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Event Details

Venue: Main House

Date: Tue 02 Apr - Wed 03 Apr

Time: 7:30pm with 2:30pm Wed matinee

Produced by: Tamasha and Circus Space

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Review: The Arrival - The Guardian

Fri 22 Mar 2013

Written by Lyn Gardner

"a beautifully understated show that encompasses many kinds of language: physical, musical and emotional... [it] creeps up on you and seizes your heart."

Review: The Arrival - The Stage

Mon 25 Mar 2013

Written by Lesley Bates

"a beautiful, moving piece of loss and longing that never feels less than honest and truthful to those whose stories it represents... skilfully directed"

Review: Arrival - One & Other

Wed 03 Apr 2013

Written by Stuart Goulden

Inspired by Shaun Tan’s graphic novel, the stage adaptation of The Arrival is a moving marriage of theatre, sound and circus.

The Arrival

The Arrival

The Arrival

The perfect treat for the Easter holidays.

Dele plays a last game of football with his friends, says goodbye to his son and sets off on a voyage to a smog-filled metropolis across the sea. Carrying only a small suitcase, he embarks on a journey into the unknown.

A moment of kindness in a sea of unfamiliarity… A long, hard day at work… A lively party… A nostalgic lullaby…

Based on the illustrated novel by Oscar winner Shaun Tan, one man’s tale echoes the many ‘arrivals’ happening around us all the time. This epic story unfolds through an extraordinary weaving together of theatre, circus and music.

Suitable for children 10+

Tamasha means commotion, creating a stir, and the company is certainly doing that.“ What’s On Stage on Tamasha’s most recent production, Snookered.

Co-created by Kristine Landon-Smith and Sita Brahmachari
Inspired by the graphic novel by Shaun Tan

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Free Easter Workshops

Thu 28 Mar 2013

Easter workshop - two workshops for 11 - 16yrs around the upcoming production of The Arrival.

York Theatre Royal has a very special 'Arrival'

Mon 25 Mar 2013

The Arrival will shortly arrive at York Theatre Royal and it's sure to be an electrifying visit from the Tamasha/Circus Space show.

York Theatre Royal has a very special 'Arrival'



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