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Take That’s The Band on tour and heading to Yorkshire

Tickets for Tim Firth’s new musical The Band, presented by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers with the music of Take That, have gone on sale.

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Halfway to Paradise is at Whitby Pavilion later this year

Review: Halfway to Paradise, Grand Opera House, York

What a great night was had by all when the Tornados whipped up a storm with their show, along with sensational Colin Gold as Billy Fury.

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Comedian Jason Manford

Jason hits road with new tour

Comedian Jason Manford is hitting the road with his new tour Muddle Class and comes to the region next year.

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The cast of Rock of Ages

REVIEW: Rock of Ages, Grand Opera House, York

Rock of Ages is set in the Los Angeles of the Eighties, celebrating the glam metal bands of the period, with a real sense of mischief, spoof and parody throughout.

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Singer Lucie Jones

Lucie gives RENT the X Factor

The 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Larson’s ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical RENT will play at York Theatre Royal later this month.

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Shane Lynch as Abanazar in Aladdin

Shane leads panto cast at York Barbican

Shane Lynch from the multi-million selling band Boyzone will team up with stars from EastEnders, Corrie, and popfor the family pantomime Robin Hood And The Babes In The Wood at the York Barbican from December 21 to 31.

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Cyrano runs until Saturday

REVIEW: Cyrano, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Edmond Rostand’s tragi-comic original is respected in a production that is not afraid to foreground the ‘beauty is only skin deep’ theme and combine 17th century musketeers with racy modern allusions.

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Playwright Deborah McAndrew

Bronte sister’s novel on stage

Award-winning playwright Deborah McAndrew’s new adaptation of Anne Brontë’s novel The Tenant of Wildfell Hall comes to York Theatre Royal, in a co-production with Octagon Theatre Bolton, from April 26 to May 6.

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Glen Joseph played Buddy Holly in the hit musical

Buddy, Grand Opera House, York

It was Rave On at the opening night of the well-loved musical Buddy, as we went back in time to the 1950s.

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Stellar cast in Silver Lining

REVIEW: Silver Lining, York Theatre Royal

A recorded message from writer Sandi Toksvig talked about the magic of theatre before the production, and how right she was, as a packed audience sat together, eagerly anticipating watching her new play Silver Lining. At its best, theatre is the most immediate form of entertainment, and from the start, Sandi Toksvig’s razor sharp dialogue grabbed and engaged you.

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WWE Live coming to Sheffield Arena on Thursday, May 11, from 7.30pm.

WIN: WWE LIVE Sheffield Arena wresting tickets and goody bags

WWE wrestling superstars will battle in an action packed live show at Sheffield Arena and to celebrating we have tickets and merchandise to be won.
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EARLY ADVENTURES by Bourne. Credit: Johan Persson

REVIEW: Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures, York Theatre Royal

I first became a fan of Matthew Bourne’s work after being bowled over by his choreography, sense of humour, strong story line and powerful imagery, in what is sure to become a cult ballet Edward Scissorhands. If you think ballet’s not for you, then I urge you to at least try to attend one of his ballets – he’s not afraid to do his own thing, with a clear Bourne Identity.

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The Cornermen was about the world of boxing

REVIEW: Cornermen, The Basement, York City Screen

“Wildgoose Theatre aims to bring you plays that you may not have seen, or maybe not even heard about, and give them the exposure they deserve,” said Andy Love, director of Wildgoose’s latest production, Cornermen by up and coming playwright Oli Forsyth.

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Actor and writer Mark Gatiss

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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