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REVIEW: Shakers, East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Shakers complements John Godber’s earlier, and more famous, Bouncers.

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Director Jonathan Rockefeller with a caterpillar puppet

Very Hungry Caterpillar and friends on stage

One of the most iconic characters in children’s literature will be arriving in York next month, when the Very Hungry Caterpillar Show plays at the Grand Opera House from Wednesday June 7 to Saturday June 10.

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Aladdin at Scarborough Spa 2016

Scarborough Spa pantomime tickets are on sale now

Tickets are now on sale for a giant of a pantomime, which will be coming to Scarborough Spa’s theatre this December.

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Comedian and circus clown Sean Kempton

Sean at heart of the matter

A new show from a member of the world’s largest theatrical producer, Canadian ‘contemporary circus’ Cirque du Soleil, visits the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

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The Band hits Yorkshire next year

Take That’s The Band on tour and heading to Yorkshire

Tickets for Tim Firth’s new musical The Band, presented by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers with the music of Take That, have gone on sale.

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Beautiful ballet comes to the Pavilion

Cinderella nears sell-out at Pavilion

Vienna Festival Ballet’s performance of Cinderella at Whitby Pavilion is almost sold out! Only a handful of tickets are remaining for the show on Friday June 2.

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Halfway to Paradise is at Whitby Pavilion later this year

Review: Halfway to Paradise, Grand Opera House, York

What a great night was had by all when the Tornados whipped up a storm with their show, along with sensational Colin Gold as Billy Fury.

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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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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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Shane Lynch as Abanazar in Aladdin

Shane leads panto cast at York Barbican

Shane Lynch from the multi-million selling band Boyzone will team up with stars from EastEnders, Corrie, and popfor the family pantomime Robin Hood And The Babes In The Wood at the York Barbican from December 21 to 31.

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Cyrano runs until Saturday

REVIEW: Cyrano, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Edmond Rostand’s tragi-comic original is respected in a production that is not afraid to foreground the ‘beauty is only skin deep’ theme and combine 17th century musketeers with racy modern allusions.

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Aljaz and Janette in Remembering Fred

Strictly stars bring Fred Astaire tribute to Scarborough Spa

On the eve of the UK tour for Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara’s new theatre show Remembering Fred, the pair have confirmed abigger UK tour for next year.

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REVIEW: Madama Butterfly, streamed from Royal Opera House to Stephen Joseph

REVIEW: Madama Butterfly, streamed from Royal Opera House to Stephen Joseph

There is absolutely no need to tinker with Puccini’s sob-fest, no need for gimmicks or trendy innovations, everything you need for great art is there in the music.

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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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In at the Deep End is in Scarborough in May

Company sails in with lifeboat play

Following its successful touring productions of Pure and Canary Girls, the awardwinning Mikron Theatre is set to take to the seas with the premiere of Laurence Peacock’s new play celebrating 200 years of the RNLI – In At The Deep End.

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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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Esk Valley Theatre, September In The Rain, dress rehersals
Picture: Ceri Oakes Photography

REVIEW: September in the Rain, Esk Valley Theatre

The plastic seats, small stage and community cohesion of Goathland Village Hall are somehow consonant with this story of a couple’s yearly holidays in Blackpool.

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