YORK Shakespeare Project is seeking a director for its autumn production featuring an all-female cast.

Dedicated to performing all of Shakespeare’s plays by 2021, roughly in chronological order, YSP is now looking towards the final five production. So far, 32 plays have been tackled, the most recent being The Winter’s Tale last October, and rehearsals for the 33rd, Two Noble Kinsmen, are in progress under director Tom Straszewski.

"After the great success of our all-women production of Henry V in 2015, the committee has agreed that our 34th production will have an all-female cast," says YSP's Diana Wyatt. "We have not prescribed a specific play for the production. Applicants can choose from Coriolanus, Macbeth, Cymbeline and Antony And Cleopatra. Venue and precise dates have not yet been decided, but we expect it to be performed in October or November, subject to availability and the preferences of the director appointed."

The post has an honorarium of £1,500 and the chosen director will be expected to rehearse on two evenings a week and one weekend afternoon for at least eight weeks. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview in York.

If you are interested in applying, email info@yorkshakespeareproject.org. - the last dot is correct - for an information pack with more details about this opportunity. Any queries should be directed to this address too.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday, May 22; interviews for short-listed candidates will be held in York on Saturday. June 16.

Meanwhile, Two Noble Kinsmen, "a rare play by Shakespeare and Fletcher", will be staged in the De Grey Rooms, next to York Theatre Royal, on May 2 to 5 at 7pm plus a 2pm Saturday matinee. Tickets cost £14, concessions £10, under-18s £5, on 01904 623568, at yorktheatreroyal.co.uk or on the door.