Interview: Benjamin Lafayette Talks Playing Prince Charming in York Theatre Royal’s “Cinderella”

Word on the panto grapevine is that rehearsals for York Theatre Royal’s Cinderella are officially underway… Playing Prince Charming this festive season is Benjamin Lafayette, who, since leaving Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, has appeared in the short film “Raheem” (The Second Summer of Love) and played the title role in Shakespeare’s “Othello” for Mill... Continue Reading →

Wise Children’s “Wuthering Heights”: A Brave Reinvention

*Spoiler alert: if you don’t know the fate of Brontë’s characters and you don’t want to know in advance, you may want to abandon ship now…* Wednesday 10th November 2021 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In Emma Rice’s adaptation of Emily Brontë’s gorgeous Wuthering Heights, we lose a housekeeper and gain a chorus: The Moor... Continue Reading →

Interview: Lucy McCormick & Ash Hunter Talk Wise Children’s “Wuthering Heights”

Following the flurry of A*s and 5*s for “Malory Towers” back in 2019, Wise Children are heading back to York’s Theatre Royal this month. This time they’re bringing us an adaptation of Emily Brontë’s superbly dramatic “Wuthering Heights”, and with Emma Rice at the helm, the promise of epic theatricality can be heard on the... Continue Reading →

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

Tuesday 31st August 2021 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 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... 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 →

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