Venue: Main House
Date: Fri 19 Apr - Sat 11 May
Time: 7:30pm with 2pm (Thu) and 2.30pm (Sat) matinees
Produced by: York Theatre Royal
Written by: Richard Hurford
Directed by: Damian Cruden
Designed by: Jane Linz Roberts
Lighting: Richard G Jones
Thu 11 Apr 2013
Written by Charles Hutchinson
Richard Hurford’s new play iShandy is loosely based on The Life And Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, the notorious novel by Coxwold writer and vicar Laurence Sterne.
Mon 22 Apr 2013
Written by Nick Ahad
The Yorkshire Post's Nick Ahad explores the beginnings of iShandy and how this enigmatic book has been bought to life onstage
Wed 24 Apr 2013
Written by Will Ramsey
York Theatre Royal’s production distills the bawdy humour of Laurence Sterne’s novel...to create a surreal comedy of ideas.
Thu 25 Apr 2013
Written by Steve Shooter
'a hilariously fun show both for those who know Tristram Shandy and for those who don’t.'
Fri 26 Apr 2013
Written by Sarah Freeman
iShandy might defy sensible description, but as a night out at the theatre this is hard to beat.
Thu 25 Apr 2013
Written by Charles Hutchinson
York Press take inspiration from the 'fabled black page' in a review which focuses on a cock and bull story with plenty of one and far too much of the other.
Very loosely based on the novel by Laurence Sterne with footnotes, gratitude, savoury snacks and pregnant pauses.
Members of a teachers’ Book Club meet to discuss the latest ambitious read in their season of Yorkshire classics, the insurmountable Tristram Shandy.
It’s fun loving English teacher Susan’s turn to host and as always, she insists on an elaborate fancy dress theme. As the friends gather dressed as characters from the novel, excitement builds about meeting the group’s newest member. After all, he was the one who suggested Tristram Shandy in the first place!
However, this is no ordinary cosy night in with a good book as the evening takes some extraordinary twists and turns. As confusion mounts and hilarity ensues, the meeting descends into debauched absurdity and this cunning comedy becomes as saucy, surreal and dangerous as Sterne himself.
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is a novel by Coxwold based writer Laurence Sterne, released in nine volumes over seven years from 1759. There will be several associated events linked to this new production to help celebrate the 300th anniversary of Laurence Sterne’s birth.
Warning: This product may contain unavoidable nuts and other adult themes, including at least 17 verbal references to *******'s and a visual *!
'iShandy might defy sensible description, but as a night out at the theatre this is hard to beat.' - Yorkshire Evening Post
'York Theatre Royal’s production distills the bawdy humour of Laurence Sterne’s novel to create a surreal comedy of ideas.'
- The Stage
'A hilariously fun show both for those who know Tristram Shandy and for those who don't.' - York Mix
'Four Stars'- Yorkshire Post
10 Free tickets available per performance for u25s
Andrina Carroll – Fran/Mrs.Shandy
Andy Dunn – Tim/Mr.Shandy
Mick Jasper - Andrew/Uncle Toby
Iain Armstrong - Phil/Corporal Trim
Elizabeth Bower – Susan/Susannah
Phil Rowson – Greg/Footnote
For more information on Laurence Sterne click here
Thu 25 Apr & Sat 27 Apr
An exclusive opportunity for a private tour of Shandy Hall in the village of Coxwold, 15 miles north of York. Led by Patrick Wildgust, Curator of the Laurence Sterne Trust, the morning will include a tour of Shandy Hall, Laurence Sterne’s home in the late 18th C. Also included is lunch at York Theatre Royal and a ticket to see the matinee of iShandy. Meet at York Theatre Royal at 9.30am and return for the matinee.
Tickets: £40 includes all transport from York to Coxwold, ticket for Shandy Hall and matinee of iShandy and lunch. Book via Box Office.
Mon 29 Apr, 7pm
Martin Rowson, world renowned political cartoonist for The Guardian will be giving a talk on his graphic novel of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman as part of the York Theatre Royal/York St John University Studio Talks series.
More information here.
Thu 18 Apr 2013
'iShandy' on TV! Antiques Road Trip popped into Shandy Hall in Coxwold to learn more about Laurence Sterne 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman which influenced 'iShandy' which opens 19th April.
Tue 09 Apr 2013
We're really getting into the spirit of Tristram Shandy with a special screening of the terrific 'A Cock and Bull Story' at York's City Screen on Sunday 14th April 2pm
Thu 04 Apr 2013
The Cast and Creative Team of 'iShandy' journeyed north to Coxwold and to Shandy Hall former residence of the writer Laurence Sterne. There they were shown around by its fabulous Curator Patrick Wildgust.
Wed 16 Jan 2013
A unique opportunity to explore this Lawrence Sterne masterpiece over a course of three monthly evenings in anticipation of the Main House production 'iShandy'