Ghost The Musical @ Grand Opera House York Review

Bruce Joel Robin’s stage adaptation of the blockbuster romantic film comes to the Grand Opera House by the city’s own York Stage Musicals company. It’s the well-loved story of murdered banker Sam Wheaton. He attempts to contact his potter girlfriend Molly Jensen from “limbo” to save her from the same fate at the hands of their double-crossing friend Carl Brunner. This lends itself perfectly to … Continue reading Ghost The Musical @ Grand Opera House York Review

The Railway Children

The Railway Children @ The Signal Box Theatre York Review

York Theatre Royal’s production of The Railway Children is a truly immersive experience. The play is staged in ‘The Signal Box Theatre’ (a 1,000 seat purpose-built auditorium shipped over from Toronto) at The National Railway Museum which makes it a really engaging and emotive performance. With a train track in the middle of the theatre space the seats are split 50/50 either side with your … Continue reading The Railway Children @ The Signal Box Theatre York Review

One Man Two Gunors Cast

One Man Two Guvnors @ York Grand Opera House Review

[Originally published by On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/arts/yorkshire-theatre/one-man-two-guvnors-review-york-grand-opera-house/] The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of One Man, Two Guvnors, directed by Nicholas Hytner, is a rip-roaring performance full of outrageous slapstick scenes, witty word play and brilliant comedic performances. The award-winning play celebrates everything that is great about British comedy and has you laughing out loud the whole way through, literally. Based on The Servant of Two Masters by … Continue reading One Man Two Guvnors @ York Grand Opera House Review

Gilly Tompkins & John Trenchard

She Stoops to Conquer @ York Theatre Royal Review

[Originally Published by On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/arts/yorkshire-theatre/she-stoops-to-conquer-review-york/] The posters advertising Northern Broadsides’ version of She Stoops to Conquer (and even the play’s program cover) immediately give you a flavour of what to expect from this new production. A pretty, well-endowed lady being propositioned by an elaborately dressed gentleman in a pub gives a nod to just one of the hilarious situations in the play and the bawdy … Continue reading She Stoops to Conquer @ York Theatre Royal Review

The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black @ York Theatre Royal Review

[Originally published by On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/arts/yorkshire-theatre/woman-black-review-york-theatre-royal/] The fact that I am writing this alone in my house, feeling a teeny bit on edge and wanting to switch as many lights on as possible says something about the frightening success of The Woman in Black production I have just seen! Described as “the most terrifying live theatre experience in the world” I therefore had high hopes for … Continue reading The Woman in Black @ York Theatre Royal Review

Antigone Cast

Antigone @ York Theatre Royal Review

[Originally published by On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/arts/yorkshire-theatre/antigone-review-york-theatre-royal/] Re-working a play that has been seen on stage across the world for over two and a half thousand years is no mean feat. Roy Williams has taken Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy and adapted it to make it relevant to a modern audience without losing the effect and moral lessons of the original story. The action centres around the children … Continue reading Antigone @ York Theatre Royal Review

The Restoration of Nell Gwyn

The Restoration of Nell Gwyn @ York Theatre Royal Review

[Originally Published by On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/arts/yorkshire-theatre/restoration-nell-gwyn-review-york-theatre-royal/] Restoration Comedy is a style of drama that flourished in London after the Restoration in 1660. These plays typically had complicated plots marked by wit (more often than not the bawdy kind), cynicism and licentiousness. The Restoration of Nell Gwyn, a new play by Steve Trafford, certainly ticks all of the boxes, with plenty of innuendo and bawdy jokes along … Continue reading The Restoration of Nell Gwyn @ York Theatre Royal Review