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Theatre & Comedy

Knaresborough's amazing riverside version of Wind in the Willows

A Knaresborough mum who has never written a play in her life has come up with the idea for a new journey-based theatre show set to transform the town’s waterside.

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VIDEO & 360 PHOTO: The Booze Brothers at Barnsley Lamproom Theatre

Forget the Blues Brothers...here come The Booze Brothers - a new comedy with 'Northern Soul' at Barnsley's Lamproom Theatre.
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Harrogate ghost walk with literary leanings - Poet Steve Toase.

Harrogate ghost walk with a difference this week

An exciting new ghost walk with a difference is happening in Harrogate this week in an imaginative combination of poetry, social conscience and photography.

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Sheffield's Richard Hawley is set to headline Deer Shed Festival in North Yorkshire.

Deer Shed Fest: Richard Hawley looks ahead to N Yorkshire show

North Yorkshire’s family-friendly outdoor music, comedy, literature and science feast Deer Shed Festival is pulling out all the stops this year.

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Writer/director Keith Burton with the cups he won for his pay The Journey at the 2013 Nidderdale One-Act Play Festival.

What a coup! Dales playwright set for New York

The underdog can win! A Dales playwright from a small group in Nidderdale has pulled off a major coup in the world of theatre.

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A scene from Busker the Musical at Harrogate Theatre.

Review: Busker The Musical's world premiere at Harrogate Theatre

Keith Humphrey’s brand new musical, Busker, is as powerful and uplifting in parts, as it is moving and heartbreaking in others, writes Jane Wright.

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Some of the cast of Busker the musical.

World premiere of homeless musical at Harrogate Theatre

A world premiere takes place in Harrogate Theatre tonight, Wednesday.

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Joanna Lumley looking Absolutely Fabulous

VIDEO : Absolutely Fabulous and sexy at 70 - Joanna Lumley whips her bra out at Sheffield DocFest

Bra-vo! Patsy would be so proud of Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley at Sheffield Doc/Fest - she whipped an old bra out of her handbag on stage at the Crucible.
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Some of the young cast of the new musical Busker which will be premiered at Harrogate Theatre. (Picture by Sam Toolsie)

World premiere of Busker - Harrogate musical about homeless

A brand new Harrogate musical tackling brave subjects such as homeless will receive its world premiere in a few week's time.

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2's Company fest - The cast of Petrification by Little Mighty company.

Play in a pub - Harrogate 2's Company fest goes district-wide

Three pubs, a library, the town centre and a mystery location - Harrogate Theatre’s annual feast of unusual dramatic adventures gets going next week - and it’s doing so across the district for the first time.

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Hatter boy...ABC's stylish Martin Fry is back to brilliant best with Lexicon Of Love II

REVIEW & AUDIO CHAT: ABC's Martin Fry back to gold lamé best with Lexicon Of Love II and UK tour

When your world is full of strange arrangements...ABC's Martin Fry is back to put the world of love to rights with Lexicon Of Love II and a UK tour.
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Yorkshire 'homecoming' for American singing sensation Sunny Ozell - married to Star Trek legend Sir Patrick Stewart

EXCLUSIVE: Yorkshire 'homecoming' for Star Trek legend's musical Lady - Sunny Ozell plays Sheffield City Hall

America singer songwriter Sunny Ozell will play a Yorkshire 'homecoming' concert this weekend - she's the wife of famous white rose county son and Star Trek legend Sir Patrick Stewart.
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Northern Aldborough Festival 2016 includes a production of The Magic Piano.

Forget classical music, Northern Aldborough Fest is fun!

It's already known for its high quality classical music events but next month's Northern Aldborough Festival is becoming a family-friendly event these days.

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Charlie Sheen reveals all about THAT meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Charlie Sheen reveals all about THAT meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen has revealed big screen comeback plans after admitting for the first time that his public ‘meltdown’ was a result of dealing with his HIV secret.

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Great live band - Fighting Caravans.

Live at Leeds indie sensations for Harrogate Major Tom's gig

An exciting rock band that got a great review from Clash magazine for their recent in Live at Leeds fest show at Leeds Beckett University are to play Harrogate next week.
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Headlining Frazer Theatre - Holly Rose Webber and her band.

Knaresborough's Frazer Theatre to host weekend of local music

Knaresborough’s Frazer Theatre is to present a major showcase of locally-sourced live music talent over two nights shortly.

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Stage adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

Young Reviewers: Gatsby comes to Harrogate Theatre, old sport

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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A scene from The Great Gatsby.

Putting the great in Gatsby at Harrogate Theatre

The Great Gatsby, Harrogate Theatre: Review by Claire MacFarlane

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Loaded in Harrogate play - Keith Hukin (Mick) and Lee Bainbridge (Hud) in a scene from the new play. (Picture by  Antony Robling)

Guns at the ready tonight as hot ticket Loaded starts at Harrogate Theatre

The starting pistol will be fired tonight, Thursday, March 3 on the hottest ticket for years at Harrogate Theatre - quite literally!
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