Other Ranks: John Robinson and Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor (trombone), Martin Jones (trumpet), Matt Smith (sax), Paul Sharpless (bass trombone), Alan Drever-Smith (percussion), Jim Higo, Michaela Higgins and John Robinson (voices)

Trombonist Paul Taylor has drawn inspiration from his Lancashire brass band roots to produce an outstanding score for John Robinson’s epic poem Other Ranks.

A celebration of the common soldier, and a celebration of words and music, Other Ranks is based loosely on the experience of the Hull Pals of WW1. After receiving rave reviews on its premiere in 2017, the piece is reprised this November to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice.

Embracing exhilarating language, original music and great performers, Other Ranks will appeal to lovers of literature, jazz and social and local history. It’s a poignant, heartfelt commemoration of all citizen soldiers of the Great War.

New Orleans funerals, Albert Ayler style wailing jazz, music hall and marching bands. Simply a brilliant marriage of words and music.” Rick Gammon, Imaginary Gardens

Wed, 14 Nov 2018
Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB
£12.50 (students and under 26s £6)

Tickets available from Hull Truck Theatre box office online, in person at the box office or by calling 01482 323638

Festival ticket offer:

See any 3 Hull Truck Theatre shows for the price of 2 (book 3 shows in advance at the same time and get the cheapest ticket free). 

Buy Tickets