Review: Two

Jim Cartwright’s Two, a two-hander set in a classic northern pub, is a perfect production for the humble setting of the Drama Barn. Walking into the barn, the set; including a pub sign, dart board and fully decorated bar; and the sound effect of pub chatter and music instantly makes you feel like you are […]

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 […]



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