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Women lead way at Leeds’s own Phoenix Dance Theatre

Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre returns to its home stage next week with a production celebrating female talent within the company.

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The full cast of The Shed Crew, which will be performed in a former electrical warehouse in Leeds. PIC: Anthony Robling

Leeds estate in the spotlight as Shed Crew takes the stage

In a prop store housed in an old electrical warehouse in a slightly unlovely corner of Leeds something odd is happening. Make your way past half a dozen mannequins propped up in this rabbit warren of a place and inside there is a stage.

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Sam Lips, Gary Watson and the company of Strictly Ballroom The Musical.

Leeds musical set to waltz off for London’s theatreland

LONDON is calling for the West Yorkshire Playhouse production of Strictly Ballroom The Musical.

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NEW PRODUCTION: Barry Calvert as Sean and Richard Galloway as Cathal in Buglight Theatres Marching on Embers.

New play explores family and politics in Northern Ireland

Whichever way you look at it we are currently living through pretty turbulent and divisive times politically.

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DOMESTIC COMEDY: A Brief History of Women. Picture: � Tony Bartholomew.

Theatrical giant

Alan Ayckbourn is one of the world’s greatest living playwrights and is still challenging himself and his audiences. Chris Bond went to see him.

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Phoenix Taylor has landed a role in School of Rock, The Musical. Picture: Rory Neal-McKenzie.

Leeds music student, 11, lands star role in School of Rock

A Leeds College of Music student who began playing electric guitar when he was given one for his eighth birthday has landed a top role in a West End musical.

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MEMBERS: Some of the City Varieties Youth Theatre Company members.

Fancy joining a dramatic group?

CHILDREN WITH a passion for theatre are being urged to audition for the City Varieties Youth Theatre Company (CVYTCo).

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Taxpayers to prop up fraud-hit Leeds theatre’s pension pot

Taxpayers to prop up fraud-hit Leeds theatre’s pension pot

Leeds City Council has agreed to continue to guarantee the pensions programme for a flagship city theatre company which was rocked by a fraud scandal involving a former finance chief.

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YEP says: Let’s see our Grande Dame return to her former glory

YEP says: Let’s see our Grande Dame return to her former glory

Leeds Grand Theatre has seemed like a one-time famous actress now in the twightlight of her years. Still a powerful figure (a Grande Dame if you will) but somewhat jaded.

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TWO WEEKS: Furnace Festival 2017 takes place at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Showcasing best of brand new theatre in Leeds

A showcase of the best new theatre takes place at West Yorkshire Playhouse over the next two weeks - and it’s all free.

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EMOTIONAL: Nick Ahad's play Partition was at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Review: Partition

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SWAMP-THING SPECIAL: The cast of Shrek the Musical.

Get ready for Christmas in Leeds with Shrek

Shrek The Musical will arrive at Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday, December 2018 to Sunday, January 6.

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Oliver - with a Leeds Kirkgate Market twist

A Leeds theatre company will be performing a tale with a twist - when they tread the boards in the city’s Kirkgate Market.

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VIDEO: Get your skates on for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform at Disney On Ice

Get your skates on...and you could be performing at this year's Disney On Ice arena spectacular, Passport To Adventure.

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HANGING OUT: Milton Jones new show Milton Jones is Out There comes to York Barbican later this month.

Punny guy

Wacky stand-up Milton Jones has made his name as a master of the punning one-liner but his new show is a little more political. He spoke to Ben Williams.

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Reaching for stars to create the North’s top new venue

Back in its heyday, the old Bradford Odeon housed a huge auditorium where such music legends as The Beatles, Buddy Holly and Tom Jones once graced the stage.

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Raphael Bushay in rehearsals as the character of Arthur. Picture by Anthony Robling.

Play to celebrate Leeds West Indian Carnival

Fifteen performers plucked from the community are in rehearsals for a new West Yorkshire Playhouse production.

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ON STAGE: Dancers, choreographers and musicians came together at Leeds Grand Theatre in memory of Ann Maguire.

World-class dance line-up at Ann Maguire Gala in Leeds

A world-class line-up of dancers, choreographers and musicians came together for a special performance in memory of much-missed Leeds teacher Ann Maguire.

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An Office and a Gentleman - The Musical coming to Yorkshire theatres in 2018

PREVIEW: An Officer and a Gentleman - The Musical is coming to Yorkshire theatres in 2018

An Officer and a Gentleman - The Musical is set to lift Yorkshire audiences up where they belong next year when with performances at Leeds Grand Theatre and Bradford Alhambra Theatre.

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PIC: Simon Hulme

Scrum like it hot: Meet the Yorkshire girl rugby squad who headed for Australia and inspired a play

Two years ago, a girls’ rugby league squad from Yorkshire became the first to tour Australia. Now Sarah Freeman finds out how their stories have inspired a play set to be the new Up ’n’ Under.

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