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Meet Beryl and Paul, this season’s Community Ambassadors “I’m delighted that York Theatre Royal is back open again after its fabulous refurbishment – my friends and I have really missed the building. Now that we can drop into the gorgeous new colonnade for a coffee and a catch-up, it feels like the city of York has got its heart back again! But York Theatre Royal isn’t just about the building – it’s also about the people. Everyone who works at the theatre takes the time to welcome you and get to know you. So whether you’re coming to see a great show or popping in for a meeting or a meal, York Theatre Royal is the best club in town.” Beryl

“The theatre was always a building I walked straight past and never took a second glance at because I thought it was something I’d never be part of. But that all changed in 2011 when the theatre advertised for actors to be part of a community play. So I stepped into the world of theatre like a fish out of water, not really knowing what to expect, and auditioned for a part in the play. When I received a phone call saying I’d got a speaking role I was simply over the moon. From a building I used to walk straight by I was about to play its main stage. I had no theatre background but York Theatre Royal made me feel very welcome and it has introduced me to a huge network of friends and contacts. I have since gone on to be involved in all five of its community plays. It is the heartbeat of York.” Paul

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MAKEA MEALOFIT A warm Yorkshire welcome awaits at our new café, bistro and bar. They're fantastic social spaces, whether you want to hang out with friends, hold a business meeting, do some work or simply watch the world go by while enjoying a great coffee. Offering high-quality food and drink from morning to night, our all-day menu includes delicious brunch options to raise the curtain on your day, artisan gourmet sandwiches and lighter bites for a memorable lunch, as well as showstopping pre-theatre suppers. We are proud to feature the region’s best local produce to give you a true taste of Yorkshire.

Looking for a pre-show dinner but don’t want to fret about where to go and whether you’ll be served in time? Reserve a table in the bistro and enjoy a relaxed meal with impeccable service. Our team of chefs create wonderful, hand-cooked dishes packed with fresh ingredients selected from the very best Yorkshire suppliers. Reserve your table via the website, at the box office or using the Open Table app. Even if you’re whizzing in at the last minute, grab a speedy pre-performance savoury or sweet snack from the café counter.

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YEARS OF THEATRE DEGREE VIEW

Look out for events marked 270/360 in the brochure and online. This exciting new programme invites you to take a 360-degree look at what York Theatre Royal does and has been doing for the past 270 years in this city. A View from Backstage is a unique opportunity to see how productions are delivered by the backstage team. Book your place and we’ll reveal the secrets that audiences never see. You’ll get special access behind the scenes for a hidden view of a production, whether from backstage, with a bird’s-eye view from the fly floor above the action, or watching next to the lighting operator while listening to show calls from the technical team. We will contact you a week before the performance to let you know which area of the backstage operation you’ll witness.

Theatre Tour and a Cream Tea: £10

There has been a theatre on this site since 1744 and the building itself is a rich patchwork of history. Find out more about the theatre’s colourful past and gain an insight into the recent redevelopment on an hour-long guided tour, taking you to parts of the building you wouldn’t normally get to see. Finish off your visit with a mouthwatering Yorkshire cream tea in the café. Fridays at 3pm: 7, 14, 21, 28 October; 11, 18 November; 24 February; 3, 10, 17, 24 March Book via the box office or online.

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A Theatre for Everyone

The new-look theatre now has a lift to the dress circle and main theatre bar, more wheelchair spaces, accessible doors, additional toilets, baby-changing facilities, children’s meal options and a buggy park. In this brochure, you’ll find details about relaxed, captioned, British Sign Language-interpreted and audio-described performances, with accompanying touch tours. Let us know if there’s anything we can do to make your theatre trip more enjoyable and stressfree, including help from a dedicated member of our team, access to a quiet space, a venue map, use of our dog-sitting service or ear defenders for a performance. For more information about services and facilities, please visit the access page on the website or chat to one of our staff members. NEW Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome anyone who might be anxious about attending the theatre. Traditionally this has included people with an autism spectrum disorder, sensory and communication disorders or a learning disability. We make small changes to the lighting and there is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement. We have breakout areas you can use during the performance and we can provide a visual guide to the theatre to help you find your way around, making it an inclusive, enjoyable experience for all.

Jorvik: Life and Death Exhibition in the Keregan Room 11am–5pm (Mon), 11am–6pm (Tue–Sat) Free Entry We are delighted to be hosting an intriguing exhibition by JORVIK Viking Centre that explores the practices of those involved in providing care and remedies in the Viking period and the years that followed. Spend a truly cultural evening visiting the exhibition, eating a great supper and enjoying a show. Stepping into the Keregan Room really is like travelling back in time. The room is a 12th-century undercroft and we have exciting plans to turn it into our own heritage centre to tell the amazing story of our building and the history of theatre.


Main House SUMMER SHOW

FRIDAY 29 JULY – SATURDAY 27 AUGUST YORK THEATRE ROYAL PRESENTS

SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE’S

SHERLOCK HOLMES:

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES


6|7 Be astounded as our lightning-fast troupe of Victorian travelling actor-musicians turn horror into howling comedy, full of quick-fire wit, tongue-incheek humour and physical slapstick. Gasp with amazement as we use music, shadow puppetry and theatre magic to turn the greatest ever murder mystery into a family-friendly, barking mad extravaganza! On his foggy Dartmoor estate, Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead with a look of bewilderment on his face and suspicious paw prints next to his body. Has the demon hound struck again? Can our legendary detective solve the mystery of the Baskerville curse before anyone else comes to a grisly end? Starring a hugely talented cast of actors and musicians, including York Theatre Royal pantomime super-villain David Leonard as Sherlock Holmes, this year’s fun-filled summer show will delight all audiences, from the Baker Street buffs to the detective’s new devotees. Directed by Damian Cruden Designed by Mark Walters Dramaturgy by Richard Hurford Lighting Design by Alex Stafford Marshall Musical Direction by Rob Castell Tickets: £24–£10 with family tickets available (*see p36 for booking info) Times: 7pm (Tue, Thu–Sat), 2.30pm (Wed–Sat) Relaxed Performance Friday 19 August 2.30pm BSL Thursday 25 August 7pm CAP Saturday 27 August 2.30pm AD Saturday 27 August 2.30pm & 7pm Recommended age: 8+

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THURSDAY 1 – SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER YORK THEATRE ROYAL YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTS

ROALD DAHL’S

This September, Roald Dahl’s scariest book is brought to life by York Theatre Royal's 16- to 19-year-old Youth Theatre groups in a tremendously terrifying treat for the whole family! Witches really are detestable creatures. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when secretly they want to squish and squelch all the wretched children they despise. They don’t ride around on broomsticks; they don’t even wear black cloaks and hats. Luckily one boy and his grandmother know how to recognise these vile creatures, but can they get rid of them for good? Join our young hero as he discovers the real truth about real witches. This is the story of courage in the face of a fiendish plan hatched by the Grand High Witch and the most mischievous gathering of witches ever assembled.

Tickets: £16–£12 (*see p36 for booking info) Directed by Kate Veysey Designed by Gem Greaves Lighting Designed by Alex Stafford-Marshall Composed by Dominic Sales This amateur production of The Witches is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD. Photo: Bill Cooper

“A real witch could smell you across the street… to a witch, you would smell like fresh dog droppings!”


