Wind In The Willows back at York Theatre Royal

York Press:

11:57am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE cast and crew of a new adaptation of a children’s classic are preparing to perform in York.

Hudson Taylor, Upstage Theatre, 41 Monkgate, York, July 23

York Press:

11:39am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YORK playwright Tony Bower tells the life story of James Hudson Taylor, a missionary who spread the Bible in China, in his play Hudson Taylor at Upstage Theatre, 41 Monkgate, York, tomorrow at 7.30pm and on Thursday at 2pm and 7.30pm.

Review: Thirty Little Plays About Life, York Theatre Royal Studio

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12:55pm Saturday 19th July 2014

THE brief was brief. Each writer had to create a “micro play based on that most enigmatic, emotional and exuberant adventure we call life”. Each should be a maximum of 500 words and feature usually two characters.

Review: The Importance Of Being Earnest, Theatre Mill, York Mansion House, until August 17

York Press:

9:48am Friday 18th July 2014

YOU are not seeing double. Yes, Theatre Mill did stage Oscar Wilde’s “trivial comedy for serious people” as their debut production in the York Mansion House last summer, but the York company is taking a different walk on the Wilde side this month.

All’s Well That Ends Well, Friargate Theatre, York, from November 27 to 30

York Press:

3:48pm Thursday 17th July 2014

ALL’s well that begins well for York Shakespeare Project chairman Maurice Crichton’s autumn production of All’s Well That Ends Well.

York Shakespeare Project seeking director

York Press:

3:45pm Thursday 17th July 2014

YORK Shakespeare Project will use an all-female cast in one of next year’s two shows and is now seeking to recruit a director. Male or female.

The Three Musketeers, promenade performances from St Crux Parish Hall, various dates until August 10

York Press:

3:21pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Tour de France’s Grand Départ may have come and gone from York in a flash, but more Frenchmen are soon to hurry their way through the city streets and this time they will be hanging around for rather longer.

York Musical Theatre Company summer programme of concerts

York Press:

3:18pm Thursday 17th July 2014

YORK Musical Theatre Company is taking on extra concerts this summer, keeping voices active before next month’s auditions for the autumn production of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes.

Ruby Clarke's one-act play Home wins Script Factor

York Press:

3:02pm Thursday 17th July 2014

RUBY Clarke has won the 2014 Script Factor All Winners Final in York with her one-act play Home.

Just A Quickie with...Alan Ayckbourn

York Press:

2:51pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Alan Ayckbourn's world premiere of a musical adaptation of his 1998 play The Boy Who Fell Into A Book opens in Scarborough tomorrow.

York Mystery Plays 2014, various locations, July 20

York Press:

2:44pm Thursday 17th July 2014

AS Ellie Jackson’s Eve prepared to take her fateful first bite of an apple given to her by the snake glove-puppet hand of Ben Franks’s Satan, the York Minster clock chimed its own sonorous forewarning across Dean’s Park.

Stage is set for Theatre Royal change

York Press:

3:58pm Thursday 17th July 2014

HOW will York Theatre Royal spend the nine months while the theatre’s £4.1 million redevelopment is carried out next year?

The Envelope Project, Friargate Theatre, York, July 18-19

2:59pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FIVE envelopes, five writers, five new one-act plays. Two evenings. One step away from your imagination. Welcome to the York branch of Script Yorkshire’s presentation of The Envelope Project at Friargate Theatre, York, at 7.15pm tomorrow and Saturday.

Review: Cox & Box - Mrs Bouncer's Legacy, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, on various dates until August 30

York Press:

2:47pm Monday 14th July 2014

IF the over-loaded Last Train To Scarborough ran close to derailment last month, Chris Monks now surpasses himself with his second convoluted adaptation of the summer, but with ultimately more enjoyable results.

Ghost the Musical actors receive pottery lessons

York Press: Pick Me Up Theatres principals will be throwing themselves into their Ghost the Musical roles on Saturday when they recreate the iconic potters wheel scene from the famous film.Joe Mellor, 26, plays murdered Sam Wheat and Lottie Henshall, 20, is his b

8:56am Monday 14th July 2014

Pick Me Up Theatre threw themselves into Ghost the Musical over the weekend when they recreate the iconic “potter’s wheel” scene from the famous film.

Review: Macbeth, The HandleBards, Merchant Adventurers' Hall Gardens, York; Cis And Barbiche, Agelink Theatre Inc, York Theatre Royal Studio.

