20-22 June, 7.30pm, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Scenic Stage Theatre, Heslington East Campus, University of York
One of the greatest Jacobean comedies, John Marston’s masterpiece weaves together tales of sexual obsession, clever con-tricks, and radical freethinking into a striking plot which leads two of its characters to the foot of the gallows.
It was terrific!
Pace; dynanism; such ease of performance and performed ease; wonderful, fluid and varied use of space; well-timed humour; nuance on the line and across the speech; real strength in depth across the cast (accented with a couple of points of completely delight-dispensing starriness within it); impressively efficient and smooth transitions/set adjustments/scene changes, with effectively tonally attuned transitional music where needed; physical choreography brilliantly handled.
I loved it!
Judith Buchanan, Director of the Humanities Research Centre
Tickets are priced £7, or £5 for students and concessions. 10 tickets may be purchased for the price of 9.
Booking, online, by phone or in person, is available via the York Theatre Royal Box Office. To book visit www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/shows/the_dutch_courtesan.php or call 01904 623568.
Tickets will also be available on the door, subject to availability.
Tickets purchased in advance may be collected in person from the the York Theatre Royal Box Office, or on the night at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television. If collecting from YTR, please do so before 4pm on the night of the performance.
To coincide with the performances and as part of the Festival of Ideas we are offering three free events. More information can be found by clicking the links below:
The production of The Dutch Courtesan is made possible by the generous support of the Sylvia and Colin Shepherd Charitable Trust, for which we are deeply grateful.