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Review: Mark Gatiss, York Literature Festival, Grand Opera House

The auditorium was packed with people wanting to know more about this prominent English actor, comedian, screenwriter and novelist. They weren’t disappointed, Mark Gatiss was on fine form.

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VIDEO: Doing a Harry Worth...to celebrate Yorkshire comedy legend's 100th birthday

Yorkshire comedy legend Harry Worth gave the world the 'miraculous levitation' - where you stand next to a shop window, raise an arm and a leg and the hilarious reflection looks like you are floating in the air.
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Jane Hogarth and Josie Morley in The Empty Nesters Club

REVIEW: The Empty Nesters Club, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

This slight, though entertaining three hander is the latest stage in John Godber’s journey through middle class angst.

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Craig Revel Horwood

Craig directs tour of Son of a Preacher Man

New musical Son of a Preacher Man featuring the music of Dusty Springfield and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, embarks on a national tour with dates in York and Hull.

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Rob Angell, Josie Morley and Jane Hogarth in the Empty Nesters Club

John Godber’s Empty Nesters Club opens at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

From coach driver to playwright, Rob Angell has played a host of John Godber’s characters and this time around is playing a dad coming to terms with his daughter leaving home to go to university.

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John Hall and Emma Dickinson

REVIEW: The King and I, York Theatre Royal

It’s certainly no puzzlement why York Light Opera Company’s shows are so popular.

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REVIEW: Wonderland at Grand Opera House, York

REVIEW: Wonderland at Grand Opera House, York

Wonderland is a new musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.

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REVIEW: Blue Stockings, York Theatre Royal

REVIEW: Blue Stockings, York Theatre Royal

Director of York Settlement Community Player’s latest production Blue Stockings, Maggie Smales, tells in the programme that the play “serves as a gentle nudge 
to us all to keep going
in our pursuit of a fair 
world”.

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Cast of The Night Season

REVIEW: The Night Season, East Riding Theatre, Beverley

The Night Season pays homage to a number of theatrical antecedents (for example, there are three sisters - anyone for Chekhov?), uses Fred Astaire songs for atmosphere and is set in modern day Sligo.

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Joanne Clifton played Thoroughly Modern Millie

REVIEW: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Grand Opera House, York

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 winner Joanne Clifton’s casting in the lead role of Thoroughly Modern Millie was no doubt a shrewd marketing move, and this talented young lady was sensational as flapper Millie, and lit up the stage with her feisty performance.

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John Hall and Emma Dickinson as the King and Anna Leonowens

York Light in the King and I at Theatre Royal

The curtain goes up on York Light’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical the King and I on Wednesday March 8.

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Joe McElderry dons the coat of many colours in Joseph

First shows fit for stage after £16m facelift

The first shows to be performed at Hull New Theatre following its £16 million refurbishment have been revealed.

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Rhodri Miles as Burton

A touch of Hollywood at Pocklington Arts Centre

A one-man show which portrays one of Britain’s greatest Hollywood stars comes to Pocklington Arts Centre later this year.

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Susie Blake as Margaret Rutherford

REVIEW: Murder, Margaret and Me, York Theatre Royal

It’s wonderful to see relatively new playwrights given a chance to shine.

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Nadia Clifford will play Jane Eyre when the play tours later this year

Cast revealed for tour of Bronte classic Jane Eyre

Casting for Sally Cookson’s new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre has been announced with Nadia Clifford taking the central role and Tim Delap as Rochester.

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REVIEW: Sunny Afternoon, York Grand Opera House

At nearly three hours long, it was testament to the storytelling, and sensational songs of Sunny Afternoon that time just flew by; we were all up on our feet clamouring for more at the finale – the joint was jumping!

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United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate and WWE's new UK stars will make history - appearing for the first time at select WWE Live Events in the UK and Ireland from May 4 to 12.

BREAKING: WWE's new UK superstar wrestlers to join legends at Sheffield Arena

WWE's new UK superstar wrestlers will make history when they battle alongside legends on the next live tour - including a date at Sheffield Arena, we can exclusively reveal.

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Steven Arnold will play the Scarecrow in a panto version of The Wizard of Oz

Wizard role for Corrie’s Steve at Brid Spa

Oh no It isn’t. Oh yes it is! Easter Panto is just around the corner and Trio Entertainment is touring The Wizard of Oz – starring former Coronation Street star Steve Arnold.

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Richard Avery and Neil King, of Other Lives Productions

Spin us a yarn – invite from actors

Other Lives Productions – Neil King and Richard Averuy with the East Riding Theatre invites you to spin a tale, fact or fiction. You may perform your story, or if you prefer it can be performed by a professional actor, at one of several venues in April and May.

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Review: Cinderella, Opera North, Leeds Grand Theatre

Review: Cinderella, Opera North, Leeds Grand Theatre

A fine sense of irony prevails at Opera North. It advertised the second half of their season as ‘deliciously dark fairy tales’, then stage one of the frothier versions of the Cinderalla story (Rossini’s La Cenerentola) and extract laughs by the bucket load.

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