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WEDNESDAY 21 – SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

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FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

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KATHRYN BARKER IN ASSOCIATION WITH LONDON CLASSIC THEATRE PRESENTS

THE COLLECTOR Written by Henry Naylor 2003. Mazrat Prison, Iraq. Previously one of Saddam’s most notorious torture houses, where more than 10,000 people died, it is now under Allied command. Nassir works here, translating for the American interrogators. He’s local, pro-Western, determined to bring liberal values to his country and is about to get married to his sweetheart, Zoya. But when he is recognised by Faisal, a psychotic supporter of the old regime, his life becomes a living hell. Born out of Henry Naylor’s own experiences of a visit to Bagram Airbase in 2003, The Collector is a compelling tale of murder, evil and betrayal set in occupied Iraq. The Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner 2014 Directed by Michael Cabot Lighting by Andy Grange Tickets: £14 (*see p36 for booking info) Playwriting workshop: Henry Naylor will give an insightful talk about his writing process. Pick up tips on how to free yourself creatively as a writer and navigate the challenges of editing your own work. Please book – free to ticket holders. Thursday 22 September 6pm–8pm. After-Show Discussion: Your chance to meet the cast, playwright and director to ask questions about the making of the show. Thursday 22 September. Free to ticket holders.

YORK 50+ FESTIVAL BACKSTAGE TOUR & CREAM TEA Julie Rayne, 1960s singing star now based in York, will be part of the twelfth Festival Show hosted by storyteller Adrian Spendlow. Well-known local entertainer Chris Barnes will be sharing his songs and banter. A backstage tour will reveal the inner workings of the newly refurbished theatre and a lively and informative afternoon will be rounded off with a tasty cream tea. Tickets: £10 (*see p36 for booking info) 1pm–4pm

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FRIDAY 9 – SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

YORK THEATRE ROYAL AND NORTHERN BROADSIDES PRESENT

WHEN WE ARE D E I R R A M WRITTEN BY JB PRIESTLEY

Directed by Barrie Rutter Designed by Jessica Worrall Lighting Designed by Tim Skelly


Cleckleywyke, a town in the West Riding, 1908. The Helliwells, the Parkers and the Soppitts are highly respected pillars of their community… but not for much longer. Married on the same day in the same chapel, they gather to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. The celebrations are short-lived when they discover the vicar wasn’t licensed and they are not actually married. In fact, they have been living in sin for 25 years. Watch with mounting glee as the pandemonium switches from horrified social embarrassment to the realisation that they are free from the shackles of long, tedious marriages. Home truths are dealt, bullies receive their retribution and the henpecked are hilariously and most satisfyingly liberated. JB Priestley’s heartily entertaining northern comedy plays right into the hands of the remarkable Northern Broadsides, a company celebrated by audiences for its charisma, vitality and relish of language, now in a creative partnership with York Theatre Royal.

Tickets: £29–£11 (*see p36 for booking info)

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After-Show Discussion: Your chance to meet the cast and creative team and ask questions about the making of the show. Friday 16 September. Free to ticket holders. A View from Backstage: A unique opportunity to see how the production is delivered by the backstage team. Includes a pre-show tour of the set. Friday 23 September. £25. AD Thursday 22 September, 7.30pm, Saturday 24 September, 2.30pm BSL Friday 23 September, 7.30pm CAP Saturday 24 September, 2.30pm


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TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

FLYING BRIDGE THEATRE LIMITED PRESENTS

A REGULAR LITTLE HOUDINI Written and performed by Daniel Llewelyn-Williams This untold story tells of Harry Houdini’s visits to the docklands of South Wales and how he inspired a young boy to change his life. It is a play of hope and magic, a story of youthful imagination and joie de vivre with a very real vein of jeopardy brought about by the harsh realities of workingclass industrial daily life. It’s a beautiful tale of hope and magic inspired by Daniel LlewelynWilliams’ own family stories and, of course, the real-life visits of Houdini to Newport.

Directed by Joshua Richards Tickets: £14 (*see p36 for booking info)

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WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDETOTHE FAMILY

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WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

RICH HALL Rich Hall is the star of the critically acclaimed BBC Four documentaries Rich Hall’s California Stars, Rich Hall’s You Can Go To Hell, I’m Going To Texas and Rich Hall’s Inventing the Indian. His critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning Montana native, renowned for his expertly crafted tirades, quick banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences, saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the British Isles once again. Tickets: £16 (*see p36 for booking info)

Join writer-performer and UK poetry slam champion Ben Norris as he battles the country’s most notorious service stations and the perils of lower-league football in search of the man who became his father. Hilarious and moving, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family is a poetic multimedia ramshackle road trip that explores the relative merits of Travelodge while asking searching questions of identity. Winner of the IdeasTap Underbelly Award 2015 “A truly talented performer with genuine presence and charisma to burn” ★★★★★ Three Weeks Tickets: £14 (*see p36 for booking info)


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THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

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THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

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THE CRICK CRACK CLUB PRESENTS

KALI Performance storytelling by Emily Hennessey Music by Sheema Mukherjee From demure housewife to bloodthirsty goddess, gurgling infant to elephant man, meditating sage to cosmic fire-eater, Hindu mythology illuminates a mind-blowing world of radical transformations. Kali is one of the wildest shape-shifters of them all. Demon-slayer, life-saver, Supreme Mother, destruction-dancer: this goddess is truly awesome.

BETTE MIDLER AND ME Sue Kelvin stars in a tribute show to Bette Midler, covering the life and songs of the Divine Miss M from the perspective of a lifelong fan. The show features over a dozen songs, including: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, I’m A Woman, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, From a Distance, The Rose, Chapel of Love and Wind Beneath My Wings.

Storyteller Emily Hennessey and sitar player extraordinaire Sheema Mukherjee take the wheel on a white-knuckled tuc-tuc ride through sunkissed palaces, fiend-infested forests and every cacophonous, saffron-scented marketplace in between. “exhilarating, evocative, vital.... a wonderful piece of theatre” ★★★★ Theatre Bubble Recommended age: 14+ Tickets: £14 (*see p36 for booking info)

Plus highlights from Midler’s comedy routines and a commentary on Bette’s life explaining just how Bette inspired Sue to don seven-inch platform heels and become a West End diva herself! Tickets: £18 (*see p36 for booking info) Around the city

WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

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SEEINGYORKTHROUGH NEW EYES York Theatre Royal and Fairfax House have teamed up to create an early-evening experience providing glimpses into a time when the most bizarre activities were considered mainstream. This playful series of performances show that the Georgians were perhaps not as straightlaced as you might imagine. Collect your map from Fairfax House, journey through the city and watch out for torch-lit processions, boxing matches, country dancing, boozy chocolates and a tug of war. Free event, but please book via the box office.


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FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER

“A masterclass” Broadway World

NICHOLAS COLLETT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

YOUR BARD

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Written and performed by Nicholas Collett Additional material by William Shakespeare

Directed by Gavin Robertson

Professor Nother is giving a talk about Shakespeare authorship in the function room at the Shakespeare pub – but he doesn’t believe the man from Stratford wrote those plays.

Tickets: £14 (*see p36 for booking info)

That’s Will’s cue to kick the door off the hinges and defend his reputation. Come and meet the man himself and take the lid off a legend in your local.

SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER J-NIGHT PRESENTS

TCHA LIMBERGER’S BUDAPEST GYPSY JAZZ ORCHESTRA Bursts of musical tragedy are delivered with an astounding purity of sound and hardly imaginable depth of musical dialogue. Multiinstrumentalist Tcha Limberger leads this orchestra of hand-picked Gypsy musicians from Budapest. In true Hungarian Gypsy Band style they switch between soaring intensity and smoldering pathos, delivering an astounding level of passion and technical virtuosity. “Tcha Limberger seems to be made entirely of music” The Observer Tickets: £20–£15 (*see p36 for booking info)

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TUESDAY 11 OCTOBER

AN EVENINGWITH MARGARET ATWOOD Come and spend an evening with bestselling novelist Margaret Atwood as she discusses her new novel, HagSeed, a reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The innovative take on this tale of enchantment, revenge and second chances is filled with new surprises and wonders of its own. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of the world’s most renowned writers and be one of the first to get your hands on a signed copy of Hag-Seed. Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays, including The Handmaid’s Tale, the Booker-winning The Blind Assassin, the MaddAddam trilogy and The Heart Goes Last. Hag-Seed is published as part of the VINTAGE Hogarth Shakespeare series, described by the Guardian as ‘the great rewriting project of the 21st century’. Tickets: £12 ticket only, £26 for a ticket and a signed hardback book. There will be no book-signing on the night. (*see p36 for booking info)


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THURSDAY 6 – SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER YORK THEATRE ROYAL ANDTUTTI FRUTTI PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

UNDERNEATH A MAGICAL MOON Written by Mike Kenny A reimagining of Peter Pan as told by Wendy Darling. Through her open window Wendy Darling gazes out at the night sky dreaming of blue lagoons, magical moons and the stories that she can tell. But tonight, like no other, has magic in the air… Wendy is the owner of stories, mother to the lost boys, a believer in fairies, and a young girl with her feet firmly on the ground.

Workshop Theatre Day Around the Magical Moon Explore the world of Peter Pan by spending the day at York Theatre Royal. Children will be immersed in the concept of Neverland, and go on a playful, imaginative journey exploring characters, ideas and themes, then they will take part in a creative making activity before seeing a 1.30pm show. Available for a single class size on October 11, 12, 18 and 19 from 9.30am.

Fly into a fantastical world of adventure where time stands still, the impossible seems possible and if you close your eyes and believe, then you really can make anything happen.

£12 per child; book via the box office (includes a show ticket, bring your own lunch to eat in the break). Suitable for Reception to Year 2.

A sparkling new production with exquisite music, enthralling movement and a sprinkle of magic for children aged 3+ and their families.

A Magical Discussion: A fantastic opportunity to hear from tutti frutti’s Artistic Director Wendy Harris and playwright Mike Kenny on their experiences of making work for children and adapting classic children’s stories for contemporary audiences. Friday 14 October, 7.15pm–8.15pm. Free, please book via box office.

Directed by Wendy Harris Presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Samuel French Limited. Image by Jessica Knight.

Tickets: £12 adults, £10 concessions, £6 under-16s (*see p36 for booking info)

Relaxed Performance: Wednesday 19 October, 11am


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MONDAY 10 OCTOBER

PILOT THEATRE AND NORTHERN STAGE PRESENT

YORK ST JOHN GRADUATE PRIZE WINNERS

THE SEASON TICKET

Adapted for the stage by Lee Mattinson from the novel by Jonathan Tulloch An incredible staging of the story that inspired the hit film Purely Belter.

Everyone needs a dream. For lads Gerry and Sewell, it’s watching their beloved Newcastle United play for a whole season. To get into the sacred St James’ Park where Gazza once graced the field of dreams, Shearer smashed a total of two hundred and six goals, where Kev was King and Sir Bobby was a god, they only need one thing: a season ticket. In a world of payday loans and cash-oncredit, how easy is it to make a cool grand? Can you sell 'magic pennies’ for a pound on the streets of the city? Gerry and Sewell try every trick in the book but find that making money is much more complicated than avoiding school. Or home. The Season Ticket is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Directed by Katie Posner Recommended age: 14+

Tickets: £29–£11 (*see p36 for booking info)

Pre-Show Talk: Thursday 13 October matinee After-Show Discussion: Your chance to meet the cast and creative team and ask questions about the making of the show. Friday 14 October. Free to ticket holders. A View from Backstage: A unique opportunity to see how the production is delivered by the backstage team. Includes a pre-show tour of the set. Friday 14 October. £25.

THROUGH THE GAP THEATRE PRESENTS

THROUGH THE GAP This dynamic performance aims to explore the stigma associated with women offenders. Over the past year this all-female company has been working in association with York St John University Prison Partnership Project, where through the devising process stories were gathered from women with lived experience of the criminal justice system. This hardhitting and visceral performance aims to explore what it means to be a woman in prison, from losing their identity to looking towards the future. The York Theatre Royal graduate prize is an annual award that is presented to a final year student or group of students studying Theatre at York St John University, giving them the opportunity to develop their work with mentoring from our team. Tickets: £5


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WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER

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MARK STEEL: WHO DOYOUTHINK I AM? It never really bothered me that I’d never met my mum. It never occurred to me I needed to meet her to ‘find out who I was’, as it didn’t seem likely I’d discover I was someone different to who I thought I was. Could it turn out I was three stone lighter than I thought, or I spoke Italian or supported Arsenal or had a fear of Liquorice Allsorts? But after the birth of my own son, I realised it’s quite an event to have a child, and she may well remember giving birth to me, and maybe even the adoption. “he has got an amazing tale to tell” ★★★★ The Guardian Tickets: £15 (*see p36 for booking info)

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THURSDAY 20 – SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER A new comedy by John Godber

THE JOHN GODBER COMPANY AND WAKEFIELD THEATRE ROYAL PRESENT

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When tough actor Jack Skipton returns from filming to care for his ageing aunt, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for. But this might be his most taxing role to date as he begins an incredible odyssey through the NHS, from cancelled GP appointments to wrongly booked scans, frustrated consultants and abusive home carers. Told in a bold physical theatre style and with breathtaking grit and honesty, Godber’s take on our health service is both tender and true, as he investigates what we deserve, and what we receive. Take a deep breath, because This Might Hurt! Tickets: £29–£11 (*see p36 for booking info) After-Show Discussion: Your chance to meet the cast and creative team and ask questions about the making of the show. Friday 21 October. Free to ticket holders. A View from Backstage: A unique opportunity to see how the production is delivered by the backstage team. Includes a pre-show tour of the set. Friday 21 October. £25.


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TUESDAY 25 – SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER

ENGLISH TOURING THEATRE AND SHEFFIELD THEATRES PRESENT

LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER

Tickets: £29–£11 (*see p36 for booking info)

Written by D.H. Lawrence Adapted and directed by Phillip Breen Lady Constance Chatterley is trapped in a loveless marriage. Feeling emotionally and physically neglected by her husband, Clifford, who was paralysed in the Great War, she flees to the arms of their handsome gamekeeper Mellors. As their passionate affair escalates, Constance begins to realise that she can no longer live in a world of the mind alone. D.H. Lawrence’s controversial novel, which was banned from publication in the UK until 1960, is a story about freedom of the mind and body in a society bound by class and tradition. This world premiere production is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre and Sheffield Theatres. English Touring Theatre’s recent productions includes The Herbal Bed (‘A stirring evening’ ★★★★ The Guardian).

