Review: Oberon

Oberon, or The Elf-King’s Oath, is a whimsical and romantic tale brought to life courtesy of the UoY Opera Society. Staged in All Saints’ Church on North Street, Oberon benefits greatly from the grandeur and austerity of its surroundings, especially in marrying the musical and performative aspects of Weber’s opus, but falls short of fully using the space […]

Review: King Lear

The York Shakespeare Project’s latest production, that of the Bard of Stratford’s most notorious monarch, marches with growing confidence, with some enrapturing performances, but is marred by stutters early on. Kate Stephenson reviews: Having thoroughly enjoyed previous productions from the York Shakespeare Project, I had high expectations for their latest offering, King Lear. Initial impressions […]

Review: Medea

“Terrible things breed in broken hearts” One of the most ambitious plays staged by York DramaSoc in recent years, Medea asks a great deal of its actors and its audience, and crafts a lucid, provocative performance that benefits from cohesive vision and a cast clearly committed to their parts. The tale of a woman who, enraged […]

Review: Really Really Want

  It was no question that this was a preview show for Vesper Walk as it did leave certain things to be desired. Its relentless spirit, however, and undeniable enthusiasm marks the production as one to watch. The original songs were indeed the highlight of this production; witty and topical, they picked up on recognisable […]



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