VIDEO: Speedy SIV sales is just the ticket to boost regional economy, says new entertainment and events boss

A speedy new tickets sales system to help people buy easier and faster at SIV's venues - including Sheffield Arena - was outlined today as part of major plans to increase business and boost the region's economy.

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Local theatre company develop feminist play with award-winning Leeds screenwriter

Local theatre-makers have teamed up with a Leeds screenwriter to develop a new piece of feminist theatre charting the untold stories of the women who made – or ought to have made – British history.

Leeds-based Red Ladders The Damned United will be at the Edinburgh Fringe in August.

Leeds theatre companies head to Edinburgh Fringe

It’s that time of year again when performers, theatre companies and artists from around the world head up North to Edinburgh for the world’s largest and most famous arts festival.

Nick Ahads play Partition is the first ever collaboration between BBC Radio Leeds and West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Divided country brought together on West Yorkshire Playhouse stage

It was one of the great defining moments of history – and its reverberations are still being felt today.

LEADING LADY: Nadia Clifford, who is playing Jane Eyre, pictured in Howarth. PIC: Ellie Kurttz

Jane Eyre to stop off in Leeds

An adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre will run for a week at Leeds Grand Theatre from July 31.

PIC: Lizzie Coombes

Standing ovation for premiere of Seacroft Musical at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Audiences at a packed West Yorkshire Playhouse gave a standing ovation to a brand new all singing, all dancing community musical commissioned by arts charity Space2.

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Barrie Rutter has announced he is stepping down as artistic director of Northern Broadsides.

Barrie Rutter takes swipe at the Arts Council as he makes shock departure from Northern Broadsides

Barrie Rutter has shocked Yorkshire’s arts world by announcing he is stepping down as artistic director of Northern Broadsides. And as he left he took a swipe at Arts Council England for failing to give the company the increased funding it had asked for.

MeetCute, part of Slung Low Shorts. Picture by Jim Mumby (JAM Photography).

Review: Slung Low Shorts, Leeds

Christopher Eccleston recently said that he feared working class actors - and as a result working class voices - were becoming a dying breed in Britain. He was speaking from over in New York which has been home since he was cast in HBO’s The Leftovers. Had he cupped his hand to his ear and listened very closely he might just have got a nice surprise from back in Blighty.

Auctioneer Gary Don with some of the costumes

Aladdin’s cave of Leeds panto props go under hammer

PACKED INTO crates and strewn across the floor, it is a complete theatrical production. All that’s missing is a script and the actors.

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A CLOSE SHAVE: Barber Shop Chronicles is at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

A safe place

Rising star Inua Ellams’ new play explores the scope of conversations in barbershops, from Leeds to Africa. Theatre correspondent Nick Ahad reports.

PIC: James Hardisty

A grand performance for Dreamboats and Petticoats in Leeds

Laura Darton and Alastair Hill, who play Sue and Norman in the Grand Theatre’s latest production of Dreamboats and Petticoats, got in the spirit at Just Grand Vintage Tearooms in the Grand Arcade.

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MUSICAL: Frankii Stockton, Jane Morland, co-director, and musician Boff Whalley with the cast of Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seacroft.

East Leeds: Musical captures spirit of Seacroft

It’s just days now from the curtain going up on a new musical and the young performers from three east Leeds primary schools are having a ball.

The Addams Family musical. Photo by Matt Martin

Review: The Addams Family, Alhambra, Bradford

Remember The Addams Family? That creepy, sexy and laugh out loud funny television series? Good. Remember the big screen version back in the early 1990s, with Angelica Houston as a brilliantly vampish Morticia and a young Christina Ricci as the deadpan, macarbe Wednesday? Again good. Treasure those memories because this musical version rides roughshod over the original which began life as a New Yorker comic strip.

The Vamps at Sheffield O2 Academy on Monday, July 10.

WIN: Tickets to see The Vamps at Sheffield O2 Academy July 10

The Vamps have only just wrapped their massive UK arena tour but are back with an album preview show at the Sheffield Academy on Monday and you could be going for FREE.
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FESTIVAL FUN: Youngsters took part in a lantern parade during last years Tales Told festival in Guiseley.

150 years of Leeds town’s theatre

One of the region’s biggest art festivals gets under way in Guiseley this Friday, with a special celebration to honour the town’s historic theatre.

by Paul Goodyear.

East Leeds: Children star in Seacroft story

More than 60 schoolchildren from East Leeds are to star in a musical about Seacroft at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

has your dog got what it takes to star in Legally Blonde?

Hunt launched to find talented dogs for Legally Blonde stage show in Sheffield - with "paw-ditions" to be held at Meadowhall

The hunt is on for Sheffield and South Yorkshire's cute and talented dogs - to star in a stage version of hit musical Legally Blonde.


Six of the Best: Outdoor theatre across Leeds and Yorkshire

Summer not only offers the prospect of some decent weather but also outdoor theatre production, of which there are many across Leeds and Yorkshire.

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EXPERIENCE OPERA: Wallis Giunta, left, and Quirijn de Lang are to star in Trouble in Tahiti.

Bite-sized opera heading for Leeds at discount prices

BITE-SIZED opera is coming to Leeds at discount prices.

Les Dennis as Uncle Fester, getting ready to perform in The Addams Family musical. PIC: PA

Hit musical Addams Family heads to Bradford Alhambra

He was as described by friends as “sociable and debonair”. Married three times, he was often seen in the company of Joan Fontaine, Jacqueline Kennedy and Greta Garbo. His name? Charles Addams, the creator of one of the most popular series of cartoons ever printed.

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