Contains strong language, nudity and scenes of a sexual nature. Recommended age: 14+ After-Show Discussion: Your chance to meet the cast and creative team and ask questions about the making of the show. Friday 28 October. Free to ticket holders. AD Saturday 29 October, 2.30pm


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THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER

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2FACED DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS

THEATRE CENTRE PRESENTS

LAYLA’S ROOM Written by Sabrina Mahfouz For Layla, every day is a battleground. The pay gap, the thigh gap, over-sexed pop and selfies that are photoshopped – they’re just part of the world she lives in. But Layla’s world is about to change. While breaking out of her bedroom – and with drama, comedy, poetry and music as her weapons – Layla breaks down and makes sense of the realities, difficulties and absurdities of teenage life in the UK today. Collected from a bespoke national survey, the voices of a thousand UK teens are brought to life in Layla. Tickets: £14 (*see p36 for booking info)

RUN Choreographed by Tamsin Fitzgerald, Lenka Vagnerova and Rebecca Evans Original music by Angus MacRae and Tomas Vychytil Fight or flight? There is always a choice. This gritty and explosive brand-new triple bill from the awardwinning and physically adventurous 2Faced Dance Company features three exhilarating commissions by world-class choreographers Tamsin Fitzgerald, Lenka Vagnerova and newcomer Rebecca Evans. RUN explores the darker side of humanity through an explosion of movement, theatre and design. "The choreography is inventively alive..." The Guardian Tickets: £16 (*see p36 for booking info) A View from Backstage: A unique opportunity to see how the production is delivered by the backstage team. Includes a pre-show tour of the set.

WALKING ONTHE MOON Part of the Be SpectACTive! European project, Walking on The Moon invites you to test out new technologies and share your memories of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We are looking to interview people born before 1955 who can recall watching the landing on the moon on 20 July 1969. Please contact marketing@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk to register interest. Virtual Reality Workshop: Tuesday 25 October, 3pm–5pm, for people aged between 16 and 20. Working with members of the company, this session will explore virtual reality and how CK Teatro are applying this in their work, with an opportunity to try out the technology used in the show. Free, please book via box office


THURSDAY 3 – SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER York Theatre Royal is delighted to be partnering with the BAFTA-qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival for its sixth edition. Returning to York from 3 to 6 November, ASFF 2016 brings to York Theatre Royal a number of diverse events including film screenings, industry-led masterclasses and the ever-popular Meet the Filmmakers Social. Film screenings in the Studio: Thursday 3 – Sunday 6 November, from 10.15am–11pm. Film Screening Passes: Various Prices

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FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER J-NIGHT PRESENTS

STACEY KENT Internationally acclaimed and Grammynominated vocalist Stacey Kent returns to York with a brand-new concert featuring music from her latest album Tenderly, produced by the veteran Brazilian guitarist-composer-producer Roberto Menescal, who, it turns out, knows this repertoire intimately. The album sees Stacey return to familiar ground of standard and jazz classics and features tracks such as The Very Thought of You, Tangerine, In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning and Embraceable You. “Classic songs, immaculately presented“ ★★★★★ The Observer Tickets: £23–£11 (*see p36 for booking info)

Film Screenings and Masterclasses in the Main House: Friday 4 November, from 10am–5pm. Masterclass Tickets: £8.50* Meet the Filmmakers Social Event in the Theatre Bar (all welcome): Saturday 5 November, from 6.30pm–8.30pm. £7* (*see p36 for booking info) Studio

THURSDAY 10 – SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER OUT OF CHARACTER PRESENTS

OBJECTS OFTERROR! Prepare to be amazed and horrified as the curtain is lifted on the inmates of Victorian lunatic asylums and their ‘mad doctors’. Witness these human marvels with your very own eyes as they triumph over adversity, persecution and the judgement of men. Out of Character is a community of actors and artists who have all accessed mental health services. They aim to make entertaining and provocative theatre reclaiming the territory between medication and inspiration. “One of the most fruitful, beneficial theatre projects in York, not only for the performers, but the audience too.” York Press Devised by the company and scripted by Paul Birch Directed by Juliet Forster After-Show Discussion: Your chance to meet the cast and creative team and ask questions about the making of the show. Friday 11 November. Free to ticket holders. Tickets: £10 (*see p36 for booking info)


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TUESDAY 8, WEDNESDAY 9, FRIDAY 11 AND SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER YORK OPERA PRESENTS

TURANDOT Directed by Clive Marshall Musical Direction by Alasdair Jamieson

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Puccini’s last great opera, set in imperial Peking, is the story of the cold and beautiful Princess Turandot and the enigmas she poses to all suitors for her hand. Can the Tartar Prince Calaf solve the riddles and melt Turandot’s heart of ice? Come and hear in English the great arias Nessun Dorma and Questia Reggia and find out what happens when the Prince strikes the gong! Directed by Clive Marshall Musical Direction by Alasdair Jamieson Tickets: £23–£8 (*see p36 for booking info)

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THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER

VESPER WALK PRESENT

REALLY REALLYWANT Fran always wanted to be a Spice Girl. Now she’s 44, and still does! Drifting through a life of middle-aged mundanity, she meets Starling, a penniless musician struggling to stay on the right side of the law. While Starling is desperate to be free of her probation officer, Fran longs to liberate her dreams. Funny and poignant, this music theatre tale examines the joys and pains of hope, freedom and friendship. Tickets: £10 (*see p36 for booking info)


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TUESDAY 15 – SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER AN ORIGINAL THEATRE COMPANY AND SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH EASTBOURNE THEATRES

Gwen Taylor

Daragh O’Malley

Niamh McGrady

NIGHT MUST FALL Written by Emlyn Williams It’s frightening to think what a face can hide… When charming, smooth-talking Dan arrives unexpectedly at old Mrs Bramson’s remote woodland home he soon ingratiates his way into her life and that of her beautiful niece Olivia. But when a local woman goes missing and rumours in the press of a murder surface among the household, fingers begin to point. Has the past finally caught up with Dan and could he really be capable of murder? As the police close in, and with the press baying for blood, is anyone safe? This psychological thriller from master playwright Emlyn Williams has all the tension, atmosphere and suspicion of the best British mysteries and will leave you on the edge of your seat. A star cast includes Gwen Taylor (Barbara, Coronation Street and Heartbeat), Daragh O’Malley (Sharpe), Niamh McGrady (Holby City and The Fall) and Will Featherstone (Romeo and Juliet for Shakespeare’s Globe, The History Boys for Sheffield Crucible and Channel 4’s Fresh Meat).

Tickets: £29–£11 (*see p36 for booking info) After-Show Discussion: Your chance to meet the cast and creative team and ask questions about the making of the show. Thursday 17 November. Free to ticket holders. AD Saturday 19 November, 2.30pm

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Studio

YORK SETTLEMENT COMMUNITY PLAYERS PRESENT

Around the city

FRANKENSTEIN

WEDNESDAY 16 - SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER

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THURSDAY 3 – SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER

THE RIVALS Written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan 1775: a 'selfie' society not so different from our own, in which the wealthy and their servants alike are passionate about appearance and style. Captain Jack Absolute (aka Ensign Beverley), Lydia Languish, Mrs Malaprop, Sir Lucius O'Trigger... in this fast-moving comedy everybody becomes tangled in the web of schemes and deceits they have themselves created. Just three months after its London premiere, The Rivals was staged at York Theatre Royal. Helping to celebrate the reopening of the theatre, this classic play is back in an exciting new production. Tickets: £14 (*see p36 for booking info) Pre-Show Talk: Professor Michael Cordner, from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York, will give a free pre-show talk on Wednesday 23 November, 6pm.

MARY SHELLEY’S

THE FLANAGAN COLLECTIVE IN ASSOCIATION WITH YORK THEATRE ROYAL PRESENT

It’s 1818 and the 19-yearold Mary Shelley writes the most seminal horror and sci-fi novel of all time. A tale of science, godless creation, education and death born from a nightmare on the edge of Lake Geneva. The Flanagan Collective weave the horror of Frankenstein and the fascinating life of Mary Shelley into an unpredictable promenade adventure.

Tickets: £15 (*see p36 for booking info) Meet at York Theatre Royal at 8pm before going on a journey around the city.


