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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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Singer comedian Richard Digance

Just Down the Road: Richard Digance

A fabulous evening of musical wit and revelry with the one and only Richard Digance and Eric Sedge as opening support is promised at the Milton Rooms in Malton.

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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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Everything you need to know about York’s pop-up Shakespearean theatre

The works of William Shakespeare are known throughout the world, and this summer the city of York will embrace the world of Shakespeare by hosting Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearean theatre.

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Flashdance, the musical. Kings Theatre, Glasgow. 5th August 2017

Review: Flashdance: The Musical at Bridlington Spa

What a feeling – audiences are left with after more than two hours of non-stop song and dance. It can be summed up as breathless awe.

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‘I have kleptomania. But when it gets bad, I take something for it.’... The classic one-liners and greatest jokes of Sir Ken Dodd

Sir Ken Dodd, master of tickling sticks, Diddy Men and tattifilarious comedy, reduced fans to helplessness with his bucktoothed grin, a shake of the through-a-hedge-backwards hair and a cry of "How tickled I am".

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Milkshake Live

REVIEW: Milkshake! Live - The Magic Story Book at the Scarborough Spa

Milkshake! Live came to Scarborough this week, promising a magical afternoon of entertainment for the audience, and they did not disappoint their young fans.

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John Godber and Jane Thornton in The Scary Bikers.

THEATRE REVIEW: The Scary Bikers, Theatre Royal Wakefield (then touring)

In a week when politicians of all parties and persuasions are urging us to unite around Brexit and put a positive spin on life after the EU, it is more than apt that prolific playwright John Godber premiers his latest play The Scary Bikers.

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Calendar Girls show returns to Yorkshire

Fern Britton leads cast as Calendar Girls: The Musical heads back to Yorkshire

Casting has been revealed for Calendar Girls the Musical which returns home to Yorkshire following its West End stint, stopping off at Leeds Grand Theatre in August and Hull New Theatre in November.

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The Spa Theatre in Scarborough offers Jack and the Beanstalk this festive season. The cast ready for the big show.pic Richard Ponter 175507h

Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, Scarborough Spa

Families wanting a giant amount of festive fun should head down to Scarborough's South Bay for the Spa's annual pantomime production.

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The Spa Theatre Scarborough . Jack and the Beanstalk - Dame Phil Beck prepares for the big show

Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, Scarborough Spa

Oh yes it is – Jack and the Beanstalk at Scarborough Spa is traditional right down to the dyed roots of Dame Tilly Trott’s pink wig.

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Scarborough seafront .The Stephen Joseph Theatre present  a new version of a Christmas Carol Anne-Marie Piazza, Elliott Rennie, Joey Hickman, Alicia Mckenzie

Review: A (Scarborough) Christmas Carol, Stephen Joseph, Scarborough

What the Dickens! Since when has A Christmas Carol had rattling chickens, a ghost called Terry, a mum with a walnut for a head and a peg bag as a home?

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VIDEO: Peter Kay adds more UK tour dates including extra Yorkshire nights at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Comedy superstar Peter Kay is breaking box office records as he adds even more extra dates to his forthcoming UK tour - including two more nights at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena.

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Peter Kay will be returning to stand-up next year.

Peter Kay: Ten of the comic's funniest ever sketches... which one is your favourite?

The brilliant Peter Kay has announced that he will be coming to Yorkshire as part of his first stand-up tour in eight years.

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Barrie Rutter in For Love or Money

Review: For Love or Money, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

So, he faces the final curtain – as Northern Broadsides’ artistic director and actor that is. Barrie Rutter is bowing out of the company he founded 25 years ago.

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Disney On Ice Passport To Adventure at Sheffield Fly DSA Arena November 15 to 19, 2017

WIN: Disney On Ice Passport to Adventure VIP family ticket to be in the show

Disney On Ice Passport To Adventure skates into Sheffield Fly DSA Arena this week - November 15 to 19 - and we are celebrating with a VIP family ticket prize for two children to be in the show.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Disney On Ice is Passport To Adventure at Sheffield Fly DSA Arena

Disney On Ice presents Passport To Adventure at Sheffield Arena - November 15 to 19 - taking families on a fun-filled trip to some of the most memorable animated film destinations.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Walking With Dinosaurs roars back for UK arenas tour including Sheffield and Leeds

Dinosaurs will once again roar in Yorkshire - Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, is returning for another bite.

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Disney On Ice stars Mickey and Minnie Mouse with pals on a Passport To Adventure which plays Sheffield's  Fly DSA Arena from November 15 to 19, 2017

WIN: Disney On Ice Passport to Adventure family tickets for Sheffield Fly DSA Arena

Get your skates for your chance to win one of five family tickets we re giving away to see Disney On Ice presents Passport To Adventure at Sheffield Fly DSA Arena!

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