What’s in a Name? Sparky Domestic Comedy with an Edge

Wednesday 9th October 2019 at The Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Family and friends come together for an evening of food, chat and liquor...what could possibly go wrong? A surprising and thoroughly entertaining array of things as it happens. Matthieu Delaporte and Alexander De La Patellière’s hit comedy (translated and adapted by Jeremy Sams) takes... Continue Reading →

A View from the Bridge: Gripping Must-See Drama

Saturday 28th September 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge is a brilliant, intensely gripping play and with an impeccable performance like Nicholas Karimi’s at its centre, this is an outstanding production wholly worthy of its source material. A haunted lawyer (Robert Pickavance) narrates, recalling this tale with gravity... Continue Reading →

This is Not a Wedding: Bold & Defiant

Tuesday 17th September at York Theatre Royal’s De Grey Rooms. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ When you’re invited to a non-wedding promising a ‘radical and apocolyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies’ featuring a ‘concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre’, it’s anyone’s guess as to what that will look like in a performance space. It’s certainly wildly... Continue Reading →

Malory Towers: A*s All Round

Tuesday 10th September 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wise Children bring a wholesome tale with a few thrilling rough edges to the stage in this musicalised production of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers. As far as children’s stories go, Malory Towers has it all; sparky youngsters, peripheral grown-ups, minor conflicts with potentially perilous consequences and... Continue Reading →

The Night Watch: Passions & Torments in Wartime London

Wednesday 4th September 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Night Watch is one of Sarah Waters’ more complex novels, directed here by Alastair Whatley. It’s a story which toys with chronology to present the incomplete conclusion before backtracking to the introductions leading to those first glimpses of our characters and the dynamics between them.... 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 →

Billy Shakes: Wonder Boy – A Turbo-Charged Introduction to Shakespeare

Monday 23rd July 2019 at the Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre Pop Up, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wrongsemble are introducing youngsters to the bard and in their production the great William Shakespeare is imagined as his younger self (going by the name of Billy Shakes, naturally). Their take on young Billy is a thoroughly entertaining whirling bundle of energy... Continue Reading →

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