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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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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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Making a meal out of a play: Leeds restaurant will host production

A play which looks at the positive impact of Chinese immigration on the UK is set to open… in a Chinese restaurant in Leeds.

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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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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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Chief executive of Leeds Grand Theatre Chris Blyth. Picture by Simon Hulme.

After major fraud and rows over ticket prices, Leeds grand reveals its comeback plan

From fraud to rows about ticket prices, it’s been a rocky 12 months for the Leeds Grand. Now the theatre opens the doors and its accounts to arts correspondent Nick Ahad.

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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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Open air theatre in Yorkshire: The best performances this summer

Open air theatre in Yorkshire: The best performances this summer

Yorkshire's historic attractions are staging 'picnic performances' of popular plays this summer.
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Lifeboat, based on real-life events,  is currently at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds.

Lifeboat at West Yorkshire Playhouse: Moving story about friendship and a wartime tragedy

Audrey Brown knows exactly how close she came to being at the heart of one of the most tragic maritime disasters of the Second World War.

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Photo essay: From The Bard to Walliams at Leeds Grand Theatre

THE FIRST perfomance at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House was William Shakespeare play Much Ado About Nothing in November 1878.

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SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP: Catherine McCormack as Mrs Robinson in rehearsals for The Graduate.

Mrs Robinson revealed? The Graduate at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Catherine McCormack talks to Sarah Freeman about playing Mrs Robinson in The Graduate at West Yorkshire Playhouse

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Sir Michael Parkinson: Visiting Barnsley made me understand why people voted for Brexit

Sir Michael Parkinson has criticised a lack of Government investment in towns across the North of England.

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A scene from La Strada, directed by Sally Cookson, at West Yorkshire Playhouse this week. PIC: Robert Day

La Strada: The craft of taking an iconic film and putting it on stage in Leeds

Director Sally Cookson has two major shows undertaking a national tour in the coming months. When we speak it is the night after she has opened Jane Eyre at the Lowry in Salford, ahead of its visits to Sheffield, York, Leeds and Hull.

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PRODUCTION: Gangsta Granny, based on the book by comedian and Britains Got Talent judge David Walliams, is coming to Leeds Grand Theatre next week.

Gangsta Granny coming to Leeds

A theatre performance of Gangsta Granny, based on the best-selling book by comedian and Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams, is coming to Leeds next week.

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Theatre review: Rent

Theatre review: Rent

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Helen Goalen and Abbi Greenland of RashDash.

Show throws light on what really takes place in Leeds after dark

In the November of 1977 a shadow hung over Leeds.

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The Darkest Corners, created by Leeds-based theatre company RashDash, is being performed at a secret outdoor location.

Leeds transformed by theatre festival in multiple venues

Next week sees the arrival of Transform 17, a four-day festival of new theatre – both home-grown and international – being staged at a variety of venues across Leeds, including theatres, art spaces, community centres and outdoor locations.

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Strictly’s Joanne Clifton taps into Leeds for show

Strictly Come Dancing’s winning professional Joanne Clifton will tap her way into Leeds next week to star in an award-winning musical.

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PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Moonwalk down to the Leeds Grand Theatre

Thriller Live cast members Sean Christopher, Victoria Pasion and Brit Quentin throw some shapes in the Grand Arcade as the concert show that celebrates the career of Michael Jackson starts at the Grand Theatre in Leeds.

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Leeds-born Steve Delaney in the familiar role of Count Arthur Strong (Picture: Marilyn Kingwill).

Q&A with Count Arthur Strong aka Leeds-born Steve Delaney

LEEDS-BORN Steve Delaney brings his comic alter ego Count Arthur Strong to the Grand Theatre in his hometown on Sunday, April 9 as he tours the country with A Sound of Mucus.

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