iShandy archiveVery loosely based on the novel by Laurence Sterne with footnotes, gratitude, savoury snacks and pregnant pauses. Members of a teachers' Book Club meet to discuss the latest ambitious read in their season of Yorkshire classics, the insurmountable Tristram Shandy. It's fun loving English teacher Susan's turn to host and as always, she insists on an elaborate fancy dress theme. As the friends gather dressed as characters from the novel, excitement builds about meeting the group's newest member. After all, he was the one who suggested Tristram Shandy in the first place! However, this is no ordinary cosy night in with a good book as the evening takes some extraordinary twists and turns. As confusion mounts and hilarity ensues, the meeting descends into debauched absurdity and this cunning comedy becomes as saucy, surreal and dangerous as Sterne himself. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is a novel by Coxwold based writer Laurence Sterne, released in nine volumes over seven years from 1759. There will be several associated events linked to this new production to help celebrate the 300th anniversary of Laurence Sterne's birth.


Andrina Carroll (Fran/Mrs Shandy), Andy Dunn (Tim/Mr Shandy), Mick Jasper (Andrew/Uncle Toby), Iain Armstrong (Phil/Corporal Trim), Elizabeth Bower (Susan/Susannah), Phil Rowson (Greg/Footnote)


Author: Richard Hurford
Producer: York Theatre Royal
Director: Damian Cruden
Design: Jane Linz Roberts
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


iShandy (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1142326895. Details of all iShandy archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S010165530

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19 Apr 13
11 May 13
Theatre Royal
North Yorkshire

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