Blue Beard the magician makes hearts flutter and pupils dilate. With a wink, a stroke and a flick - things just seems to vanish. Cards, coin, scarves... and women.

A Wise Children, Birmingham Rep, HOME Manchester, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and York Theatre Royal co-production

Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the cast includes Isabel Adomakoh Young, Stu Barker, Mirabelle Gremaud, Stephanie Hockley, Patrycja Kujawska, Adam Mirsky, Katy Owen, and Tristan Sturrock.

Bluebeard meets his match when his young bride discovers his dark and murderous secret. She summons all her rage, all her smarts and all her sisters to bring the curtain down on his tyrannous reign.

Emma Rice brings her own brand of theatrical wonder to this most beguiling and disturbing of tales. With her signature sleight of hand, Blue Beard explores curiosity and consent, violence and vengeance – all through an intoxicating lens of music, wit and tender truth.

When someone tells you not to look, OPEN THE BLOODY DOOR!

Age Guidance: 12+

Promotional image by Steve Tanner.

Join us for first night fizz on Tue 27 Feb after the 7.30pm performance – all audience members will get a complimentary glass of fizz.

Tue 27 Feb: 7:30pm

Wed 28 Feb: 7:30pm

Thu 29 Feb: 2pm

Thu 29 Feb: 7:30pm

Fri 01 Mar: 7:30pm (post-show discussion)

Sat 02 Mar: 2:30pm

Sat 02 Mar: 7:30pm

Tue 05 Mar: 7:30pm

Wed 06 Mar: 7:30pm

Thu 07 Mar: 2pm

Thu 07 Mar: 7:30pm (British Sign Language Interpreted)

Fri 08 Mar: 7:30pm

Sat 09 Mar: 2:30pm (Audio described & captioned)

Sat 09 Mar: 7:30pm

York Theatre Royal Opening Hours

Monday | 1pm-5pm
Tuesday to Saturday | 1pm-8pm (5pm on non-show days)

Monday to Saturday | 10am – 4.30pm

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