Review: Red Ellen (Touring)

Tuesday 24th May 2022 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ “There is more than one way to kill a revolutionary.” Caroline Bird’s Red Ellen is the latest in a welcome clutch of new work spotlighting marginalised female figures from history. Ellen Wilkinson was undoubtedly a remarkable figure with a flawed personal life and a career spanning... Continue Reading →

Review: The Homecoming (Touring)

Monday 16th May 2022 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The truth? I’m still not sure what to think of the bizarre but enthralling piece of theatre that is The Homecoming. I realise of course that this is precisely the reputation preceding Mr Harold Pinter, master of ambiguity and rule-breaking, so I’m happy to sit with... Continue Reading →

Review: Showstopper! (Tour)

Saturday 23rd April 2022 at York Theatre Royal ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Olivier Award-winning Showstopper is currently touring the UK, offering a special brand of improv entertainment: musical theatre built upon the random foundations offered up by audiences. Here we have a show which promises to be completely unique each night, with no two shows too similar... Continue Reading →

Interview: Mathew Horne & Keith Allen Talk “The Homecoming”

Harold Pinter’s 1965 play “The Homecoming” has been called a “masterpiece” and a “modern classic”. Its exploration of family dynamics and rocky relationships earned this “bleakly funny” play a Tony Award and now a new production is making its way across the UK starring Mathew Horne (“Gavin and Stacey”, “Bad Education”, “Rain Man” Tour) and... Continue Reading →

Review: Footloose (Touring)

Tuesday 29th March 2022 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Based on the 1980’s movie, Footloose the Musical tells a classic tale: newbie in town rustles feathers, falls in love and creates merry chaos before inviting some wholesome shifts in perspective. Featuring some cracking songs including “Let’s Hear it for the Boy” and “Holding Out for... Continue Reading →

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