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Take a thrilling journey with Thumbelina at Theatre Royal Wakefield

See the big, wide world through the eyes of a little girl no bigger than your thumb!

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The Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare, attributed to John Taylor. Picture National Portrait Gallery

Did you know that these 36 everyday phrases were created by Shakespeare?

April 23 marks the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death (and potentially his birth, although the exact date of this remains unknown). With this comes the remembrance and celebration of his life and the distinguished works for which he is known by to this very day.
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From Father Ted to Mother Courage

From Father Ted to Mother Courage

Celebrated Irish actor and author Pauline McLynn is to take the lead role in a 50th anniversary production of Bertolt Brecht’s anti-war play Mother Courage and her Children later this year.

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Everything you need to know about York’s pop-up Shakespearean theatre

The works of William Shakespeare are known throughout the world, and this summer the city of York will embrace the world of Shakespeare by hosting Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearean theatre.

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‘I have kleptomania. But when it gets bad, I take something for it.’... The classic one-liners and greatest jokes of Sir Ken Dodd

Sir Ken Dodd, master of tickling sticks, Diddy Men and tattifilarious comedy, reduced fans to helplessness with his bucktoothed grin, a shake of the through-a-hedge-backwards hair and a cry of "How tickled I am".

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John Godber and Jane Thornton in The Scary Bikers.

THEATRE REVIEW: The Scary Bikers, Theatre Royal Wakefield (then touring)

In a week when politicians of all parties and persuasions are urging us to unite around Brexit and put a positive spin on life after the EU, it is more than apt that prolific playwright John Godber premiers his latest play The Scary Bikers.

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REVIEW: Handbagged performed by Dewsbury Arts Group

REVIEW: Handbagged performed by Dewsbury Arts Group

When the nights are cold and wet in January it is hard to find a reason for leaving a warm hearth but Dewsbury Arts Group have come up with a cracker of a reason.

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REVIEW: Aladdin, Theatre Royal Wakefield

REVIEW: Aladdin, Theatre Royal Wakefield

When the adults are laughing as hard as the kids in the audience you know you are onto a winner as far as a pantomime is concerned.

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The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Let the West Yorkshire Playhouse take you on a trip to Narnia this Christmas

Next week sees the opening of the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s alway anticipated Christmas show, with a multi-talented cast bringing to life CS Lewis’s classic tale of the magical land of Narnia.

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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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Fat Friends The Musical has opened at Leeds Grand Theatre.

Musical version of Fat Friends finally reaches the Leeds stage

Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends the Musical opened at Leeds Grand Theatre this week. So, was it worth the wait?

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Mock the Week’s madcap Milton is having a laugh with his one-liners

Mock the Week’s madcap Milton is having a laugh with his one-liners

Milton Jones

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Peter Kay will be returning to stand-up next year.

Peter Kay: Ten of the comic's funniest ever sketches... which one is your favourite?

The brilliant Peter Kay has announced that he will be coming to Yorkshire as part of his first stand-up tour in eight years.

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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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Theatre company looking for actors to take to the Wakefield stage

Theatre company looking for actors to take to the Wakefield stage

Theatre company Jaba Inc established by playwright Janet Shaw is looking for actors to take part in a new production.

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Russian National Ballet present The Nutcracker.

Festive favourite heading to Wakefield

The Russian National Ballet is coming to town next week with a beautiful new production of The Nutcracker.

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