Theatre Mill’s Moby Dick: Strong visuals, varied characters

Theatre Mill, with the direction of Gareth Tudor Price, cross the high seas to a Hull pub, via York Guildhall, for John Godber and Nick Lane’s adaptation of the classic story of Moby Dick. Continue reading

Sheffield Theatres and English Touring Theatre give Lady Chatterley a tender lover

Phillip Breen’s adaptation honours D. H. Lawrence’s overriding reach for tenderness in Lady Chatterley’s Lover, the love story that scandalised the western world after thirty-two years of whispering under the sheets of Italian, French and Australian publishers. Continue reading

Wildgoose Theatre’s compassionate Gates of Gold

Love of family, partners and theatre itself are beautifully conveyed and deconstructed in Wildgoose Theatre’s adaptation of Gates of Gold. Continue reading

Did Northern Broadsides bring When We Are Married up to date?

The well-to-do Mr and Mrs Helliwell, Mr and Mrs Parker and Mr and Mrs Soppitt have been married 25 years today – or so they think. As it transpires, they were never officially married at all, and so begins J B Priestley’s When We Are Married at York Theatre Royal. Continue reading

York’s Little Festival of Live Music returns

Established and emerging musicians from York will be returning to Parliament Square for York’s Little Festival of Live Music.

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York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre charm in The Witches

York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre’s performance of The Witches was a nostalgic mix of comedy, horror and pantomime tropes. Continue reading

Sherlock Holmes at York Theatre Royal: Varied styles and distractions

Damian Cruden’s Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles is an original family-oriented devised musical dressed handsomely in an appropriated Victorian circus-theatre aesthetic. Continue reading

The Machine Stops: Stylish design but missed issues

Pilot Theatre delve into a world where humans live underground in their adaptation of E.M. Forster’s post-apocalyptic tale of human dependency upon technology, The Machine Stops. Continue reading

Frankie Howerd memorial plaque unveiled

A memorial plaque to comedy legend Frankie Howerd OBE has been unveiled at his first ever home in York. Continue reading

Well-fangled Theatre delight in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is well known for its magically romantic narrative of quarrelling lovers and tricksy fairies, so expectations were high for something unique. Well-fangled Theatre more than delivered. Continue reading

A gender fluid Midsummer Night’s Dream

A gender-fluid take on William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to Friargate Theatre. Continue reading

Brideshead Revisited: An enchanting look at young love

Bryony Lavery proves to be a master of matters of the heart with her tender adaptation of Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh’s examination of young love, family and faith. Continue reading