Bumps in the Night

Two new operas and a play in Hull’s most haunted building


5th – 7th December 2019 at 7pm & 8.30pm in the Conservancy Buildings, off Whitefriargate, Hull.

Bumps in the Night takes the form of a nocturnal guided tour of Hull’s most haunted venue, the Conservancy Buildings off Whitefriargate. This is a promenade productions so each audience member is free to experience the events as they choose.

There are 3 scheduled entertainments – two operas and a play, each 12-15 minutes long – but audiences can expect a few other surprises along the way.

Due to the nature of this event, places are limited to 28 people per show and we advise you to wrap up well for the tour.

Audience Feedback

“brilliantly staged”
“exciting and unpredictable”
“great venue and fabulous voices”
“singing & acting was top class”
” I loved this show – thank you!”

Bumps in the Night Hull Urban Opera audience feedback wordcloud


Sue Clark as the Tour Guide
Hull CoC Volunteers in various roles

Christmas Meeting

An opera by Russell Plows
Libretto after Rosemary Timperley
The Woman – Joanna Gamble
Frances Randell – Alex Grainger

Mandragora – World Premiere

Devised by Russell Plows
Story by Rosemary Timperley
Mandragora – Betheni Conyers
The Lover – Callum Mathers

The Bar – World Premiere

An opera by Lente Verelst
Libretto by Lena Vercauteren
Lucy, a Barmaid – Kimberley Raw
The Boss – Joanna Gamble
The Customer – Edward Robinson
The Kid – Arthur Butterfield

Directed by Russell Plows
Conducted by Sonia Ben-Santamaria
Set & Lighting by Joseph Bisat Marshall
Costumes by Liz Dees
Makeup by Venice Marshall
Stage Management by Luke Dankoff

Sincere thanks to our Pay-It-Forward sponsors including Cathryn Robinson, Denise Conyers, Catherine Smith, Eliis Leonard, Sally Lawton, Susan Beal and Graham Reedier.

This production was made possible with the generous support of Arts Council England, Hull City Council and Patience & Michael Vince
Sincere thanks also to Back To Ours and Albermarle Music Centre.

Hull Urban Opera