York Press: The HandleBards Cycling Shakespeare Tour of Macbeth and The Comedy Of ErrorsPrepare yourself for a high-octane summer of mistaken identity, magic and murder, courtesy of innovative theatre company Peculius. After their hugely successful inaugural tour of

1:10pm Saturday 12th July 2014

LE Grand Depart and a heightened appreciation of all things cycling or French have permeated York's arts diary amid the euphoric rush of the Tour de France.

Extra week at West Yorkshire Playhouse for Maxine Peake's play, Beryl

York Press:

1:26pm Friday 11th July 2014

BERYL Burton has triumphed again.

Thirty Little Plays About Life, York Theatre Royal Studio, July 11 and 12

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12:42pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THIRTY Little Plays About Life are "micro-plays" or "bite-sized bits of theatre" in the York Theatre Royal Studio, each based on the enigmatic, emotional and exuberant adventure we call life.

Stage Experience present the York premiere of Our House at Grand Opera House, York, July 31 to August 2

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12:29pm Thursday 10th July 2014

STAGE Experience regular Reece McMahon is to perform with the Grand Opera House summer theatre school company for the last time in Our House before leaving York to study at the London Contemporary Dance School.

Sense & Sensibility, Helmsley Castle, July 11

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12:27pm Thursday 10th July 2014

CHAPTERHOUSE Theatre Company is reviving Laura Turner’s adaptation of Jane Austen Sense & Sensibility for a Summer 2014 tour that visits Helmsley Castle, Helmsley, tomorrow at 7.30pm.

The Importance of Being Earnest, Mansion House, York July 11 to August 17

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12:22pm Thursday 10th July 2014

ONLY last summer Theatre Mill made their debut with Oscar Wilde's comedy of mischief and manners and afternoon tea, The Importance Of Being Earnest ,in the Mansion House in York.

York Mystery Plays, July 13 and 20

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10:48am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE pageant waggons are ready to roll into York city centre for the 2014 York Mystery Plays on Sunday at noon.

An Evening With Karen & Kevin From Grimsby, Grimsby Auditorium, July 12

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10:36am Thursday 10th July 2014

STRICTLY Come Dancing stars Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer and Britain's Got Talent act Flawless will not be appearing in Flash Mob at the Grand Opera House, York, on Sunday after poor tickets sales nationally led to the tour being cancelled.

Review: A Taste Of Honey, Hull Truck Theatre/Derby Theatre, York Theatre Royal

York Press: Rebecca Ryan as Jo& Lekan Lawal as Jimmie in A Taste Of Honey

9:45am Thursday 10th July 2014


Les Miserables cast list now full

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10:48am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE audition list is full for York Light Youth’s production of Les Miserables School Edition after applications closed last Friday.

Auditions for Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves

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10:33am Thursday 10th July 2014

ROWNTREE Players are looking for new talent for their December pantomime, Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves.

Review: Beryl, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

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3:21pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

WHAT do the initials BB stand for? Best before? Brigitte Bardot? Billy Bremner?

Review: York: Be Part Of It presents Sonnets Walks, York Shakespeare Project

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4:23pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

AMID all the entente cordiale pour le Tour de France, the York Shakespeare Project is embracing the spirit of Le Grand Depart by taking to the walls, streets and snickets of York with a selection of Shakespeare sonnets on hour-long walks guided by English king Henry V or his French bride-to-be, Catherine de Belois.

Review: Three Easy Pieces, Upstart Theatre Company, Upstage Theatre, 41 Monkgate, York

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4:20pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

UPSTART Theatre Company's trio of one-act comedies opened on the same night that Monty Python's reunited veterans took to London's O2 stage for comedy's answer to Led Zeppelin's 02 comeback.

Derren Brown tickets to go on sale

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4:17pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

BE under no illusion, Derren Brown is definitely coming to York next summer for a full week of shows at the Grand Opera House.

A Taste Of Honey, York Theatre Royal, July 8 to 12

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2:43pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

SHAMELESS and Waterloo Road regular Rebecca Ryan has grown to know Jo, the 17-year-old tearaway in Shelagh Delaney's A Taste Of Honey, very well.

Sherlock Holmes: A Working Hypothesis, York Guildhall, August 11 to September 21

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2:12pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE Flanagan Collective are to mount their most ambitious show to date, an interactive, adventurous stage adaptation of Britain’s greatest detective stories, Sherlock Holmes, in York Guildhall, where the game's afoot from August 11 to September 21.

The HandleBards, Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, July 8 and 9

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12:02pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

SHAMELESS and Waterloo Road regular Rebecca Ryan has grown to know Jo, the 17-year-old tearaway in Shelagh Delaney's A Taste Of Honey, very well.

