Interview: Paul Hawkyard & Robin Simpson Talk Returning to York Theatre Royal for Panto Season

Panto time in York? Oh yes it is! Well, almost. York Theatre Royal’s “All New Adventures of Peter Pan” opens this week (oh yes it does…okay, I’ll stop) and some familiar faces will be returning. Paul Hawkyard and Robin Simpson were nominated as Best Uglys in the British Pantomime Awards for their performances in “Cinderella”... Continue Reading →

Interview: Director Gemma Fairlie Talks “Guy Fawkes”

October 2022 A world premiere arrives at York Theatre Royal this week (28 October-12 November 2022) in the shape of “Guy Fawkes” - a new comedy taking an unconventional look at the infamous York-born villain. Here, Director Gemma Fairlie, whose theatre credits include “Cressida” at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School; “Cinderella” and “Jack & the... Continue Reading →

Interview: Sophie Ward Talks Career, Agatha Christie & More

The Original Theatre Company’s production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mirror Crack’d” plays York Theatre Royal next week (4th – 8th October 2022), with Sophie Ward as Marina Gregg. Sophie has most recently been seen in the BBC‘s “A Very British Scandal” opposite Claire Foy and Paul Bettany, BBC/HBO Max’s “Troubled Blood” and “This Sceptred Isle”,... Continue Reading →

Interview: Joe McFadden Talks “The Mirror Crack’d”

The Original Theatre Company’s production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mirror Crack’d” is just around the corner for York folk. The show plays York Theatre Royal next month (4th – 8th October 2022) with Joe McFadden playing Jason Rudd. Winner of “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2017, Joe’s stage credits include “Priscilla - Queen Of The Desert”... Continue Reading →

Interview: Susie Blake Talks Playing Miss Marple in “The Mirror Crack’d”

The Original Theatre Company’s production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mirror Crack’d” is set to play York Theatre Royal next month (4th - 8th October 2022). Here Susie Blake, best known for a raft of stage work in the West End and beyond, playing the Continuity Announcer in “Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV”, and roles... Continue Reading →

Interview: Malorie Blackman & Esther Richardson Talk “Noughts & Crosses”

The Pilot Theatre production of “Noughts and Crosses” is set to play York Theatre Royal September this month (16th - 24th September 2022) - ahead of the tour stop, Natasha Tripney chats to author Malorie Blackman and director Esther Richardson. Published in 2001, the first book in Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses series introduces readers... Continue Reading →

Interview: Christina Bianco Talks Starring as “Little Voice”

Christina Bianco, with her chameleonic voice and reputation for uncanny impressions of powerhouse vocalists, will soon arrive to York Theatre Royal with the current touring production of “The Rise and Fall of Little Voice”. Here, Bianco chats about taking on the demanding centre stage role of Little Voice, those famous vocal impersonations and what she’s... Continue Reading →

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