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Last Ship to dock at Leeds Grand Theatre

A critically acclaimed production will arrive at the Leeds Grand Theatre in May after receiving five-star reviews at its opening in Newcastle.

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The Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare, attributed to John Taylor. Picture National Portrait Gallery

Did you know that these 36 everyday phrases were created by Shakespeare?

April 23 marks the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death (and potentially his birth, although the exact date of this remains unknown). With this comes the remembrance and celebration of his life and the distinguished works for which he is known by to this very day.
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GOOD COMPANY: Some of the cohort of 12 recruits to the new West Yorkshire Playhouse project.

West Yorkshire Playhouse team launches young artists project

West Yorkshire Playhouse has announced its first company of young artists who will embark on a year long programme to produce edgy and socially relevant productions.

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Everything you need to know about York’s pop-up Shakespearean theatre

The works of William Shakespeare are known throughout the world, and this summer the city of York will embrace the world of Shakespeare by hosting Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearean theatre.

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Game Of Thrones 'Mountain' Thor wins Europe's Strongest Man title a record fourth time at Leeds First Direct Arena

Game Of Thrones strongman superstar Hafþór 'Thor' Björnsson is celebrating after retaining his Europe's Strongest Man crown for a record fourth time in front of an almost sold out crowd at Leeds First Direct Arena.

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FAMILIAR FACE: Pauline McLynn will appear in Mother Courage And Her Children.

Pauline takes on radical role with spirit of rebellion in Leeds stage production

IT was a tumultuous year that saw protests on the streets of cities across Europe, from Paris and Prague to Rome and Berlin.

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CLASSIC STORY: A scene from The Game of Love and Chai.

Sitcom legend Nigel is feeling Bolly good!

What do you get if you combine French farce with Bollywood exuberance? A cup of spicy theatrical chai.

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Tango Moderno promises to be Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace's most thrilling show to date

Strictly Come Dancing favourites to bring their hottest ever show to Leeds for one last tango

Ever since Strictly Come Dancing burst onto our television screens in all its glitter and sequinned glory, the nation's passion for dance has sky-rocketed and Saturday night's in have become the new going out.
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Double boost for Leeds city centre cultural and heritage buildings

Double boost for Leeds city centre cultural and heritage buildings

Two major regeneration projects which will transform Leeds’s oldest building and help revitalise important cultural and historic areas of the city centre have received a £1.25m boost.

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Take That musical set to wow Leeds audiences

Take That fans can relight their fire by singing along to their favourite hits when a musical with a difference rolls in to Leeds tonight.

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Video - setting the stage for Disney on Ice in Leeds

Anticipation is building ahead of an ice show featuring dozens of Disney’s favourite characters which is to return to Leeds in coming days.

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The Bront Sisters frequently visited York

York’s Literature Festival opens its doors

Today marks the first day of the York Literature Festival, an event which is set to see a great number of people attend and which will run until March 26.

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Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies at his Knotty Ash home aged 90

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd has died aged 90, just two days after getting married, his publicist has announced.

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‘I have kleptomania. But when it gets bad, I take something for it.’... The classic one-liners and greatest jokes of Sir Ken Dodd

Sir Ken Dodd, master of tickling sticks, Diddy Men and tattifilarious comedy, reduced fans to helplessness with his bucktoothed grin, a shake of the through-a-hedge-backwards hair and a cry of "How tickled I am".

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It’s drama inside the Commons at West Yorkshire Playhouse

The humorous production, This House, will start its national tour at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

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The 10.45 train from Leeds to London King’s Cross has been cancelled due to an electrical fault. The single reason I didn’t turn on a sixpence, but instead went to London via the standing room only train to Manchester? James Graham.

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Dancing On Ice Live 2018 celebrity line-up

WIN: Dancing On Ice Live 2018 tickets to only Yorkshire venue at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Dancing On Ice Live UK Tour 2018 skates into Yorkshire this Easter and we have tickets when it arrives in Sheffield.

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David Chafer as Peter Taylor and Luke Dickson as Brian Clough in The Damned United.

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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