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Play, Thu 6 - Sat 29 Oct 2016

The Gaul at Hull Truck Theatre

The Gaul at Hull Truck Theatre


“Yer Dad’s ship. It’s missing.”
Kay’s Dad and brother both work on the ships, so having them come and go is part of the ebb and flow of life. Even so, as she helps Dad to pack for his next trip on the Trawler Gaul, Kay slips her Sindy-doll into his bag, just for luck.
When the 36-man crew is lost off the coast of Norway the close-knit community cling together in the search for the truth. Was the Gaul the victim of a storm, or a casualty of Cold War hostilities? Or is this a case of fault and blame? As the mystery ripples through the years and life moves on, Kay struggles to free herself from the tragedy and all that remains unanswered.
No trawler tragedy has caused as much controversy as the loss of the Gaul in 1974. This new play by Hull-born writer Janet Plater explores the journeys of the wives and relatives who were left behind, through the discovery of the wreck by a TV documentary crew in 1997 and the government inquiry in 2004 to the present day.

A Perfect Package
Includes starter, main course, best seat ticket to The Gaul, parking and programme.
£28 Tue – Fri eve
£32 Sat eve

Dinner & a Show
Includes main course and best seat ticket to The Gaul.
£22 Tue – Fri eve
£26 Sat eve

Details for the above packages can be found here.

Theatre & Hotel Package
Hull Truck Theatre and Mercure Hull Royal Hotel have teamed up to offer three packages:
£79 bed & breakfast for two people including two tickets to The Gaul
£99 bed & breakfast for two people plus afternoon tea and two tickets to The Gaul
£105 bed & breakfast for two people plus a two-course meal served in the Mercure Hull restaurant from 6pm and two tickets to The Gaul
To book contact the Mercure Hull Royal Hotel on 01482 325087 or email
Specific seats can be requested but are subject to availability.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Facilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 6 - Sat 29 Oct 2016
THUR 6 - SAT 29 OCT, 7.30PM
MATINEES: 8, 15, 22, 29, 2PM

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 6 - Sat 29 Oct The Gaul
Mon 31 Oct Jeremy Hardy
Mon 31 Oct The Shining
Tue 1 - Sat 5 Nov Broken Biscuits
Tue 1 - Sat 5 Nov Broken Biscuits
Tue 1 Nov Royal Shakespeare Company: King Lear



    Hull Truck Box Offfice

    01482 325012


    50 Ferensway,
    HU2 8LB



    See location of Hull Truck Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TA 091290  Lat: 53.74624 Long: -0.34641

    By Road:
    Turn onto the A63 at jct 38 of the M62 travelling East into Hull. Once on the A63 you will go under the Humber Bridge and you are about 5 miles away. As you approach the city centre you will come past The Junction Retail Park on your right. Ignore the exit marked for the ring road, yours is the next one signed for local traffic/infirmary. Come off to the left and follow the exit road round until you come to a large-ish roundabout. Take the second exit off the roundabout following signs for

    By Public Transport:
    Hull Truck is a two minute walk from Paragon Interchange in Hull City Centre. Walk towards St. Stephen's Shopping Centre across the road keep walking straight passed and you will see Hull Truck Theatre.

    Parking is available in St Stephen's Shopping Centre for £1 after 6pm. Please check prices before 6pm.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Paragon Interchange station


    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality