1984, York Theatre Royal, September 16-20

York Press:

2:13pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE key question, when an iconic cultural work has remained important, is to ask why it is still important.

Review: Roundelay, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

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12:35pm Saturday 13th September 2014

ROUNDELAY is Alan Ayckbourn's 78th play and his 79th, 80th, 81st and 82nd play too. Sort of.

Review: The White Whale, Slung Low, Leeds Dock, by the Royal Armouries until September 13

York Press:

8:06am Friday 12th September 2014

SLUNG Low are the Leeds company that brought you Blood + Chocolate on the York streets in conjunction with Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal.

Review: Dracula, Northern Ballet, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

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3:57pm Thursday 11th September 2014

NINE years have passed since artistic director David Nixon premiered his intimate dance-drama interpretation of Dracula, and it has lived as long as a vampire's fangs in the memory.

Badapple Theatre presents The Daily Bread, on tour from September 12 to October 25

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11:20am Thursday 11th September 2014

EXPECT a riotous night of clowning, comedy, Machiavellian subterfuge and live baking in Badapple Theatre's No Hall Too Small tour of The Daily Bread.

Rob McVeigh to star in Grand Opera House pantomime Cinderella

York Press: The cast of the Grand Opera House Panto. Rob McVeigh.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (10181213)

11:06am Thursday 11th September 2014

ROB McVeigh, alias "Rob The Builder" from BBC1's Any Dream Will Do, will return to the Grand Opera House pantomime in York this winter.

York Stage Musicals present Sister Act, Grand Opera House, York, September 12 to 20

York Press: LEFT: Cleopatra Rey, who will play the lead role in Sister Act: The MusicalPictures: Rick Tampion

11:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

YORK Stage Musicals has looked beyond York, and indeed Yorkshire, to find the right actress to play wannabe diva Deloris Van Cartier, the Whoopi Goldberg role, in the York premiere of Sister Act, The Musical.

Princess And The Pea, The Studio, York Theatre Royal, September 18 to October 4

York Press: The cast  from the York Theatre Royal production of The Princess and the Pea try out a four poster bed for size, at Fairfax House, (from left) Danielle Bird (the princess), Oliver Mawdsley (the prince)  and Joanna Brown (the queen). Pic: Mike Tipping (987

10:58am Thursday 11th September 2014

YORK playwright MIke Kenny has drawn inspiration from the final words of Hans Christian Andersen's story of The Princess And The Pea for his fantastical new adaptation.

The History Boys, Rowntree Theatre, York, February 20, 21, 23, 25 and 26, 2015

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10:27am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE roll call is complete for Pick Me Up Theatre's February 2015 production of Alan Bennett's classroom comedy The History Boys in York, as ticked off by director Robert Readman.

Theatre-making workshops for youngsters at Grand Opera House

York Press:

11:51am Thursday 11th September 2014

YORK actress, choreographer and drama teacher Roxanna Klimaszewska is launching Paper Planes and Daisy Chains, theatre-making workshops for “crafty young creatives”, at the Grand Opera House, York.

Iolanthe, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, September 18 to 20

York Press:

3:03pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company return to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, from September 18 to 20 with their fully staged production of Iolanthe.

Hull Freedom Festival, September 5 to 7

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9:17am Friday 5th September 2014

THE opening of the Freedom Festival 2014 in Hull will be marked by tonight's (FRI) unveiling of The Long Walk To FreedomLight Trail, a specially commissioned exhibition of new artworks inspired by Nelson Mandela and his contribution to the causes of freedom and reconciliation.

Review: Rock Of Ages, Grand Opera House, York

York Press:

5:28pm Thursday 4th September 2014

IF you saw the Rod Stewart musical Tonight's The Night, then tonight's the night for another night not unlike the other night, except that this one has songs from the days of Eighties poodle rock.

Little Fest, Easingwold, September 6 and 7

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3:51pm Thursday 4th September 2014

EASINGWOLD will play host to its second LittleFest this weekend as part of the On Our Turf collaboration between York Theatre Royal and four Yorkshire market towns.

Easingwold's On Our Turf project cancelled

York Press: Theatre Royal's Sherlock Holmes. Alexander Wright.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9974273)

3:49pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE On Our Turf big show project in Easingwold has been cancelled and there will now be a pause to consider the next step.

Childrens auditions for York Theatre Royal pantomime

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3:47pm Thursday 4th September 2014

YORK Theatre Royal is on the look out for talented young performers to take part in one of the country’s most famous pantomimes and star alongside the longest running Dame of them all – Berwick Kaler.

New season at Helmsley Arts Centre

York Press: The Queen's Knickers

3:45pm Thursday 4th September 2014

AS AUTUMN beckons, the doors are opening on a new season of theatre, concerts, live screenings, talks, exhibitions and activities for all ages at Helmsley Arts Centre.

