Yorkshire Scandals

Re:Verse Theatre and Wildgoose Theatre

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

‘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, based on an amalgam of contemporary news stories, 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 feature the same cast in visually striking presentations, with puppetry inspired by the classical Japanese style that brings the stories to their haunting conclusions.

Recommended for ages 14+

Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th January
7.30pm (except Sunday) with a Saturday and Sunday Matinee at 3.00pm

Tickets: £12. Concessions: £10 / Full Time Education: £5
(Call the box office to arrange group student bookings)

Box Office: 01904 613000 or online.

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