4:13pm Friday 31st October 2014
SPRING Awakening is unlike any other musical, with sex, rebellion and some killer songs on the cards. Based on Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play, the show is a bold choice for York Stage Musicals, but the young cast steps up to the mark, delivering an evocative and engaging show.
Review: The Kite Runner, Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company/Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, on tour at York Theatre Royal
10:35am Friday 31st October 2014
11:04am Thursday 30th October 2014
10:47am Thursday 30th October 2014
10:36am Thursday 30th October 2014
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Stamford Bridge Village Hall, near York, October 30 to November 1
11:11am Thursday 30th October 2014
DYLAN Higson will play Joseph in the Stamford Bridge Players youth members' production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Stamford Bridge Village Hall, near York, tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at 7.30pm.
9:33am Thursday 30th October 2014
9:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014
8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014
10:06am Wednesday 29th October 2014
9:03am Tuesday 28th October 2014
AFTER Robert Readman's staging of Spring Awakening for York Stage Musicals four years ago, here comes a re-awakening of Frank Wedekind's 1891 play by the same company. Different cast, different director, different venue, but again using the same 2006 Broadway musical adaptation by writer and lyricist Steven Sater and composer Duncan Sheik.
9:11am Tuesday 28th October 2014
Review: The Hallows Gate, Nightshade Productions, setting off from Golden Fleece Inn, Pavement, York, every night at 6.45pm until November 2
4:52pm Friday 24th October 2014
Review:It’s De-Lovely, An Evening Of Cole Porter, York Musical Theatre, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York
9:53am Friday 24th October 2014
AFTER York Musical Theatre’s autumn production of Anything Goes went west, director and musical director Paul Laidlaw found a new Porter in a storm by switching to this revue show of his own invention.
2:22pm Friday 24th October 2014
3:49pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
5:45pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
AFTER a profoundly compelling night where the spoken word was so masterfully crafted to evoke a powerful and tangible reaction from the audience, it seems an almost impossible task to sum up the night.
3:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
3:26pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
Novelist Susan Hill never thought her novel The Woman In Black could work on the stage – before it went on to be wildly popular. So who is she to judge? She tells CHARLES HUTCHINSON, as her new ghost story makes its entrance.
3:47pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
PILOT Theatre artistic director Marcus Romer is collaborating with London playwright Roy Williams for the third time, joining together for a new touring version of Sophocles’s Antigone that brings the brutal world of Thebes kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
3:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
INTERNATIONAL opera producer Ellen Kent is bringing Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to the Grand Opera House, York, on November 8, with an accompanying competition and prize draw for The Press readers to the overall value of £750.
3:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
3:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
3:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014
3:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014
12:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014
SLAPSTICK comedy is somewhat hard to come by these days. Cheap gags have been passed over for a new wave of comedy, but Eric And Little Ern revitalised a style of older generation humour that should be more frequent on the comedy stage, and brought with it fun, passion and roaring laughter.
2:47pm Monday 20th October 2014
2:28pm Friday 17th October 2014
1:09pm Friday 17th October 2014
3:38pm Thursday 16th October 2014
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.
3:16pm Thursday 16th October 2014
12:46pm Thursday 16th October 2014
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.
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.
3:55pm Thursday 16th October 2014
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3:27pm Thursday 16th October 2014
3:40pm Monday 13th October 2014
2:58pm Monday 13th October 2014
1:06pm Saturday 11th October 2014
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.
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.
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.
2:54pm Thursday 9th October 2014
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.
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.
2:43pm Thursday 9th October 2014
2:43pm Thursday 9th October 2014
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.
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