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Review: Wait Until Dark

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There are some plays you can’t help but feel should be quietly taken out to the wings and duffed over a little.

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VIDEO: Peter Kay adds more UK tour dates including extra Yorkshire nights at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Comedy superstar Peter Kay is breaking box office records as he adds even more extra dates to his forthcoming UK tour - including two more nights at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena.

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ON THE ROAD: Hairspray is at the Alhambra in Bradford this week.

Review: Hairspray

Hairspray, with its tongue in cheek humour and good-natured kitsch, is back on the road again.

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Dancing on IceLive UK Tour is back withJayne Torvill and Christopher Dean

VIDEO: Dancing On Ice Live Tour 2018 skates back to Yorkshire at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Dancing on Ice returns to our TV screens next year and today fans got the news they have been waiting for - the live tour is also back with Yorkshire dates at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena.
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Pam Ferris, David Jason, Catherine Zeta Jones and Philip Franks in YTV's Darling Buds of May

50 years of hits from a TV station that really caught fire

IT WAS the first building in Europe designed specifically for colour television. The problem, recalled one of its earliest occupants last night, was that hardly anyone knew how it worked.

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NEW ADVENTURE: The cast of Fat Friends the Musical in rehearsals. Showing at Leeds Grand Theatre until December 2.

Kay Mellor has adapted her hit TV series Fat Friends into a new stage musical. Theatre correspondent Nick Ahad reports.

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Northern Ballet's production of The Ugly Duckling

Theatre groups funded by grants aimed at taking art to the people

TWO YORKSHIRE organisations have been awarded £1m between them from an Arts Council fund designed to encourage touring performances across the regions.

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VIDEO: Peter Kay announces stand up comedy tour Arena dates

Peter Kay has announced his return to stand up comedy with his first UK arena tour in eight years.

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SLIMMERS UNITED: Jodie Prenger and Sam Bailey from the musical version of Fat Friends. At Leeds Grand Theatre until December 2.

Review: Fat Friends the Musical

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Kay Mellor’s highly successful TV series has taken to the stage as a musical.

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Disney On Ice Passport To Adventure at Sheffield Fly DSA Arena November 15 to 19, 2017

WIN: Disney On Ice Passport to Adventure VIP family ticket to be in the show

Disney On Ice Passport To Adventure skates into Sheffield Fly DSA Arena this week - November 15 to 19 - and we are celebrating with a VIP family ticket prize for two children to be in the show.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Disney On Ice is Passport To Adventure at Sheffield Fly DSA Arena

Disney On Ice presents Passport To Adventure at Sheffield Arena - November 15 to 19 - taking families on a fun-filled trip to some of the most memorable animated film destinations.

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Actress Sarah Jane Potts. PIC: James Hardisty

Big interview: Sarah-Jane Potts

She’s forged a career on screen, so why has Sarah-Jane Potts returned to the stage after 20 years? She tells all to Sarah Freeman.

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TRIPLE BILL: World class dance coming to Bradford Alhambra from November 15 - 17,  including Ghost Dance.  Photograph � Jane Hobson.

World class dance

As Rambert returns to Bradford with a triple bill, Theatre correspondent Nick Ahad speaks to choreographer Ben Duke.

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Executive Director Katie Town at the new Centre for Creativity , the extension to Theatre Royal Wakefield which is currently under construction. Picture Scott Merrylees

Theatre’s expansion is three decades in the making

It has been three decades in the making, but in a short few months, a derelict piece of land next to Wakefield’s historic Frank Matcham theatre will be transformed into a state of the art studio space - proof, the theatre’s director says, that the city’s art scene is both ambitious and here to stay.

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EXTRAORDINARY STORY: Pink Sari Revolution will be at West Yorkshire Playhouse until November 11.

Review: Pink Sari Revolution

West Yorkshire Playhouse

As the lights come up, the body of a young woman hangs from a tree.

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YOUTH THEATRE: Zoetrope was showing at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds.

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The personal and the political seem to be colliding spectacularly in all sorts of ways at the moment.

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FIGHT FOR JUSTICE: Pink Sari Revolution, directed by Suba Das, comes to the Playhouse next week.Picture: Pamela Raith

Sisterhood of the pink sari

The true story of a radical feminist group in India comes to the West Yorkshire Playhouse next week. Theatre correspondent Nick Ahad reports.

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Actress and playwright Maxine Peake.

Maxine Peake: How I found a new hero in a 1960s Hull fishwife

She’s written plays about a cycling legend and a group of miners’ wives, but Maxine Peake tells Sarah Freeman how she found a brand new hero in the shape of a Hull fishwife.

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Rosie MacPherson (left) and Emily Ntshangase- Wood in SBC Theatre's production of Tanja. Picture by Joe Priestley.

How a Zimbabwe asylum seeker found a new life on stage in Yorkshire

Emily Ntshangase-Wood has survived against the odds. Now as the curtain goes up on a new play based on her experiences, she talks to Sarah Freeman.

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The auditorium seen here in 1910. ( Picture: City Varieties).

The City Varieties during the Great War - light relief in dark days

A new stage production marking Armistice Day commemorates the important role played by music halls like the City Varieties during the First World War. Chris Bond reports.

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