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VIDEO: Speedy SIV sales is just the ticket to boost regional economy, says new entertainment and events boss

A speedy new tickets sales system to help people buy easier and faster at SIV's venues - including Sheffield Arena - was outlined today as part of major plans to increase business and boost the region's economy.

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Feast of entertainment - The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival.

Thousands flock to Harrogate for world's biggest G&S Festival

Fans of Gilbert and Sullivan are flocking to Harrogate as the curtain goes up on the world's biggest annual two-week festival celebrating the famous musical pair’s greatest works.

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The Shed Crew, Albion Electric Warehouse, Leeds (September 21- October 1)

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Gloriously daft - Harrogate's Tom Taylor as the spoof detective Charlie Montague. (Picture by Jane Hobson)

Harrogate comedian takes on Poirot in new hit show

Harrogate’s award-winning comic Tom Taylor is touring with his hit homage to Hercule Poirot and Lord Peter Wimsey - and he’s bringing it to his home town.

Coming to Harrogate Theatre - Ruth Rendell's star-studded A Judgement in Stone which runs from July 11-15.

Exciting £500,000 cash boost for Harrogate Theatre

Harrogate Theatre is celebrating winning a six-figure sum from the Arts Council.

The Vamps at Sheffield O2 Academy on Monday, July 10.

WIN: Tickets to see The Vamps at Sheffield O2 Academy July 10

The Vamps have only just wrapped their massive UK arena tour but are back with an album preview show at the Sheffield Academy on Monday and you could be going for FREE.
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Micky Flanagan returning to Sheffield Arena on Saturday, June 24.

WIN: Tickets to see Micky Flanagan back at Sheffield Arena on June 24

Comedy star Micky Flanagan is celebrating his recent record-breaking appearances at Sheffield Arena with a return this month - and you could see him for FREE.

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The cast of Betty Blue Eyes

REVIEW: Betty Blue Eyes, Harrogate Operatic Players, Harrogate Theatre

The musical version of the Alan Bennett classic A Private Function has been brought to Harrogate Theatre.

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Jane Eyre is on tour

REVIEW: Jane Eyre, Grand Opera House, York

I was aware that director Sally Cookson’s interpretation of Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre was going to be very different from any previous stage versions of the book; it was indeed.

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John Partridge and Adrian Zmed in La Cage Aux Folles

REVIEW: La Cage Aux Folles, Grand Opera House, York

Wow! I’ve never seen a show quite like this; wigs, wit and wonderful razzle dazzle.

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Mamma Mia!

REVIEW: Mamma Mia! Grand Theatre, Leeds

Mamma Mia did not have a red carpet on its first night – it had a blue one. But red or blue this first night was one of the most exciting the Grand Theatre had seen for some time.

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Whispering Wood Folk dare-devil acrobats will be performing at the former Caphouse Colliery near Wakefield.

WIN: Pass It On family tickets at Yorkshire's National Coal Mining Museum

Pass It On...we're giving away tickets to a sensational aerial acrobatics show coming to Yorkshire's National Coal Mining Museum for England.
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Remembering Fred is on tour to the region next year

REVIEW: Remembering Fred, York Barbican

Being Strictly Stars certainly helps to pull in an audience; the auditorium was packed to the rafters as dance, and real-life partners Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manra paid tribute to the legend – Fred Astaire.

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Whispering Wood Folk to bring special shows to the National Coal Mining Museum for England  from the 2nd to the 4th of June.

PREVIEW: Pass It On - acrobatic theatrical adventure coming to National Coal Mining Museum

Pass It On...Whispering Wood Folk are to bring aerial acrobatics, taking the audience on an immersive theatrical adventure, to Yorkshire's National Coal Mining Museum for England

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Stage adaptation of Our Man in Havana comes to York

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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