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 →

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 →

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