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Back to Bransholme

A 1940’s punk-pop circus opera

A free, unticketed outdoors show – just turn up and enjoy.

Sat 26 – Tues 29 October 

North Point Shopping Centre, 5 Goodhart Road, HU7 4EE



Have you seen the ghost? The ghost of the airman? Plenty have. I wonder why he’s here, what he wants…

It’s 1942 and where North Point Shopping Centre now stands is RAF Sutton on Hull, home to the Fabric Bashers – hundreds of women making the fabric for the barrage balloons floating over the Humber. 

One still, starlit evening, Flight Lieutenant Frank Dobbs and Basher Edie Wilson lindyhop their way to love at the RAF dance. But wartime’s uncertain, and Frank’s about to begin a journey that’ll change their lives forever…

Forty years later, punk pop bangs through the estate and young punks Jimmy and Karen fight to stay together against all the odds. It ‘ant always been easy, but they’re meant for each other…aren’t they?

Circus, opera, dance and seven decades of music collide in this epic journey through the heart and history of Bransholme, the triumphs, loves, losses and laughs of the 1940’s to now –  

grab your big coats, winter woolies and the people you love, and join us for sing-along anthems, soaring spectacle, and a hell of a lot of heart. 

Karen loves Jimmy, 4 eva and eva.

Frank Dobbs loves Edie Wilson, 


Got queries about this show? Check out our frequently asked questions.

Credits and thanks here. 

Access and Inclusion 
There’ll be an access welcome area at the event where the BSL interpreter and audio describer will be located. You can also come here if you need any other advice or support.
There’ll be a BSL interpreter and audio description available every night, as well as printed copies of the script.
If you have any access needs, we’ll do what we reasonably can to support your enjoyment of the show. You can contact the team via for more info, or if you’d like to book some support, e.g. a chair or audio description.
The show is highly visual with lots going on; the story is narrated via audio.
It’s important we let you know that the show includes fireworks, and is dark with bright lights and loud music. The show is free and unticketed and therefore we expect there to be a large audience in the car park, but you can choose how close you want to be to the action.
There’s no strobe lighting.


Code of Conduct

Please help us make sure that everyone has a fun, safe and fab experience during Back to Bransholme.

The following Code of Conduct is for everyone who comes to see the show, as well as event staff and artists.

Please do not:

  • Use flash photography;
  • Engage in or initiate violence, or threats of violence;
  • Bring weapons or drugs of any kind onto the premises;
  • Attend the event intoxicated.

Attendees asked to behave themselves relating to any of the above should do so immediately. Anyone who doesn’t will be warned by the events team and could be asked to leave.

If you have any concerns, speak to a member of the events team – they’ll be wearing hi vis.


Lost Child Policy

A Meeting Point will be allocated in the car park away from the central performance area and staffed by the event team. Tell a volunteer or member of the events team immediately if you become separated from family or friends.

If you have any queries, please contact or 07973 387 198.