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REVIEW: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice has come home – and what a homecoming it has received – cheers, tears and standing ovations.

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Eminem day tickets sold out for shows in Leeds and Reading - but you can still get to see him with a weekend pass.

VIDEO: Leeds Festival Sunday tickets sold out for headliner Eminem

Eminem fans still after tickets to see the rap legend returning to Leeds Festival this summer will now have to buy a weekend camping pass - Sunday day tickets have sold out.

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Yorkshire Post Motor Show at Castle Howard. Two-year-old Michael Whittaker from Lofthouse at last year's event. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

10 of the best: Your guide to must see events this week

1 The Jacksons

Micky Flanagan returning to Sheffield Arena on Saturday, June 24.

WIN: Tickets to see Micky Flanagan back at Sheffield Arena on June 24

Comedy star Micky Flanagan is celebrating his recent record-breaking appearances at Sheffield Arena with a return this month - and you could see him for FREE.

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BREAKING: Kasabian intimate show for lucky Leeds and Reading festivalgoers

For Crying Out Loud...get yourself a Leeds or Reading Festival ticket quick if you want the chance to see chart-toppers Kasabian play an official warm up show next week.
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Tilly Jackson and Paul Buttner

REVIEW: Legally Blonde, YMCA Theatre, Scarborough

Scarborough Musicals continued to ring the changes with its latest production – Legally Blonde.

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In at the Deep End was performed at the lifeboat house

REVIEW: In at the Deep End, Scarborough Lifeboat Station

Mikron theatre company is renowned for performing in non-traditional spaces such as allotments and chip shops, and it pushed the boat out with its latest production In at the Deep End (focusing on the Royal Lifeboat Institution) by performing in Scarborough’s Lifeboat Station, in front of the Scarborough Lifeboat.

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Jane Eyre is on tour

REVIEW: Jane Eyre, Grand Opera House, York

I was aware that director Sally Cookson’s interpretation of Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre was going to be very different from any previous stage versions of the book; it was indeed.

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John Connor Halkyard-Burrows and David Irwin at Saltburn Drama Festival

Cresta presents a double bill of drama Woodend

Cresta Dramatic Society presents Disguises – two one-act plays by local writer Sue Wilding – at Woodend in The Crescent, Scarborough, later this month.

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John Partridge and Adrian Zmed in La Cage Aux Folles

REVIEW: La Cage Aux Folles, Grand Opera House, York

Wow! I’ve never seen a show quite like this; wigs, wit and wonderful razzle dazzle.

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Cast of Movies Meets the Musicals: Take 2

REVIEW: Movies Meets the Musicals: Take 2, Scarborough Spa

Come on get happy – Movies Meets the Musicals is back at the Spa. It has been delighting audiences for the past few years – and this season it has been given a new score.

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Mamma Mia!

REVIEW: Mamma Mia! Grand Theatre, Leeds

Mamma Mia did not have a red carpet on its first night – it had a blue one. But red or blue this first night was one of the most exciting the Grand Theatre had seen for some time.

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Whispering Wood Folk dare-devil acrobats will be performing at the former Caphouse Colliery near Wakefield.

WIN: Pass It On family tickets at Yorkshire's National Coal Mining Museum

Pass It On...we're giving away tickets to a sensational aerial acrobatics show coming to Yorkshire's National Coal Mining Museum for England.
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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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