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

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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”.

The Princess And The Pea, York Theatre Royal, until October 4

York Press:

3:59pm Thursday 18th September 2014

JOANNA Brown should have been attending her graduation ceremony from Rose Bruford College on September 12, but she had a prior commitment in York.

Sir Roger Moore, Grand Opera House, York, September 24

York Press: Interview: James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore talks about Daniel Craig, living in Bexley and driving a Smart car

3:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

SIR Roger Moore chats with biographer Gareth Owen about his life and career in film and television at the Grand Opera House, York, on Wednesday night.

Sister Act, Grand Opera House, York, until September 20

York Press:

3:16pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ACTOR and dancer AJ Powell is known in York for his performances as the "lovely Brummie" in the Theatre Royal pantomime but this summer he has had another string to his bow in the city.

A chance to play Lip Service at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

York Press:

2:58pm Thursday 18th September 2014

SATIRICAL duo Lip Service are seeking willing members of the Scarborough community to perform live on stage and on film in a new play at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

1984, York Theatre Royal until September 20

York Press:

3:18pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Only One Question for... Headlong actor Matthew Spencer, who plays the diary-writing rebel Winston Smith, Comrade 6079, in George Orwell's 1984 at York Theatre Royal this week.

Kate Tempest, Pocklington Arts Centre, October 21

York Press:

3:09pm Thursday 18th September 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.

Keith Harris withdraws from Hull New Theatre pantomime

York Press:

3:23pm Thursday 18th September 2014

VETERAN ventriloquist Keith Harris has withdrawn from the Hull New Theatre pantomime to continue with his on-going hospital treatment.

Review: Sister Act, York Stage Musicals, until September 20

York Press:

11:42am Wednesday 17th September 2014

YORK Stage Musicals has just raised the bar... again.

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.


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