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Comedian Eleanor Conway at Knaresborough

The Frazer Theatre Comedy Club presents Eleanor Conway’s Walk of Shame, as Eleanor’s national tour makes it’s way to Knaresborough this week.

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Stuart Hutchinson is Gilbert Chilvers in Harrogate Operatic Players production of Betty Blue Eyes

Stuart is Betty’s leading man

Rehearsals are in full swing for Betty Blue Eyes – the next show from Harrogate Operatic Players.

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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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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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Hamlet is on tour and arrives in Harrogate later this month

It’s Hamlet for a new generation

Icarus Theatre Collective presents its sexy, bloody and fast-paced tour of Hamlet.

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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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Frazer Theatre Comedy Club bill

Audience request night at Frazer Theatre Comedy Club in Knaresborough

The Frazer Theatre Comedy Club in Knaresborough is back on with a special fan request show on Friday March 3.

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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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Elizabeth Boag and Graeme Brookes in Invincible

REVIEW: Invincible, coming to Harrogate Theatre, March 15 to 18

Spoiler alert – there are no spoilers in this review. But that does mean plot details will be thin.

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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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Elizabeth Boag and Graeme Brookes in Invincible

From Harrogate to New York Brit play festival

The new play Invincible is off to Broadway after a stint in Harrogate.

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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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VIDEO: Amazing strongman Eddie Hall pulls a bus through a car park

This is how Britain's Strongest Man Eddie 'The Beast' Hall takes the bus - by pulling it with his bare hands.
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A scary character in the recent production of H.P Lovecrafts Polaris at Harrogate Theatre.

Winning Harrogate student's review of classic horror tale

In 2012 Harrogate Theatre's education department in association with The Harrogate Advertiser launched the Young Reviewers Scheme, mentoring the finest writing talent from our local secondary schools in the art of reviewing.
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