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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 […]

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STAGE: Ghost Stories – Grand Opera House, York

Almost ten years ago, Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson launched Ghost Stories on the world and since, it has gone from strength to strength with global tours getting rave reviews, and an award-winning film with Martin Freeman. This week, Ghost Stories is in York at the Grand Opera House and I urge you to go […]

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STAGE: Alone In Berlin – Theatre Royal, York ★★★★☆

Reading the show programme for Alone In Berlin, running at York Theatre Royal until 21st March, they hit the nail on the head by saying “It’s very hard for people to imagine what it’s like to live in a totalitarian state”. Would you stand up to the regime or sit back and live your lives […]

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STAGE: Crongton Knights – Theatre Royal, York ★★★★☆

Emteaz Hussain’s adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s superb novel Crongton Knights, hits all the right notes in world premiere staging at the York Theatre Royal. Alex Wheatle’s Crongton Knights, written in 2017, is a story about overcoming the challenges of youth on the South Crongton estate. The award winning novel trilogy, has been transformed onto the […]