York Theatre Royal has announced Collective Arts, a programme of creative community engagement taking place while the building is closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The … Continue reading York Theatre Royal announces Collective Acts community engagement programme
We are used to epic films about the Second World War and stories of the blitz but this play shows us something quite different. It is based on a true story and tells of two normal working people in Berlin in 1940. A perfectly ordinary couple carry on a private campaign of resistance by leaving postcards in stairwells around the city on which anti-Nazi messages are written. Continue reading “Review: Alone In Berlin at York Theatre Royal”
When I was a Drama student in the late Sixties, Chekhov was much admired and much performed. He was linked with the acting technique of Stanislavski and invited an exploration of naturalistic acting. Over the decades since many other approaches to the art of acting have emerged and styles have been explored to suit contemporary drama, but I confess to a strong affinity with what The Americans called ‘The Method’ or Stanislavski’s technique. Continue reading “Review: The Seagull at York Theatre Royal”
Oliver! is a classic: the music is stunning, Dickens’s story is loved and respected and the opportunities for character acting and drama is there in abundance. Continue reading “Review: Oliver! at York Theatre Royal”
It’s panto time again at York Theatre Royal and before you say: ‘Oh no it isn’t!’, let me tell you this show is definitely a one off.
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It opened in 1997 and is now one of the longest running shows in the West End. The Woman in Black has returned to York Theatre Royal on tour. If you haven’t yet seen the show it is well worth a visit.
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I know that one in five people will experience mental health issues in their lives and after seeing tonight’s production I have begun to understand the horror of this condition. Matt Haig, the author, suffered from severe depression, anxiety, suicidal urges and panic attacks and he wrote a self-help book to assist others in their search for a functional existence. I haven’t read this manual so I came to the play with an open mind.
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Acclaimed by the director Juliet Forster as ‘ arguably one of the best plays ever written, ‘A View from the Bridge’ is certainly the best play Arthur Miller ever wrote. Continue reading “Review: A View From The Bridge at York Theatre Royal”
Malory Towers was adapted by Emma Rice from Enid Blyton’s stories. The director was Emma Rice. Continue reading “Malory Towers at York Theatre Royal”