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Dancers to perform at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Talented young choreographers and dancers will come together to perform at West Yorkshire Playhouse next month.

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These feathered friends are on song in Leeds!

A lavishly funny tale of unconditional love and family values has taken to the stage at Leeds Grand Theatre this week.

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Orangutans Frank and Mani with Running Wild puppeteers Darcy Collins, Fred Davis and Romina Hytten. PIC: Dan Tsantilis

Video: Inspiring adventure awaits audiences as Running Wild comes to Leeds theatre

ACTORS will share the stage with spectacular life-size puppets when a theatre company brings its award-winning production to a Leeds theatre next month.

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VIDEO: Doing a Harry Worth...to celebrate Yorkshire comedy legend's 100th birthday

Yorkshire comedy legend Harry Worth gave the world the 'miraculous levitation' - where you stand next to a shop window, raise an arm and a leg and the hilarious reflection looks like you are floating in the air.
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Roger Daltrey (left) and Pete Townsend of The Who

Pete Townshend writes two new songs for Tommy revival in Yorkshire

IN AN age of psychedelic excess, it was one of the first rock operas, an early sign of a teenage rebellion that would soon engulf popular entertainment.

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Hannah Bateman and Joseph Taylor in Casanova. Photo Guy Farrow

Review: Casanova, Leeds Grand Theatre

Northern Ballet’s brand new production, inspired by the life of Giacomo Casanova, is sure to become one of the jewels in the crown of the company’s impressive repertoire. It is a truly eye-catching spectacle with a strong narrative thread and stunning choreography.

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History’s most notorious lover comes to perform in Leeds

Lock up your daughters – Casanova has come to town.

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Sneak preview of £14m Leeds theatre redevelopment

Sneak preview of £14m Leeds theatre redevelopment

Here’s a sneak preview of plans to transform Leeds’s flagship theatre in a multi-million pound redevelopment.

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James Brining, artistic director of the West Yorkshire Playhouse. PIC: Tony Johnson

YEP Says: Leeds theatre plan is a welcome move

IF LEEDS wants to continue its growth and become a truly world-class city, then it needs a number of world-class arts centres.

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Tessa Parr and Dan Parr in Amy Leach's Romeo and Juliet.

Review: Romeo and Juliet, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

There is no doubt that Amy Leach is a talented theatre director. She’s shown it previously at the West Yorkshire Playhouse with Little Sure Shot and Kes and she shows it here too with Romeo and Juliet.

Choosing to stage Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy was a brave move. Choosing to cast the action against contemporary gang culture even braver. It’s been done a thousand times before and not always successfully.

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Romeo and Juliet is currently at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds.

West Yorkshire Playhouse: A new production of Romeo and Juliet for the times we live in

A few weeks ago, in the bowels of the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Amy Leach was trying to marshall what looked like a small army. As well as a dozen or so professional actors, her production of Romeo and Juliet also features a large community cast who need to be carefully choreographed in this contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s best known play.

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Count Arthur Strong

Comedian Count returns to Leeds Grand Theatre

Comedian Count Arthur Strong will bring his live show to Leeds Grand Theatre in April for one night only.

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Christian Edwards in Northern Broadsides' Cyrano. Picture by Nobby Clark.

Review: Cyrano, Northern Broadsides

Wit, energy and panache; all adjectives often associated with Northern Broadsides.

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Amy Leach directing rehearsals of the new production of Romeo and Juliet at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Picture Tony Johnson.

How Romeo and Juliet moved from Verona to inner-city Leeds

It’s Shakespeare’s most popular play, but Amy Leach tells Sarah Freeman why Romeo and Juliet has never been more relevant.

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The West End production of Les Miserables is coming to Batley.

West End classic Les Miserables coming to Batley in honour of MP Jo Cox

It is a musical that has been seen by 70 million people across the globe and one that was a personal favourite of the late Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox.
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Video: A Leeds shopper never forgets...

A life-sized Indian elephant puppet named Oona marched into the Trinity Leeds to the delight of shoppers.

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YEP Says: Why this Leeds theatre ticket levy is such a major own goal

COMING JUST a day after the launch of the Leeds Capital of Culture campaign, it is revealed that a theatre in the city is charging 40 per cent more for tickets because of booking fees and a restoration levy.

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Birmingham Stage Company presents Gangsta Granny by David Walliams, which will be on stage in Leeds in May. Pic: Mark Douet

Gangsta Granny stage company pulls shows at Leeds theatre in booking fees row

A leading touring stage company is to stop performing at a Leeds theatre in protest at “ludicrous” booking fees levied on its tickets for school children.

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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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ROMANCE: Sunnyboy Dladla as Prince Ramiro and Wallis Giunta as Angelina. 
Photo Credit: Alastair Muir

Real-life fairy tale

Wallis Giunta is one of opera’s rising international stars. She talks to Sarah Freeman about her journey from Canada to Leeds, via Germany and New York.

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