Gangsta Granny stage company pulls shows at Leeds theatre in booking fees row

A leading touring stage company is to stop performing at a Leeds theatre in protest at “ludicrous” booking fees levied on its tickets for school children.

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Sister Act Alexandra Burke

Review: Sister Act

Bradford Alhambra


Murder mystery

Crime writer Agatha Christie and Margaret Rutherford, who played one of her most famous detectives, are finally reunited on stage. Sarah Freeman reports.

Susie Blake as Margaret Rutherford in Murder, Margaret and Me. Picture by Anthony Robling.

Review: Murder, Margaret and Me, York Theatre Royal

Philip Meeks has had a lifelong obsession with Agatha Christie and had been kicking around the bones of a play inspired by the crime writer for some years.

United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate and WWE's new UK stars will make history - appearing for the first time at select WWE Live Events in the UK and Ireland from May 4 to 12.

BREAKING: WWE's new UK superstar wrestlers to join legends at Sheffield Arena

WWE's new UK superstar wrestlers will make history when they battle alongside legends on the next live tour - including a date at Sheffield Arena, we can exclusively reveal.

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Joanne Clifton in Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Strictly’s Joanne Clifton: Why I’ve got my sights on the West End

She walked off with the glitter ball in the last series of Strictly and now Joanne Clifton is treading the boards. She talks to Sarah Freeman .

ROMANCE: Sunnyboy Dladla as Prince Ramiro and Wallis Giunta as Angelina. 
Photo Credit: Alastair Muir

Real-life fairy tale

Wallis Giunta is one of opera’s rising international stars. She talks to Sarah Freeman about her journey from Canada to Leeds, via Germany and New York.

The Chef Show

Theatre review: The Chef Show


A scene from Lizzie Nunnery's Narvik.

Play inspired by reality of serving in a real cold war

Award-winning writer and singer Lizzie Nunnery’s new play explores a little known wartime story. Theatre correspondent Nick Ahad reports.

Caroline Quentin

Caroline Quentin: Why I am loving being in Hull

Caroline Quentin is a woman behaving gladly to be part of Hull City of Culture 2017, in Richard Bean’s latest play. Nick Ahad meets her.

Inside Bradford's historic Alhambra Theatre. PIC: Simon Hulme

If all the world’s a stage then Bradford’s Alhambra truly is a palace

This great county of ours has produced some true titans of the stage down the years including the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Dame Diana Rigg and Sir Ben Kingsley.

Actress Natalie Gavin in rehearsals for Pygmalion.

My Yorkshire: Actress Natalie Gavin on her favourite people and places

Born near Huddersfield, actress Natalie Gavin made her professional debut in Shameless. She is currently appearing as Eliza Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion.

Julie Hesmondhalgh

Why Haley won’t come a cropper on road to stardom that’s paved with cobbles

They began as soap stars but the qualifying adjective soon became redundant. They were stars by any measure.

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VIDEO: Amazing strongman Eddie Hall pulls a bus through a car park

This is how Britain's Strongest Man Eddie 'The Beast' Hall takes the bus - by pulling it with his bare hands.
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The Commitments

REVIEW: The Commitments at Grand Opera House, York

It is still hard to comprehend how the film of Roddy Doyle’s novel The Commitments is more than 25 years old.

SCI-FI STORY: The Machine Stops at York Theatre Royal. PICTURE: BEN BENTLEY

Review: The Machine Stops

York Theatre Royal


VIDEO PREVIEW: Roll up, roll up for Yorkshire girl in Cirque du Soleil's Varekai at Leeds First Direct Arena

Yorkshire girl Emily McCarthy says she would have bent over backwards to be in Cirque du Soleil and now she does exactly that every night.
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'Wife of Brian': Michael Palin plays role in Monty Python superfans' engagement

A Monty Python superfan who met his girlfriend through his own Python-fan dating site proposed - in front of two of their idols.

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Yorkshire gymnast turned performer Emily McCarthy, aged 21, in her Slippery Surface Flyers scene, straight after the interval - one of the show's many highlights.

The Leeds girl who ran away with the circus - and now stars in Cirque du Soleil

West Yorkshire lass Emily McCarthy says she would have bent over backwards to be in Cirque du Soleil – and now she does exactly that every night.

Prue Leith (left) and Mary Berry

Bake-off face-off: How do Mary Berry and Prue Leith compare?

Television cook Prue Leith is set to replace Mary Berry as a judge on The Great British Bake Off, according to reports.

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