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York Literature Festival
Shakespeare's Rose Theatre
Tue 13 Feb 2018 - Sat 17 Feb 2018
Syd’s favourite person in the whole wide world is Grandad. And Grandad’s favourite person is Syd. Join the intrepid duo as they head off on a heart warming adventure filled with songs, laughter and jungles that will change their lives forever...
Fri 16 Feb 2018 - Sat 03 Mar 2018
Fred is found dead - they deny it was murder. Rose is in love - they say she's in danger. And that boy Pinkie... they say he's evil - but what has he done?
Tue 20 Feb 2018
An iceberg arrives at a tropical island. The inhabitants search for someone to blame for the unlikely visitor; this is a place where scapegoating is a reflex. Cinematic projection, surround sound and spoken word form a piece of theatre as strange and bright as a lump of ice.
Wed 21 Feb 2018
Five years ago, James’ best friend was diagnosed with heart cancer and told he had three months to live. His last wish was to be given a full viking burial. This is the remarkable, hilarious and heart-lifting story of how James actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted.
Thu 22 Feb 2018
A city. Just like this. Right now. A teenage girl boils up in rage in a toilet cubicle. A finance worker preaches doom in a busy train station. An absurd coke-addled celebrity races through town on a mission. A paranoid stoner stares blankly at the endless disasters on the TV news. In just one moment, all their worlds will end.
Fri 23 Feb 2018
Annie finds herself on a clifftop. She says she's fine but she can't quite get her story straight. Sat by her side, Sophie covers the bruises on her neck. She thinks everything might just be alright, because it's amazing what you get used to, isn't it?
Sat 24 Feb 2018
Set in a seaside hotel of halcyon childhood summers, this autobiographical play by award-winner Jane Upton journeys back to find a beloved Nana before she forgot who she was. Finding Nana is about the universal, unconditional love between a granddaughter and her Nana and the ugly truth of losing it all.
Wed 07 Mar 2018 - Sat 17 Mar 2018
Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but.
Wed 14 Mar 2018
Mickey and his team of cornermen never seem to have much luck in the boxing world. The fighters they manage always end up loosing and, after a disastrous last outing, no one wants to work with them. Until, that is, they sign a young boxer whose winning ways catapult them into a world of success they’ve never had before.
Thu 15 Mar 2018 - Sat 17 Mar 2018
These Walls is a new play that brings to life the history of the Debtors' Prison and the people who lived, worked and died there.
Sat 24 Mar 2018
De Grey Rooms
A ‘fringe’ programme of performances as part of FRESH Dance 2018.
Tue 27 Mar 2018 - Wed 28 Mar 2018
Little Plays returns to bring you another evening of short plays created for the actors of York Theatre Royal’s very own Theatre Workshops. This instalment sees stories of disappearance and redemption, discovery and surrender.
Wed 28 Mar 2018 - Sat 31 Mar 2018
In Lola Arias’ MINEFIELD six Falklands/ Malvinas war veterans who once faced each other across a battlefield now face each other across a stage. Together they share memories, films, songs and photos as they recall their collective war and embody the political figures that led them into it.
Wed 04 Apr 2018 - Sat 07 Apr 2018
The Little Mermaid longs for life on land, the Prince is consumed by the lure of the sea. When a raging storm brings them together, the wheels of fate are set in motion. Sacrificing her voice to the powerful Sea Witch, the Mermaid will face many more obstacles if she is ever to be with her Prince.
Wed 04 Apr 2018 - Sat 07 Apr 2018
What happens when a company of ex-soldiers becomes a company of actors? A theatrical band of brothers. Although it’s not a cure all, the bonding, the humour, the theatre of war helps to put them back together again - as a company of veterans and actors rehearse a play about a company of veterans and actors.
Thu 12 Apr 2018 - Sat 14 Apr 2018
‘Luxury is our future. Identity Services. We will change what we do. We will change who we are. We will change…everyone.’
Tue 17 Apr 2018 - Sat 21 Apr 2018
Prepare to take a welcome turn with Wilde’s much-loved Algernon, Earnest, Gwendolen and Cecily, as town and country clash in a brilliant and wildly funny story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags.
Tue 24 Apr 2018 - Sat 28 Apr 2018
The islanders of Great and Little Todday are dismayed to find their whisky supply dwindling as the UK government diverts the precious stuff to the Americans, in an attempt to bribe them into supporting the British war-effort. When the whisky runs out completely it seems like the end of the world...
Sat 28 Apr 2018
A heartfelt new play with music, philosophy and silliness. Part true story, part farcical performance lecture, my world has exploded a little bit explores loss and love through a handy 17 step guide to bereavement, which is unflinching in both its tender intimacy and its dark humour.
Fri 04 May 2018 - Sat 19 May 2018
A contemporary story of a family torn apart by a hunger for success and fear of failure.
Wed 23 May 2018
A twelve-year-old girl sneaks across the border into her own country. Her parents watch her on a computer screen. The works of a half-forgotten performance artist seem to hold the key to bringing down a brutal system operating on our behalf and under our noses. Do you join in? Or do you look the other way?
Fri 25 May 2018
One woman’s life-long love for Billie Holiday’s music, for the stars, and for her lost baby brother. Who Wants To Live Forever? is about camping holidays and friendship; about learning how to sing so that you can sing to the stars; about loss and memory, and turning memory into myths of Amazon princesses sailing the skies. About falling stars, and why we all love them.
Sat 26 May 2018
Last Resort is an alternative future for Guantanamo Bay. The waterboarding has stopped, the noise has been turned down and the military base has been reclaimed as a holiday destination. You, the audience, are our holidaymakers. You will sit in a deckchair, you will get a rum cocktail on arrival and you will feel the sand between your toes. We will be your tour guides.
Sat 02 Jun 2018
Puccini’s one-act operas Il tabarro and Gianni Schicchi could hardly be more different: one is a moody romance ending in a grotesque murder on a barge in Paris, and the other is a sparkling comedy about a family inheritance in Florence.
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*Open until 7.30pm on show days
**Open until 6pm on non-show days