Let’s start with the following: The Secret Garden, Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art and the return of An Inspector Calls. Can York Theatre Royal’s summer season get any better?
Yes. Yes it can. For example, Francis Hodgson Burnett’s novel The Secret Garden is being adapted for the stage by Olivier award-winning playwright Jessica Swale. The show runs from 27th July to 25th August and is pretty much guaranteed to be the family show of the season.
York Theatre Royal and the Original Theatre Company are co-producers of the first revival of Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art which opens a national tour in York, from 30th Aug to 8th Sept. You want even more exciting news? Matthew Kelly stars!
An Inspector Calls (14 – 22 Sept) returns to York from 14th-22nd September. Though likely to be inundated by school parties, it’s one of those classic shows you can’t pass up the opportunity to see.
Other new shows coming up include The Be All and End All (4-19 May) by Jonathan Lewis, who stars alongside Imogen Stubbs in this contemporary drama, comedy Monogamy (22nd-26th May) by Torben Betts, the stage adaptatin of Sebastian Faulks’ novel Birdsong from 5th-9th June and Sting’s musical The Last Ship coming to York from 25th-30th June.
Visit yorktheatreroyal.co.uk for futher information!