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 →

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 →

The Greatest Play in the History of the World: A Tale Well Told

June 1st, 2021 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A good story told with great charm, that’s what The Greatest Play in the History of the World... is. It’s energised storytelling which refuses to let any lulls form and instead, ploughs onwards with a combination of great comic delivery and a recurring sense of gravity nestling... Continue Reading →

The Handlebard’s Romeo & Juliet: Fun & Tomfoolery for Shakespeare’s ‘Star-crossed Lovers’

Tuesday May 25th 2021 at York Theatre Royal ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This ‘very loose’ re-telling of Romeo and Juliet is a treat - mostly because the cast offer that special kind of ‘we are having the time of our lives up here’ magic, but also because it’s a glowing reminder of just how malleable Shakespeare texts can... Continue Reading →

Interview: Victoria Smith Talks Fundraising with #TheatreFor1Pound

It’s been a tough year for the arts industry, that’s for sure. With closures and hopeful partial re-openings dominating the news feeds, the industry has been working nose to the grindstone for months. Victoria Smith, like others, has decided to take some action and do what she can to support. In September, the fundraising initiative... Continue Reading →

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