Main House

Main House

VOLCANO THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

LIPSERVICE PRESENTS

TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER

WEDNESDAY 23 NOVEMBER

MR DARCY LOSESTHE PLOT

MACBETH DIRECTOR’S CUT

Jane Austen sits writing, her quill scurrying across the vellum.

This furious two-hander takes the bloodiest and most intense of Shakespeare’s plays and strips it bare of its regal cushioning, evoking the tawdry domestic world of contemporary serial killers in an erotic and violent theatrical assault on the senses. It is lyrical, apocalyptic, extreme and dangerous.

She is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip-curling, handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her work. Now left to his own devices, Darcy embroiders his own storyline while his creator stitches her quilt. When Jane returns she finds the plot has moved on and Darcy is dancing to a rather different tune. LipService explores the world of women writers, scribbling in secret or under pseudonyms, squeezing in their writing among the hustle and bustle of taking tea, choosing chintz and the odd attack of the vapours…

Volcano has been making extraordinary theatre for nearly thirty years, and remains Wales’ most consistently inventive performance company. The new Macbeth – Director’s Cut is directed by company founder and original cast member Paul Davies, and features a new generation of performers.

Award-winning comedy duo LipService, makers of Withering Looks and Inspector Norse, celebrate Jane Austen’s life 200 years on. “The Laurel and Hardy of literary deconstruction” The Guardian Tickets: £18 (*see p36 for booking info)

“Brings one closer to the dark heart of the play than many more orthodox versions” The Guardian Tickets: £16 (*see p36 for booking info) 41 Monkgate

THURSDAY 15 DECEMBER – SATURDAY 7 JANUARY Back by popular demand, The Guild Of Misrule in association with York Theatre Royal present their immersive production of The Great Gatsby. Be plunged into a world of red-hot jazz, bootleg liquor and more than a little scandal. Expect music, cocktails, dancing and debauchery in this radical adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal jazzage tale. 1920s dress encouraged. Tickets: £25–£13 (*see p36 for booking info)


Around the building

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SATURDAY 3 – SATURDAY 24 DECEMBER STATE OF PLAY THEATREAND YORK THEATRE ROYAL PRESENT

THE MISCHIEF BEFORE CHRISTMAS

A magical, mischievous adventure for 3- to 7-year-olds and their grown-ups. Once upon a time there were two rather mischievous storytellers. They would travel the land with a twinkle in their eye, looking for a place to tell their stories – the perfect place, just right for a little mischief, a sprinkling of Christmas magic and a huge dollop of fun. State of Play Theatre (formerly Tongue Tied Theatre, The Revenge of Mr Trout!, Cinderella and Puss in Boots) are back this Christmas with their interactive adventure, bursting with festive spirit, life-size puppets, an elf named Frank and a girl called Sophie. Join the journey around the beautifully refurbished York Theatre Royal on an adventure fizzing with magic, mystery and music! It’s just the thing to get you and your family in the Christmas spirit. Please note this is a promenade performance: audience members will be required to move around the theatre. The show is wheelchair-accessible.

“It is a gentle reminder that for all the glitter and gimmicks it will always be good storytelling that remains at the heart of captivating theatre.” The British Theatre Guide (Cinderella) Tickets: £12 adults, £10 concessions, £6 under-16s (*see p36 for booking info) Daytime performances. See p35 for full schedule including relaxed performances. AD Tuesday 20 December, 10.30am


Main House

THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER 2016 – SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 2017

YORK THEATRE ROYAL PRESENTS

BERWICK KALER IN

CINDERELLA WRITTEN BY BERWICK KALER Directed by Berwick Kaler & Damian Cruden Designed by Mark Walters Lighting Designed by Richard G Jones Choreography by Grace Harrington

Sponsored by


26 | 27 Following an astounding panto at the Signal Box Theatre, Berwick and the gang are back where they belong: on the brand-new stage in the newly refurbished York Theatre Royal. After showing us such amazing support during our extraordinary year at the National Railway Museum, join us on our next adventure as we return home in spectacular style. Even more incredible sets, stunning costumes, outstanding song-and-dance routines, jaw-dropping effects, and slapstick lunacy to amaze and delight all ages! Berwick’s 38th outing as dame will be a Cinderella like no other! We’ll be pulling out all the stops to make sure this will be the hottest ticket in town – we’re already looking forward to seeing you there. Tickets: £33.50–£12* Purple Performances £33.50–£20.50 Red Performances £30.50–£19.50 Blue Performances £25.00–£15.50 (£2 off for concessions) Green Performances £20.00–£14.00 Group discount (10+) £2 off all performances *Transaction fee – a single transaction fee of £1.50 applies to all non-cash payments over £6. (Free to Members and Friends of YTR.)

BSL Thursday 12 January, 7.30pm Saturday 14 January, 2.30pm AD Thursday 19 January, 7.30pm Saturday 21 January, 2.30pm CAP Saturday 21 January, 2.30pm

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DECEMBER 2016 Thursday 8 Friday 9 Saturday 10 Monday 12 Tuesday 13 Wednesday 14 Thursday 15 Friday 16 Saturday 17 Monday 19 Tuesday 20 Wednesday 21 Thursday 22 Friday 23 Saturday 24 Monday 26 Tuesday 27 Wednesday 28 Thursday 29 Friday 30 Saturday 31

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 4.30pm & 8.00pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm

JANUARY 2017 Monday 2 2.30pm & 7.30pm Wednesday 4 7.30pm Thursday 5 7.30pm Friday 6 4.30pm & 8.00pm Saturday 7 2.30pm & 7.30pm Monday 9 7.30pm Tuesday 10 7.30pm Wednesday 11 7.30pm Thursday 12 7.30pm (BSL) Friday 13 4.30pm & 8.00pm Saturday 14 2.30pm (BSL) & 7.30pm Monday 16 7.30pm Tuesday 17 7.30pm Wednesday 18 7.30pm Thursday 19 7.30pm (AD) Friday 20 4.30pm & 8.00pm Saturday 21 2.30pm (AD & CAP) & 7.30pm Tuesday 24 7.30pm Wednesday 25 4.30pm & 8pm Thursday 26 7.30pm Friday 27 4.30pm & 8.00pm Saturday 28 2.30pm & 7.30pm

We will be auditioning for two teams of young performers aged 8 to 11: keep an eye on the website for details.


Main House

FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 4 MARCH

YORK THEATRE ROYAL PRESENTS

MURDER, MARGARET AND ME THE MYSTERY BEHIND AGATHA CHRISTIE’S GREATEST SLEUTH

Written by Philip Meeks In the early sixties two national treasures were the creative force behind one of British cinema’s most successful franchises. But there’s an intriguing mystery behind the Miss Marple movies: they were almost never made… Agatha Christie didn’t want Margaret Rutherford to bring her most cherished creation to life – and Margaret Rutherford was mortified at the prospect of sullying her reputation with something as sordid as murder. This is the story of the real reason why the acting legend and “funniest woman alive” didn’t want to take on the role that made her celebrated across the world. Margaret and Agatha form an unlikely friendship filled with afternoon tea, brandy snaps and gossip. Meanwhile Agatha turns detective herself and she’s on a mission: she’s determined to unearth Rutherford’s tragic and shocking secret. ”Moving, mirthful, and entertaining from start to finish, this is a gem of a play” The Scotsman Directed by Damian Cruden Tickets: £30–£12 (*see p36 for booking info) Relaxed Performance Thursday 2 March, 2pm AD Thursday 2 March, 7.30pm, Saturday 4 March, 2.30pm BSL Friday 3 March, 7.30pm CAP Saturday 4 March, 2.30pm


