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Creatives announced for Sleeping Beauty pantomime

Creatives announced for Sleeping Beauty pantomime

York-based theatre-maker Matt Aston will co-direct this year’s pantomime Sleeping Beauty with Berwick Kaler.

Matt, whose production of Grandad’s Island has played two seasons at York Theatre Royal, has previously directed pantomimes at Theatre Clwyd, Theatre Royal Wakefield and City Varieties, Leeds. He has also worked with Nottingham pantomime legend Kenneth Alan Taylor.

Now That's What I Call Dancing - A projecy celebrating diverse voices in York

Now That's What I Call Dancing - A projecy celebrating diverse voices in York

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Spiltmilk Dance, in association with York Theatre Royal, are bringing an exciting new project to York, and are looking for local people to get involved.
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED and you don’t even have to dance!
Now That's What I Call Dancing will invite 10 people from across the city, at 10 different stages of life to each create a short dance on 2 professional performers, about absolutely anything.

Pantomime legend Berwick Kaler is bowing out after 40 wonderful years

Pantomime legend Berwick Kaler is bowing out after 40 wonderful years

Pantomime legend Berwick Kaler is bowing out after 40 wonderful years as York Theatre Royal’s Dame. This year’s production The Grand Old Dame of York will be his last panto at the theatre, he announced today (23 November).

Snow Queen pays an icy visit to York

Snow Queen pays an icy visit to York

Acclaimed children’s theatre company tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal team up again to present Mike Kenny’s adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s highly acclaimed story Snow Queen. The production can be seen in the Studio at York Theatre Royal from 27 September to 13 October and then tours the UK until December, followed by a week at the Bush Theatre in London and a Christmas season at The Point, Eastleigh.

Help families in need enjoy a Christmas show

Help families in need enjoy a Christmas show

A scheme to provide free theatre tickets at Christmas for families in need is looking for more sponsors. The Pay It Forward Christmas Scheme will enable children and adults to see this year’s seasonal Studio show The Elves and the Shoemakers.