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The Little Theatre, Kingston Square, Hull

Formerly - The Central Fire Station / Lecture Theatre

Hull Theatres Index

The Little Theatre, Hull - From a programme for the Theatre whilst under the direction of Peppino Santangelo - Courtesy Dave Wilson

Above - The Little Theatre, Hull - From a programme for the Theatre whilst under the direction of Peppino Santangelo - Courtesy Dave Wilson.

A programme for the Little Theatre, Hull whilst under the direction of Peppino Santangelo - Courtesy Dave Wilson.The Little Theatre was situated on Kingston Square, Hull, next door to the current New Theatre, and was a conversion of the former Lecture Theatre and even earlier Central Fire Station. The Little Theatre was built as a home for the then newly formed Hull Repertory Company under the leadership of A. R. Whatmore.

Right - A programme for the Little Theatre, Hull whilst under the direction of Peppino Santangelo - Courtesy Dave Wilson.

When Peppino Santangelo took the reigns of the Company he quickly cleared their former debts and turned the Theatre into a profit making Organisation, and it wasn't long before he began looking at the Assembly Rooms building next door as a possible new home for the Company.

This he achieved in 1939 and despite the war stopping construction for a while the New Theatre, Hull was opened on the 16th of October 1939 and the Company moved out of the Little Theatre and into their new home with a production of 'Me and My Girl'.

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A selection of programmes for the Hull Little and New Theatres - Courtesy Dave Wilson.

Above - A selection of programmes for the Hull Little and New Theatres - Courtesy Dave Wilson.

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