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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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Count Arthur Strong aka Leeds-born Steve Delaney (Picture: Daniel Gardiner).

Strong links with Leeds have counted in Steve’s favour

But for what the man himself might call a “Pauline Quirke of fate”, British comedy might have been deprived of one of its most delightfully dotty and daftly delusional comedy characters, Count Arthur Strong, who heads for Leeds Grand Theatre next week.

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WWE Live coming to Sheffield Arena on Thursday, May 11, from 7.30pm.

WIN: WWE LIVE Sheffield Arena wresting tickets and goody bags

WWE wrestling superstars will battle in an action packed live show at Sheffield Arena and to celebrating we have tickets and merchandise to be won.
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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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PIC: James Hardisty

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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PIC: Simon Hulme

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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