1984, York Theatre Royal, September 16 to 20

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3:38pm Thursday 4th September 2014

IN a rehearsal room somewhere in London, the day is hot and the atmosphere inside is chilling.

Betrayal, York Theatre Royal, October 3 to 18

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1:14pm Thursday 4th September 2014

SHAMELESS star Amanda Ryan is among the cast of four for York Theatre Royal's autumn production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal.

York Stage Musicals’ presents Sister Act: The Musical, Grand Opera House, York, September 12 to 20

York Press: LEFT: Cleopatra Rey, who will play the lead role in Sister Act: The MusicalPictures: Rick Tampion

1:08pm Thursday 4th September 2014

I'D DO Anything finalist Cleopatra Rey will take the lead role of sassy Deloris Van Cartier in York Stage Musicals' York premiere of Sister Act: The Musical at the Grand Opera House, York, from September 12 to 20.

Northern Ballet’s Dracula, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, September 4 to 13

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12:39pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Just A Quick Bite with...dancer Javier Torres, who will play the vampire in Northern Ballet's resurrection of Dracula from tomorrow

The Perfect Murder, Grand Opera House, York, September 29 to October 4

York Press: Actor Thomas Howes (left) and writer Peter James, at the Council Chamber in the Guildhall, during their talk about the forthcoming production of The Perfect Murder. Pic: Mike Tipping (9953195)

11:40am Thursday 4th September 2014

CRIME thriller novelist Peter James's murderous new stage hit, The Perfect Murder, is on its way to the Grand Opera House, York, from September 29 to October 4 with an all-star cast.

Big Daddy vs Giant Haystacks, Selby Town Hall, September 18

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11:38am Thursday 4th September 2014

AT 4pm each Saturday between 1976 and 1988, millions of Britons, and countless more worldwide, were in the grip of an extraordinary sports phenomenon: watching two fat men "pretend" to fight each other.

Win tickets to The Perfect Murder

York Press: Actor Thomas Howes (left) and writer Peter James, at the Council Chamber in the Guildhall, during their talk about the forthcoming production of The Perfect Murder. Pic: Mike Tipping (9953195)

12:24pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Courtesy of the Grand Opera House, we have two prizes to be won to mark The Perfect Murder’s run in York.

Review: Sherlock Holmes: A Working Hypothesis, The Flanagan Collective, York Guildhall Council Chamber, until September 21

York Press:

3:04pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THE game’s still afoot but now the game’s on another foot after illness forced George Williams to step down from playing Dr John Watson, the everyman hero of Alexander Wright’s contemporary, interactive drama inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective stories.

Tutti Frutti Theatre group to perform The Princess and the Pea at York Theatre Royal

York Press: The cast  from the York Theatre Royal production of The Princess and the Pea try out a four poster bed for size, at Fairfax House, (from left) Danielle Bird (the princess), Oliver Mawdsley (the prince)  and Joanna Brown (the queen). Pic: Mike Tipping (987

10:22am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A NEW production of a classic fairytale will be performed at York's Theatre Royal this month.

Rock Of Ages, Grand Opera House, York, September 2 to 6

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4:10pm Thursday 28th August 2014

AFTER five years in New York and Las Vegas and three on London's West End stage, the Broadway rock comedy Rock Of Ages will place its tongue in its cheek in York from Tuesday.

Young actors wanted for Upstage Centre Youth Theatre’s winter musical, The Snow Queen

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10:36am Thursday 28th August 2014

PLACES are still available to to take part in Upstage Centre Youth Theatre's winter musical, The Snow Queen, at 41 Monkgate, York.

Leeds Grand Theatre holds Theatres At War exhibition, September 14

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10:34am Thursday 28th August 2014

LEEDS Grand Theatre will host a one-off First World War exhibition at its annual Heritage Open Day on September 14.

York Theatre Royal teams up with partners for autumn productions

York Press:

10:26am Thursday 28th August 2014

REGULAR partners York Theatre Royal and Leeds children's theatre company Tutti Frutti are teaming up once more for the opening production of the autumn and winter season in the Theatre Royal Studio.

Roundelay, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, September 4 to October 4

York Press:

10:22am Thursday 28th August 2014

SIR Alan Ayckbourn's 75th birthday present to himself is a confectionary assortment, otherwise known as his 78th play, Roundelay.

Christmas With The Rat Pack: Live In Las Vegas, York Barbican, December 17

York Press:

10:13am Thursday 28th August 2014

CHRISTMAS With The Rat Pack: Live In Las Vegas is booked into York Barbican for December 17 when winter snow will meet the Sands.

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company present Iolanthe, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, September 18 to 20

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10:15am Thursday 28th August 2014

JORVIK Gilbert and Sullivan Company will present Iolanthe at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, from September 18 to 20.

