Thu 11 Dec 2014 - Sat 31 Jan 2015
Tue 04 Mar 2014 - Sat 15 Mar 2014
Wed 05 Mar 2014 - Sat 15 Mar 2014
Mon 24 Mar 2014 - Sat 29 Mar 2014
Tue 01 Apr 2014 - Sat 05 Apr 2014
More than 100 school children brought a new take on Shakespeare’s Richard III with the help of Britain’s leading theatre company. Responding To Richard aims to encourage young children to enjoy theatre and is a unique approach to Shakespeare. Schools were asked to put their own spin on a particular section of Richard III, based on the students’ own ideas. York Theatre Royal helped to develop each school’s interpretation of the pieces before they were performed in front of an appreciative audience at the theatre on Thursday, February 27.
DIE-HARD panto fans queued all night in freezing temperatures to buy tickets for York Theatre Royal’s production next Christmas.
It’s that time of year again when everyone’s favourite York panto goes on sale! This year our panto will be Old Mother Goose and tickets go on sale on Saturday 1st March 2014.
Mon 24 Feb 2014
Written by Clare Brennan
Director Damian Cruden's co-production for York Royal, Touring Consortium and Octagon Bolton theatres delivers strong, gutsy performances and sentiment-shaking brass harmonies from the 21-strong actor and musician ensemble.
Fri 21 Feb 2014
Written by Charles Hutchinson
This year marks the 30th anniversary since the political and social seismic shift of the 1984 Miners’ Strike, and the scars of wounds inflicted on Yorkshire communities still run deep.
Wed 19 Feb 2014
Written by Alfred Hickling
Pete Postlethwaite is a hard act to follow as the stoic bandmaster whose huge heart outruns his ravaged lungs, but John McArdle fully possesses of the role. Damian Cruden's production neither softens nor sentimentalises the realities of hardship: there is a moment of almost Beckettian bleakness in which Andrew Dunn's destitute trombonist attempts to hang himself from the pit shaft while dressed as a children's entertainer. The drama is remarkable for the honesty in which the fabled solidarity between the miners and their wives is stretched to breaking point over the cost of band subs and new instruments as bailiffs come to claim everything else.