Review: The Hallows Gate, Nightshade Productions, setting off from Golden Fleece Inn, Pavement, York, every night at 6.45pm until November 2

York Press: webpix entertainment theatre

4:52pm Friday 24th October 2014

HALLOWE'EN may be only one night, but for the York Terror Trail thespian guides from Nightshade Productions, this autumn it runs from October 22 to November 2.

Review:It’s De-Lovely, An Evening Of Cole Porter, York Musical Theatre, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York

York Press:

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.

Cinderella, Grand Opera House, December 12 to January 4

York Press:

2:22pm Friday 24th October 2014

NORTON musical actress Lauren Hood is to return to the Grand Opera House pantomime in York this winter.

Review: Antigone, Pilot Theatre, York Theatre Royal, until October 25

York Press:

3:49pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

KING Creon becomes gangland boss Creo and Antigone turns into Tig in London playwright Roy Williams's contemporary version of Antigone, inspired by Sophocles.

Review: Kate Tempest, Pocklington Arts Centre

York Press:

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.

The Kite Runner, York Theatre Royal, October 27-November 1

York Press:

3:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

MATTHEW Spangler knows of only one other stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s novel of betrayal and personal salvation, The Kite Runner.

The Small Hand, Grand Opera House, York, October 27-November 1

York Press:

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.

Antigone, Pilot Theatre, York Theatre Royal, until October 25

York Press:

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.

WIN: Opera tickets and a stay in Paris

York Press:

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.

Just a Quickie with...

York Press:

3:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

...Diane Keen, who plays Denisa Parsons in The Small Hand.

Only One Question for...

York Press:

3:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

...Robert Duncan, who plays Hugo Snow in The Small Hand

LAMDA acting course taster session, York Theatre Royal, October 23

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3:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

YORK speech and drama coach Frances Simon will host a LAMDA acting course taster session on Thursday evening at York Theatre Royal for those keen to know how the course would benefit them.

Bridge production shelved to allow for archaeological dig

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

3:10pm Wednesday 22nd 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.

Review: Eric And Little Ern, Grand Opera House, York

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

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.

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.

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

York Press: webpix entertainment theatre

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

York Press: (11316358)

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

York Press: A scene from The Coronation Of Poppea by Monteverdi @ Grand Theatre, Leeds. An Opera North production.
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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

York Press: (11266200)

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

York Press: The York Theatre Royal panto cast. David Leonard.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (11097053)

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

York Press: (11222625)

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

York Press: Northern Broadsides Aug 2014 Dress Rehearsal
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

York Press: webpix entertainment theatre

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

York Press: (11012151)

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

York Press: webpix entertainment theatre

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.


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