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Stage Experience producer Clare O'Connor with the West Side Story summer project company. Picture: Kippa Matthews

West Side Story is a different story every time for Stage Experience director Louise

The great British bike-off: The HandleBards on tour

Review: The HandleBards, Summer Shakespeare Tour, Hamlet, Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, York, July 29

Pauline McLynn and Simon Nagra as Ella and George Khan in a scene from East Is East

Fourth time lucky for Simon as he graduates to playing George Khan in East Is East

Simon Radford as Buddy Holly in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

That'll be the day for maths and science tutor Simon to play Buddy Holly

Scholarship winner Reece McMahon. Picture: Nigel Holland

Stage Experience actor Reece is dancing for joy at surprise scholarship award

West Side Story's romantic leads Scott Goncalves. left, and Ria Williams with fellow Stage Experience cast member Reece McMahon. Picture: Nigel Holland

Why Ria and Scott are so well cast to play Maria and Tony in Stage Experience's West Side Story at Grand Opera House

Review: Bugsy Malone, York Stage Youth, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York

York Stage Youth bring out the splurge guns for Bugsy Malone at Joseph Rowntree Theatre

On your bike: The HandleBards will ride into York

Pedals and pentameters head for York as Shakespearean cycling troupe return

Actor Rory Mulvihill and composer Bev Jones at a sing-through for Bev's musical Penny Millionaire. Picture: David Binns

Rory Mulvihill begins preparations for his lead role in Bev Jones's musical Penny Millionaire

Pauline McLynn, centre, as Mrs Khan in a scene from East Is East

Pauline McLynn swaps tea lady Mrs Doyle for chippie boss's wife Mrs Khan in East Is East at Grand Opera House, York

Esk Valley Theatre's cast and production team assemble for rehearsals for All Things Considered

Esk Valley Theatre to hit All Things Considered for six in their biggest ever show

Emma Manton as Milly, Richard Stacey as the Vicar and Russell Dixon as Gosforth in Gosforth's Fete in Confusions. Picture: Tony Bartholomew

Review: Alan Ayckbourn's Confusions, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Samantha Power as Beryl Burton in Beryl. Picture: Keith Pattison

West Yorkshire Playhouse presents dementia-friendly performance of Beryl on Tuesday

Mick Liversidge, left, Amy Millns and Mark Burghagen in Bronzehead Theatre's Richard II

Review: Richard II, Bronzehead Theatre, St Martin-cum-Gregory, Micklegate, until Sunday, then on tour to July 19

Anna Rogers as heroin addict Lucy in The Knot Of The Heart. Picture: Matt Oxberry Photography

Review: The Knot Of The Heart, Anonymous Bosh; Love Arts Festival, Friargate Theatre, York

Natalie-Clare Brimicombe as Mary Read, left, and Olivia Jayne Newton as Anne Bonny in Crossed Swords

Review: Crossed Swords, York Footlights Theatre, Upstage Centre Theatre, 41 Monkgate, York, until Sunday

Samantha Power as Beryl Burton in Beryl. Picture: Keith Pattison

Review: Beryl, Courtyard Theatre,West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, until July 18

Michael Praed, Carley Stenson, Noel Sullivan and Mark Benton in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The Musical, Leeds Grand Theatre, tonight and tomorrow

Ian Giles as George Stephenson, left, and George Costigan as George Hudson. Picture: Anthony Robling

Review: In Fog And Falling Snow, York Theatre Royal, National Railway Museum and Pilot Theatre, at National Railway Museum, York, until July 11

Rob Fisher as Dr Jekyll in Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical

Review: Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical, The York Orchard Musical Theatre Company, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, until Saturday

Gordon Kane, front, and Adam Elms in Theatre Mill's Witness For The Prosecution. Picture by Tom Jackson

Review: Witness For The Prosecution, Theatre Mill, York Guildhall Council Chamber, until July 12; Leeds Civic Hall, July 28 to August 30

Anna Rogers as heroin addict Lucy in The Knot Of The Heart

Love Arts Festival's weekend of theatre at Friargate Theatre, York

The production team for In Fog And Falling Snow

Directors on the right track for In Fog And Falling Snow at National Railway Museum

Tom Godwin as The Actor in The Woman In Black. Picture by Tony Bartholomew

Review: The Woman In Black, in The McCarthy, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Michael Foster, left, Cathy Atkin, Richard Weatherill, Shvonne Mainds and Paul Hudson. Picture by Chris Coupland, Memories Photography of Selby.

