Welcome to Charles Hutch Press, the Hutch hub for arts, culture  and What’s On in York and beyond. 



The Story

Charles Hutchinson has moved to pastures new yet still familiar after more than 30 years as the voice of the arts and culture at The Press, York.

Dubbed the “cultural linchpin of Yorkshire” for his distinctive coverage of theatre, music, comedy, film and the visual arts, Charles continues to work the arts beat in York and across God’s Own Arty Country.

This site provides previews, reviews, interviews and breaking news of the thriving cultural scene that he so passionately supports.

In establishing the Charles Hutchinson Culture Hub, he is also available to provide copy-writing and press services to spread your word to the media industry.

Contact Charles too for public-speaking engagements, hosting question-and-answer sessions, lecturing on journalism and the arts and radio comment.



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Breaking News

REVIEW: Steve Crowther’s verdict on The Rake’s Progress, English Touring Opera, York Theatre Royal, April 20

STRAVINSKY’S The Rake’s Progress is a great opera and English Touring Opera’s production was very good indeed, but it wasn’t without its problems. I thought one of the issues would be quality of sound delivered by the ETO orchestra in the Theatre Royal pit. Not a bit of it. The short opening prelude, introduction really, …

REVIEW: Martin Dreyer’s verdict on English Touring Opera, Manon Lescaut, York Theatre Royal, April 19

THE secret to this strange production lay in a programme note by its director, Jude Christian. Anyone who had not read it would have been floundering. After a perfectly reasonable summary of the trials undergone by Manon, Ms Christian launched into an angry tirade about the perils facing young women today, including pornography, deep-fakes and …

REVIEW: Martin Dreyer’s verdict on Leeds Lieder Festival, Schubertiade, The Venue, Leeds Conservatoire, April 14

LEEDS Lieder Festival celebrated the start of its 20th anniversary season with a Schubertiade on its opening Sunday. The common denominator of the lunchtime and evening recitals was the German soprano Nikola Hillebrand, with festival director Joseph Middleton as her piano partner. We were told that she was experiencing the first signs of a cold, …