Interview: It's De Lovely, An Evening Of Cole Porter, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, October 22-25

York Press:

2:47pm Monday 20th October 2014

WHEN Anything Goes turned into Anything Goes West, York Musical Theatre Company director Paul Laidlaw had a a quick decision to make.

Bridge production shelved to allow for archaeological dig

York Press: FRESH LOOK: An artist's impression of the new-look York Theatre Royal

10:47am Monday 20th October 2014

A PRODUCTION of Arthur Miller's classic play A View from the Bridge, due to be staged at York Theatre Royal in February, has been cancelled.

It's De Lovely, An Evening Of Cole Porter, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, October 22-25

York Press:

2:28pm Friday 17th October 2014

WHEN Anything Goes turned into Anything Goes West, York Musical Theatre Company director Paul Laidlaw had a a quick decision to make.

Review: The Restoration Of Nell Gwyn, at York Theatre Royal Studio until October 25

York Press:

1:09pm Friday 17th October 2014

WHAT do we know of of Eleanor "Nell" Gwyn?

Eric And Little Ern, Grand Opera House, York, October 20

York Press: Jonty Stephens and Ian Aspitel as Eric and Ern

3:38pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE roots of Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens' homage to Morecambe and Wise, Eric And Little Ern, run deep.

Antigone, York Theatre Royal, October 21-25

York Press:

3:31pm Thursday 16th October 2014

PILOT Theatre, company-in-residence at York Theatre Royal, have linked up with playwright Roy Williams for a second time in the wake of their touring production of his contemporary adaptation of Alan Sillitoe'sThe Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner.

Interview: The Restoration Of Nell Gwyn, York Theatre Royal Studio until October 25

York Press:

3:16pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Just A Quickie with... Steve Trafford, writer of Ensemble Theatre and York Theatre Royal's new comedy, The Restoration Of Nell Gwyn.

Troupers, Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, October 19

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12:46pm Thursday 16th October 2014

MIKRON Theatre's second new show of 2014, Troupers, commemorates frontline entertainment in the First World War at Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, on Sunday at 4pm.

Cinderella, Hull Truck Theatre, December 5 to January 10

York Press:

3:48pm Thursday 16th October 2014

IF you enjoyed Michael Lambourne's booming-voiced turn as the heavily bewhiskered Chief Weasel and auctioneer in The Wind In The Willows at York Theatre Royal this summer, then you can follow him down the A1079 to Hull at Christmas.

The Pirates of Penzance, York Theatre Royal, November 4 to 8

York Press:

3:25pm Thursday 16th October 2014

PIRATES are renowned for sailing the seven seas and travelling to distant lands, and in the aid of York Opera’s November production of The Pirates Of Penzance, one such pirate has been doing just that.

That’ll Be The Day, Grand Opera House, York, October 22

York Press:

3:55pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE rock'n'roll variety showcase, That’ll Be The Day, returns to the Grand Opera House, York, on Wednesday in a new production.

Be My Baby, Helmsley Arts Centre, October 22-25

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3:29pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE 1812 Theatre Company, company in residence at Helmsley Arts Centre, presents Amanda Whittington's Be My Baby from Wednesday to Saturday.

Students win prize for Arthur Author show

York Press:

3:27pm Thursday 16th October 2014

MEANDER Indoors Theatre Company performed their York St John University Prize-winning work Arthur Author in the York Theatre Royal Studio earlier this week.

Claudine Toutoungi interview: Slipping, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, until October 18

York Press:

3:40pm Monday 13th October 2014

CLAUDINE Toutoungi's play of eyes and lies, Slipping, began life in New York but is now making waves at Scarborough. In between times, it has changed its title too.

Betrayal, York Theatre Royal until October 18

York Press:

2:58pm Monday 13th October 2014

BLINK and you may have missed Amanda Ryan's last appearance on the York Theatre Royal stage.

Review: The Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

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1:06pm Saturday 11th October 2014

The Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, until October 25. Box office: 0113 213 7700 or

Review: Slipping, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

York Press:

10:15am Saturday 11th October 2014

ENGLISH-LEBANESE playwright Claudine Toutoungi introduced herself to Stephen Joseph Theatre audiences this summer with Bit Part, a tale of sparring sisters that formed one of four parts of Screenplay, all short works on a cinematic theme in the McCarthy auditorium.

Review: Betrayal, York Theatre Royal

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10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

IT is uncanny how often the root of everything in modern culture is traced to the Sixties, the decade that rendered incapable of remembering if you were there, the one others endlessly want to re-live, because it was so much better. Or so myth has it.

