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Damned United stage play is heading back to its roots in Leeds

A stage play based on Leeds United-themed novel The Damned United will be on familiar turf next month when it makes a return to Yorkshire.

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Arts groups to stay in Leeds Carriageworks Theatre after room hire price increase

Arts groups to stay in Leeds Carriageworks Theatre after room hire price increase

A lifeline has been handed to voluntary arts groups which felt under the threat of effectively being evicted from Leeds’s Carriageworks Theatre.

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Bedrooms of Leeds residents to become stage for a night

A Leeds theatre company is to take site-specific theatre to daring new heights with their latest original production.

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall celebrates 'miracle' Britain's Strongest Man win after crippling injury

The World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall has retained his Britain's Strongest Man title at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena for a record fifth time but today described the win as a "miracle"  - after battling a secret crippling injury.
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The original Are You Being Served? cast from the 1970s BBC comedy.

Are You Being Served? Yorkshire stage production rejected for being 'demeaning to women'

An amateur theatre company has been told it cannot perform a stage version of BBC sitcom Are You Being Served? after it was deemed "demeaning to women and outdated".

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World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall vowing to retain his title as Britain's Strongest Man at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

AUDIO PREVIEW: World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall shrugs off injury fears ahead of Britain's Strongest Man showdown at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

The World's Strongest Man Eddie 'The Beast' Hall today shrugged off injury fears as he vowed to lift another record this weekend at Sheffield FlyDSA Area.
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A Wind of Change, a theatre project in Meanwood

Leeds suburb takes centre stage in theatre production

Tickets are now on sale for a unique community theatre production which will put a north Leeds suburb firmly centre stage.

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Helen Woolf (Glinda) and Amy Ross (Elphaba) in Leeds. PIC: Tony Johnson

Leeds falls under the spell of musical

The city once again fell under the spell of Wicked as fans celebrated the return of the record-breaking touring production to Leeds Grand Theatre at a launch event.

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PARTNERSHIP: Rob Cowling and Paddy Sturman of Irwin Mitchell with Robin Hawkes of West Yorkshire Playhouse. Photo: Anthony Robling.

Five-year sponsorship deal for Leeds’s £14m West Yorkshire Playhouse redevelopment

West Yorkshire Playhouse has signed a five year sponsorship deal with the Leeds office of law firm Irwin Mitchell as part of the theatre’s £14 million redevelopment.

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The X Factor Live Tour 2018

PREVIEW: The X Factor Live Tour 2018 featuring Rak-Su, Grace Davies and other live finalists

The X Factor Live Tour 2018 is bringing latest champs Rak-Su and a host of other stars to arenas around the UK when for the first time ever the audience will choose their own winner each night.

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PRODUCTION: Birdsong will visit West Yorkshire Playhouse on February 13.

Birdsong: Critically-acclaimed play visits Leeds

Marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, the adaption of best-selling novel Birdsong is at West Yorkshire Playhouse next month.

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Six of the Best: 2018 theatre shows in Leeds and Yorkshire

It’s the start of a new theatrical season.

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PIC: Tony Johnson

Panto magic in children’s ward

Leeds’ own Billy Pearce and Loose Women panellist Coleen Nolan were among the stars who brought some pantomime magic to children in Bradford Royal Infirmary yesterday.

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Dance to Windrush movement

Leeds will host a World Premiere at West Yorkshire Playhouse next month as 2018 marks the 70th Anniversary of the arrival of SS Empire Windrush to the UK.

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Jimmy Nail, who has pulled out of The Last Ship, at the launch event with Sting and director Lorne Campbell last year.

Jimmy Nail pulls out of Sting’s musical The Last Ship

It’s a production which lasted just a few months on Broadway and now just as Sting’s musical The Last Ship was due to set sail in the UK its leading man has pulled out.

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CHOREOGRAPHY: Vince Pang and Prentice Whitlow in Windrush.

Leeds’s own Phoenix Dance Theatre honours migrant ship

The Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre will premiere a new production at the city’s West Yorkshire Playhouse to mark the 70th anniversary of a ship’s arrival to the UK.

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Matthew Tempest  is set to to take to the stage to play Wishee Washee Aladdin over eight days of the Leeds Insurance Dramatical and Operatical Society's production.
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Second kidney transplant transforms Leeds undertaker and panto star’s life

AN undertaker by day and panto star by night has told how his life was transformed by a second kidney transplant.

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STAR OF THE SHOW: The puppet of Joey is brought to life by three performers.

War Horse returns to Bradford on new countrywide tour

The statistics are mind-boggling.

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School programme reveals a teenage Alan Bennett's first public speaking 'engagement'

School programme reveals a teenage Alan Bennett's first public speaking 'engagement'

A former classmate of Leeds-born playwright Alan Bennett has uncovered evidence of what could have been the writer's first public performance.

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World Strongest Man Eddie Hall coming to Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

WIN: Britain's Strongest Man 2018 tickets to see new World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Super human Eddie 'The Beast' Hall is the new World's Strongest Man and we are celebrating by giving you the chance to see him in action for FREE at Sheffield's FlyDSA Arena this month.

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