Our annual trip to the panto at York Theatre Royal was extra interesting as this was our first visit since the theatre reopened after its £6 million refurbishment. It now incorporates what was an open-air colonnade (previously full of fag-ends and pigeon poo!), now glassed in and turned into a bar/café area and expanded box … Continue reading Refurbished York Theatre Royal!
The York Theatre Royal pantomime this year is at the National Railway Museum! The theatre had hoped to be open again after a refurb in time for the panto but as with a lot of building projects in York, they found ancient ruins which had to be investigated. Staging the panto, Dick Wittington (and his … Continue reading York Theatre Royal panto!
Well, not so sure. This is the first time in 30 years that Berwick Kaler has not starred in the York Theatre Royal pantomime although he did write and co-direct it. He also appeared in the filmed section which has become an annual fixture. I don’t think the issue was the lack of Berwick so … Continue reading Is this year’s panto as good as ever?
This time last year we were booked into the Dress Circle at York Theatre Royal but the lift had broken down so they accommodated us in the stalls. Assuming that the same thing couldn’t happen to us again, we booked the Dress Circle this year and… it was great! The Theatre Royal had a revamp … Continue reading The Dress Circle is accessible. Oh yes it is!
Sorry, couldn’t resist! This was our 26th consecutive Theatre Royal pantomime and it’s as good as ever. It happened to be Jack and the Beanstalk, but the title (and plot, such as it is!) are irrelevant – it’s always mayhem! This was the first time I had visited the theatre using my powerchair – last … Continue reading Can beanstalks be accessible? Oh, yes, they can!
Here are some places I thoroughly recommend visiting! They are great for everyone but I’ll also mention their accessible features! Click on the title for my full review or the link below to visit their own site. Talkin Tarn Country Park Lake with accessible paths. Café, shop and accessible loos. https://www.visitcumbria.com/car/talkin-tarn/ The Sill, Once Brewed, … Continue reading Places to visit