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THE DE GREY ROOMS Big Band Dance Night SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM–11PM

Dance the night away to the sounds of Mr Swing’s Dance Orchestra as they perform some classic Big Band favourites. On arrival you’ll be greeted by a glass of bubbly, canapes and the best swing music around. Tickets: £20 (*see p36 for booking info)

If you’d like to work on your dance moves and warm up before the evening gets going, you can also join the refresher dance class at 6.30pm. £3

Burns Night Ceilidh

SATURDAY 21 JANUARY, 7PM–11PM

Our annual sell-out dance celebrating the life of Robert Burns returns for its seventh year in the beautiful De Grey Rooms – come along to the biggest Burns Night ceilidh in York! Tickets: £17 (*see p36 for booking info)

New! Cinem@ De Grey Rooms Classic Movie Season

Don’t miss our Hall of Fame cinema soirées featuring iconic works from the world’s most influential stars, directors and technical pioneers. We embrace the artistry of the movies with classic cinema on the big screen in the grandeur of the De Grey Rooms, accompanied by live music, expert speakers or themed food and drink. We launch with Cinema Paradiso on 19 November, followed by evenings with Disney, Piaf, Hepburn, Bamforth and Hitchcock. See the York Theatre Royal website for full listings.

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In the heart of the city, the De Grey Rooms houses our beautiful neoclassical Ballroom, available to hire for wedding receptions, parties, meetings, conferences, dances and balls. Lovingly restored by York Conservation Trust, the Ballroom has a sprung dance floor and adjoining Cocktail Bar and can accommodate up to 160 people. For more information, contact our Events Coordinator on 01904 715455 or events@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk. Make a Killing in association with York Theatre Royal present

Murder Mystery: The Curse of the Amazon Pearl

THURSDAY 6 – FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER, 7.30PM

Having spent the last three years in the darkest depths of the South American jungle, Peregrine Lackington-Whit returns home having found one of the lost treasures of the Amazon. But is everything as it seems? Join us for an evening of mystery. Meet the suspects, harbour your suspicions and make sure that if there is murder in mind you’ll be first to discover the killer that pulled the trigger, the butcher with the blade or the perpetrator with the poison and reveal ‘Whodunnit’! Written and directed by Michael Lambourne Tickets: £20–£18 (including a buffet) (*see p36 for booking info)


Participation

HOLIDAYACTIVITIES

Play in a Weeks

Play in a Day

Monday 1 – Saturday 6 August, 10am–4pm (12–16s)

Monday 8 – Saturday 13 August, 10am–1pm (8–11s)

Wednesday 26 October, 10am–4pm (8–11s)

In this Summer Musical Theatre workshop you’ll be working with Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Richard Bayton. The programme will include songs from wellknown shows including Wicked, Hairspray and Annie as well as lesser-known material. Explore acting through song and dance and gain an insight into the history of musical theatre while building to a performance on the main stage on the final day.

Working from an existing script, participants will work on building character, understanding the story and creating the world of the play. Come meet new friends and learn new skills in this practical, fun and theatre-packed week, culminating in a performance for family and friends on Saturday in the Studio.

Come create, rehearse and perform a story with us in a day! Perform in one of our spaces whilst learning new skills, meeting new people and generally having a mighty fine theatrical time!

£65

Spooks and Spells

£90 (includes a trip to the Thursday matinee performance of Sherlock Holmes) Participants have the opportunity to work towards their Bronze Arts Award. Details can be found at www.artsaward.org.uk. An additional £20 applies. The award includes a certificate. (Please book this at least 3 weeks before the start of the Play in a Week.)

Monday 1 – Saturday 6 August, 9.30am–12pm (5–8s) A fun and creative week where participants will be devising and creating their own show based on the theme of mysteries and detectives, culminating in a performance for family and friends on Saturday in the Studio. £65

£15

Sunday 30 October, 12–2pm (all ages) Come and join in our Halloweenthemed free family fun activities in our friendly theatre foyer! Do some making, join in some games, enjoy some themed food and hear some stories. And of course, come dressed up if you want.

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Arts Award Discover

Explore York Libraries and Archives, York Minster, York Museums Trust, and York Theatre Royal are offering children aged 5 to 9 the opportunity to gain their Arts Award Discover through taking part in any three creative activities. Collect a stamp or sticker at each activity then come to York Theatre Royal on Saturday 17 September between 10am and 3pm to complete your award by telling us what you did. See website for details.

National Youth Theatre of Great Britain: Acting for Screen Masterclass Monday 24 – Saturday 29 October This October half-term the National Youth Theatre is coming to York. Led by top industry professionals, this course is aimed at young people aged 15 to 25 wanting to gain more skills and knowledge in performing on TV and in film.

Would you like to stand up in front of a group and overcome your fear of stage fright? Perform a poem, acting piece or song with expression? Be more confident on stage, move well, have a clear loud voice and awaken your imagination? Then sign up to LAMDA. LAMDA Verse and Prose course, 6–8s, Mondays 4.30pm–5.30pm LAMDA Musical Theatre course, 9–11s, Mondays 6pm–7pm LAMDA Acting Solo course, 12–14s, Thursdays 6.15pm–7.15pm LAMDA Acting Solo course, 15–18s, Thursdays 7.30pm–8.30pm Courses commence w/c 19 September and run during academic term time, ending with a performance for family and friends and an optional exam in July 2017. Courses run over three terms at £100 per term, which can be paid in three instalments.

£299

WEDNESDAYS MEET IN THE CAFE AREA 21, 28 September; 5, 12, 19 October (No sessions 26 October or 2 November)

9, 16, 23, 30 November; 7 December

Adult Theatre Workshops for ages 18+

Whether you’re just beginning to explore acting or are looking to enhance your skills further with professional experience, all participants are welcome to learn in a comfortable, relaxed environment where the emphasis is on discovery and constructive learning.

Preparation Term 2016 Mondays, 5 September – 7 November

A series of ten classes covering a wide range of activities, styles and disciplines. 7.30pm–9pm 16 places per session £10 per session or £90 for the term Syllabus information can be found on the website. Please note that course subjects may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Apply for a place on this course at nyt.org.uk/events.

STORYMAKERS

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LAMDA

Mud Pie Arts' Storymakers is now in its seventh glorious year! Bring your preschoolers to our unique picture book play session. First we get sticky at the craft table. Then we promenade to the storytelling room for role-play and make-believe. A new book is revealed each week. The craft is taken home, so the story can be told again and again. Let's pretend!

Tickets: £5 per child (£2.50 concessionary rate) Age: 2–5s Time: 10.15am–11.30am


JOIN US

Membership See more theatre for less money!

Membership is a great way for you to see more productions for less money and enjoy discounts in our fabulous new café, bistro and bar, while also supporting your local theatre’s work. Benefits: • Two free tickets (to be used on separate productions) throughout the year (including in-house productions and the pantomime). Currently these tickets can only be booked directly through box office (on the phone or in person) • 15% off two tickets for every show throughout the year (includes 15% off concession tickets) • 10% off at the café, bistro and bar • Invitation to season launches • Free ticket exchange • Members don’t pay the £1.50 transaction fee Membership costs £48 per year and you could save hundreds of pounds on tickets each year, giving plenty of reasons to join today. You can pay in one go or in instalments of £4 per month.

1744 Club

Play your part in the continued success of York Theatre Royal by joining the 1744 Club to receive exclusive benefits for as little as £8 per month. Your donation could provide Youth Theatre membership to a disadvantaged child, offer an up-and-coming director a placement on one of our productions, or fund a script development workshop for a new play. Join at the box office.

