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Review: La Strada

West Yorkshire Playhouse

It’s a much-loved, Oscar-winning film, created by one of the acknowledged masters of cinema, so why adapt it for the theatre? Especially when the journey from screen to stage is often a bumpy one.

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REVIEW: Judgement in Stone

Leeds Grand Theatre

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Theatre review: Rent

Theatre review: Rent

York Theatre Royal

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Review: Jane Eyre

Review: Jane Eyre

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

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Screen to stage

Screen to stage

Director Sally Cookson’s production of Fellini classic La Strada is in Leeds next week. Theatre correspondent Nick Ahad reports.

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Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl. Picture by Johan Persson.

Sheridan Smith brings Funny Girl to Yorkshire after dark days of 2016

Both personally and professionally 2016 was a difficult year for Sheridan Smith, but she tells Elizabeth Allen why she once again preparing to be everyone’s favourite Funny Girl.

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Review: Thoroughly Modern Millie

Review: Thoroughly Modern Millie

Leeds Grand Theatre

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Raconteur: Danny Bakers show comes to York next week. (Picture: Steve Ullathorne).

Danny Baker talks about his new show and why retiring to Florida will have to wait

Danny Baker is a writer, TV personality and radio show host and now he’s doing his first ever one-man tour. Chris Bond talked to him as he heads north.

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Helen Goalen and Abbi Greenland of RashDash.

Show throws light on what really takes place in Leeds after dark

In the November of 1977 a shadow hung over Leeds.

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The cast of Rent.

Review: Rent, York Theatre Royal

Jonathan Larson, the creator of Rent, never lived to see the success of the rock musical for which he wrote book, music and lyrics. He died from an aortic aneurysm on the eve of the first off-Broadway performance at the age of 35.

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Javaad Alipoor is appearing at the Transform 17 festival 
in Leeds this week.

Bradford theatre-maker using stage to explore the lure of online extremism

Theatre-maker Javaad Alipoor’s latest one-man show debuts in Leeds this week, exploring the reasons why young men are radicalised online. Chris Bond met him.

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RECLAIM THE NIGHT: Leeds theatre company RashDashs The Darkest Corners is being performed at a secret location in Holbeck.  Picture: tom joy

The world’s a stage

Transform 17 is bringing cutting edge theatre to Leeds from local and international artists. Yvette Huddleston reports.

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The Darkest Corners, created by Leeds-based theatre company RashDash, is being performed at a secret outdoor location.

Leeds transformed by theatre festival in multiple venues

Next week sees the arrival of Transform 17, a four-day festival of new theatre – both home-grown and international – being staged at a variety of venues across Leeds, including theatres, art spaces, community centres and outdoor locations.

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Claire Foy in a scene from The Crown.

Surprise: Look what’s Bafta nominated... and what they left out

Television loves its surprise endings, and in announcing the nominees for this year’s Baftas, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts pulled off a big one.

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No strings attached

No strings attached

The puppetry of War Horse injects the same magic into Running Wild, at West Yorkshire Playhouse next week. Theatre correspondent Nick Ahad reports.

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Leeds-born Steve Delaney in the familiar role of Count Arthur Strong (Picture: Marilyn Kingwill).

Q&A with Count Arthur Strong aka Leeds-born Steve Delaney

LEEDS-BORN Steve Delaney brings his comic alter ego Count Arthur Strong to the Grand Theatre in his hometown on Sunday, April 9 as he tours the country with A Sound of Mucus.

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Fresh perspective

Fresh perspective

The studio season at West Yorkshire Playhouse is presenting exciting new work. Theatre correspondent Nick Ahad reports.

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Scarborough entertainer Tony Peers relaxes at South Bay in Scarborough. Picture by Richard Ponter.

The Yorkshire man keeping the seaside summer show alive

About to notch up his 2,500th production, Tony Peers tells Liz Coggins why the traditional seaside show must – and will – go on.

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Rose McPhilemy as Connie from Best Foot Forward. Picture by Peter Boyd.

Review: Best Foot Forward, Mikron Theatre

There’s a song in Mikron Theatre’s two hour gamble through the history of the Youth Hostel Association which neatly sums up the theatre company’s approach.

The Wainwright Appreciation Society pokes gentle fun at that breed of walker who knows as much about outdoors one-upmanship as they do ordnance survey maps. Acutely observed, cheeky, and just a little bit irreverent, it’s what Mikron do so well.

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Review: Traitor, Pilot Theatre

With most productions at the very least you know where they are going to be staged. Not Pilot Theatres’ Traitor, which is billed as taking place at a secret location. It’s only when tickets are booked that a set of instructions are issued. They don’t say much, only to meet at York High School and to wear comfortable shoes.

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