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Cast revealed for tour of Bronte classic Jane Eyre

Casting for Sally Cookson’s new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre has been announced with Nadia Clifford taking the central role and Tim Delap as Rochester.

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Legally Blonde will be at the YMCA Theatre in Scarborough later this year

Scarborough Musicals unveils its annual show

Scarborough Musicals continues to score more firsts with its annual production at YMCA Theatre this year.

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REVIEW: Sunny Afternoon, York Grand Opera House

At nearly three hours long, it was testament to the storytelling, and sensational songs of Sunny Afternoon that time just flew by; we were all up on our feet clamouring for more at the finale – the joint was jumping!

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Elizabeth Boag and Graeme  Brookes in Invincible

REVIEW: Invincible, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Spoiler alert – there are no spoilers in this review. But that does mean plot details will be thin.

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United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate and WWE's new UK stars will make history - appearing for the first time at select WWE Live Events in the UK and Ireland from May 4 to 12.

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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Levison Wood began his tour in the 2017 City of Culture

REVIEW: Explorer Levison Wood on his travel exploits - and what he fears most

Looking a far cry from his shaggy-bearded, jungle-explorer persona, a more cultured, smart Levison Wood opened his tour at this year’s city of culture, Hull.
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Steven Arnold will play the Scarecrow in a panto version of The Wizard of Oz

Wizard role for Corrie’s Steve at Brid Spa

Oh no It isn’t. Oh yes it is! Easter Panto is just around the corner and Trio Entertainment is touring The Wizard of Oz – starring former Coronation Street star Steve Arnold.

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Review: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Sheffield Crucible

Review: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Sheffield Crucible

The BBC documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 suggested to director Jonathan Butterell that the story of Durham schoolboy Jamie Campbell could form the basis of a musical

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Richard Avery and Neil King, of Other Lives Productions

Spin us a yarn – invite from actors

Other Lives Productions – Neil King and Richard Averuy with the East Riding Theatre invites you to spin a tale, fact or fiction. You may perform your story, or if you prefer it can be performed by a professional actor, at one of several venues in April and May.

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Elizabeth Boag as Dawn in Invincible

Next stop New York for actress Elizabeth

Yorkshire actress Elizabeth Boag is off to New York after a stint in Scarborough with the new play Invincible.

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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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Mental well-being inspires new work

Mental well-being inspires new work

Beach Hut Theatre is challenging public perceptions of mental health its their new project Breaking the Ice.

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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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From left: Paul Robinson, Amelia Bullmore, Lotte Wakeham and Ali Taylor.

World premiere of Goth Weekend inspired play

A play inspired by Goth Weekend in Whitby will gets its world premiere on the
Yorkshire stage later this year.

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Little Voice will open the season

Stephen Joseph Theatre summer season unveiled

A summer season of plays celebrating the often extraordinary stories of people leading ordinary lives has been announced at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre.

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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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Artistic director Paul Robinson and Sir Alan Ayckbourn at the launch

Stephen Joseph Theatre launches its new season: Little Voice will be first play

The curtain has been raised on the summer season at the Stephen Joseph Theatre. It will include Alan Ayckbourn’s 81st play for the venue and two gala evenings celebrating his 60 years’ with the Scarborough stage.

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Rehearsals start for bitter-sweet drama

Rehearsals start for bitter-sweet drama

Rehearsals are well under way for The Night Season at East Riding Theatre, Beverley.

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Emile Hazledine as White Rabbit and Joy Nurse as Alice

Tickets on sale for Burniston and Cloughton panto

Don’t be late for a very important date – the annual Burniston pantomime.

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