More Bumps in the Night

6-8 April 2022 at 7pm & 8.30pm

Two more operas and a play in a secret Whitefriargate location
Supported by Arts Council England, The Fenton Arts Trust, The RVW Trust and Hull City Arts

Photos by Ashley Cantwell


6th – 8th April 2022 at 7pm & 8.30pm in a secret Whitefriargate location in Hull.

Bumps in the Night takes the form of a nocturnal guided tour of a single abandoned venue in Whitefriargate. This is a promenade production so each audience member is free to experience the events as they choose. Seating will be provided for the second of the three events.

Due to the nature of this event, places are limited to 35 people per show and we advise you to wear wam clothing for the tour.

Audience Feedback

“absolutely exhilarating”
“it was like being on Derren Brown’s Trick or Treat”
“bizarre, scary, exciting, surreal, magic”
“innovative, surprising, engaging”
“I honestly felt like I was part of it”
“unique and unexpected”
“brilliant, original, inventive”
“a company that should be better known”

More Bumps in the Night Hull Urban Opera audience feedback wordclooud


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

Crocodile – World Premiere of new version

An opera by Lente Verelst
Libretto by Lena Vercauteren
Punch – Charles Murray
Judy – Poppy Shotts
Pretty Polly – Monica Toll
The Policeman – Michael Jones

At The Gate – World Premiere

Devised by Russell Plows
Story by Myla Jo Closser
Tam o’Shanter – Rafe Bird
Bully – Stephen Neal

Directed by Annabel Streeton

Whistle & I’ll Come To You My Lad

An opera by Louis Mander
Libretto by Jack Cherry
Dr Parkins – Michael Jones
The Colonel – Stephen Holloway
First Maid – Monica Toll
Second Maid – Poppy Shotts
The Hotelkeeper – Charles Murray
Mysterious Woman – Camille Maalawy

Directed by Russell Plows
Conducted by Thomas Payne
Design & Lighting by Jason Southgate
Costumes support by Liz Dees

Sincere thanks to our CoC Volunteers

This production was made possible with the generous support of Arts Council England, The Fenton Arts Trust, The RVW Trust & Hull City Arts.

Hull Urban Opera