Review: Godspell, York Light, Upstage Centre Theatre, 41 Monkgate, York, until Saturday

Stephen Joseph Theatre artistic director Chris Monks

Artistic director Chris Monks to leave Stephen Joseph Theatre in December

Olivia Jayne Newton as Anne Bonny and Daniel Wilmot as Calico Jack Rackham in Crossed Swords

The Thelma and Louise of piracy head for York in Crossed Swords play

Megan Conway and Rob Fisher in rehearsal for Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical

The York Orchard Musical Theatre Company to launch with Jekyll & Hyde musical

Father and son: George and Niall Costigan. Picture by Tom Jackson

Like father, like son, George and Niall Costigan star in separate plays in York

Gordon Kane, front, and Adam Elms in Theatre Mill's Witness For The Prosecution. Picture by Tom Jackson

Theatre Mill put Agatha Christie play on trial in York and Leeds council chambers

Berwick Kaler will play The Old Gentleman in The Railway Children. Picture by Colin Richardson

Berwick swaps his panto old dame for the Old Gentleman in The Railway Children

Publicity poster for Pixie Lott in Breakfast At Tiffany's

Pop chart topper Pixie Lott to star as Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany's at Leeds Grand Theatre

A scene from Demons. Picture by Timothy Kelly

Review: Demons, The University of York Department Of Theatre, Film and Television

Paapa Essideu's Romeo and Daisy Whalley's Juliet

Review: Romeo And Juliet, Tobacco Factory, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, until tomorrow

Ross Noble as Nazi Franz Liebkind, left and far right; Cory English as Max Bialystock; Jason Manford as Leo Bloom  in The Producers

Review: The Producers, Leeds Grand Theatre, until Saturday

Front of house teams at the 2014 TakeOver Festival at York Theatre Royal with a puppet from a show

Deadline is extended to be part of York Theatre Royal's TakeOver Festival volunteer team

Common Chorus's Drink With A Chimp. Picture by Raj Passy

Common Chorus play addresses addiction and the road to recovery

George Costigan as George Hudson and Ian Giles as George Stephenson rehearsing a scene from In Fog And Falling Snow at the National Railway Museum, York. Picture by John Saunders

George Costigan joins rehearsals for York community play In Fog And Falling Snow

Godspell cast members in a collage of selfies

York Light Opera update Godspell to the age of the internet, the mobile phone and the selfie

Richard Hope as Hector, right,  with pupils and fellow teachers in The History Boys

Review: The History Boys, Sell A Door Theatre Company, Grand Opera House, York, until Saturday

Rosie Kay Dance Company in 5 Soldiers: The Body is The Frontline

Review: 5 Soldiers: The Body Is The Frontline, Rosie Kay Dance Company, Imphal Barracks, York, June 5

Gemma Sharp, left, and Anna Rose James in The Maids. Picture by

Review: The Maids, Hedgepig Theatre, The Fleeting Arms, Gillygate, York, until tomorrow

York community dance volunteers training with Sergeant Anthony Grimes and Staff Sergeant Kevin Hesketh. Picture by Steven Eric Parker.

Dance: York community volunteers train with the Army for dance show curtain-raiser at Imphal Barracks

Rosie Kay Dance Company in 5 Soldiers: The Body Is The Frontline

Dance: Rosie Kay's troupe turn dancefloor into military frontline at Imphal Barracks

New Earswick Musicals win rights to stage York premiere of Sunset Boulevard

Kedar Williams-Stirling, right, as Dakin with his fellow History Boys

The best of the boys for Kedar in Bennett's classroom comedy

Ross Noble as Franz Liebkind, left, Cory English as Max Bialystock and Jason Manford as Leo Bloom in The Producers

The musical aside of Noble and Manford as comics take on The Producers

Cast members in rehearsal for Demons

Past meets future in York students' radical update of Dostoyevsky's Demons

Richard Hope as English teacher Hector in The History Boys

Hope goes from law to playing a law unto himself in The History Boys

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