Press Release: It’s festival number 10 for Heads Up
E52's Dark Winter at Heads Up Festival

Heads Up Festival’s spring 2018 season – the 10th Heads Up Festival – will take place from March 2 – March 17 at various venues, including Kardomah94, Hull Minster and Hull Central Library. The festival will include the world premiere of new E52 production Dark Winter at Hull Truck Theatre (March 13-17. SOLD OUT), award-winning […]

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Sponge – malleable fun for babies and young children
Sponge at Heads Up Festival. Image by Kati Fichtelmann

Babies, young children and families are invited to roll, squeeze and pop themselves through a new malleable kind of show, set to an original 1970s-influenced score. In Turned On Its Head’s Sponge, heading to Hull’s Heads Up Festival, two friendly dancers guide the participants, revealing small- and large-scale squishy, squashy environments, fascinating in shape, texture and touch. […]

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Press Release: Award-winning Victoria Melody returns to Hull
Victoria and Mike Melody in Ugly Chief

Where: Hull Minster When: March 2 & 3,  7.30pm Tickets: £15/£10 from Artist and performer Victoria Melody teams up with her dad, TV antique dealer Mike Melody, for her most ambitious show yet. Ugly Chief is a comedy based on true-life events, performed by a real-life father and daughter. This is Victoria’s return to Heads […]

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So much more to see at Heads Up Festival
Hekima Asilia and the Flavas. Pic by Jerome Whittingham.

Heads Up Festival got off to a great start with our launch party, which featured Hekima Asilia and the Flavas, and sell-out shows Pale Blue Dot and Hester Arden’s The Ballad Of Paragon Station. And there’s still so much more to come as we enter week two of the festival, with performances every night until Saturday, October 21 […]

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Vincent Regan at Heads Up Festival
Vincent Regan

Heads Up Festival is delighted to announce that Hollywood actor Vincent Regan will be joining us at the Heads Up Introducing… event on Tuesday 17 October. Previously, playwright John Godber and Hull 2017 supremo Martin Green have taken part in the evening, which sees a leading cultural figure talking about their life in the arts […]

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Revolution number 9: Heads Up Festival is back
Heads Up Festival is back

The ninth Heads Up Festival takes place in Hull from October 12-21, 2017. The revolutionary festival, produced by E52 in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre, is a heady mix of the most exciting, challenging theatre and performance. A host of shows head to Hull twice a year as part of BAC’s Collaborative Touring Network, with the programme also […]

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Reassembled, Slightly Askew: A new kind of storytelling

Reassembled, Slightly Askew is an autobiographical, audio-based artwork about Shannon Yee’s experience of falling critically ill with a rare brain infection and her journey of rehabilitation with an acquired brain injury. The production will be part of Heads Up Festival March 16-18, with performances each day at 2pm, 4pm and 7.30pm. Part of Hull’s Central […]

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Bucket List: Powerful tale of revenge

Following a hit Edinburgh Festival Fringe run at the Pleasance Dome where it won a Spirit of the Fringe Award, the internationally acclaimed Theatre Ad Infinitum bring the epic tale of one Mexican woman’s fight for justice to Heads Up Festival on March 10 & 11) as part of the Women of the World (WOW) […]

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Heads Up Festival returns in March 2017

Hull’s Heads Up Festival returns on March 8, with a heady mix of the most exciting, challenging theatre and peformance. The festival runs until March 18 and also includes special festival preview production Spirits of the Sea (February 14 and 15). Heads Up is produced by Ensemble 52 in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre and sees […]

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Heads Up Festival opens this week

HULL’S  own Heads Up Festival springs back into life on Wednesday with a performance of the critically acclaimed DenMarked by Conrad Murray. The production, at Kardomah 94 on Wednesday, October 5 at 7.30pm, is an autobiographical performance told through storytelling, singing, rapping and a loop station. Created by Conrad Murray and developed with Battersea Arts Centre, DenMarked […]

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