Stage Partners

Stage Partners is York Theatre Royal’s corporate sponsorship scheme. It offers an excellent way for companies to promote their offer to our audience, whilst both supporting one of the UK’s leading regional producing theatres and enjoying a range of exclusive benefits. Contact fundraising@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Friends

The Friends of York Theatre Royal are a social group who share a passion for the arts and support the theatre through fundraising activities. They are always looking for new members. More details can be found on our website or from the box office.


DIARY Fri 29 Jul

Sat 30 Jul

Mon 1 Aug Tue 2 Aug

Wed 3 Aug Thu 4 Aug Fri 5 Aug

Sat 6 Aug

Mon 8 Aug

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MAIN HOUSE Sherlock Holmes

STUDIO AND OTHER SPACES 7pm

Sherlock Holmes

2.30pm & 7pm

Sherlock Holmes

7pm

Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

2.30pm

2.30pm & 7pm

2.30pm & 7pm

2.30pm & 7pm

Tue 9 Aug

Sherlock Holmes

Thu 11 Aug

Sherlock Holmes

2.30pm & 7pm

Sherlock Holmes

2.30pm & 7pm

Wed 10 Aug Fri 12 Aug

Sat 13 Aug

Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

Tues 16 Aug

Sherlock Holmes

Thu 18 Aug

Sherlock Holmes

Wed 17 Aug Fri 19 Aug

Sat 20 Aug

Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

7pm

7pm

Fri 2 Sep

Sat 3 Sep Fri 9 Sep

Sat 10 Sep

The Witches The Witches

When We Are Married When We Are Married

2.30pm & 7pm 7pm

2.30pm

2.30pm & 7pm

7pm

2.30pm & 7pm 2.30pm & 7pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

Tue 13 Sep

When We Are Married

7.30pm

Thu 15 Sep

When We Are Married

2pm & 7.30pm

When We Are Married

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Wed 14 Sep

When We Are Married

7.30pm

Fri 16 Sep

When We Are Married

Tue 20 Sep

When We Are Married

Thu 22 Sep

When We Are Married

2pm & 7.30pm (AD)

When We Are Married

2.30pm (AD & CAP) & 7.30pm

Sat 17 Sep

Wed 21 Sep Fri 23 Sep

Sat 24 Sep

Tue 27 Sep

Wed 28 Sep

When We Are Married

When We Are Married

Rich Hall

Play in a Week 8–11s

2.30pm (R) & 7pm

2.30pm (AD & CAP) & 7pm (AD)

The Witches

Play in a Week 8–11s

2.30pm

Sherlock Holmes

Thu 1 Sep

Play in a Week 8–11s

2.30pm & 7pm

2.30pm & 7pm (BSL)

Sat 27 Aug

Play in a Week 5–8s / Play in a Week 12–16s

Play in a Week 8–11s

Play in a Week 8–11s

Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

Play in a Week 5–8s / Play in a Week 12–16s

Play in a Week 5–8s / Play in a Week 12–16s

2.30pm & 7pm

Thu 25 Aug Fri 26 Aug

Play in a Week 5–8s / Play in a Week 12–16s

Play in a Week 8–11s

Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

Play in a Week 5–8s / Play in a Week 12–16s

2.30pm

Tue 23 Aug

Wed 24 Aug

Play in a Week 5–8s / Play in a Week 12–16s

7.30pm 7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm (BSL)

8pm

The Collector

The Collector

50+ Festival / The Collector The Collector

A Regular Little Houdini

7.45pm

2.30pm & 7.45pm

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family Seeing York Through New Eyes

1pm / 7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm 6.30pm


MAIN HOUSE

STUDIO AND OTHER SPACES

Thu 29 Sep

Bette Midler and Me

7.30pm

Sat 1 Oct

Tcha Limberger's Budapest Gypsy Jazz Orchestra

7.30pm

Fri 30 Sep

Kali

Your Bard

Your Bard

7.45pm

7.45pm

2pm & 7.45pm

Thu 6 Oct

Underneath A Magical Moon Murder Mystery – Ballroom

11am & 1.30pm 7.30pm

Fri 7 Oct

Underneath A Magical Moon Murder Mystery – Ballroom

1.30pm & 6pm 7.30pm

Sat 8 Oct

Mon 10 Oct

Underneath A Magical Moon

11am & 1.30pm

Through The Gap

7.45pm

Tue 11 Oct

Margaret Atwood

7.30pm

Underneath A Magical Moon

11am & 1.30pm

Thu 13 Oct

The Season Ticket

2pm & 7.30pm

Underneath A Magical Moon

11am & 1.30pm

The Season Ticket

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Underneath A Magical Moon

11am & 1.30pm

Wed 12 Oct Fri 14 Oct

Sat 15 Oct

Tue 18 Oct

The Season Ticket The Season Ticket

Wed 19 Oct

Mark Steel

Fri 21 Oct

This Might Hurt

Thu 20 Oct Sat 22 Oct

Tue 25 Oct

Wed 26 Oct Thu 27 Oct Fri 28 Oct

Sat 29 Oct

Sun 30 Oct

This Might Hurt

2.30pm & 7.30pm

7.30pm

Lady Chatterley's Lover

7.30pm

Lady Chatterley's Lover

7.30pm

Lady Chatterley's Lover

2pm & 7.30pm

Lady Chatterley's Lover

2.30pm (AD) & 7.30pm

Lady Chatterley's Lover Spooks and Spells

Fri 4 Nov

Aesthetica Short Film Festival Stacey Kent

Sun 6 Nov

8pm

7.30pm

Layla's Room

Sat 5 Nov

7.30pm

This Might Hurt

Tue 1 Nov

Thu 3 Nov

7.30pm

Underneath A Magical Moon Underneath A Magical Moon Underneath A Magical Moon Underneath A Magical Moon

11am & 1.30pm

Underneath A Magical Moon

11am & 1.30pm

Underneath A Magical Moon

12–2pm

Spooks and Spells

7.30pm

Aesthetica Short Film Festival Frankenstein

10.15am–11pm 8pm

Aesthetica Short Film Festival Big Band Dance Night Frankenstein

10.15am–11pm 7.30pm 8pm

7.30pm

Aesthetica: Meet the Filmmakers (In the theatre bar)

10am–5pm 8pm

6.30pm–8.30pm

Aesthetica Short Film Festival Frankenstein

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

7.15pm

Frankenstein

Thu 10 Nov

Really Really Want

7.30pm

Objects of Terror! / Frankenstein

Objects of Terror! / Frankenstein

Night Must Fall

7.30pm

Frankenstein

Night Must Fall

2pm & 7.30pm

Night Must Fall

2.30pm (AD) & 7.30pm

Wed 16 Nov

Night Must Fall

Thu 17 Nov Fri 18 Nov

Sat 19 Nov

Frankenstein

7.15pm

Turandot

Tue 15 Nov

7.15pm

Turandot

Sat 12 Nov

Night Must Fall

1.30pm & 6pm

Play in a Day 8–11s

Turandot

Fri 11 Nov

11am & 1.30pm

7.30pm

Run

Turandot

1.30pm & 6pm

Underneath A Magical Moon 11am (R) & 1.30pm

Tue 8 Nov

Wed 9 Nov

11am & 1.30pm

4pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

Objects of Terror! / Frankenstein

12–2pm

10.15am–11pm 8pm

10.15am–11pm 8pm 8pm

7.45pm / 8pm

7.45pm / 8pm

7.45pm / 8pm 8pm

The Rivals / Frankenstein

7.45pm / 8pm

The Rivals / Frankenstein

7.45pm / 8pm

The Rivals / Frankenstein The Rivals Cinema Paradiso Film Screening Frankenstein

7.45pm / 8pm 2pm & 7.45pm 7.30pm 8pm


Wed 23 Nov Thu 24 Nov

STUDIO AND OTHER SPACES

Macbeth: Director's Cut

7.30pm

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot

7.30pm

Fri 25 Nov

Sat 26 Nov Sat 3 Dec

Sun 4 Dec

7.45pm / 8pm

The Rivals / Frankenstein

7.45pm / 8pm

The Rivals / Frankenstein The Rivals / Frankenstein The Rivals / Frankenstein

THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER 2016 SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 2017

