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VIDEO: Yorkshire pit tour in virtual reality gets world premiere in Scarborough

Battling monsters on alien planets, slaying dragons in fantasy worlds and shooting up the bad guys in high speed car chases may account for huge global sales of immersive virtual reality computer game headsets.

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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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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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Andrew Westfield as Biff and, right, Chris Hannon as Colin

REVIEW: Stand Up Stand Up, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

What do you get when you cross a stand up comedian with a bailiff? If that sounds like the opening line to a joke that’s because it is – a running gag of 100 minutes.

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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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Review: Richard III, Hull Truck

Review: Richard III, Hull Truck

One of the many joys of this play is the sheer delight Richard takes in his own villainy – he’s barely able to keep the glee from his voice as he confides his diabolical plotting to you. Deceit, flattery, murder and fratricide – there is nothing Richard won’t do to carve his way to the crown.

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VIDEO: WWE superstars bounce in for special basketball game ahead of show at Sheffield Arena

WWE superstars swapped wrestling for basketball when they bounced into Sheffield for a slam-dunk time promoting the forthcoming Special Olympics GB national games coming to the city.
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Dr John Cooper Clarke

Poet John Cooper Clarke at coast venue

Legendary poet Dr John Cooper Clarke is heading to the coast for a night of poetry, observations, laughter and chat,

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VIDEO: Bring The Scarborough News to life with the free augmented reality app Aurasma

The Scarborough News has evolved with many firsts and innovations over the years - but none more amazing or magical than what we bring you today.

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BREAKING: Britain's Strongest Man TV show coming to Sheffield Arena

The City of Steel is to welcome the men of iron - strongman Eddie 'The Beast' Hall will defend his crown as TV's Britain's strongest Man in Sheffield, it was announced today.
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Superheroes Captain America, Superwoman and Thor at last year's Yorkshire Cosplay Con at Sheffield Arena.

WATCH LIVE AT NOON: Superheroes to take over Facebook Live

Superheroes will be taking over our Facebook Live stream at noon today - Saturday, May 6 - as we talk to organisers and fans promoting next month's Yorkshire Cosplay Con 2017.
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Shakers is on at East Riding Theatre until May 20

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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