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Classic video: John Cleese leads tributes to Andrew Sachs, Fawlty Towers’ Manuel

FUNNY foreigners were the foundation of many a TV comedy in the politically incorrect Seventies, but Andrew Sachs’ portrayal of a waiter known only as Manuel was no stereotype and Fawlty Towers no ordinary sitcom.

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Leeds Kirkgate Market

Historic market sets scene for play

Market stalls at Kirkgate are set to be swapped for theatre stalls as the historic hall becomes the backdrop for a Victorian production in the new year.

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CAST: The stars of the stage version of The Full Monty.

The Full Monty comes to Leeds

A team of well known TV personalities will be giving it The Full Monty when they take to the stage in Leeds later this month.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: The Commitments is fun for your soul with Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy

Whatever happened to Coronation Street's Curly Watts?
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Mark Gatiss as Mycroft in Sherlock.

Theatre interview: Mark Gatiss

Bretton Hall, Mark Gatiss is back in Yorkshire this week starring in a play at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. He spoke to Nick Ahad.

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Sarah Harding from the band Girls Aloud, pictured with Andy Moss who was in Hollyoaks, are stars of the musical, Ghost at the Grand Theatre, Leeds.. .15th November 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Ghost haunts Leeds audiences

Singer and actress Sarah Harding is in Leeds as she continues her stage debut in Bill Kenwright’s production of the timeless story of love, despair and hope, Ghost – The Musical.

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Christmas-themed production for Leeds Arena is cancelled

A Christmas-themed show planned for Leeds that told the story of Jack Frost and featured a melting Ice Queen has been cancelled.

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Step In Time. Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and the company.

Theatre review: Mary Poppins, Bradford Alhambra

She’s the ‘Practically Perfect’ nanny who believes a ‘Spoonful of Sugar’ is all it takes to help the medicine go down.

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The magic of Mary Poppins arrives in Yorkshire

The magic of Mary Poppins arrives in Yorkshire

The much-loved Mary Poppins has flown into the Bradford Alhambra. Theatre correspondnent Nick Ahad reports.

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FAIRYTALE: Ashley Dixon as the Beast and Dreda Blow as Beauty in Northern Ballets upcoming production.

Enter a fairytale world as ballet returns to Leeds

A kaleidoscope of colour and haute couture style costumes will add to the magic when Northern Ballet’s Beauty and the Beast returns to Leeds for the first time since its 2011 world premiere.

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How To Build A Better World with guest curator Francesca Martinez at Sheffield's Off The Shelf

PREVIEW: Inspirational Francesca Martinez on How To Create A Better World at Sheffield's Off The Shelf

Comedian, writer and actress Francesca Martinez fills her role as guest curator at Sheffield's Off The Shelf festival of words with a day of inspirational talks and events on Sunday, November 6.
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Theatre preview: The Rocky Horror Show, Leeds Grand

These days it’s regarded as camp fun, but The Rocky Horror Show, in Leeds this week, started life as edgy, avant garde theatre. Nick Ahad reports.

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Saxophonist Lucas Dodd, from Bramhope, Leeds, was part of the seven-piece Lazarus band during its run in New York

Leeds musician lands top 10 spot in the charts after working with David Bowie

A saxophone player from Leeds has landed a spot in the UK top ten album chart after working with David Bowie on a hit stage musical.

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The Woman in Black, adapted from Susan Hill's novel is back on stage in Yorkshire.

How the Woman in Black came home to Yorkshire

Best-selling books have a ready-made audience so it’s no surprise many are adapted for the stage. Jacob Lotinga reports on The Woman in Black.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Heaven 17 team with Sex Pistols icon for Pretty Vacant at Sheffield City Hall

Temptation stars Heaven 17 will team up with Sex Pistols icon Glen Matlock for an electronic version of Pretty Vacant at a unique Sheffield homecoming gig.
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Is this the way to your arena? Peter Kay’s disco spectacular heading to Leeds

Here’s some news that will be music to the ears of Peter Kay fans – the much-loved comic is bringing one of his fundraising disco nights to the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

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Peter Kay's Dance For Life 2017 coming to Sheffield and Leeds Arenas

VIDEO: Peter Kay's Dance For Life 2017 coming to Sheffield and Leeds Arenas

Comedy great Peter Kay is stepping out again for Cancer Research UK - he's taking his Dance For Life 2017 dance-a-thon parties around the UK with dates in Sheffield and Leeds.

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Disney's Princess Principles posters are free to download

FREE: Disney posters - 10 tips to being a real modern day Princess

Disney On Ice is skating back into Arenas with it's Frozen spectacular - but do you have the principles to be a real life modern day Princess?
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AUDIO PREVIEW: TV action man Bear Grylls drops in on Endeavour Arena tour

Will TV action man Bear Grylls be drinking his own urine when he drops into Yorkshire for his first live arena shows?

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AUDIO PREVIEW: Golden great Tony Christie sings praises of angels and Amarillo

Golden great Tony Christie today revealed how he has been blessed with a 50-year recording career - thanks to help from his guardian angels.
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