Yorkshire Scandals

A double-bill of Yorkshire based domestic dramas exploring class, control, and the importance of the news.d

A Yorkshire Tragedy’

Written by William Shakespeare (or Thomas Middleton), directed by Ben Prusiner
A Jacobean domestic tragedy originally assigned to Shakespeare, but the cause of hot debate for centuries, A Yorkshire Tragedy is a verse re-telling of the true crime scandal of the murderous gambler Walter Calverley.

‘The Taskers’ Trials’

Written by Bill Hodson, directed by Andrew Love

Yorkshire family the Taskers are struggling to keep their heads above water in the aftermath of a devastating accident.  Joy-racing in an uninsured car, their eldest son runs over a young woman, leaving her in a coma. What can they do to keep their family from falling apart?

Both productions featured the same cast in visually striking presentations, with puppetry inspired by the classical Japanese style that helped to bring the stories to their haunting conclusions.

January 2018

Friargate Theatre
Lower Friargate,

York YO1 9SL

Mark France
Anna Rose James
Annabel Lee
Jai Rowley
Josh Dowden
Emily Thane
Claire Morley

Set by Maggie Smales
Costume by Jenny Anderton
Sound design by Paul Hepworth
Lighting design by David Harrison
Puppetry by Rachel Price
Puppets designed by Laura Elizabeth Rice
Fight direction by Neil Tattersall
Stage Manager Lena Tondello

Read a review at York Press

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