69 Shades Of Black, York Barbican, April 30, 2015; Scarborough Spa Pavilion Theatre, May 3, 2015

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10:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

STEPS singer and actress Faye Tozer is to star in the new comedy for a girls' night out, 69 Shades Of Black, visiting York Barbican on April 30 in next year's 44-date tour.

Review: One For The Road, Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, near Whitby, until August 30

York Press:

1:54pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

THIS is one of the quiet success stories of Yorkshire theatre.

Review: Brass, National Youth Music Theatre, Leeds City Varieties Music Hall

York Press:

3:58pm Thursday 21st August 2014

 BENJAMIN Till, composer of the award-winning A Symphony For Yorkshire and Ebor Vox, a choral work performed for York’s 800th anniversary of the royal charter in 2012, commemorates the centenary of the First World War from a uniquely Yorkshire perspective in Brass.

New season at York Theatre Royal

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11:07am Thursday 21st August 2014

This season at York Theatre Royal will be the last before the theatre shuts for a £4.1 million redevelopment. CHARLES HUTCHINSON outlines what’s coming up.

Brass, Leeds City Varieties Music Hall, until August 23

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11:07am Thursday 21st August 2014

NATIONAL Youth Music Theatre’s summer season culminates with this week's premiere of Brass, a specially commissioned new musical by Yorkshireman Benjamin Till to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War.

Russian State Ballet and Opera House present Rigoletto, York Barbican, February 15, 2015

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11:04am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE Russian State Ballet and Opera House will present Giuseppe Verdi's 19th century opera Rigoletto at York Barbican on Sunday, February 15 next year.

Doctor Watson stand-in for Sherlock Holmes play

York Press: (l-r) The new Watson  , Edward Wren  with Sherlock Holmes, Dominic Allan  for their production at the Guildhall, York      Picture Frank Dwyer (9501746)

10:45am Thursday 21st August 2014

SHERLOCK Holmes needs a new Doctor Watson in York after illness struck actor George Williams.

Youngsters take to the stage in Wind In The Willows

York Press: Wind in the Willows dress rehearsal, 30 July 2014 (9458288)

10:31am Thursday 21st August 2014

YOUNG performers from 15 schools across the York district and beyond are giving up their summer holidays to perform in York Theatre Royal’s summer show The Wind In The Willows.

Forward Theatre Project present Bird, Galtres Parklands Festival, Duncombe Park, August 22

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10:31am Thursday 21st August 2014

FORWARD Theatre Project take to the country air at the Galtres Parklands Festival at Duncombe Park tomorrow with Bird, a piece of outdoor theatre about flight, freedom and the relationship between man and nature.

Review: Sherlock Holmes: A Working Hypothesis, The Flanagan Collective, York Guildhall Council Chamber

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9:18am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE game's afoot and there are games to be played by the audience in Alexander Wright's contemporary, interactive original drama inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective stories.

Review: Screenplay, The McCarthy, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

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9:31am Friday 15th August 2014

FILM and theatre are overlapping increasingly in this multi-media age, but Henry Bell, the Stephen Joseph Theatre's new associate director, has taken a different tack to this sometimes unholy alliance.

Ghost The Musical, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, until August 16

York Press:

12:45pm Thursday 14th August 2014

AUDIENCES at Pick Me Up Theatre’s production of Ghost The Musical have been crying so much that Joseph Rowntree Theatre staff have been dispatched to York's shops to buy tissues.

Summer Rockin’ Event, Scarborough Spa, August 16 and 17

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11:49am Thursday 14th August 2014

TEDDY boys and girls from the four corners of the British Isles, as well as overseas, will descend on the Scarborough Spa this weekend for the annual Summer Rockin’ Event.

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present Romeo and Juliet, Harlow Carr, Harrogate, August 21

York Press:

10:23am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the all-male travelling Shakespeare troupe, return to the RHS Garden at Harlow Carr, Harrogate, on August 21 with their tenth anniversary show.

Pick Me Up Theatre holds auditions for Our Day Out

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12:49pm Thursday 14th August 2014

YORK company Pick Me Up Theatre will hold auditions for next February’s production of Willy Russell’s school-days musical Our Day Out on Sunday, August 24 at 2pm at Joseph Rowntree School, York.

A Night Of Dirty Dancing, York Barbican, April 15

York Press: webpix entertainment theatre

11:47am Thursday 14th August 2014

A Night Of Dirty Dancing is on the dance cards at York Barbican on April 15 next year.

Children’s drama workshop in York

York Press: webpix entertainment theatre

12:50pm Thursday 14th August 2014

CASTING director Jo Adamson-Parker is to return to York to lead a children’s drama workshop at The Railway Institute, Queen Street, on August 24.


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