Theatre News and Reviews

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 ★★★★☆”

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!”

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: There Are No Beginnings ★★★★☆

There Are No Beginnings, the first production in the Bramall Rock Void, a new theatre space created as part of the Playhouse’s £15.8m redevelopment, is now open at Leeds Playhouse and we had the pleasure of heading to see it this weekend. The all-female cast including Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch, ITV), Tessa Parr (Road, Hamlet, Leeds Playhouse) Natalie Gavin (Line of Duty, Gentleman Jack, BBC) and newcomer Jesse Jones combine onContinue reading “Review: There Are No Beginnings ★★★★☆”

DING DONG! THE MORMONS ARE COMING TO LEEDS

Hello! THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Broadway and West End smash hitmusical, written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, is coming to Leeds Grand Theatre from Wednesday 8 April 2020 to Saturday 2 May 2020. Public booking for the Tony®, Olivier® and Grammy® award-winning show will open at 10am on Wednesday 30 October. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the creators of the Emmy andContinue reading “DING DONG! THE MORMONS ARE COMING TO LEEDS”

Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black – York Theatre Royal

The Woman in BlackAdapted by Stephen MallatrattDirected by Robin HerfordYork Theatre Royal, 12 – 16 November Millions of theatregoers worldwide have experienced “the most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter” (Daily Telegraph). Now The Woman in Black returns to haunt audiences at York Theatre Royal from 12 to 16 November. This acclaimed ghost storyContinue reading “Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black – York Theatre Royal”

Review: What’s In A Name? – Grand Opera House, York ★★★★☆

Adam Graver Almost 10 years ago, Le Prenom, premiered in Paris to rave reviews. After being translated into 22 languages across Europe and further-afar, the show has become What’s In A Name?, adapted and directed for the current UK run by Jeremy Sams. Starring Joe Thomas (Vincent), the show centres around husband and wife ElizabethContinue reading “Review: What’s In A Name? – Grand Opera House, York ★★★★☆”

Review: Swallows and Amazons, York Theatre Royal – ★★★★☆

22 years after Damian Cruden started his York Theatre Royal journey, his time theatre has come to an end with his final show, Swallows and Amazons, this year’s August run. Cruden finishes his glittering York career with the swashbuckling pirate adventure, a summer family show that marvels and entertains people of all ages. With childrenContinue reading “Review: Swallows and Amazons, York Theatre Royal – ★★★★☆”


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