Review: Opera North in The Coronation of Poppaea; Grand Theatre, Leeds

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8:38am Friday 10th October 2014

YOU wait decades for Monteverdi’s Poppaea to come along, and then suddenly there are two almost together, Ryedale Festival’s in July, and now Opera North’s. At least the old boy is still getting a look-in; as the true father of opera he deserves it.

Mack And Mabel, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, November 12 to 15

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2:54pm Thursday 9th October 2014

NEW Earswick Musical Society's centenary celebrations will peak with Mack And Mabel at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, from November 12 to 15.

Man 1, Bank 0, Selby Town Hall, October 11

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2:51pm Thursday 9th October 2014

IN 1995, Patrick Combs, a fledgling author and motivational speaker from downtown San Francisco with barely a dollar to his name, drew a smiley face on a $95,000 junk mail cheque from a get-rich-quick company and paid it into his account, hoping to spread a little banking cheer to tellers.

Kate Tempest, Pocklington Arts Centre, October 21

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2:46pm Thursday 9th October 2014

LONDON poet, rapper, playwright and performance artist Kate Tempest will perform her poetry at Pocklington Arts Centre on October 21, buoyed by her nomination for the 2014 Barclays Mercury Music Prize for her hip-hop album Everybody Down and her naming as one of the next generation poets by the Poetry Book Society.

The Shoemaker And The King, St Peter's Church, Harrogate, October 22

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2:43pm Thursday 9th October 2014

KING Richard III is to be the subject of a Yorkshire musical, The Shoemaker And The King.

The Restoration Of Nell Gwyn, York Theatre Royal Studio, October 9 to 25

York Press: Damian Cruden with Geoff Williams(left) Angela Curran,Elizabeth Mansfield and writerSteve Trafford at York Theatre Royal.Picture Nigel Holland (10381435)

2:43pm Thursday 9th October 2014

THE restoration of Nell Gwyn has taken 20 years.

David Leonard to return as pantomime villain

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2:40pm Thursday 9th October 2014

BAD news from York Theatre Royal! The arch villain, David Leonard, is to return to the pantomime after two years of breaking baddie habits to play scary Miss Trunchball in Matilda in the West End and slick lawyer Billy Flynn in Chicago at the Leicester Curve over the past two winters.

Theatre director runs in Yorkshire Marathon to help hospice

York Press: Director Damian Cruden

2:26pm Thursday 9th October 2014

ARTISTIC director Damian Cruden is more associated with the runs of his York Theatre Royal productions, but this Sunday he will be involved in a run of a different kind and, in theatre tradition, this one will run and run.

New play marks centenary of famous Whitby lifeboat rescue

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8:06am Wednesday 8th October 2014

YORK Settlement Community Players are to mark the centenary of the sinking of HMHS Rohilla by staging the premiere of Graham Sanderson’s play, Rohilla.

Review: She Stoops To Conquer, Northern Broadsides, Harrogate Theatre

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She Stoops To Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith 
Directed by Conrad Nelson  Designed by Jessica Worrall
Lighting by Mark Howland  Music By Rebekah Hughes
Howard Chadwick/Hardcastle Hannah Edward/Miss Hardcastle

10:44am Saturday 4th October 2014

TO quote the Broadsides' brief for She Stoops To Conquer, "set against the increasingly chaotic proceedings of one very long night, this delightful romantic romp is filled with ludicrous misunderstanding, mischief and mayhem".

Review: Room 253, Harrogate Theatre Studio

York Press:

9:52am Friday 3rd October 2014

HARROGATE playwright and actress Rachael Halliwell’s new 40-minute work Room 253 was performed as a staged radio play, “taking you into the mind of one of the greatest ever crime writers”.

Simon Callow in The Man Jesus, Grand Opera House, York, October 7

York Press:

9:27am Friday 3rd October 2014

SIMON Callow CBE is sharing a stage with Jesus for nine weeks.

Review: Faust, DumbWise and Greenwich Theatre, De Grey Rooms at York Theatre Royal

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8:32am Friday 3rd October 2014

THE tendency when adapting Faust can be to veer strongly toward the Gothic, but DumbWise Theatre presents a new musical adaptation, using folks and blues music to breathe life into the piece.

Coquette Burlesque and Cabaret Club, The Duchess, York, October 3

York Press:

3:59pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Coquette Burlesque and Cabaret Club return for their final York show of 2014 tomorrow night at their new residency at The Duchess in Stonebow.

Betrayal, York Theatre Royal, October 4 to18

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2:23pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

WHAT is the general perception of London dramatist, screenwriter, director and actor Harold Pinter?