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The Rivals / Frankenstein

Mischief Before Christmas Mischief Before Christmas

7.45pm / 8pm 7.45pm / 8pm

2pm & 7.45pm / 8pm 10.30am & 12pm

10.30am, 12pm & 2pm

Mon 5 Dec

Mischief Before Christmas

Wed 7 Dec

Mischief Before Christmas 10am (R), 11.30am & 1pm

Tue 6 Dec

10am, 11.30am & 1pm

Mischief Before Christmas 10am (R), 11.30am & 1pm

Thu 8 Dec

Mischief Before Christmas

10am, 11.30am & 1pm

Sun 11 Dec

Mischief Before Christmas

10.30am, 12pm & 2pm

Tue 13 Dec

Mischief Before Christmas 10am (R), 11.30am & 1pm

Sat 10 Dec

Mischief Before Christmas

Mon 12 Dec

Mischief Before Christmas

Wed 14 Dec

Mischief Before Christmas

Sun 18 Dec

Mischief Before Christmas

Sat 17 Dec

Mischief Before Christmas

Tue 20 Dec

Mischief Before Christmas

Wed 21 Dec Fri 23 Dec

Mischief Before Christmas

See page 27 for full performance schedule

Sat 24 Dec Sat 21 Jan Fri 17 Feb

Murder, Margaret and Me

7.30pm

Tue 21 Feb

Murder, Margaret and Me

7.30pm

Sat 18 Feb

Wed 22 Feb Thu 23 Feb Fri 24 Feb

Sat 25 Feb

Tue 28 Feb

Wed 1 Mar Thu 2 Mar Fri 3 Mar

Sat 4 Mar

10am, 11.30am & 1pm

Mischief Before Christmas 10am (R), 11.30am & 1pm

Thu 15 Dec

Thu 22 Dec

10.30am & 12pm

Murder, Margaret and Me Murder, Margaret and Me

Murder, Margaret and Me

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Murder, Margaret and Me

7.30pm

Murder, Margaret and Me Murder, Margaret and Me

10.30am (AD) & 12pm

10.30am & 12pm

Mischief Before Christmas

10.30am & 12pm

Mischief Before Christmas

10.30am & 12pm

Mischief Before Christmas Burns Night Ceilidh

10.30am & 12pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

2pm (R) & 7.30pm (AD) 7.30pm (BSL)

Thursday 15 December – Saturday 7 January at 41 Monkgate, doors open 7pm No perfomances Sundays, Saturday 24 and Monday 26 December

Murder, Margaret and Me 2.30pm (AD & CAP) & 7.30pm

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7.30pm

2pm & 7.30pm

Murder, Margaret and Me

10.30am, 12pm & 2pm

7.30pm

Murder, Margaret and Me Murder, Margaret and Me

10am & 11.30am

10.30am & 12pm

Photos: Community Ambassadors, Colin Richardson; Architecture Hufton & Crow; Past productions Ant Robling, Members of the York Theatre Royal Photography Group. Food photography Andy Bulmer anonymousdesign.net

MAIN HOUSE Tue 22 Nov


BOX OFFICE: 01904 623568

yorktheatreroyal.co.uk York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 7HD

Concessions where applicable apply to over-60s, those in receipt of means-tested benefits and full-time students. We offer disabled concessions and half-price companion tickets. Groups of 10 or more get £2 off per ticket. Schools discounts are available: please check with box office. Pot-Luck Tickets are available for selected Main House performances. Book an unreserved £15 ticket online and we’ll put you in the best seat available, and notify you of your seat by email before the performance. £8 Standby tickets for students and unwaged people are available on the day of the performance, subject to availability. *Transaction Fee A single transaction fee of £1.50 applies to all non-cash payments over £6. (Free to Members and Friends). Access Please state at the time of booking if you require a wheelchair space, if you would like to use equipment for audio description, the hearing loop or would like to be seated with a good view of the sign language interpreter or captioning unit. Our new building features power-assisted entrance doors and a new lift giving access to the dress circle and theatre bar.

BOOKING Box office opening hours Monday 10am-5pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-6pm (8pm on performance days). We accept cash, debit and credit cards, and cheques. Tickets booked over the phone or online can be posted out for £1.50. Print-at-home tickets are available or we can scan the barcode on your smartphone upon arrival. We can also hold tickets at the box office for collection. Reservations can be held for up to 4 days. Unpaid reservations will be released for sale 30 minutes before the performance. Tickets are non-refundable. We can exchange unwanted tickets for £1 per transaction or can try to re-sell tickets if they are presented at box office 24 hours before the performance. Please note our own unsold tickets will take priority.

BSL Signed performance for deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons. CAP Captioned performance for deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons. AD Audio-Described performance for blind and partially-sighted patrons. A touch tour of the set will be available before an audio-described performance. R Relaxed Performances Max Card holders: on Tuesday and Wednesday performances of Underneath a Magical Moon, The Mischief Before Christmas and Sherlock Holmes paying adults can bring up to 2 under-18s for free and there is a 10% discount on food and drink in our café throughout the year. Your Max Card must be shown in order to take up this offer. The Max Card is designed to make great attractions in the UK more accessible to looked-after children, children with complex needs, their friends and family.


COSTUME HIRE

Are you seeking unique, high-quality costumes at affordable prices? Our costume hire department is just the place to find that perfect outfit for a school play, a pantomime or a themed event! • • • •

From authentic ball gowns to dainty tea dresses From 20s flapper outfits to the groovy 60s From hilarious giant animal costumes to mystical fairies Disguise yourself with wigs, hats and elaborate accessories

We pride ourselves on our prices, starting from just £5 per week. You can even buy a costume to keep forever from our permanent sale rail. York Theatre Royal Members get 10% off Costume Hire. Opening hours: Tuesday: 10am – 4pm Thursday: 10am – 2pm (by appointment only) Saturday: 10am – 4pm Costume Hire is located in the basement of the De Grey Rooms. Contact: 01904 715444 costumehire@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

YORK THEATRE ROYAL CHOIR WE ARE STARTING UP A NEW SEWING GROUP! Come along and take the opportunity to learn new skills, brush up existing ones or take part supporting a community project. We want to create a place where you can come and enjoy sewing, no matter what your experience. Workshops will be relaxed so you can take your time and even help yourself to tea or coffee. If you are interested in coming along or would just like to find out more please contact the wardrobe team on wardrobe@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk.

The Choir is an exciting new project that has grown from the desire of singers involved in York Mystery Plays 2012, Blood + Chocolate and In Fog and Falling Snow to have a year-round permanent group. It is unique amongst choirs as the only choir in the UK affiliated with a professional producing theatre, offering the opportunity to work with professional creative and technical teams on an ongoing basis. We are particularly recruiting for tenors, basses and first sopranos and rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings. For more information please contact choir@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk Musical Director Madeleine Hudson Partnered with Banks Music Publications

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York Theatre Royal Autumn Brochure 2016