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Win tickets to experience #HullInADay at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

From the 2 to 26 August, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival will see the return of Hull Takeover for the second time, following its success in 2017.

We’re running an exciting competition to win tickets to experience all the shows that make up our Hull Takeover. You’ll get to see four shows by local theatre companies The Herd, Middle Child, The Roaring Girls and Just Club in one day on Monday 19 August in Edinburgh. You’ll be accompanied by Hull natives who will make sure you get from one venue to another, and you will also receive a gift bag containing some goodies from our city.

If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also win a pair of tickets to see acrobats Casus Circus, commissioned by Back to Ours, on the following day. That’s five shows for free!

How to Enter

Simply like or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and comment or tweet five words you associate with Hull, using the hashtag #HullInADay. The winner will be announced on 15 August.

Absolutely Cultured’s Hull Independent Producer Initiative, in partnership with Middle Child, supported by Hull Truck and Back to Ours, are supporting shows from five highly acclaimed theatre companies from Hull. These include The Herd, Middle Child, The Roaring Girls, Just Club and international acrobats Casus Circus, commissioned by Back to Ours.

For more terms and conditions, please see below.*

If you’re heading to Edinburgh, make sure you don’t miss out on this “Hull-timate” line up:

The Herd – Slime

Pleasance, Pop-Up: Central Library, 2 – 24 August, 11.15am

Enter the undergrowth to squish and squelch your way through this hilarious show for 2-5 years.

The Roaring Girls – Beach Body Ready

Pleasance, Pleasance Above, 31 July – 26 August, 1.10pm

Shaving? Tanning? Over-exercising? Cabbage-Souping? Starving? Don’t bother – we’re not. Grab your pals and your biscuits and watch Beach Body Ready!

Middle Child – The Canary and The Crow

Roundabout at Summerhall, 31 July – 25 August, 7:50pm

Grime and hip hop-inspired gig theatre about the journey of a working class lack kid who’s accepted to a prestigious grammar school.

Just Club – Standing Too Close On Our Own In The Dark

Roundabout at Summerhall, 19 August, 10:35pm

A one-off gig-theatre event that is as vibrant and hopeful as it is melancholic.

Casus Circus – DNA

Palais du Variete George Square Gardens, 1 – 25 August, 3:15pm

There is no escaping our DNA, but what can we become in spite of it? Life’s delicate building blocks stacked within a fusion of darling circus and modern dance.


*Terms and conditions:

  • The competition closes at 23:59 on 14 August 2019.
  • There is one prize available: A pair of tickets to five shows, with a local chaperone for the four shows on 19 August, plus a goody bag.
  • It is the responsibility of the winner to arrange their transport to and from Edinburgh and accommodation.
  • Winners will be notified via social media, and will receive details on how to redeem their prize.
  • The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash or prize alternative available.
  • The winner will be randomly selected.