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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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Christina Tedders and real life sisters Leah and Amy Penston, as backing singers The Commitmentettes with lead singer Brian Gilligan as Deco.

Review: The Commitments, Grand Opera House, York

Certainly not a musical to be watched by anyone under the age of fifteen years old – this was a production that had plenty of soul, along with sarcasm and swearing.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Roll up, roll up for Yorkshire girl in Cirque du Soleil's Varekai at Leeds First Direct Arena

Yorkshire girl Emily McCarthy says she would have bent over backwards to be in Cirque du Soleil and now she does exactly that every night.
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Cast of Return to the Forbidden Planet

REVIEW: Return to the Forbidden Planet, Harrogate Theatre

The Tempest but not as we know it! The Deanery Players served up an impressive evening’s entertainment which ingeniously combined intergalactic space travel with Freudian theory, Shakespearian dialogue (mostly parodying The Tempest) and a groovy musical score based on the hits of the 60s and 70s.

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Genius Trevor Dion Nicholas shone as the quick-tongued genie who made the whole night a partaaaaay!

REVIEW: Aladdin musical is 'magic carpet ride' in London's West End

Disney's spectacular Aladdin musical is a 'magic carpet ride'...a Whole New World of theatre-going, writes Nik Farah.

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Children’s ballet comes to Harrogate Theatre

Children’s ballet comes to Harrogate Theatre

Northern Ballet presents its new ballet for children Goldilocks and the Three Bears a Harrogate Theatre later this year.

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REVIEW: Opera North production of Hansel and Gretel, Leeds Grand Theatre

REVIEW: Opera North production of Hansel and Gretel, Leeds Grand Theatre

Opera North has a genius for updating operas, without resorting to gimmicks – and the productions of Humpderinck’s most famous work

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Kara Tointon and Keith Allen in Gaslight

Review: Gaslight, Grand Opera House, York

Gaslight, written by Patrick Hamilton in 1938, has been given a new lease of life, and is currently on tour in the UK. The play explores the possibility of manipulation in intimate relationships, where power and control can be mistaken for love.

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Maurice Lunn and Graham Parry in Return to the Forbidden Planet

Maurice and Graham spin out of this world

For their 58th annual production the Deanery Players are presenting Return to the Forbidden Planet’at Harrogate Theatre, from Thursday February 9 to Saturday February 11.

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Cast of Death of a Salesman

REVIEW: Death of a Salesman, Harrogate Studio Theatre

At a time when we are trying to make sense of what is going on the other side of the Atlantic, what better than to experience Arthur Miller’s tragedy about the American Dream, Death of a Salesman?

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Harriet Dyer

Comedy club bill at Knaresborough’s Frazer Theatre

The Frazer Theatre Comedy Club presents another night of the finest in stand-up on tomorrow at 8pm.

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REVIEW: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Harrogate Theatre

REVIEW: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Harrogate Theatre

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past 10 years as a journalist, it’s that the people of Harrogate know how to put on a good show.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Strictly star Ed Balls back on the vote campaign at Leeds First Direct Arena

Ed Balls is back on the vote winning campaign trail in his beloved Yorkshire.

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A world first as ballet company presents Casanova’s story

A world first as ballet company presents Casanova’s story

Northern Ballet is bringing history’s most notorious lover to life with its new ballet Casanova which premières in Leeds next month.

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Strongman Eddie Hall rides off with motorbike prize after lifting Britain's Strongest Man title at Doncaster Dome. Photos: Marisa Cashill.

Strongman Eddie Hall smokes competition with world record title win

Strongman Eddie 'The Beast' Hall got fans all revved up after he muscled his way into the history books yet again and won a motorbike - then burnt out the back tyre doing a celebratory wheel spin.

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Russell Band is on tour from April this year and arrives in Harrogate in that month

Russell Brand to play Royal Hall, Harrogate

Comedy fans have a huge treat ahead, with global comedy big-hitter Russell Brand confirming a date Harrogate Royal Hall.

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