The Midnight Bell: Love & Lust in Soho

Thursday 30th September 2021 at York Theatre Royal. Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell, based on the novels of Patrick Hamilton, takes us to 1930’s Soho. As liquor flows and glasses clink in the popular local tavern, lives are colliding and intertwining as time whispers onwards. Locals rub shoulders with prostitute, actor, spinster and cad alike.... Continue Reading →

Educating Rita: A Winning Return for Russell’s Sparky Comedy

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Having originally taken to the stage in 1980, this fabulous Willy Russell comedy maintains its charm forty years on thanks to the winning pairing of Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson. Rita (Johnson) is a working class woman feeling boxed in by expectations of who she should be within her marriage and how she should... Continue Reading →

Interview: Tonderai Munyevu Talks “Mugabe, My Dad & Me”

Tonderai Munyevu is co-Artistic Director of Two Gents Productions, with recent credits as actor including “Black Men Walking”, “The Claim” and “Treasure Island”, and recent writing credits including “The Moors” and “Undefined”. Now, he’s taking a very personal show - which was Shortlisted for The Alfred Fagon Award 2019 - on tour as both writer... Continue Reading →

Interview: Stephen Tompkinson & Jessica Johnson Talk “Educating Rita”

A chance meeting and a mutual love of “Educating Rita” was the spark for the major new production of the acclaimed Willy Russell play “Educating Rita”. Jessica Johnson will play Susan "Rita" White, the Liverpudlian hairdresser aiming for a better life at the Open University, opposite Stephen Tompkinson as her frustrated professor Frank Bryant. And... Continue Reading →

Interview: Ali Azhar Talks “Around the World in 80 Days”

Ali Azhar is a French-Moroccan actor born in Paris. He studied classical theatre in Paris and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London. He also studied dance at Broadway Dance Centre in New York. His latest credits include “Glory” (Red Ladder Theatre Company), “Landscapers” (HBO/SKY), “Henry V”/“The Tempest” (Shakespeare Rose Theatre) and “Top Boy” (Netflix).... Continue Reading →

Interview: Ulrika Krishnamurti Talks “Around the World in 80 Days”

Ulrika Krishnamurti’s artistic journey began at age 12 with “Rockford”, a coming-of-age cult classic by acclaimed filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor. Her theatre credits include “Made in India” (a performance which earned her an Off West End award nomination), “Pink Sari Revolution” and “The Government Inspector”. Film/Television credits include “Holby City”, “The Anushree Experiments” and “Dead Men... Continue Reading →

Miss Julie: New Layers in Hong Kong Relocation

Tuesday 22nd June 2021 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ August Strindberg’s original took on the politics of gender and class; Amy Ng’s new adaptation, set in 1940’s Hong Kong, adds colonialism and deep-rooted war scars into the mix. As the daughter of the British Governor, Miss Julie displays the worst flaws associated with a spoiled... Continue Reading →

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