Yorkshire Scandals: class struggles across time

Theatre companies Re:Verse and Wildgoose shed light on the desperate difficulties and troubled dynamics of two families from different times in their true crime double bill, Yorkshire Scandals. Continue reading

Cast & Crew Call: Two Noble Kinsmen

There’s a first time for everything, and today we share our first casting call. We suspect our readers may be interested to hear about this new call for York Shakespeare Project’s upcoming production of The Two Noble Kinsmen. Continue reading

Jack and the Beanstalk: Comedy for all ages

Berwick Kaler, Martin Barrass and their colleagues deliver a delightfully funny performance for people young and old in Jack and the Beanstalk.

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Yorkshire Scandals: Art Reporting Life

It is a bittersweet time for the arts and the news in York, what with the only paid local arts critic role being threatened with redundancy. The city’s independent art scene thrives as ever, and we strive to document the full, rich programme of events taking place in our city. Inevitably, where the money dries up, other resources follow, and we are looking at a future with decidedly less coverage. So what happens to the art that’s doing its own reporting? Continue reading

The tension of proximity: Wait Until Dark puts blind actress in the spotlight

Presented by Original Theatre at York Theatre Royal, Tuesday 21st November 2017 Continue reading

Sage Francis and B. Dolan do spoken word in York

American rappers and award-winning poets, Sage Francis and B. Dolan, are taking their Epic Beard Men tour to York. Continue reading

Tutti Frutti crafts The Ugly Duckling for the modern age

Over the past 26 years, Tutti Frutti has steadily established itself as one of the country’s leading children’s theatre companies. Their last production, Underneath a Magical Moon, was an incredibly beautiful piece of theatre, so expectations were high for their latest offering, The Ugly Duckling. Continue reading

York filmmakers seek backers for feature length film

Independent York-based film company RedShirt Films is working on its first feature film, The Book Club, and is seeking funding for its Kickstarter. Continue reading

York’s first pop culture café seeks funding

A local couple is seeking funding to open York’s first pop culture café, Random Encounter. Continue reading

RENT: The musical that still rocks, 20 years on

RENT is an imperfect musical about imperfect people. A landmark turn in musical theatre, Jonathan Larson’s unusual, rocking score captures the lives of the marginalised citizens of mid-90’s East Village. Continue reading

TFTV’s production of Turcaret is a laugh at class

Swooning and swindling is the name of the game in Alain-René Lesage’s critical eighteenth-century class farce. Continue reading

Cornermen: A hard-hitting underdog’s tale

Boxing has always been a great platform for telling stories of the underdog and Oli Forsyth’s bracing play, Cornermen, proves to be no exception as it follows a tale of three trainers in search of a long-term meal ticket. This new production packs a powerful punch thanks to confident direction by Andy Love and potent performances from all involved. Continue reading