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

Morecambe

‘Morecambe’ @ York Theatre Royal Review

[Originally posted on On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/arts/yorkshire-theatre/morecambe-review-york-royal/] With countless re-runs of their classic Christmas show, documentaries about their lives, two plays and a fictional film about them, I am sure that we all feel that we really know Morecambe and Wise. The return of Morecambe to the stage since its first nationwide tour in 2011 is testament to the love that the British public still has for … Continue reading ‘Morecambe’ @ York Theatre Royal Review