Cast & Crew Call: Two Noble Kinsmen

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Yorkshire Scandals: Art Reporting Life

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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

Tutti Frutti crafts The Ugly Duckling for the modern age

Daniel Naddafy as Goose and Danny Childs as Ugly Duckling.

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

RENT: The musical that still rocks, 20 years on

RENT is the story of impoverished youths trying to make it in New York (image courtesy of RENT 20th Anniversary Production Ltd).

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

Cornermen: A hard-hitting underdog’s tale

Oli Forsyth's play follows three boxing trainers as they pin their hopes on one journeyman.

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