14 Dec 2016

Star casting for The Hypocrite announced

Caroline Quentin to join Hull Truck cast, plus additional performance added due to high demand.

In an exciting announcement for 2017 Hull Truck Theatre have announced the casting for their co-production with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Hull UK City of Culture 2017, The Hypocrite.

Joining Mark Addy as Sir John Hotham in Richard Bean’s riotous comedy, Caroline Quentin will play his wife, Lady Sarah Hotham.

York-born Mark Addy is well known for his roles in Game of Thrones and The Full Monty, while Caroline Quentin, renowned screen and stage actor, is recognised for ITV’s Men Behaving Badly, BBC’s Life of Riley and Dickensian and BBC’s Jonathan Creek.

The cast presents many actors from Hull and the wider Yorkshire region. They include Martin Barrass (Richard Bean’s One Man Two Guvnors at National Theatre and The Mentalists at Hull Truck Theatre), Rachel Dale (The Gaul at Hull Truck Theatre), Adrian Hood (Comedy of Errors at National Theatre), in addition to Laura Elsworthy, Paul Popplewell and Matt Sutton.

Due to popular demand, the run of The Hypocrite is also being extended by an additional six performances which are available from today.

We are delighted to be opening our year of culture with a company that represents the best of British theatre; and has a fantastic representation of actors from Hull and Yorkshire.

Mark Babych

Mark Babych, Artistic Director, Hull Truck Theatre, said: “It’s fantastic that we’ve been able to extend the run of The Hypocrite. We knew from the day we went on sale that we had a hit on our hands – it’s the fastest selling show since we opened our building on Ferensway.

“We are delighted to be opening our year of culture with a company that represents the best of British theatre; and has a fantastic representation of actors from Hull and Yorkshire.”

Martin Green, CEO and Director Hull 2017, also said: “There has been an amazing response to The Hypocrite and it is wonderful to see it extended. With Mark Addy and Caroline Quentin as the leads, speaking Richard Bean’s words, this production promises to be very special indeed. With this and other great productions taking place throughout the year at Hull Truck Theatre, it’s going to be a great year for the theatre and also for the city during its Year of Culture.”

Find out more about The Hypocrite, the world premiere by Olivier Award winning writer Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors; Made in Dagenham; Great Britain), here.

You can buy tickets to The Hypocrite and the additional extended performances here.

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