The Trick at York Theatre Royal Studio

Every Studio production can be a bit hit and miss. Theatre companies playing to smaller audiences have to prove themselves, offering a great night of entertainment enough to prise people away from the sell-out shows on in the main auditorium.

I’ll hold my hands up and be totally honest – it’s rare I’m overly intrigued by studio-style productions. Invariably peppered with quirkiness, it’s often too much of a risk to potentially waste an evening sitting through something dull or overly contemporary.

However, The Trick, produced by Loose Tongue and HighTide in association with Bush Theatre, looks like it’ll be an incredible production.

Billed as a ‘magic show about getting older’, this new play by Eve Leigh explores grief, ghosts and mediums as all kinds of tricks collide. The show follows Mira, who lost her husband seven months ago – and just isn’t ready to let go yet.

The piece is being directed by Roy Alexander Weise, who will bring creativity and uniqueness to the play.

The Trick is a show about ageing and grief, with magic tricks weaved into the production to charm audiences throughout. Sponsored by Lansons and supported using public funding by Arts Council England, it’s likely to be a really strong Studio production.

Catch the show at York Theatre Royal Studio on 12th and 13th April.

Photograph credited to Helen Murray

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