We’ve got a fantastic season lineup planned for all of you, and we thought our blog this week should be devoted to shouting about it! There are few things more exciting than the dawning of a new year full of bright possibilities and fresh ideas. These shows will bring exactly that to the audiences of the Yorkshire Playhouse. Without further ado, please welcome the Yorkshire Playhouse 2018 Season!
Wait Until Dark
If you think it sounds a bit ominous, you’re correct! You might recognize this suspense/thriller from the 1967 movie of the same name. Susy Hendrix is a woman who is blind due to a result of a recent accident. When her husband offers to help a fellow passenger on an international flight by bringing an innocent looking doll back to the states for her, he unwittingly leashes terror on his wife. Alone in their apartment, she is forced to deal with a ruthless gang of thugs who will stop at nothing to retrieve the doll. Join us as we watch a vulnerable, but self-reliant woman fight for her life!
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Pennsylvania, where they commiserate on their current circumstances in life. It’s not too long before their movie-star sister Masha shows up with her younger boyfriend, Spike. Masha wants to sell the house and move on with her life, of course not thinking about how it will affect her siblings. The show has an appealing mix of monologues, funny confrontation scenes and a crazy preparation for a costume party. This is classic stage comedy at its best, you won’t want to miss it!
The Musical of Musicals (The Musical)
Aptly named, this hilarious satire on musicals takes us through five different scenes, each in a different style by the master of the form. June is dreaming of her big break, but in the meantime she can’t pay her rent. With her evil landlord breathing down her neck, will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? From Rogers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim, every music style is on display, and even a bit of dance! Come join us as we sing and dance our way through a show that will keep you laughing from start to finish!
The Dixie Swim Club
Join five members of a female swim club as they gather each summer at a beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks as we span 55 years of friendship, starting with the summer after college graduation to present day. Each of the characters has a distinct character and history-the hard-luck, housewife, the no-nonsense authority figure, the organized mom with the seemingly perfect life, the nun, and the oft-married cougar! If you love to laugh, this is a fun play and sure to not disappoint!
The Game’s Afoot: Holmes for the Holidays
Love a good mystery? Love to laugh? Love Christmas? Well we have just what you’ve been looking for! “The Game’s Afoot” follows the story of as an actor who plays Sherlock Holmes who invites his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry during the Christmas holidays. Unfortunately, the party takes a tragic turn and the actor who only portrays Sherlock Holmes is now forced to become a detective in this “whodunit’!