Bumps in the Night

A spooky entertainment in Hull’s most haunted venue

Presented as part of Hull Ghost Festival 2019
5 – 7 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 10-15 minutes long –  but audiences can expect a few other surprises along the way.

Due to the nature of this event, places are limited to 25 people per show and we advise you to wrap up well for the tour.




Sue Clark as the Tour Guide

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 Young Man – James Aygun

The Bar – World Premiere

An opera by Lente Verelst
Libretto by Lena Vercauteren
The Barmaid – Kimberley Raw
The Boss – Joanna Gamble
The Customer – Edward Robinson

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

Sincere thanks to our Pay-It-Forward sponsors including 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