Wise Children

An unapologetic celebration of theatricality in all its glorious, glamorous, shady and seedy forms, Wise Children allows Rice to do what she (and Carter) does best, which is to tell stories about the very base aspects of what it is to be human in the most magical, dark and captivating ways.


Canary Girls

By Fun in the Oven Theatre in collaboration with Teatro en Vilo York Theatre Royal, 22 Nov 2018 Through physical theatre and contemporary sound design, Fun in the Oven and Teatro en Vilo aim to offer rare insight into the lives of the oft-forgotten heroines of the munitions workers dubbed the Canary Girls.  Canary is […]

My Mother Said I Never Should

by Charlotte Keatley London Classic Theatre York Theatre Royal, 20 November Charlotte Keatley’s My Mother Said I Never Should is an important play for me. When I was 17 my wonderful drama teacher chose it as our A Level performance piece; we studied it, rehearsed it, spoke about it and our own experiences of being […]


Promotional image from Gecko's Missing

By Gecko 17th October, York Theatre Royal  After an international tour and a run at the wonderful Battersea Arts Centre during which their set was destroyed by a fire and incredibly rebuilt in just eight days, York has the privilege of hosting physical theatre company Gecko’s Missing. Despite, or perhaps precisely because of, the rich […]

Baba Yaga

Promotion image for Common Ground Theatre's baba Yaga

By Common Ground Theatre and Hannah Bruce & Co. 6th October, Piccadilly Car Park York Mediale festival kicked off for the very first time last week and, typically, I missed almost all of it because I was in stupid London. However, I managed to squeeze in a cheeky show at the end of the festival […]

Little Mermaid

By Metta Theatre 4th April, York Theatre Royal A circus-inspired retelling of the classic Hans Cristian Andersen tale, Metta Theatre’s new adaptation of The Little Mermaid promised impressive acrobatics, a haunting original soundtrack and a story to captivate all ages. What it delivers doesn’t quite reach those lofty goals, but is an enjoyable production with […]

Head’s Up

By Kieran Hurley Thursday 22nd February, York Theatre Royal   There’s always a moment of hesitation for me before going to watch a one man/woman show. Can just one person hold a room for an hour? Can just one person provide enough variety to keep me engaged? And every time I’ve come out of a […]

Tom and Bunny Save the World

By Fat Rascal Theatre Friday 28th July, York Theatre Royal   This review is quite overdue, and the main reason for that is because I’m genuinely concerned that I won’t be able to do this production justice with my ‘lil old words. So, here’s the main thing you need to know: this production was the […]