Deathtrap: A Thriller of Many Great Twists & Turns

Tuesday 3rd September 2019 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ira Levin’s Deathtrap doesn’t so much keep us guessing but rather repeatedly flips the script and pulls the rug from under us. Levin has crafted a quirkily charming hybrid of thriller and comedy which takes the thriller genre and essentially combines a celebration and gentle spoofing of... Continue Reading →

The Son: The Complex Struggle of those who are Helpless

Wednesday 28th August 2019 at the Duke of York’s Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stories without neat and easy conclusions are often the most powerful and such is certainly the case with the Kiln Theatre’s production of Florian Zeller’s The Son. Translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Michael Longhurst, this is an excellent drama but it also... Continue Reading →

Blues in the Night: A Golden Few Hours

Wednesday 14th August 2019 at the Kiln Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Read the marketing for Blues in the Night and you’ll find the following promise: ‘...a scorching compilation of 26 hot and torchy blues numbers that frame the lives and loves of four residents of a downtown hotel.’ It certainly delivers all that is promised, and does... Continue Reading →

Interview: Emma Rice Talks Musical Production of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers

Emma Rice’s Wise Children are set to return to York Theatre Royal with their second show this September - a musical adaptation of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers. Here Rice talks favourite characters, the worrying status of the arts in schools... and her own time in uniform! Which Malory Towers character were you in your schooldays?... Continue Reading →

Interview: Sarah Waters Talks New Production of The Night Watch

Sarah Waters has seen her work successfully adapted for both stage and screen over the years. The love affair between creatives and her best-selling novels continues with the latest adaptation being the upcoming York Theatre Royal & Original Theatre Company production of The Night Watch. Here Waters talks The Night Watch, her love of theatre and... Continue Reading →

Blue Tights, Red Knickers and an ‘S’ on her Vest: A Solo Show with Insight

Wednesday 14th August 2019 at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In Blue Tights, Red Knickers and an ‘S’ on her Vest we are taken behind the headlines for a solo show detailing the day to day stresses of modern life and the experiences of someone living with anxiety.  Laura Shoebottom writes and stars in... Continue Reading →

The Geminus: An Unexpected Love Affair

Tuesday 13th August 2019 at the Tristan Bates Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ross Dinwiddy’s The Geminus is a cleanly selective new work based on Joseph Conrad’s story of a ship captain who harbours a fugitive. In Dinwiddy’s story, the captain and an enigmatic sailor clambouring aboard his ship in the dead of night form a connection born... Continue Reading →

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