Godfrey’s Last Stand and Give A Little Love, Fauconberg Arms, Coxwold, near Easingwold, July 17

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11:59am Thursday 3rd July 2014

TWO new one-act plays by Calderdale writer and director Alan Stockdill will be performed at the Fauconberg Arms, in Coxwold, near Easingwold, on July 17 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sprite Productions, Ripley Castle, near Harrogate, until July 13

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11:50am Thursday 3rd July 2014

SPRITE Productions began with A Midsummer Night's Dream ten years ago, and now the Ripley company is to call a halt, hopefully saying only au revoir rather than adieu after this summer's return of Shakespeare's most performed, most perfumed comedy.

Script Factor, All Winners Final, York Theatre Royal Studio, July 7

York Press:

11:38am Thursday 3rd July 2014

FIVE finalists from this season's Script Factor, run by the York branch of Script Yorkshire, go head to head in the All Winners Final in the York Theatre Royal Studio on Monday night.

Cis And Barbiche, York Theatre Royal, July 3 to 5

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11:09am Thursday 3rd July 2014

AGELINK Theatre's young cast have travelled all the way from Perth, Western Australia to perform the poignant wartime romance of Cis And Barbiche at York Theatre Royal to mark the 70th anniversary of the French Air Force's arrival in Yorkshire and Le Grand Départ for the 2014 Tour de France.

Talami brings an Italian mystery to York

York Press: The Associazione Culturale from Orsogna will be bringing their own Mystery Plays, the Talami, to Dean’s Park

10:15am Thursday 3rd July 2014

As the 12 groups begin their final preparations for the York Mystery Plays, another very special community group is preparing to make a 2,600 mile round trip to take part in the celebrations.

Review: Wicked, Grand Opera House, Leeds

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10:09am Tuesday 1st July 2014

WICKED takes an alternative musical route through L Frank Baum's Wizard Of Oz story, one that follows the story of witches Elphaba and Glinda rather than the familiar yellow brick road.

York Stage Musicals present Sister Act, Grand Opera House, York, September 12 to 20

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3:12pm Thursday 26th June 2014

YORK Stage Musicals will be bringing a classic tale of singing nuns to the Grand Opera House stage in September.

The Dreamboys, Grand Opera House, York, July 3

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3:19pm Thursday 26th June 2014

THE British male glamour show The Dreamboys disrobes in York for one night only on July 3 at the Grand Opera House on its Fit And Famous Tour.

Rock Of Ages, Grand Opera House, York, September 1 to 6

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3:13pm Thursday 26th June 2014

DEPENDING how old you are, it will seem either a long time ago or like only yesterday that pop band Hear'say burst upon the world.

Three Easy Pieces, Upstage Theatre at 41 Monkgate, York, July 1 to 5

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2:43pm Thursday 26th June 2014

UPSTART Theatre initially planned to pick Joe Orton's What The Butler Saw for their third production, but that won't be seen until the autumn.

Cis and Barbiche, York Theatre Royal Studio, July 3 to July 5

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2:41pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A POIGNANT wartime story partly set in York will be coming to the Theatre Royal's studio stage next week.

Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince of Leaves, Grand Opera House, York, September 26

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2:29pm Thursday 26th June 2014

COMEDY duo Cannon and Ball are to appear with comedian Su Pollard in a new stage production, Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince of Leaves.

Auditioins for Les Misérables School Edition

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2:29pm Thursday 26th June 2014

AUDITIONS for York Light Youth’s autumn production of Les Misérables School Edition will be held on Saturday, July 12 at Lidgett Grove Methodist Church, Wheatlands Road, York.

Beryl, West Yorkshire playhouse, Leeds, June 30 to July 19

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2:27pm Thursday 26th June 2014

WITH a certain cycle race heading this way, there couldn't be a better time for Maxine Peake's debut stage play based on the life of Yorkshire women's cycling legend Beryl Burton to premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

The Three Musketeers promenade production, York, July 23 to 27; July 30 to August 3; August 6 to 10

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2:26pm Thursday 26th June 2014

YORK companies Nightshade Productions and Re-Stage Theatre will take to the streets to perform The Three Musketeers in July and August.

Review: Avenue Q, York Light Opera Company, York Theatre Royal,

York Press: ON Q: Richard Bayton with puppet Rod in Avenue Q

11:37am Thursday 26th June 2014

Avenue Q, York Light Opera Company, York Theatre Royal, until Saturday.

Jazz notes

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3:16pm Thursday 26th June 2014

THE seventh Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues festival kicks off this weekend with a circus swagger which befits the elegant attractions of the Elizabethan family house in 15 acres of beautiful grounds, three days of varied music, entertainment for the kids and an adjacent campsite.

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