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Award-winning actor is new Harrogate Theatre patron

Harrogate Theatre bosses say they're delighted to have gained the support of a new official patron - a renowned Yorkshire-born actor whose CV stretches far and wide..
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Progressive rapper Lence who headlines at Harrogate's North Bar on Friday, June 15.

Harrogate gig for rapper Lence at North Bar

One of the north’s most progressive rappers has been talking about his headlining slot tomorrow, Friday in a special Hip Hop night upstairs at Harrogate’s North Bar.
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Mind the Gap works in partnership with learning-disabled artists in an effort to give them a voice and create more opportunities in the arts

Leading Yorkshire theatre company championing learning disability arts 30 years on

Europe's leading learning disability theatre company is gearing up for a stellar year of performances and new productions in celebration of its 30th year.

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The cover of David Bowie's classic album Ziggy Stardust.

Bowie legend coming to Harrogate bar

A music legend will be mentioning The Beatles in Harrogate tomorrow night but his main focus will be on another act he produced - David Bowie.
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Northern Ballet's new production of Victoria

Northern Ballet premieres Victoria on Yorkshire Stage

Northern Ballet will première Victoria, a ballet by Cathy Marston in Yorkshire next year.

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The Knaresborough Players in the Importance of Being Earnest

REVIEW: The Importance of Being Earnest, Knaresborough Players, Frazer Theatre

When first premiered on February 14 1895, Oscar Wilde primed his audience describing his play as “a trivial comedy for serious people”.

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The Full Monty hits the road again later this year

New tour of Full Monty hits Yorkshire stage

The Full Monty, which won the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production,hits the road again later this year and arrives at York Grand Opera House in October.

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Ray Quinn drives Summer Holiday musical to Yorkshire stage

Ray Quinn drives Summer Holiday musical to Yorkshire stage

New stage musical Summer Holiday, with the famous red double-decker bus, making a stop at Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday July 30 to Saturday August 4.

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Harrogate Dramatic Society presents Celebration

Harrogate Dramatic Society’s production of Celebration, the northern comedy by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall, is as Yorkshire as Pontefract cakes.

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IN PICTURES: The Importance of Being Earnest at Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough

Oscar Wilde is back in fashion, and the Knaresborough Players are presenting one of his best known plays – The Importance of Being Earnest –at the Frazer Theatre.

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In pictures: Woodlands Drama Group’s Wyrd Sisters at Harrogate Theatre in June

Rehearsals for Woodlands Drama Group’s next production – a stage adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters – are well under way.

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Harrogate Theatre's chief executive David Bown launches the Centre Stage fundraising initiative.

Panto for Harrogate patients in groundbreaking project

In what is believed to be the first partnership of its kind in Yorkshire, patients at Harrogate and Ripon Hospital are to get Harrogate Theatre's phenomenaly successful panto beamed live to them.
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More popular than Wind in the Willows! Bestselling Harrogate nature writer Rob Cowen.

'Touched by genius' writer for Harrogate district festival

Interview by Ann Chadwick

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Harrogate is setting for Players’ Top Hat film

Harrogate Operatic Players ‘put on the Ritz’ when filming a promo video for their next show Top Hat at the Harrogate Royal Hall in June.

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Dame Joan Collins

Joan Collins takes to the stage to talk about her life and and work

Hollywood legend Dame Joan Collins takes to the Yorkshire stage later this year.

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COMPETITION: Win tickets to Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre

COMPETITION: Win tickets to Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre

Win VIP tickets and step back in time to experience Shakespeare as it was in his day, in a stunning pop-up Elizabethan theatre in the historic city of York this summer.

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Judith Howe

Harrogate Dramatic Society on tour

The strolling players of Harrogate Dramatic Society give their final performances of Let Us Entertain You this weekend.

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IN PICTURES: Review of Guys and Dolls, Harrogate Theatre

Based on Damon Runyon’s stories of 1930s New York with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, Guys and Dolls is Ripon Amateur Operatic Society’s main production for this year.

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The Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare, attributed to John Taylor. Picture National Portrait Gallery

Did you know that these 36 everyday phrases were created by Shakespeare?

April 23 marks the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death (and potentially his birth, although the exact date of this remains unknown). With this comes the remembrance and celebration of his life and the distinguished works for which he is known by to this very day.
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GALLERY: Longlist for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year

Big hitters including Lee Child, Ian Rankin and Val McDermid, feature on the longlist for the most prestigious crime writing prize in the country.

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