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Leeds’s West Yorkshire Playhouse secures multi-million funding towards landmark redevelopment

Arts Council England today confirmed a total grant of £6.6m towards the landmark redevelopment of West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds.

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FESTIVE MUSICAL: Aladdin - Rock and Roll Panto at City Varieties Music Hall

Review: Aladdin - The rock ‘n’ Roll Pantomine at Leeds City Varieties

“You won’t be seeing stars not in this pantomime”, quips the Princess and how right she is.

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Aslan being brought to life in The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. 
PIC: Brinkhoff-Moegenburg

Narnia revisited at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

He was one of the puppeteers that made War Horse an international hit and now Craig Leo is breathing new life into The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Sarah Freeman met him.

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The Supervet to tour UK and Ireland arenas and theatres in 2018

PREVIEW: TV's Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick to tour UK arenas including Yorkshire dates

The Supervet - TV's much loved Noel Fitpatrick - is to take his story on the road with a groundbreaking new live show visiting UK arenas and theatres including Sheffield and Leeds.
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DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE: Richard Milton performs on stage.

Harrogate surgeon by day, stage star at night

By day he performs life-changing surgery for lung cancer patients, but by night he performs on stage bringing roles to life that have included an aristocrat, one of the seven dwarfs, an ‘i-genie’, a matron, a highwayman and even a murderous transexual cabaret singer.

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Review: The Nutcracker at Vue Cinemas Leeds

Review: The Nutcracker at Vue Cinemas Leeds

There is simply no other ballet which is as much of a sparkling show stopper as The Nutcracker, first streamed at The Light’s Vue cinema on December 5.
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Play on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? cheating scandal gets West End transfer

A play inspired by the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? cheating scandal is hitting the West End.

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Abigail Prudames becoming The Little Mermaid.

The Little Mermaid: Behind the scenes at the Leeds Grand

It became a hit for Disney, but as Northern Ballet returns to the dark heart of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, Sarah Freeman goes behind the scenes to discover the making of The Little Mermaid.

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Justin Brett as Widow Twankey performing in Aladdin at Leeds City Varities Music Hall.

Curtain goes up on panto at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall

Open Sesame… The doors of the City Varieties Music Hall are well and truly open for this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto.

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Top five: Pantos across Leeds and Yorkshire

Get ready to boo, hiss and cheer as panto season is on its way.

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Dynamos magic skills have taken him all over the world. (Picture: Nick Ansell/PA).

Dynamo - the secret world of a magician

Dynamo talks to Grace Hammond about growing up in Bradford, his celebrity gigs and how the Magic Circle feels about him giving away secrets in his latest book.

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VIDEO: Peter Kay adds more UK tour dates including extra Yorkshire nights at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Comedy superstar Peter Kay is breaking box office records as he adds even more extra dates to his forthcoming UK tour - including two more nights at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena.

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Dancing on IceLive UK Tour is back withJayne Torvill and Christopher Dean

VIDEO: Dancing On Ice Live Tour 2018 skates back to Yorkshire at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Dancing on Ice returns to our TV screens next year and today fans got the news they have been waiting for - the live tour is also back with Yorkshire dates at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena.
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FUN AND FANTASY: The cast enjoying rehearsals for The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe: Run and catch this magical show in Leeds

children’s classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis’ tale of the magical land of Narnia - will come to life at West Yorkshire Playhouse next week.

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VIDEO: Peter Kay announces stand up comedy tour Arena dates

Peter Kay has announced his return to stand up comedy with his first UK arena tour in eight years.

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Stage set at historic Leeds Kirkgate Market

Leeds’s historic Kirkgate Market will become the apt setting for an after hours adaptation of a Dickens classic.

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Disney On Ice Passport To Adventure at Sheffield Fly DSA Arena November 15 to 19, 2017

WIN: Disney On Ice Passport to Adventure VIP family ticket to be in the show

Disney On Ice Passport To Adventure skates into Sheffield Fly DSA Arena this week - November 15 to 19 - and we are celebrating with a VIP family ticket prize for two children to be in the show.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Disney On Ice is Passport To Adventure at Sheffield Fly DSA Arena

Disney On Ice presents Passport To Adventure at Sheffield Arena - November 15 to 19 - taking families on a fun-filled trip to some of the most memorable animated film destinations.

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The Other Nativity! The Musical. PIC: Richard Davenport

Festive entertainment at three Leeds venues

‘Tis the season to be jolly at Leeds Grand Theatre, City Varieties Music Hall and Hyde Park Picture House.

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Executive Director Katie Town at the new Centre for Creativity , the extension to Theatre Royal Wakefield which is currently under construction. Picture Scott Merrylees

Theatre’s expansion is three decades in the making

It has been three decades in the making, but in a short few months, a derelict piece of land next to Wakefield’s historic Frank Matcham theatre will be transformed into a state of the art studio space - proof, the theatre’s director says, that the city’s art scene is both ambitious and here to stay.

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