STAGE: Ghost Stories – Grand Opera House, York

Almost ten years ago, Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson launched Ghost Stories on the world and since, it has gone from strength to strength with global tours getting rave reviews, and an award-winning film with Martin Freeman. This week, Ghost Stories is in York at the Grand Opera House and I urge you to goContinue reading “STAGE: Ghost Stories – Grand Opera House, York”

STAGE: Alone In Berlin – Theatre Royal, York ★★★★☆

Reading the show programme for Alone In Berlin, running at York Theatre Royal until 21st March, they hit the nail on the head by saying “It’s very hard for people to imagine what it’s like to live in a totalitarian state”. Would you stand up to the regime or sit back and live your livesContinue reading “STAGE: Alone In Berlin – Theatre Royal, York ★★★★☆”

STAGE: Crongton Knights – Theatre Royal, York ★★★★☆

Emteaz Hussain’s adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s superb novel Crongton Knights, hits all the right notes in world premiere staging at the York Theatre Royal. Alex Wheatle’s Crongton Knights, written in 2017, is a story about overcoming the challenges of youth on the South Crongton estate. The award winning novel trilogy, has been transformed onto theContinue reading “STAGE: Crongton Knights – Theatre Royal, York ★★★★☆”

STAGE: Oliver The Musical – Theatre Royal York

60 years ago, one of the most told stories on the stage, Oliver! opened in the West End in London. Last week, the York Light Opera company, returned to York’s Theatre Royal, for the 60th year running to perform that very show. Based on the classic Charles Dickens novel, Lionel Bart’s Oliver The Musical seesContinue reading “STAGE: Oliver The Musical – Theatre Royal York”

Theatre: Crongton Knights – Theatre Royal York – 25-29th February

The world premiere adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s award-winning novel Crongton Knights comes to York Theatre Royal from 25 to 29 February. Life isn’t easy on the Crongton Estate and for McKay and his mates it’s all about keeping their heads down but when a friend finds herself in trouble, they set out on a missionContinue reading “Theatre: Crongton Knights – Theatre Royal York – 25-29th February”

STAGE: Once The Musical – Review, Grand Opera House York

This week, the incredible musical “Once”, arrived in York for the very first time. Following critical success in 2012 on Broadway, to acclaim on the West End in London, Once is billed as a must see show, and it did not disappoint. Once embarks on its first major UK tour after acclaimed runs on Broadway andContinue reading “STAGE: Once The Musical – Review, Grand Opera House York”

Breaking News! Berwick is back!

Grand Opera House are delighted to announce York legend Berwick Kaler will be bulk buying Wagon Wheels, dusting off his frocks and making his much-anticipated, triumphant return to pantomime to star in Dick Turpin Rides Again this Christmas! The star of pantomime in York for 40 years, Berwick’s critically acclaimed performance as dame has solidified his reputation as a trueContinue reading “Breaking News! Berwick is back!”

News: Alone In Berlin comes to York, 3-21st March

The world premiere production of Alone in Berlin, Hans Fallada’s acclaimed novel translated and adapted for the stage by Alistair Beaton, comes to York Theatre Royal from 3 – 21 March. Charlotte Emmerson, Denis Conway and Joseph Marcell lead an ensemble cast directed by James Dacre, Artistic Director of Royal & Derngate Northampton. The productionContinue reading “News: Alone In Berlin comes to York, 3-21st March”

THEATRE: The Three Musketeers: A Comedy Adventure lands in York in February

From Le Navet Bete, award-winning creators of smash hit shows Dracula: The Bloody Truth and Dick Tracy, comes a hilarious new comedy adventure that promises to have audiences rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside. The Three Musketeers: A Comedy Adventure – on the main stage at York Theatre Royal on 7 and 8 February –Continue reading “THEATRE: The Three Musketeers: A Comedy Adventure lands in York in February”

Review: Scrooge The Musical – Grand Opera House, York

When I first saw the Scrooge the Musical was coming to York, through Pick Me Up Theatre, my first thought was, it’s about time! For years, this Christmas tale has been one of the lesser told theatre stories and finally Robert Readman (Director) has managed to bring it to life. Based on Charles Dickens’ classicContinue reading “Review: Scrooge The Musical – Grand Opera House, York”