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York Theatre Royal new season


Le Navet Bete returns to York in King Arthur in March
Le Navet Bete returns to York in King Arthur in March

York Theatre Royal has announced a wide-ranging spring season of comedy, drama, children's shows and more.

Emma Rice’s acclaimed Wise Children company returns in a world premiere production of Blue Beard (February 27-March 4), the company's fourth visit to York and a co-production between the theatre and Birmingham Rep, HOME Manchester (February 13-24) and the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh.

York-based Pilot Theatre return with their adaptation of David Almond’s award-winning novel A Song for Ella Gray, a contemporary retelling of the Orpheus myth (February 20-24).

That is followed by Cluedo2 The Next Chapter (March 12-16), a whodunnit comedy with Coronation Street's Helen Flanagan.

There are more laughs, with the return of Le Navet Bete, who retell the Arthurian legend in King Arthur (March 21-23), and the adult season closes with The John Godber Company's revival of his early classic comedy Bouncers (April 5-6).

For younger audiences, children’s theatre company Tall Stories brings The Gruffalo’s Child (February 1-3); there's family fun at Easter with There’s A Monster in Your Show (March 26-28), adapted from the popular children’s books by McFly’s Tom Fletcher, who is also providing music, and Northern Ballet returns with Tortoise and the Hare (April 2-3).

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