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Miles Jupp: From Balamory to the News Quiz and beyond

Comedian, actor, broadcaster – Miles Jupp is a man with many strings to his bow. He talks to Yvette Huddleston.

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Leeds Grand Theatre is delighted to announce that the musical phenomenon WICKED is set to return to its stage in 2018. Image: Matt Crockett

Musical phenomenon Wicked defies gravity for Leeds return

Musical phenomenon Wicked is set to fly back into Leeds next year.

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Ed Balls and Katya Jones during a photocall for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour

Ed Balls sets dance floor alight in Leeds and Sheffield

Ed Balls has said he is relishing the chance to be doing something that “makes people smile” as he embarks on the Strictly Come Dancing live tour.

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The TV cast of Fat Friends

Exclusive: Fat Friends the Musical to premiere in Leeds this year

A slimming club where the members confessed their inner most secrets while desperately try to shed a few more pounds proved a TV ratings winner. And now Fat Friends, created by Yorkshire screenwriter Kay Mellor, is about to get a new lease of life as a musical.

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Hull’s star turn

Hull’s star turn

There are some theatrical gems coming up in Hull in its year as UK City of Culture. Theatre correspondent Nick Ahad reports.

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Kara Tointon is about to appear on stage in Yorkshire in Gaslight.

Kara Tointon: I was so naïve that I thought that the critics were kind to everyone.

She might be a relative novice, but Kara Tointon is already making her mark on the stage. She talks to Phil Penfold.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Avengers assemble for Marvel Universe Live super show at Sheffield Arena

Spider-Man is about to swing in to Yorkshire to save the universe with all his superhero pals including Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Wolverine, Black Widow and more - take a look....
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In the spotlight

In the spotlight

The region’s stages will have plenty to keep theatre lovers happy in 2017. Theatre correspondent Nick Ahad takes a look.

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The Chef Show

Nick Ahad: The differences which bond us together

Around 11am today if you tune into the Asian Network you’ll be able to hear me talking to presenter Nihal about my new play – ceteris paribus (the warning is necessary given that the last time I was due at Media City in Salford I was in my car in traffic at the precise moment I was due on the BBC Breakfast red sofa).

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Argentinian rockers The Otherness hoping to win Excite and Entertain Leeds talent competition

VIDEO: Argentinian rockers The Otherness enter talent competition to Excite Leeds

Are you the next Kaiser Chiefs, Ernie Wise or Damien Hirst?

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Andrew Sachs as Manuel and John Cleese as Basil in BBC's Fawlty Towers.

Eight out of 10 comics prefer Fawlty Towers and Alan Partridge

A PANEL of British comedians has named Fawlty Towers as the best sitcom ever, and the moment the failed TV presenter Alan Partridge meets his biggest fan, the funniest scene.

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Actor Bill Nighy is patron of the Leeds based theatre in education company Blah Blah Blah.

Why the arts must not be squeezed off the school timetable

Budgets have been slashed and the number of dedicated teachers have fallen, but as a new term starts Deborah Pakkar-Hull on why we need to reclaim the arts in schools.

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What now for the Futurist Theatre in Scarborough?

YP Letters: Council should think again on plans to demolish theatre

From: Coun Norman Murphy (Ukip), Scarborough Council.

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Leeds hospital worker Carina Galsim aiming to prove she is just the tonic to win Excite and Entertain Leeds 2017 talent competition

VIDEO: Hospital theatre singer is 'Kim-tastic' tonic for our talent competition

Hospital worker Carina "Kim" Galsim - or 'Kim-tastic Funtastic' to her friends - wants to swap the operating theatre for a showbiz theatre.
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The cast of ITV's Downton Abbey

Best Christmas TV ever: From Mike Yarwood to Downton

The BBC is hoping to regain its seasonal crown from ITV this weekend when the channels go head to head in the traditional battle to top the Christmas Day ratings.

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Billy Pearce as Smee and Charlie Hardwick as Mimi in Peter Pan at Bradford's Alhambra.

Review: Peter Pan, Alhambra, Bradford

“So I just had a few issues with the plot,” says eldest nephew on the way back from Bradford’s Peter Pan ably demonstrating why you should never take a teenager who has just forensically examined every scene of the new Star Wars film to the panto.

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PICTURE: � Tony Bartholomew/Turnstone Media

Review: Pinnochio

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

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WICKED: Ann Widdecombe appearing in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Bridlington Spa until January 2.

Review: Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

Bridlington spa

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MAGICAL: The Aladdin pantomine at The Spa Theatre. Nicohla Lagan Phil Beck and Cobie Scott - Ward.  ic PICTURE: Richard Ponter

Review: Aladdin

Spa Theatre, Scarborough

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Review: Cinderella

Review: Cinderella

York Theatre Royal

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