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News: Alone In Berlin comes to York, 3-21st March

The world premiere production of Alone in Berlin, Hans Fallada’s acclaimed novel translated and adapted for the stage by Alistair Beaton, comes to York Theatre Royal from 3 – 21 March. Charlotte Emmerson, Denis Conway and Joseph Marcell lead an ensemble cast directed by James Dacre, Artistic Director of Royal & Derngate Northampton. The production […]

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THEATRE: The Three Musketeers: A Comedy Adventure lands in York in February

From Le Navet Bete, award-winning creators of smash hit shows Dracula: The Bloody Truth and Dick Tracy, comes a hilarious new comedy adventure that promises to have audiences rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside. The Three Musketeers: A Comedy Adventure – on the main stage at York Theatre Royal on 7 and 8 February – […]

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Review: Scrooge The Musical – Grand Opera House, York

When I first saw the Scrooge the Musical was coming to York, through Pick Me Up Theatre, my first thought was, it’s about time! For years, this Christmas tale has been one of the lesser told theatre stories and finally Robert Readman (Director) has managed to bring it to life. Based on Charles Dickens’ classic […]

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Live: Reasons to Stay Alive – York Theatre

Reasons to Stay Alive – York Theatre Matt Haig’s story, told in the book Reasons to Stay Alive is one that has had, without doubt, a huge impact on readers globally. With mental health something that is rarely spoken about in the right contexts, Matt reveals both the darkness and the light of depression that […]

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Review: There Are No Beginnings ★★★★☆

There Are No Beginnings, the first production in the Bramall Rock Void, a new theatre space created as part of the Playhouse’s £15.8m redevelopment, is now open at Leeds Playhouse and we had the pleasure of heading to see it this weekend. The all-female cast including Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch, ITV), Tessa Parr (Road, Hamlet, Leeds Playhouse) Natalie Gavin (Line of Duty, Gentleman Jack, BBC) and newcomer Jesse Jones combine on […]

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DING DONG! THE MORMONS ARE COMING TO LEEDS

Hello! THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Broadway and West End smash hitmusical, written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, is coming to Leeds Grand Theatre from Wednesday 8 April 2020 to Saturday 2 May 2020. Public booking for the Tony®, Olivier® and Grammy® award-winning show will open at 10am on Wednesday 30 October. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the creators of the Emmy and […]

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Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black – York Theatre Royal

The Woman in BlackAdapted by Stephen MallatrattDirected by Robin HerfordYork Theatre Royal, 12 – 16 November Millions of theatregoers worldwide have experienced “the most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter” (Daily Telegraph). Now The Woman in Black returns to haunt audiences at York Theatre Royal from 12 to 16 November. This acclaimed ghost story […]

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Review: My Beautiful Laundrette – Leeds Playhouse ★★★★☆

You never forget your first show in a venue. I’ll never forget my first at, what was, The West Yorkshire Playhouse; 2007, The Tempest, one of Shakespeare’s finest works was immaculately presented by Northern Broadside. From then on, I’ve been hooked on theatre; whilst my attendance has been sporadic, in the last 12 months, that […]

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Review: What’s In A Name? – Grand Opera House, York ★★★★☆

Adam Graver Almost 10 years ago, Le Prenom, premiered in Paris to rave reviews. After being translated into 22 languages across Europe and further-afar, the show has become What’s In A Name?, adapted and directed for the current UK run by Jeremy Sams. Starring Joe Thomas (Vincent), the show centres around husband and wife Elizabeth […]

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Live Review: A View From The Bridge – York Theatre Royal ★★★★★

Linguistically and theatrically, few things irritate me more than the overuse of the term “modern classic”. For me, to be deemed a “modern classic” not only does the piece of work need to be a quality piece of literature/art but it needs to have stood the test of time, transcending generations, to be relevant in […]