work for the year, and prepare to be amazed by our advanced and incredibly talented Seniors as they perform an exciting array of dance, from elegant classical ballet to energetic commercial. If you like dance, you will love this! It promises to be a spectacular evening’s entertainment.
To book, please call Hull Box Office on 01482 221113.
Hot on the heels of last year’s hit production Betty Blue Eyes, NAPA is back on the main stage at Hull Truck Theatre with this fabulous musical comedy.
The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when ‘moderns’, including a flapper named Millie Dillmount, were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines and rewriting the rules of love.
It’s 1922, and small-town girl Millie has just arrived in New York, ready to make her dreams come true. Millie’s plan is simple: find a job as a secretary for an eligible bachelor, and then marry him.
It doesn’t take long, however, for Millie’s “thoroughly modern” plan to go awry. Her villainous landlady, Mrs Meers, plots to kidnap Millie’s best friend and sell her into slavery in Hong Kong. Her wealthy boss seems entirely uninterested in her flirtations, and worst of all, the man with whom she falls head over heels in love doesn’t have a penny to his name!
This bright, funny, and charming comedy is packed with infectious musical numbers and energetic dance routines, making it the perfect show for all the family.
Please call the Hull Truck Theatre box office on 01482 323638 or book online at hulltruck.co.uk
This smash hit musical is a dazzling homage to the Swinging Sixties. The action takes place in the Club-A-Go-Go, run by Eric ‘rubber legs’ DeVene, a faded rock star. This is the place to be on a Saturday night and the lads and lasses are out on the pull, which means chatting each other up and the heartaches that go with it. In fact, we get to see all the highs and lows of teenage emotions. This show promises to be a knowing and affectionate look back at the 60s, with many laughs along the way.
NAPA’s Adult Drama and Musical Theatre classes join forces to bring you a showcase of this year’s work. Come along for a relaxed and informal evening full of song, dance and drama. This promises to be a night of entertainment and laughter you won’t forget!
Tuesday & Wednesday Classes – Friday 29 & Saturday 30 June 7pm & Sunday 1 July 2pm
Saturday Classes – Friday 6 & Saturday 7 July 7pm & Sunday 8 July 2pm
Lettuce the tortoise hates sports day, especially as boastful Dash the hare speeds around the field winning all the gold medals. No, Lettuce would rather stay out of trouble; that is until goaded into an ill-conceived bet that can’t possibly be won. Inspired by the classic Aesop fable, this brand new musical features an original score and tells the story of a resilient tortoise, an ambitious hare and a distressed magpie.
Following the true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard, Moisés Kaufman and members of New York’s Tectonic Theatre Project went to Laramie, Wyoming. They conducted more than 200 interviews and the play is the townspeople’s own words of the actions and aftermath of that night. This is a deeply critical play that addresses the brutal murder of an openly gay teenager, an incident that sparked national debate across America back in 1998.
Our Intermediate Students tell the original dark tale of Pinocchio, in which a mischievous puppet learns what it means to become a real boy. This performance weaves together the styles of traditional Italian Commedia dell’arte with classic slapstick to retell an iconic dark fairy tale.
Join the Visually Impaired Performers in a fantastic end of year showcase. This promises to be a fantastic evening of entertainment that fuses together music, prose and poetry.
Monday Class – Friday 11 & Saturday 12 May 7pm
Wednesday Class – Friday 18 & Saturday 19 May 7pm
Saturday Class – Friday 25 & Saturday 26 May 7pm
Based on the Whoopi Goldberg film, this feel-good, funky musical follows the story of the nightclub diva Deloris Van Cartier. After she witnesses a violent crime carried out by her mob boss boyfriend, she is hidden away in a convent for her own protection, with hilarious results. Although Deloris is used to the spotlight, she uses her talents to help transform the nuns into an all-singing, all-dancing choir. This musical comedy performed by our Intermediate Students will have you laughing and dancing for weeks after.
This year’s Junior Drama Showcase explores different aspects of Shakespeare’s poetry, prose and storytelling. Our Junior Students use an exciting mix of performance styles such as mime, choral speaking, movement and physical theatre retell the much-loved and timeless stories that Shakespeare created.