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Windrush stories brought to Leeds

A show created by young people in Leeds explores the legacy of the Windrush generation. Yvette Huddleston reports.

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James Brining. PIC: Tony Johnson

Leeds Playhouse: Would a theatre by any other name be as sweet?

As they announce the biggest change in its history, Theatre Correspondent Nick Ahad talks to the men leading the building known from today as the Leeds Playhouse.

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Leeds’s own West Yorkshire Playhouse to change its name

Theatre chiefs will today announce that the West Yorkshire Playhouse is to change its name.

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Planning approved for regeneration of UK's last gas-lit cinema

Planning permission has been granted to Leeds' Hyde Park Picture House for an ambitious refurbishment project, which will secure the much-loved community institution for generations to come.
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The new city-facing entrance of West Yorkshire Playhouse

Leeds’s West Yorkshire Playhouse revamp cost to rise by £2m

AN ambitious project to revamp the West Yorkshire Playhouse is to cost almost £2m more than envisaged, according to a new report.

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There's an exciting line-up of shows headed to Leeds in 2019

Leeds Grand theatre announces first wave of shows for 2019

Theatre-goers have plenty to get excited about as Leeds Grand Theatre announces its first line-up of shows for 2019.

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Stars of Wicked Helen Woolf (Glinda) and Amy Ross (Elphaba) in Leeds to promote the production's visit to the Leeds Grand Theatre this summer. Picture Tony Johnson.

Review: There’s no place like Wicked at Leeds Grand Theatre

Almost 10 years ago I sat motionless in the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway truly spellbound watching a performance of Wicked. It was unlike anything I had ever seen before - two strong female leads defying gravity against a dazzling emerald backdrop of musical magic.

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Amy Ross plays Elphaba in Wicked the Musical which comes to Leeds Grand Theatre this week.

Wickedly magical musical flies in to Leeds this week

Wicked the musical sells itself.

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Mind the Gap works in partnership with learning-disabled artists in an effort to give them a voice and create more opportunities in the arts

Leading Yorkshire theatre company championing learning disability arts 30 years on

Europe's leading learning disability theatre company is gearing up for a stellar year of performances and new productions in celebration of its 30th year.

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Red Ladder story is in the spotlight during Leeds exhibition

It has spent five decades telling powerful tales with a socially-aware cutting edge.

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Jersey Boy is currently at Bradford Alhambra.

Musical magic - the Jukebox Musicals heading to Yorkshire

The combination of a good story and chart-topping music is an irresistible mix. Theatre correspondent Nick Ahad reports.

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Paul Barnhill plays circus owner Sleary in Northern Broadsides' Hard Times at West Yorkshire Playhouse this week. PIC: Nobby Clark

Theatre: From sci-fi with Spielberg to Dickens with Broadsides

If there’s one thing life has taught actor Paul Barnhill, it is to expect the unexpected.

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Lead dancers with the Northern Ballet Abigail Prudames and Joseph Taylor at Harewood House, as Northern Ballet announces, it is to premiere Victoria, a ballet by Cathy Marston in spring 2019.

In her bicentenary year, Victoria’s life becomes a ballet, with Yorkshire premiere

Her name is synonymous with an era of social and sexual restraint, so whether Queen Victoria would have been amused to be the subject of an exuberant ballet, we shall never know.

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19 May 2018. Dress rehearsals for Opera North's production of Kiss Me Kate at Leeds Grand Theatre.

Kiss Me Kate to be staged at Leeds Grand Theatre

DRESS rehearsals are taking place ahead of Cole Porter’s classic Broadway musical Kiss Me Kate being performed in Leeds.

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Jill Halfpenny stars in The Girl on the Train. (Richard Davenport).

Review: The Girl on the Train - West Yorkshire Playhouse

It’s just three years since Paula Hawkins’ novel The Girl on the Train became a literary sensation practically overnight.

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Lead role: Jill Halfpenny in The Girl on the Train. (Picture: Richard Davenport).

The Girl on the Train arrives at West Yorkshire Playhouse

It’s a bestseller that became a Hollywood movie and now a stage play. Theatre correspondent Nick Ahad on West Yorkshire Playhouse’s The Girl on the Train.

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Rhinos star Jamie Jones-Buchanan in character as Doorman Dave. PIC: Tony Johnson

Why is this Leeds Rhinos star dressed as a doorman?

Leeds Rhinos stalwart Jamie Jones-Buchanan is to play a starring role in a performance being put on as part of a week-long events programme in the city.

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Peppa Pig. PIC: West Yorkshire Playhouse

Children's favourite Peppa Pig is bringing new adventure to Leeds - but you'll need to be quick if you want tickets

If your child is a big fan of Peppa Pig, then they will love this news.
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CURTAIN UP: The talented company involved in Searching For The Heart Of Leeds.

Stage is set for new chapter in West Yorkshire Playhouse tale

THE story of West Yorkshire Playhouse began with a grassroots campaign for a new theatre that would enrich the lives of men, women and children across Leeds.

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TOUR: Katie Piper will appear at the City Varieties.

Acid atttack survivor Katie Piper brings national tour to Leeds

A woman who was on the verge of a career in television when she was attacked with sulphuric acid will tell her story at a city venue.

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