Yorkshire calendar: Upcoming events

Mar 4 - The Damned United
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Adapted from David Peace’s award-winning book, the 44 turbulent days when Brian Clough took charge of Leeds United in 1974 come to the stage this spring. West Yorkshire Playhouse, to Apr 2. 0113 213 7700, wyp.org.uk

Mar 4 - Whitney: A celebration of the music and life of one of the most successful – and most troubled – singers of recent years. West End star Rebecca Freckleton stars as Whitney Houston. St George’s Hall, Bradford. 01274 432000, bradfordtheatres.co.uk

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Mar 10 - York Literature Festival: Crime writer Val McDermid headlines this year’s event,with guest appearances from Michael Portillo, Vince Cable, Wendy Cope and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Various venues to Mar 23. yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk.

Apr 12 - Riverdance: Hard to believe, but it’s more than two decades since Riverdance was born at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin. The show is back on tour and comes to York Barbican this spring. To Apr 14. 0844 854 2757, yorkbarbican.co.uk

Apr 27 - Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: With latest album Chasing Yesterday having gone straight to number one, the 
ex-Oasis star plays Leeds’s First Direct Arena (0844 248 1585, firstdirectarena.com) with support from Super Furry Animals.