York Stage Musicals seek actors for Hairspray

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2:17pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

YORK Stage Musicals are seeking actors from across the region to take part in the American musical comedy Hairspray in its debut production at the Grand Opera House, York, in Easter week from March 27 to April 4 next spring.

The West End Experience, York Barbican, October 3

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2:09pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

ASA Elliott, from the ITV sitcom Benidorm, stars in The West End Experience at York Barbican tomorrow night.

Review: Peter James’ The Perfect Murder, Grand Opera House, York

York Press: The cast of Peter James' The Perfect Murder at York's Grand Opera House. Thomas Howes, left, Dawn Steel, Gray O'Brian and Simona Armstrong. Also appearing but not on photograph is Robert Daws. Picture David Harrison. (10895829)

3:15pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THREE times Peter James's crime novels have been transferred on to the screen and three times he has not enjoyed the results.

Review: Opera North in La Traviata, Grand Theatre, Leeds.

York Press:

3:17pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THIS was the one they had to get right. With 26 performances this season, half before Christmas, half after, Opera North has a lot riding on its new production of Verdi’s potboiler, not least the health of its balance-sheet.

Review: Michael Palin, Travelling To Work, Grand Opera House, York

York Press:

3:13pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WHERE better to be on a warm September evening than in York, muses Michael Palin, as he bounds on stage in a big red Spainish inquisitor's hat from Monty Pyththon's reunion shows at the O2 this summer.

Sophie Roberts talks about her role in Alan Ayckbourn's Roundelay

York Press: Sophie Roberts as Gale in Roundelay written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre,Scarborough from 4th Sept - 4th Oct 2014. Picture by Tony Bartholomew  (10879216)

3:13pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SOPHIE Roberts knew she wanted a career as an actress after her days of performing at the Drama Barn while studying at the University of York.

Review: An Evening With Boycott And Aggers, York Barbican

York Press:

12:10pm Saturday 27th September 2014

CRICKET’S odd couple of the commentary box last did their extra-curricular double act on North Yorkshire soil in January.

Review: Regeneration, York Theatre Royal

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3:10pm Friday 26th September 2014

THIS has been a heavyweight, even harrowing start to the autumn season at York Theatre Royal, where on e study of man's inhumanity towards his fellow man, George Orwell's 1984, has been following by another this week.

Dementia & Me at Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, September 28

York Press:

12:03pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE Real People Theatre Company presents Sue Lister's play Dementia & Me at Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, on Sunday afternoon as part of the York 50+ Festival 2014.

Review: An Evening With Sir Roger Moore, Grand Opera House York

York Press:

9:42am Friday 26th September 2014

The word ‘lucky’ and number ‘seven’ have cropped up frequently throughout the fascinating life and career of Sir Roger Moore.

It’s De-Lovely: An Evening Of Cole Porter, Rowntree Theatre, York, October 22 to 25

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1:09pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

IT was to have been Anything Goes but it became Anything Went when York Musical Theatre Company decided to change their October show at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre ever so slightly.

That Is All You Need To Know, Pocklington Arts Centre, September 26

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10:08am Wednesday 24th September 2014

TOTAL Theatre Award nominated Idle Motion will perform That Is All You Need To Know at the Pocklington Arts Centre on Friday.

Review: The Princess And The Pea, Tutti Frutti Productions and 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

12:41pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MIKE Kenny reckons Hans Christian Andersen was "probably the first bona fide genius of writing for children".

Review: Iolanthe, Joseph Rowntree Theatre

York Press: webpix entertainment theatre

8:44am Saturday 20th September 2014

GILBERT and Sullivan’s ‘Fairy Opera’, Iolanthe, is a delicious political satire, with a particular swipe at the House of Lords and the hereditary system.

Review: The Daily Bread, Badapple Theatre, on tour until October 25

York Press:

1:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

YES, that really was a working oven on stage at Ripley Town Hall on Thursday night for The Daily Bread, Badapple Theatre’s new show that comes with “live baking”.

Regeneration, York Theatre Royal, September 23-27

York Press:

2:52pm Friday 19th September 2014

THIS year the nation has been spirited back to 1914. Turn on a television or a radio, browse a news website or walk into a bookshop and up loom the ghosts of the Lost Generation, those millions who gave their lives in “the corner of a foreign field that is forever England”.

Review: 1984, York Theatre Royal, until September 20

York Press:

12:44pm Friday 19th September 2014

SHOULD you not have access to the programme before seeing Headlong’s “radical new staging” of 1984, you should note that “paying close attention to the appendix led co-creators Duncan Macmillan and Robert Icke to rip up the theatrical rule book”.


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