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Spies and satire in stage version of Greene novel

Theatre company Creative Cow brings an evening of hilarity and satire in this witty adaptation of Graham Greene’s spy thriller Our Man in Havana to York Theatre Royal from Wednesday May 31 to Saturday June 3.

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The Players production of An Evening with Gary Lineker

Knaresborough Players invite you to take part in next production

After the recent success of An evening with Gary Lineker, Knaresborough Players are already looking ahead to their autumn play.

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REVIEW: Shakespeare’s Long Lost Play (Abridged), Grand Opera House, York

REVIEW: Shakespeare’s Long Lost Play (Abridged), Grand Opera House, York

Performers Joseph Maudsley, Matthew Pearson and James Percy bounded onto the stage informing us that while trying to park their van nicknamed Titus Vandronicus in a car park in Leicester, they discovered a vast sheaf of papers in a hole ( near a pile of unimportant bones ), which turned out to be the long-lost first play written by one William Shakespeare, aged 17.

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Harrogate Gilbert and Sullivan Society in Ruddigore

REVIEW: Ruddigore, Harrogate Theatre

One thing is certain; this is a brilliantly staged, sung and played performance by Harrogate Gilbert and Sullivan Society of The Witch’s Curse (formerly known as Ruddigore, about which more anon).

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Ex-WWE world champ and UFC star CM Punk offered $1m to return to the ring for UK tour with 5 Star wrestling.

VIDEO: WWE legend offered $1m for UK ring return including 5 Star Wrestling shows in Sheffield and Leeds

WWE legend CM Punk has been offered a staggering $1m to return to the ring in the UK for dates including Leeds and Sheffield.

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Catherine McCormack as Mrs Robinson

REVIEW: The Graduate, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

It is a brave step to transfer an iconic film into a stage play. Sometimes it works and other times it does not. In this particular case Terry Johnson’s adaptation coupled with Lucy Bailey’s direction has resulted in a stylish, funny and emotionally charged production.

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VIDEO: WWE superstars bounce in for special basketball game ahead of show at Sheffield Arena

WWE superstars swapped wrestling for basketball when they bounced into Sheffield for a slam-dunk time promoting the forthcoming Special Olympics GB national games coming to the city.
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BREAKING: Britain's Strongest Man TV show coming to Sheffield Arena

The City of Steel is to welcome the men of iron - strongman Eddie 'The Beast' Hall will defend his crown as TV's Britain's strongest Man in Sheffield, it was announced today.
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Superheroes Captain America, Superwoman and Thor at last year's Yorkshire Cosplay Con at Sheffield Arena.

WATCH LIVE AT NOON: Superheroes to take over Facebook Live

Superheroes will be taking over our Facebook Live stream at noon today - Saturday, May 6 - as we talk to organisers and fans promoting next month's Yorkshire Cosplay Con 2017.
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Open air theatre in Yorkshire: The best performances this summer

Open air theatre in Yorkshire: The best performances this summer

Yorkshire's historic attractions are staging 'picnic performances' of popular plays this summer.
Director Jonathan Rockefeller with a caterpillar puppet

Very Hungry Caterpillar and friends on stage

One of the most iconic characters in children’s literature will be arriving in York next month, when the Very Hungry Caterpillar Show plays at the Grand Opera House from Wednesday June 7 to Saturday June 10.

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Ripon Amateur Operatic Society in 9 to 5 The Musical

Review: 9 to 5: The Musical, Harrogate Theatre

9 to 5: The Musical is based on the 1980 film of the same name, with music and lyrics by country and western icon Dolly Parton.

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Betty Blues Eyes is on at the Harrogate Theatre in June

Watch Harrogate Operatic Players’ trailer for their show Betty Blue Eyes

Rehearsals are well under way for Harrogate Operatic Players’ production of Betty Blue Eyes which opens at Harrogate Theatre on June 6.

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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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REVIEW: Entertaining Angels, Harrogate Dramatic Society, Harrogate Studio Theatre

Harrogate Dramatic Society must consider itself truly fortunate in having found Gill McVey to direct its production of Entertaing Angels by Richard Everett.

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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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The Emperors New Clothes at Harrogate Theatre.

How good is Harrogate Theatre's new Easter 'panto'?

The highly successful creative team behind Harrogate Theatre’s annual festive pantomime launched their first-ever Easter 'panto' for all the family last night.
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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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