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

Tales of Bacon: Charming and fiesty

Humour collides with medieval mise-en-scene in Tales of Bacon, a delightful new web series. Continue reading

Top 5 Studio Ghibli films showing in York

Studio Ghibli is renowned worldwide for its stunning animation and innovations in storytelling. Luckily, City Screen is running a season of Studio Ghibli over the summer. Continue reading

YSP perform a heartwarming Pericles, Prince of Tyre

York Shakespeare Project go from strength to strength in celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death with their 29th play, this truly heart-warming rendition of one of the bard’s lesser (co-written) plays. Continue reading

Flora Greysteel launch first EP

York-based two-piece Flora Greysteel are launching their hotly anticipated debut EP at Fulford Arms on April 24th. Continue reading

Fist of Art: Vesper Walk’s new film on mental illness

York band Vesper Walk take a look at the effects of mental illness in their new short film, Fist of Art. Continue reading

The Calls come to York

Leeds-based rockers The Calls are calling into York with Hull’s The Raywells and York’s own Alistair Griffin. Continue reading