Interview: Lisa Howard Talks Park Bench Theatre, Every Time a Bell Rings & Life in Lockdown

Guest interview: Steve Pratt chats with Lisa Howard ahead of her work with Engine House Theatre’s Park Bench Theatre season in York. Lisa Howard went back to the land during lockdown. “I went allotmenting, growing stuff and trying to feed the world from my allotment. I was imagining the worst, that there would be no... Continue Reading →

Interview: York Theatre Royal’s Tom Bird on Working in the Industry, Theatre for All & Making the Tough Decisions

After a twelve year stint on the London theatre scene, Tom Bird has recently taken the leap from Executive Producer at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to Executive Director at York Theatre Royal. At the helm of a regional producing and receiving theatre during a global pandemic, Bird remains confident that the arts can weather the current... Continue Reading →

Less Than Human: A Take-Down of ‘Survival of the Fittest’

Friday 13th March 2020 at York Theatre Royal (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Out of Character Theatre’s Less Than Human certainly feels loudly reflective of the world outside theatre doors right now. Exploring ideas about social inequality and ‘survival of the fittest’ we meet a semi-civilisation in which ‘lesser’ beings are left to die in stairwells and those... Continue Reading →

Ghost Stories: One for the Thrill-Seekers

Tuesday 11th March 2020 at the Grand Opera House, York ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ When it comes to this spooky joint venture from Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, it’s so much more about the journey than the destination. Using all bells, smoke, trickery and whistles available, this production swiftly creates a mild hysteria within its audience. If you’re... Continue Reading →

Crongton Knights: A Refreshing Take on the Coming of Age Story

Wednesday 26th February at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Based on Alex Wheatle’s novel and adapted here by Emteaz Hussain, Crongton Knights is a refreshing force, spotlighting young voices and experiences in a production which looks at everything from the classic glorification of friendships to gender politics and the dangerous situations which can so easily sneak... Continue Reading →

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