Surprise Ending at the Big City Read

We’re delighted to announce that Riding Lights are part of York’s Big City Read 2018, bringing a new theatrical element to this yearly celebration of reading. Commissioned by Explore York Libraries, Bridget Foreman is writing Surprise Ending, a one act play all about the joy of reading.

This is all taking place in the autumn of 2018, when we’ll be touring the performance to libraries, mobile libraries, reading cafes and some other specially selected venues in and around the city. Performances of Surprise Ending start on the 10th October.

The book chosen for this year’s Big City Read is The Radleys by Matt Haig. Matt is a former resident of York and has close ties with the city and 5000 free copies of the book will will be distributed from 21 September. The whole programme of events will take place from the 20 September to 16 November 2018.

Watch this space for updates on Riding Lights’ involvement, and you can find out more about the whole Big City Read event at

Inheritance – New Photo Trailer

With the start of our 2015 tour of Inheritance we’ve got a new photo trailer which gives a fantastic feel for what the show looks like. Take a look…

You can find the full list of Inheritance performances here.

Inheritance: review and rehearsal photos

If you’ve picked up a copy of Friday’s Church Times you might have spotted their excellent review of InheritanceIf you have an online subscription you can read the full piece here, or we’ve picked out a couple of choice quotes below:

“It is the Passion story in close-up: intense, intimate”

“The play works as an icon, in not seeking accurate representation but inviting an individual response to the actions of God. It works beautifully, and has a humanity about it that shines”

“All four actors give outstanding performances”

“…a piece of perfection”

No complaints from us with this one then. The same can be said for our Twitter feed, which has been full of “don’t miss it” and “catch it if you can” tweets, as well as a lovely comment from an audience member at St David’s Cathedral  “It was perfectly put together. Theatre as it should be.”

All together some very encouraging responses to the production.

Rehearsal Photos

If you’ve not managed to catch the show yet, there’s still time as it’s touring until Easter Saturday (see a list of the remaining performance dates). Here’s a few dress rehearsal photos to whet your appetite.

Inheritance: trailer

Just one week to go before our first performance of Inheritance at Halifax Minster on the 14th March.

Fancy a taste of the show? Here’s the trailer:

You can find our more, and see a full list of performances over on the Inheritance tour page.