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REVIEW: Fatal Attraction – Grand Opera House York

The 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction concluded its first national tour following a 2014 debut in London at the Grand Opera House York this week; based on the movie and penned by same writer (James Dearden) as the classic, known for the coining of the “bunny boiler, Fatal Attraction had some fatal mistakes that made it […]

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REVIEW: Looking Good Dead – York Grand Opera House

Peter James’ Looking Good Dead provides drama, humour and all round entertainment in adaptation by Shaun McKenna. Having never read a Peter James novel, but knowing a lot about the style he prefers, Looking Good Dead as a concept should have been one that worked seamlessly on stage. A thriller for the modern day, with […]

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REVIEW: Mugabe, My Dad & Me – York Theatre Royal

Tonderai Munyevu’s one man performance of Mugabe, My Dad & Me premiered at York Theatre Royal this week. Adam Graver was there to experience the show. Robert Mugabe is a figure I have heard much about, but I have never explored the history of the former President of Zimbabwe enough to know anything other than […]

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REVIEW: Educating Rita – York Theatre Royal

Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson star in a new, critically-acclaimed production of Willy Russell’s award-winning play Educating Rita at York Theatre Royal from 31 August to 4 September. Celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary, Willy Russell’s play Educating Rita was a victim to the lockdown, but finally made its way to York Theatre Royal this week, with […]

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REVIEW: A Splinter of Ice – Original Theatre Company

Ben Brown’s new production A Splinter of Ice, impresses at York Theatre Royal in July 2021. Moscow 1987 and the cold war begins to thaw. After declining his offer for more than 30 years, novelist Graham Greene travels into the heart of the Soviet Union to meet with his old MI6 boss and double-agent, Kim […]

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PREVIEW: A Splinter of Ice – York Theatre Royal

All week at York Theatre Royal, A Splinter of Ice, takes over the main house with an intense, politically charged production that will appeal to the masses. Ben Brown’s new political drama A Splinter of Ice – at York Theatre Royal from 6-10 July – explores an unlikely friendship – a friendship interwoven with deceit […]

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REVIEW: Miss Julie – York Theatre Royal

Following an acclaimed run last year, New Earth Theatre and Storyhouse brought the Storyhouse production of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie to York Theatre Royal from 22-26 June. Strindberg’s Miss Julie has been adapted by Amy Ng and is directed by Dadiow Lin. Sophie Robinson returns to the role of Miss Julie, and is joined by […]

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NEWS: Summer of Love Season at York Theatre

York Theatre Royal is on the move again. Following the success of its Travelling Pantomime which visited 16 venues in the city at Christmas, the theatre is going global in its Summer of Love season. Following the conclusion of the “Love Season” currently on show at York Theatre Royal, the teams will be carrying on […]

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PREVIEW: Love Bites – York Theatre Royal

I can’t quite believe I’m typing these words right now, but…theatre is back! It feels like an age ago I attended Ghost Stories at the Theatre Royal in York, the last full-scale show we saw in 2020 (to be honest I think I’ve only just recovered!), but at long last, we can head back to […]

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REVIEW: The Travelling Panto – York Theatre Royal

If you’d have said to me back in the summer, that I’d be watching a pantomime this year, I’d have said “Oh no I won’t.” In the traditional pantomime way though, York Theatre Royal had other options, yelling a resounding “Oh yes you will” as they deliver the Travelling Panto to pantomime fans across the […]