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Jason Donovan as Mitzi Del Bra in Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

Two good reasons for Jason Donovan to come to York, first in Priscilla, then in concert in 2016

Harrogate Theatre's pantomime, Aladdin

Harrogate Theatre's Aladdin will be seventh panto collaboration for David Bown and Phil Lowe

A past Rock'n'Roll Panto at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall. Picture: Tony O'Connell

Watch out for boulder fight at Leeds City Varieties' Rock'n'Roll Panto, Robin Hood

University of York students in The Wheel

University of York theatre students present Zinnie Harris and David Greig plays this week

Joshua Goodman (left) and fellow director Matt Harper at Upstage Centre Youth Theatre, York. Picture: Nigel Holland

Upstage Centre Youth Theatre re-imagine Lionel Bart's songs for December staging of Oliver!

York Barbican marketing assistant Seb Santabarbara, centre, as Captain Hook, with Peter Pan and the Crocodile on the publicity day for the Russian ice Stars' Peter Pan On ice

York Barbican stages sword fight on the Ouse to hook audiences for Russian Ice Stars' Peter Pan

Ann McCreadie as Norma Desmond and Robert Sager as Joe Gillis in New Earswick Musicals' Sunset Boulevard

Review: Sunset Boulevard, New Earswick Musicals, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, until Saturday

Sian Phillips as Lady Bracknell in The Imprtance Of Being Earnest

Review: The Importance Of Being Earnest, The Bunbury Company of Players, Grand Opera House, York, until Saturday ****

Andrew Lancel: the new Brian Clough at West Yorkshire Playhouse

First the book, then the film, now The Damned United, the play, as Playhouse tells the life of Brian

Chris Thorpe in Confirmation

Fringe First winner heads to New York and Brisbane.... but first, Gillygate

Liquid nitrogen flowers in the Ministry Of Science Live show

Show of the Week: Ministry Of Science Live, Grand Opera House, York, Monday, 11am and 6.30pm

James Rotchell's Duke Ferdinand in The Duchess Of Malfi

Review: The Duchess Of Malfi, Six Lips Theatre, The Fleeting Arms, Gillygate, York; last show at 7.30pm tonight

Beryl Nairn, left, in a previous role for York Settlement Community Players

Director Jan Kirk picks her Settlement Players cast for Southern Irish play The Mai in York

Helmsley pantomime principals, clockwise from left: Joe Gregory as Sheriff, John Lister as Nursey, Joe Coughlan as Herman, Natasha Jones as Robin Hood and Florrie Stockbridge as Maid Marian

1812 Theatre Company cast can't wait to make merry with Robin Hood & The Babes In The Wood

Lily Luty and fellow cast members for Six Lips Theatre's The Duchess Of Malfi

Six Lips give fashion makeover to Webster's revenge drama The Duchess Of Malfi at Fleeting Arms

Sian Phillips as Lady Bracknell in The Imprtance Of Being Earnest. Picture: Tristram Kenton

Sian Phillips faces age-old dilemmas of playing Lady Bracknell in The Importance Of Being Earnest

The Girls' creators, Tim Firth and Gary Barlow, with young cast members Ben Hunter, Chloe May Jackson and Josh Benson, right. Picture: Matt Crockett

A Calendar date with...Josh Benson, the York boy among The Girls in Gary Barlow's musical at Leeds Grand Theatre

The cast of It's A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play. Picture: Geraint Lewis

It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play, Seabright, CliMar and Bridge House Productions, Grand Opera House York, November 9 *****

Rosalind Ayres in The Importance Of Being Earnest

Everything starts with tea at The Matinee Club's afternoon with The Importance Of Being Earnest at the Grand Opera House

Bailey Smith, not in Oliver mode!

Why a girl called Bailey will play Oliver in Tadcaster Theatre Company's Oliver! this autumn

York College cast members for Superville, one half of next month's pantomime, Oh Mother Goose! Back row, from left, Kelly Bolland, Mabel Goulden, Owen Williams; front, Fay Barker and Scott Goncalves

OMG! York College musical theatre students to stage Oh Mother Goose! pantomime

York Theatre Royal artistic director Damien Cruden

Brideshead Revisited and E M Forster world premiere adaptations to lead York Theatre Royal's re-opening season

Ann McCreadie as Norma Desmond and Robert Sager as Joe Gillis in New Earswick Musicals' Sunset Boulevard

Steve Tearle rises to debut challenge of directing Sunset Boulevard for New Earswick Musicals

Rina Fatania as Mrs Peachum

Review: Dead Dog In A Suitcase (And Other Love Songs), West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds *****

Ella Bond as Alice and John Holt Roberts as The Hatter in Easingwold On Our Turf's Alice In Wonderland. Picture: Colin Richardson

