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Event Details

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

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Reviews

Preview: iShandy - York Press

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.

Preview: iShandy- Yorkshire Post

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

Reviews: iShandy- The Stage

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.

Reviews: iShandy- York Mix

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.'

Reviews: iShandy- Yorkshire Evening Post

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.

Reviews: iShandy- York Press

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.

iShandy

iShandy

iShandy

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

Cast

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

Events

Shandy Hall Visit and Theatre Trip

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.

Studio Talk - Martin Rowson

Mon 29 Apr, 7pm

Martin Rowson Studio TalkMartin 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.


Related News

BBC Antiques Show features wonderful introduction to Laurence Sterne author of 'Tristram Shandy'

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.

BBC Antiques Show features wonderful introduction to Laurence Sterne author of 'Tristram Shandy'

iShandy: Screening of 'A Cock and Bull Story' at City Screen plus Q & A with Creative Team

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

iShandy: Screening of 'A Cock and Bull Story' at City Screen plus Q & A with Creative Team

iShandy: Cast Visit Shandy Hall

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.

iShandy: Cast Visit Shandy Hall

Tristram Shandy Book Group Announced begins Tue 5 Feb

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'

 

 

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Tristram Shandy, a short insight with Patrick Wildgust

Tristram Shandy, a short insight with Patrick Wildgust

Audience Feedback

Audience Feedback

iShandy- Writer Richard Hurford discusses the production

iShandy- Writer Richard Hurford discusses the production

iShandy in Rehearsal

iShandy in Rehearsal

iShandy Trailer: A load of Cock and Bull?

iShandy Trailer: A load of Cock and Bull?

iShandy Trailer

iShandy Trailer

An Introduction to Shandy Hall, Sterne's residence

An Introduction to Shandy Hall, Sterne's residence

iShandy Cast

iShandy Cast

iShandy Production Photos

iShandy Production Photos

Elizabeth Bower and Phil Rowson discuss the play

Elizabeth Bower and Phil Rowson discuss the play

Laurence Sterne, the man, the writer and his home

Laurence Sterne, the man, the writer and his home