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Event Details

Venue: Studio

Date: Thu 11 Apr - Sat 04 May

Time: 7:45pm with 2pm (Sat) and 2:30pm (Thu) matinee

Produced by: York Theatre Royal and Useful Donkey

Written by: A.S.Byatt

Adapted by: Juliet Forster

Directed by: Juliet Forster

Designed by: Anna Gooch

Lighting: Nick Duncan

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Reviews

Preview: Angels & Insects - York Press

Thu 11 Apr 2013

Written by Charles Hutchinson

SHEFFIELD writer AS Byatt’s novella Angels & Insects has been adapted for the stage for the first time as part of York Theatre Royal’s Yorkshire season.

Review: Angels & Insects - The Stage

Wed 17 Apr 2013

Written by Will Ramsey

First Review for Angels & Insects finds 'the adaptation portrays the excitement of the Victorian age’s push towards knowledge'

Review: Angels & Insects- York Press

Fri 19 Apr 2013

Written by Charles Hutchinson

"Like a butterfly, the full picture is concealed until the wings open, and that opening is gradual and tantalising and intriguing... This is quietly considered, quietly tempestuous, quietly intelligent theatre that rewards patience, like catching a butterfly."

Reviews: Angels & Insects- Joseph Rowntree Pupil Ambassadors

Fri 19 Apr 2013

Written by by Harry Gibb & Hannah Brown

Pupils at one of our Partner Schools, Joseph Rowntree, review the Studio Show 'Angels & Insects'

Reviews: Angels & Insects- British Theatre Guide

Fri 19 Apr 2013

Written by Mark Smith

British Theatre Guide finds this tale of a shipwrecked Amazonian Explorer washed up into Britain's higher classes 'Enthralling'.

Reviews: Angels & Insects- York Mix

Mon 22 Apr 2013

Written by Steve Shooter

Reviewer Steve Shooter urges 'anyone with even the slightest leaning towards drama to check out Angels & Insects, an excellent night at the theatre.'

Reviews: Angels & Insects- Northern Echo

Mon 22 Apr 2013

Written by Steve Pratt

Steve Pratt finds Juliet Forster's adaptation 'a beautifully-crafted piece using words, music and illusion to tell a multi-layered narrative.'

Reviews: Angels & Insects- One & Other

Mon 29 Apr 2013

Written by Sophie Howard

Rich, complex and thoughtful, Angels & Insects is an intelligent study into love, lust, fulfilment and the quest for happiness.

Angels & Insects

Angels & Insects

Angels & Insects

An Amazonian explorer and entomologist, returning home shipwrecked and penniless to Victorian England, is taken in by a wealthy aristocrat. Whilst employed to catalogue his benefactor’s collection of insects, he falls in love with the beautiful and mysterious daughter of the household.

However, this is not the rags to riches romance it first appears, and he discovers the family's perfect facade hides unexpectedly grim secrets, in a tale of lust, love and betrayal.

Using live music and storytelling, magic and illusion, the world is brought to life in this passionate and thought-provoking new stage adaptation of the story Morpho Eugenia by booker prize winning Yorkshire writer A.S Byatt.

After Show Discussion: Tue 23 April

'Enthralling' British Theatre Guide

'Intelligent theatre which rewards patience, like catching a butterfly' York Press

'A beautifully crafted peice using words, music and illusion' Northern Echo

'Intellectually satisfying' Easingwold Advertiser

'Rich, complex and thoughtful, Angels & Insects is an intelligent study into love, lust, fulfilment and the quest for happiness.' One&Other

Cast

William Adamson- Jonathan Race

Matty- Joanna Hickman

 

Related News

Angels and Insects: Cast at Waterstones

Wed 03 Apr 2013

Jonathan Race and Joanna Hickman investigate the shelves of Waterstones in York. Ticketholders for the show get 20% off the novel

Angels and Insects: Cast at Waterstones

Angels and Insects: Filming the Trailer

Thu 28 Mar 2013

The cast travelled to Rounday Park in Leeds to film the Trailer for upcoming co-production between York Theatre Royal and Useful Donkey

Angels and Insects: Filming the Trailer

Angels and Insects: Meet the Designer

Fri 08 Mar 2013

Anna Gooch is the Designer on 'Angels and Insects' and here discusses her work with co-producing company Useful Donkey

Angels and Insects: Meet the Designer

Angels and Insects: Actress Joanna Hickman

Fri 08 Mar 2013

Joanna Hickman will be appearing 'Angels and Insects' and here she discusses her role, Ants, Jane Eyre and something called the Suzuki Method...

Angels and Insects: Actress Joanna Hickman

Angels and Insects: Researching a role

Wed 30 Jan 2013

Jonathan Race speaks to Dr Peter Mayhew of York University whilst looking into his role as William Adamson in the YTR Studio show 'Angels and Insects'

Angels and Insects: Researching a role

 

 

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Angels and Insects Cast

Angels and Insects Cast

Angels and Insects

Angels and Insects

Jonathan Race researches his role

Jonathan Race researches his role

Angels and Insects Trailer

Angels and Insects Trailer

Director/Adapter Juliet Forster discusses A&I

Director/Adapter Juliet Forster discusses A&I