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REVIEW: Strictly Ballroom, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Baz Luhrman’s original vision for Strictly Ballroom was a student musical presenting a primary myth in the context of ballroom dancing. Later, the concept evolved into a hit film (released 1991) and went on to influence the programme that we refer to simply as “Strictly”.

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White Christmas

Festive films and songs with Santa for new event Knaresborough theatre

The Knaresborough Players are starting what they hope to become a new festive tradition this year at the Frazer Theatre.

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PREVIEW: Disney On Ice spectacular Frozen is hottest ticket at Sheffield Arena

Let It Go and have fun at Sheffield Arena as new Disney On Ice spectacular Frozen skates in for an early Christmas treat from Wednesday to Sunday, December 14 to 18
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Win VIP family ticket to meet and greet the stars of Disney On Ice show Frozen at Sheffield Arena

WIN: VIP family meet and greet ticket to Disney On Ice show Frozen at Sheffield Arena

Win a VIP family ticket to see Disney On Ice presents Frozen at Sheffield Arena including a meet and greet with stars of the show!
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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's FMX god Edgar Torronteras who cites Sheffield as his fave arena

PREVIEW: Motorbike daredevils jump to it for spectacular Arenacross show in Sheffield

Daredevil motorbike riders are gearing up to bring fast and furious high octane action to Sheffield Arena with the return of Arenacross early next year.

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Line up for Hyena Comedy Club on Saturday

Line up for Hyena Comedy Club on Saturday

Tis the month of December, and the Hyena Lounge Comedy Club offers up a Christmas treat packed with ho-ho-ho-hilarity.

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Pupil Annabel Wass is pictured with the Lazy Ace programme.

Harrogate girls take to stage in heart of West End

Two Harrogate schoolgirls have taken to the West End stage to perform in a one-off show at one of London’s most famous theatres.

Successful poet, performer and writer Luke Wright.

Release the Hounds presents award-winner at Harrogate Theatre

A Knaresborough arts promoter who brought cutting edge spoken word performances to the town successfully for three years is now doing the same at Harrogate Theatre.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: The Commitments is fun for your soul with Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy

Whatever happened to Coronation Street's Curly Watts?
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The Elves and the Carpenter is on next month

Theatre company Badapple tours new show to village venues

Green Hammerton-based Badapple Theatre Company is heading into the festive season with a magical mix of theatre, songs, clowning, puppetry, music and animation thanks to its new Christmas production.

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Lipservice’s new show tours to Harrogate

Lipservice’s new show tours to Harrogate

Jane Austen sits writing, her quill scurrying across the vellum.

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The Woman in Black, adapted from Susan Hill's novel is back on stage in Yorkshire.

How the Woman in Black came home to Yorkshire

Best-selling books have a ready-made audience so it’s no surprise many are adapted for the stage. Jacob Lotinga reports on The Woman in Black.


VIDEO PREVIEW: Heaven 17 team with Sex Pistols icon for Pretty Vacant at Sheffield City Hall

Temptation stars Heaven 17 will team up with Sex Pistols icon Glen Matlock for an electronic version of Pretty Vacant at a unique Sheffield homecoming gig.
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6:12's Michael Garside and Judith Kenley in Animal Farm.

Harrogate Theatre - 6:12 shine in dazzling version of Orwell's classic fable

Review: Harrogate Theatre - 6:12 presents George Orwell's Animal Farm
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Peter Kay's Dance For Life 2017 coming to Sheffield and Leeds Arenas

VIDEO: Peter Kay's Dance For Life 2017 coming to Sheffield and Leeds Arenas

Comedy great Peter Kay is stepping out again for Cancer Research UK - he's taking his Dance For Life 2017 dance-a-thon parties around the UK with dates in Sheffield and Leeds.

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Bloody Mess by Forced Entertainment

Shakespeare with kitchen utensils, a six hour confessional and a script of entire gibberish - welcome to the world of Forced Entertainment

They’ve staged a 24-hour quiz show, retold the works of Shakespeare with kitchen utensils and now have won a major theatre prize. Sarah Freeman meets Forced Entertainment.

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Disney's Princess Principles posters are free to download

FREE: Disney posters - 10 tips to being a real modern day Princess

Disney On Ice is skating back into Arenas with it's Frozen spectacular - but do you have the principles to be a real life modern day Princess?
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Comedian Jimmy Carr rides a jet ski in Whitby harbour during the filming of Jeremy Clarkson's new show, The Grand Tour

The road to Whitby: Clarkson on cars, chips and why the BBC wouldn’t go there

Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond were in pursuit of fish and chips as they brought their new show, The Grand Tour, to Whitby.

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Comedian Jon Richardson.

Top comedian's hot new show comes to Harrogate: tickets on sale now

One of the most successful comedians on British TV is bringing his new show to Harrogate - and tickets have now gone on sale.
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Ian Hislop and Nick Newman in Sheffield. (Scott Merrylees).

Laughing in the face of war - The Wipers Times comes to Yorkshire

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s play about the story of a satirical newspaper created amidst the horrors of the Western Front is coming to Yorkshire. Chris Bond went to meet them.

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