York Theatre News and Reviews

New work 'overtakes revivals' on British stages, says report

A major survey of over 250 UK venues reveals that new work is now in the majority

Entries open for tenth Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

The £40,000 prize will be judged by a panel chaired by Nicholas Hytner

15 theatre faces to look out for in 2015

A new year, a new crop of theatrical talent; we pick 15 rising stars you should keep your eye on

Mark Strong joins theatre elitism debate: 'The important thing is what you do about it'

Strong has called for more action from the industry to support working class actors

12 reasons to be jealous of Broadway right now

From Emma Stone to Anne Hathaway, Aladdin to Finding Neverland, we can't help but be green with envy about the Great White Way

Old Mother Goose (York Theatre Royal)
By Dan Meyers

A Berwick Kaler panto can mean only one thing... Christmas has officially started in York

Antigone (York Theatre Royal)
By Dan Meyers

Pilot Theatre and Roy Williams transport Sophocles' tragedy from ancient Greece to the world of contemporary gang culture

The Restoration of Nell Gwyn (York Theatre Royal)
By Ron Simpson

Ensemble and York Theatre Royal's entertaining co-production is a "pleasant and intelligent diversion"

Betrayal (York Theatre Royal)
By Dan Meyers

Lacking the grit and grime of other Pinter works, Juliet Forster's impressive production of Betrayal remains engrossing

The Princess and the Pea (York Theatre Royal)
By Dan Meyers

tutti frutti and Mike Kenny's latest fairy tale adaptation typically manages to feel both contemporary and truthful to the original