Fairytale season at Leeds Opera North

As The Snow Maiden opens Opera North’s Winter Season at Leeds Grand Theatre this weekend, David Denton talks to the tenor Bonaventura Bottone.

Jodie Prenger.

Leeds theatre to stage world premiere of Fat Friends the musical

A slimming club where the members confessed their inner most secrets while desperately try to shed a few more pounds proved a TV ratings winner.

Kara Tointon is about to appear on stage in Yorkshire in Gaslight.

Kara Tointon: I was so naïve that I thought that the critics were kind to everyone.

She might be a relative novice, but Kara Tointon is already making her mark on the stage. She talks to Phil Penfold.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Avengers assemble for Marvel Universe Live super show at Sheffield Arena

Spider-Man is about to swing in to Yorkshire to save the universe with all his superhero pals including Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Wolverine, Black Widow and more - take a look....
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OPERA: Mozarts darkest work Don Giovanni will hit the stage at Leeds Grand from February 17, 2018.

A taste of the opera in Leeds... for a tenner

Opera north has unveiled its lavish productions for the year ahead and beyond.

MUSICAL YOUTH:  Violinist Francesca Dego.

Meet rising star Francesca Dego

Francesca Dego is one of the world’s most sought after young violinists and she performs at Harrogate International Festivals’ Sunday Series this month.

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Argentinian rockers The Otherness hoping to win Excite and Entertain Leeds talent competition

VIDEO: Argentinian rockers The Otherness enter talent competition to Excite Leeds

Are you the next Kaiser Chiefs, Ernie Wise or Damien Hirst?

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Excite and Entertain Leeds 2017 in our amazing new talent competition with Grosvenor Casino Leeds Westgate

WIN: £2,500 cash prizes and more in Excite and Entertain Leeds 2017 talent competition with Grosvenor Casino Leeds Westgate

Can YOU Excite and Entertain Leeds in 2017? We have £2,500 cash prizes, contracts and other opportunities up for grabs.
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Actor Bill Nighy is patron of the Leeds based theatre in education company Blah Blah Blah.

Why the arts must not be squeezed off the school timetable

Budgets have been slashed and the number of dedicated teachers have fallen, but as a new term starts Deborah Pakkar-Hull on why we need to reclaim the arts in schools.

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Leeds hospital worker Carina Galsim aiming to prove she is just the tonic to win Excite and Entertain Leeds 2017 talent competition

VIDEO: Hospital theatre singer is 'Kim-tastic' tonic for our talent competition

Hospital worker Carina "Kim" Galsim - or 'Kim-tastic Funtastic' to her friends - wants to swap the operating theatre for a showbiz theatre.
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Frazer Hines as The Emperor, Stuart Wade as Wishee Washee, Debbie McGee as Genie of the Ring, Carl Tracey as Aladdin, and Suzanne Shaw in the Grand Opera House York Christmas Panto Aladdin 9th December 2016 - 1st January 2017. Picture David Harrison.

Review: York Grand Opera House Aladdin

Another year and another great panto at York’s Grand Opera House.

ON THE HOOF: Peter Hobday, playing Rudolf, and Mitesh Soni, playing Ugly Duckling, with furry friends Dancer and Prancer.

Reindeer rehearsal for West Yorkshire Playhouse stars

The stars of Rudolf at West Yorkshire Playhouse took time out to visit some real life reindeer at Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley.

YOUNG LOVE: Romeo and Juliet is one of the highlights of the new season.

Centre stage at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

The West Yorkshire Playhouse has announced its new season – and it promises a spring and summer of great theatre in Leeds. Yvette Huddleston reports.

Billy Pearce as Smee and Charlie Hardwick as Mimi in Peter Pan at Bradford's Alhambra.

Review: Peter Pan, Alhambra, Bradford

“So I just had a few issues with the plot,” says eldest nephew on the way back from Bradford’s Peter Pan ably demonstrating why you should never take a teenager who has just forensically examined every scene of the new Star Wars film to the panto.

THE STARS: Scotty T and Lucy Dures at the launch party of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Scotty T dramatically pulls out of starring in Leeds panto

Geordie Shore star Scotty T has pulled out of his role in a Leeds pantomime claiming a row over money.

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WICKED: Ann Widdecombe appearing in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Bridlington Spa until January 2.

Review: Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

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Review - Cinderella York Theatre Royal

Review - Cinderella York Theatre Royal

The York Theatre Royal pantomime is one of the highlights of any year.

PRACTICE RUN: Dress Rehearsal of Peter Pan at the Alhambra, Bradford, with Billy Pearce as Smee. PIC: Simon Hulme

Meet Billy Pearce - West Yorkshire’s King of Panto

Billy Pearce is West Yorkshire’s King of Panto and as the curtain goes up on Peter Pan he talks to Phil Penfold about his life on stage.

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Grosvenor Casino Leeds Westgate is investing 3m to refurbish the venue

New £3m refurbishment at Grosvenor Casino Leeds Westgate

Grosvenor Casino Leeds Westgate is to benefit from a £3m refurbishment at the venue located in Wellington Bridge Street.
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PREVIEW: Disney On Ice spectacular Frozen is hottest ticket at Sheffield Arena

Let It Go and have fun at Sheffield Arena as new Disney On Ice spectacular Frozen skates in for an early Christmas treat from Wednesday to Sunday, December 14 to 18
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