Development and Alumni Relations

Hull Truck Alumni Event
Thursday 25th February 2016

Martha Josie & Chinese Elvis

Following last year's successful evening, it is with great pleasure that we announce another exciting Alumni Reception at the Hull Truck Theatre. 

We invite you to join us to enjoy the play ‘Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis’, by Charlotte Jones on Thursday 25th February 2016. The tickets are a special price of £10 (usual cost £15) including complimentary drinks, canapés and a pre-show talk by the Director Mark Babych. 

Book now

Tickets are limited so please book as soon as possible. On the evening, please collect your tickets from the alumni stand at the Hull Truck Theatre.

6:00pm - Reception opens, drinks and canapés served
7:00pm - Meet the Director Mark Babych
7:30pm - Play commences

Show Synopsis
In a suburban semi on a cold winter’s evening, a collection of family, friends and acquaintances gather to celebrate a birthday. There’s Josie, the ageing dominatrix conducting business from her living room and in no mood to celebrate; her daughter Brenda-Marie with a wisdom beyond her years; Martha - Josie’s devout Irish cleaner who’s none the wiser and happy to keep it that way; and, of course, Lionel - Josie’s most loyal client with a heart of gold and a secret yearning to wear ladies dresses.

But no party would be complete without entertainment, and for once Josie has the night off. Elvis impersonator Timothy Wong has entered the building and only the arrival of a very unexpected guest could upstage the King himself.

Heartfelt, poignant, and funny in equal measure, Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis captures the glimmer of promise and potential that lies in all of us - shining a spotlight on the opportunities that are out there, if only we choose to take them.



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