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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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Line up for the monthly Frazer comedy club

‘Hidden comedy gem’ headlines at Frazer

The Frazer Theatre Comedy Club returns to action tomorrow.

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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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New comedy voice Eleanor Conway

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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