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Review: Still Alice, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

When the West Yorkshire Playhouse was looking for a production to headline its inaugural Every Third Minute Festival putting dementia centre stage there was an obvious choice.

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Arts groups to stay in Leeds Carriageworks Theatre after room hire price increase

Arts groups to stay in Leeds Carriageworks Theatre after room hire price increase

A lifeline has been handed to voluntary arts groups which felt under the threat of effectively being evicted from Leeds’s Carriageworks Theatre.

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Husband and wife team Conrad Nelson and Deb McAndrew on life after Barrie Rutter at Northern Broadsides. 'Picture Bruce Rollinson

Conrad Nelson and Deb McAndrew on life after Barrie Rutter’s at Northern Broadsides

When Barrie Rutter left Northern Broadsides, Conrad Nelson was left in charge. Nick Ahad finds out what happened next.

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PURE GOLD:  Sunset Boulevard is at Bradford Alhambra this week.

Review: Sunset Boulevard

It is very rare these days to see musicals on tour that deliver five star excellence from both the cast and creatives, but Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard certainly does that.

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Sharon Small as Alice in Still Alice.

Still Alice: The play about dementia Wendy Mitchell has helped bring to life but will never remember seeing

It was a bestseling novel and critically acclaimed film. Now Still Alice will take centre stage at a new festival of dementia theatre. Sarah Freeman reports.

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SOUP KITCHEN: Rehearsals for Chicken Soup which opens at the Crucible Studio next week, above, and, inset, Simone Saunders.  'Pictures: Mark Douet

Sheffield theatre with female perspective of the miner’s strike

New play Chicken Soup takes on the Miners’ Strike from a different angle. Theatre correspondent Nick Ahad reports.

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall celebrates 'miracle' Britain's Strongest Man win after crippling injury

The World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall has retained his Britain's Strongest Man title at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena for a record fifth time but today described the win as a "miracle"  - after battling a secret crippling injury.
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The original Are You Being Served? cast from the 1970s BBC comedy.

Are You Being Served? Yorkshire stage production rejected for being 'demeaning to women'

An amateur theatre company has been told it cannot perform a stage version of BBC sitcom Are You Being Served? after it was deemed "demeaning to women and outdated".

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World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall vowing to retain his title as Britain's Strongest Man at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

AUDIO PREVIEW: World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall shrugs off injury fears ahead of Britain's Strongest Man showdown at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

The World's Strongest Man Eddie 'The Beast' Hall today shrugged off injury fears as he vowed to lift another record this weekend at Sheffield FlyDSA Area.
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A Wind of Change, a theatre project in Meanwood

Leeds suburb takes centre stage in theatre production

Tickets are now on sale for a unique community theatre production which will put a north Leeds suburb firmly centre stage.

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The new production of Rita, Sue and Bob Too.

How Rita, Sue and Bob Too puts an authenic Yorkshire voice centre stage

As Rita, Sue and Bob Too and new play Scary Bikers head to the region, Nick Ahad considers two authentic Yorkshire voices.

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Writer-director Kat Rose Martin, who also plays Emily.

Review: Jane Hair, Bronte Restyled

Reimagining the Brontes as modern-day Bradford hairdressers, writers Kirsty Smith and Kat Rose Martin give the story of the literary sisters’ path to fame an appealing makeover.

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QUIRKY: A reimagining of the Brontes at Keighley College Hair Salon.

Review: Jane Hair: The Brontes Restyled

Reimagining the Brontes as modern-day Bradford hairdressers, writers Kirsty Smith and Kat Rose Martin give the story of the literary sisters’ path to fame an appealing makeover.

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Dara � Briain

Theatres ‘just a few good decisions’ from living again’

THE loss of a landmark theatre in Scarborough should fire a warning shot across the bows of other local authorities, a charity warned last night.

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Playing Frazer Theatre in Knaresborough  - Bulsara and His Queenies.

Top ‘Queen’ band lead bill at Frazer Theatre

Frazer Theatre is offering, perhaps, its strongest-ever programme of shows this new season – especially if you are a fan of Queen.

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In rehearsals for James Graham's new play The Culture: A Farce in Two Acts

Art mirrors life in James Graham’s new comedy about Hull’s year as UK City of Culture

Hull’s year as City of Culture is celebrated in a new comedy by James Graham. He spoke to Theatre correspondent Nick Ahad.

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Review: Strangers on a Train, Sheffield Lyceum

Review: Strangers on a Train, Sheffield Lyceum

If you have ever been mildly irritated by the incompetence of a rail company, just thank your lucky stars that you have never bumped into, and then struck up a conversation with, a fellow traveller like Charles Bruno.

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Friends, starring Courtney Cox, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matt Le Blanc and Lisa Kudrow, has recently arrived on Netflix.

Nick Ahad: Friends was, is and always will be magnificent. And I’ll happily fight any millennial who says otherwise

I’ve spent a fortnight now trying compose a perfect tweet (I’m increasingly of the belief that the main reason I’m not Hemingway yet is because he did not have to battle the myriad distractions of social media by which I am constant assailed).

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The X Factor Live Tour 2018

PREVIEW: The X Factor Live Tour 2018 featuring Rak-Su, Grace Davies and other live finalists

The X Factor Live Tour 2018 is bringing latest champs Rak-Su and a host of other stars to arenas around the UK when for the first time ever the audience will choose their own winner each night.

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‘I had red hair and was about the same height as her,” says actress who landed the role of Cilla Black from 2000 hopefuls

‘I had red hair and was about the same height as her,” says actress who landed the role of Cilla Black from 2000 hopefuls

She landed the role of Cilla Black from 2,000 hopefuls. As she prepared to appear in Yorkshire Catherine Scott spoke to Kara Lily Hayworth.

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