East Yorkshire brewery supports the arts with A Play, a Pie and a Pint

An East Yorkshire micro brewery that is renowned for supporting the arts has renewed its sponsorship of a leading regional theatre to promote the next generation of playwrights.

Wold Newton based Wold Top Brewery is a second year sponsor of Hull Truck’s monthly A Play, a Pie and a Pint events and as such, brews a special Hull Truck Ale, Humber Light for guests to enjoy with the play and the pie. The next play is “Hi Karate” by Louise Rose and is the first half of a full length play that was written for Hull Truck Theatre’s PlayWrite course.

Commenting on the sponsorship renewal, Gill Mellor from Wold Top Brewery said; “We’re very privileged to have a theatre of Hull Truck’s calibre within an hour of the brewery and we’re proud to support this exciting and innovative concept for a second year.”

Jan Hornby, Sponsorship and Development Manager at Hull Truck Theatre added; “The Play, Pie and a Pint series nurtures new and emerging talents and we’re very proud of it. We are delighted Wold Top Brewery is able to support us again and we would encourage other businesses to support the arts in such a novel way.”

Tickets for the play, that takes place in the Studio of the Ferensway venue on 13th February at 8pm, cost £8.00 and are available by calling the Booking Office on 01482 323638 or by booking online at www.hulltruck.co.uk

Since its launch in 2003, Wold Top Brewery has been actively involved in supporting the arts in its North and East Yorkshire heartland. Fuelled by brewery owners Tom and Gill Mellor’s love of music and a desire to support and engage the local community, the brewery has successfully sponsored and supported a series of local music festivals including the Beverley Folk Festival, the Moonbeams Wold Top Festival, the Burton Agnes and Scarborough Jazz Festivals, Whitby Folk festival and Bridlington’s Musicport event.

Farm based Wold Top Brewery brews traditional real ale from home and Wolds grown malting barley, the finest hops and pure, chalk-filtered Wolds water. Its range of award winning ales is available through the website www.woldtopbrewery.co.uk, independent, family owned retailers, farm shops, delis, hotels, pubs and off licences throughout Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Hull Truck Theatre became a registered charity in June 1975 and has become one of the best known and most iconic theatre companies in Britain. They commission and produce plays in the heart of Hull’s regeneration area. This positive message about Hull reaches a nationwide audience of nearly 250,000 people annually, half of those as part of our renowned touring programme to 100 different towns and cities nationally. This project celebrates the theatre’s founder, Mike Bradwell, and exemplifies the whole Hull Truck ethos: ‘real theatre, for real people’ – giving greater access to the cultural offer- not just in the region but also nationally.