Review: Alice In Wonderland, Easingwold On Our Turf/York Theatre Royal; York Theatre Royal TakeOver Festival, National Railway Museum, York

Pilot Theatre artistic director Marcus Romer: stepping down after 22 years

Artistic director Marcus Romer is to leave York company Pilot Theatre after 22 years to go freelance

York Light Youth's Cats. Picture: Dan Cashdan

Review: Cats, York Light Youth, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, until Saturday ****

The cast of It's A Wonderful Life - The Radio Play. Picture: Geraint Lewis

It's not Christmas yet but here comes It's A Wonderful Life - The Radio Play...on stage in York

Adrian Stout and Martyn Jacques of The Tiger Lillies

Triple-review: The Tiger Lillies, DV8 and RasDash in Leeds

Director Jan Kirk's cast for the Settlement Players' Humble Boy in 2013

Director Jan Kirk to hold auditions for Settlement Players' 2016 production of Marina Carr's The Mai

Dominic Marsh as Macheath in Dead Dog In A Suitcase (& Other Love Songs). Picture: Steve Tanner

Radical Kneehigh revinvent The Beggar's Opera as twisted morality tale Dead Dog In A Suitcase

York Light Youth's poster for Cats

York Light Youth will open York premiere of Lloyd Webber's Cats at Joseph Rowntree Theatre tonight

New Earswick Musicals' cast for Sunset Boulevard

New Earswick Musicals deep into rehearsals for Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard at Joseph Rowntree Theatre

HookHitch Theatre in The Gentleman For Nowhere

HookHitch Theatre stage Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens stories in a fruit van and buffet car at National Railway Museum

Sally Ann Staunton as Maude in Interplay Theatre's A Journey With Maude. Picture: Callum McLeod

Interplay Theatre take a train journey with Maude on board National Railway Museum carriage at TakeOver Festival

Get on the good foot(bridge): York poet Henry Raby at the NRM

York performance poet Henry Raby gives himself five minutes to discuss the hobby of trainspotting at TakeOver Festival

Sara Sadeghi as story collector Anansi in A Restless Place

Review: A Restless Place, Pilot Theatre, York Castle Museum, until Saturday ****

John Hinton in character as explorer Johnny Acecraft at the National Railway Museum

Explorer Johnny Acecraft roams through National Railway Museum Warehouse collection in The Great Train Songery

Review: Russian State Ballet and Opera House, The Nutcracker, York Barbican, October 23

Review: Russian State Ballet and Opera House, The Nutcracker, York Barbican, October 23

Sara Sadeghi as story collector Anansi in Pilot Theatre's A Restless Place

Pilot Theatre take over York Castle Museum cells for restless tales of home and a search for belonging

Claire Morley, centre, as Henry V in York Shakespeare Project's all-female Henry V. Picture: Michael J Oakes

Review: Henry V, York Shakespeare Project, at Upstage Centre, 41 Monkgate, York ****

The Addams Family cast at large amid the pumpkins at York Maze. Picture: Matthew Kitchen (who will play one of the Ancestors in the show, incidentally)

The mum and the mum-to-be playing the contrasting mums in The Addams Family musical

Holly Surtees-Smith as Wednesday Addams, Sam Hird as Lucas Beineke and Frankie Bounds as Pugsley in The Addams Family's photoshoot at York Maze. Picture: Matthew Kitchen

Pick Me Up Theatre to stage York premiere of Broadway musical The Addams Family

Luke Broughton and Hattie Patten-Chatfield in The Revenger's Tragedy. Picture: Michael J Oakes

Well-fangled Theatre to make December debut in York with Jacobean revenge thriller

DV8 Physical Theatre in John

DV8 Physical Theatre's show at West Yorkshire Playhouse asks frank questions about sex and love

Esk Valley Theatre's cast for Bouncers

Review: Bouncers, Esk ValleyTheatre, on tour in North Yorkshire until October 31

Jonathan Bedford as Hippolito with Jamie Smelt as Vindice in Well-fangled Theatre's debut production, The Revenger's Tragedy. Picture: Michael J Oakes

Director Mark France launches Well-fangled Theatre with The Revenger's Tragedy in December

Elizabeth Carter as Laura and Alex Beaumont as Bobby in Dreamboats And Miniskirts. Picture: Darren Bell

Review: Dreamboats And Miniskirts, Grand Opera House, York, until Saturday ***

Mick Liversidge. Picture: Leon Salmon Copyright 2015; Less Is More Productions

York Musical Theatre Company revive wartime spirits in Paul Laidlaw's When The Lights Go On Again music hall show

The all-female cast for York Shakespeare Project's Henry V. Picture: Michael J Oakes

York Shakespeare Project director Maggie Smales presents all-female Henry V as staged by the Barnbow Lasses at Leeds munitions factory

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