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By Maxine Peake

Live music by Adrian McNally & The Unthanks

“Time is as short as her skirt and she’s as high as her hair…because these are our men and they measure up in more ways than one.”

An extraordinary night of love, life and loss in a major new commission for our final season.

Follow Hull hero Lillian Bilocca and her crew of head-scarfed women through The Guildhall, joining them in 1968 as they dare to speak out and take action to improve the safety conditions for their men at sea.

Witness the Three Day Millionaires’ riotous return home from the wet and wild west, and dance at the ghostly Silver Cod Ball – the trawler owners’ annual slap on the back. Become part of their story as it unfolds and immerse yourself in Hull’s fishing community. Celebrate the vivid and dangerous lives of its trawlermen and unite against the feudal power of the ship owners.

Written by Maxine Peake, directed by Sarah Frankcom and Imogen Knight, and with an original live score by folk’s finest – The Unthanks – this unique site-specific production will take you on an unforgettable journey using music, storytelling, movement and performance to celebrate an inspirational period in Hull’s history and a force for change that resonated far beyond the city.

It’s time to Tell The World.

To join the waiting list for returned tickets please contact the Hull Truck Theatre box office on 01482 323638


Alfred Gelder Street
01482 300 300


If you have purchased a ticket for an event/activity at this venue through hull2017.co.uk, please do not contact the venue direct with enquiries for that purchase as they will be unable to help.

Venue Access

  • Accessible Toilets
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Blue-Badge Parking
  • Changing Places Toilet
  • Hearing Loop
  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access

Opening times

Monday 8.30am-5pm
Tuesday 8.30am-5pm
Wednesday 8.30am-5pm
Thursday 8.30am-5pm
Friday 8.30am-4pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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