York Theatre Royal’s New Season Looks AMAZING

SPRING! is the new 2022 season at York Theatre Royal. Once Cinderella finishes on 2nd January, get ready to meet an amazing new cast of characters.

If you’re ready for a musical hit, York Light Opera Company present the Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice musical Evita from 9th -19th February. It’s not my favourite musical on the planet but York Light Opera Company are a fab theatrical society so it will be well worth a watch.

Pilot Theatre, in association with York Theatre Royal, presents the world premiere of The Bone Sparrow (25th Feb – 5th March), a story about a Rohingya refugee boy who has spent his entire life living in a detention centre in Australia. It’s a show aimed at slightly younger audiences but I’m sure everyone will be able to enjoy the show, whilst providing the perfect opportunity to engage teens.

Written by Oladipo Agboluaje, Here’s What She Said To Me (17th & 18th March) follows three generations of proud African women, connecting with each other across two continents, across time and space.

Jake Quickenden and Darren Day lead the foot-tapping cast of Footloose (28th March – 2nd April), back and better than ever after two critically-acclaimed tours and a West End run with classic 80s hits including Holding Out for a Hero and, of course, the title track Footloose.

The European premiere of Rice (13th & 14th April) by Michele Lee finds two women forming a powerful if unlikely bond – Nisha is  a young hotshot executive working for Australia’s largest producer of rice and Yvette, an older Chinese migrant, is the cleaner.

Mischief, the company behind The Play That Goes Wrong and BBC1’s The Goes Wrong Show, have teamed up with magic legends Penn and Teller to create Magic Goes Wrong (26th April – 1st May). A hapless gang of magicians are staging an evening of grand illusion to raise money for charity. Guess what? It goes horribly wrong. I CAN’T WAIT for this one. I missed it when it came to Leeds so I’m so excited to have a second chance to see it all go wonderfully wrong.

Ellen from 24th – 28th May. The new play from Caroline Bird tells the inspiring and epic story of Labour MP Ellen Wilkinson “who was forever on the right side of history, forever on the wrong side of life”. 

Shona Gulati (from Coronation Street, Dinnerladies and Loose Women) and  Ian Kelsey (from Emmerdale and Casualty) are joined by two-time Drama Desk Award nominee Christina Bianco in Jim Cartwright’s Northern fairy tale The Rise and Fall of Little Voice from 4th – 9th July). I’ve been following the immensely talented Christina Bianco for a while and the opportunity to see her live really can’t be missed – she’s a superb impressionist and delightful singer!

On a musical note the SPRING! season also welcomes The Pasadena Roof Orchestra (28th Jan), Rave On (5th Feb), BBC Big Band with The Music of James Bond… and Beyond (19th April).

For younger audiences, CBeebies superstar and children’s favourite Justin Fletcher brings his own all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza to the stage in Justin Live – the ‘BIG’ tour (21st & 22nd April).

Oi Frog & Friends: Live On Stage (4th & 5th April) is based on the bestselling books by Kes Gray and Jim Field. Expect original songs, puppets, laughs and more rhymes than you can shake a chime at this Olivier Award-nominated stage adaptation.

Zog and the Flying Doctors (24th & 25th June) is based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler. If you have little ones, you won’t want to miss this one!

There are also plenty of one-off shows and Studio performances coming up in the exciting SPRING! season which you really won’t want to miss. Visit the York Theatre Royal website for more information.

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