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Theatre

York Theatre Royal artistic director Damien Cruden

Theatre Royal to reopen with world premiere of Bryony Lavery's stage version of Brideshead Revisited

A scene from Off The Rock Productions' The Damask Room

Review: The Damask Room, Off The Rock Productions, Krumbs Kitchen, Tanner Row, York

Scott Goncalves as The Phantom. Picture: Chris Midgley

Review: The Phantom Of The Opera (Youth Group Production), The York Orchard Musical Theatre Company, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York

Steve Tearle, left, as Mr Smith, Affrica McLaren as Agnes, Sandra Rowen as Katie, Richard Rodgers as Grandpa Smith, Anna Keats as Esther and Martin Lay as John Truitt in New Earswick Musicals' Meet Me In St Louis

New Earswick Musicals to stage York premiere of Meet Me At St Louis at Joseph Rowntree Theatre in April

Saxon cooking in the Horrible Histories show Incredible Invaders

Win family ticket for Horrible Histories show on June 16 at Grand Opera House in York

Angelica Allen and Sean Christopher, from the Thriller Live cast, starring at the Grand Opera House in York this week. Picture: Nigel Holland

Review: Thriller Live, Grand Opera House, York, until Saturday

York Musical Theatre Company's poster for Happy & Glorious

York Musical Theatre Company to celebrate The Queen's 90th birthday with Happy & Glorious concerts in April

York dance teacher and choreographer Lesley Ann Eden with one of her pupils. Picture: David Harrison

Innovative York choreographer Lesley Ann Eden celebrates 40th anniversary of her dance school with Sunday show

A scene from Off The Rock Productions' The Damask Room

Off The Rock explore the dark underbelly of nursery rhymes in The Damask Room at Krumbs Kitchen

Moscow State Circus in Zhelanity. Picture: Paul Barker

Win family tickets for Moscow State Circus's Zhelaniy at Grand Opera House in York on March 2

Suzy Cooper, dame Berwick Kaler and Martin Barrass in Dick Whittington (And His Meerkat). Picture: Anthony Robling

Cinderella will be dame Berwick's 38th Theatre Royal panto but who will play fellow Ugly Sister?

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Daniel Bye in Going Viral

Preview: Daniel Bye's Going Viral, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, tonight

Rat attack David Leonard's Herman Vermin. Picture: Anthony Robling

Re-View: Dick Whittington (And His Meerkat), York Theatre Royal in residency at The Signal Box Theatre, National Railway Museum, York

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Cast members Simon Trow, left, Terry Ford, Rory Mulvihill, Lee Patterson and Chris Hagyard in Penny Millionaire

Review: Penny Millionaire, The Bev Jones Music Company, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York

Peppa Pig's Surprise

Win a chance to meet Peppa Pig at the Grand Opera House in York on February 10

Michael Pennington

Michael Pennington to reprise New York role as King Lear at Grand Opera House in York in May

Stage Experience director and choreographer Louise Denison

February 28 auditions for 2016 Stage Experience summer show Oklahoma! at Grand Opera House

A scene from Flare Path, touring York Theatre Royal in May

Terence Rattigan's wartime love triangle Flare Path to tour York Theatre Royal in May

Poet Nigel Forde

Nigel Forde and Antony Dunn's Poetry Doubles to raise funds for Friargate Theatre roof repairs

Louise Jameson, centre, will play Mrs Boyle in the 2016 tour of The Mousetrap. Picture: Hugo Glendinning

Louise Jameson celebrates her 65th birthday by starring in The Mousetrap for the first time

A J Powell as Mr Finickerty, the meerkat: one of Mark Walters' costume designs for Dick Whittington (And His Meerkat)

Mark Walters' designs for unique Theatre Royal show keep Signal Box Theatre panto on track

Keith Hukin, of Reform Theatre, who will appear in Loaded In Harrogate with Lee Bainbridge, Andy Merton and Sue Mitchell

David Bown's menacing drama Loaded In Harrogate explores power, desire and violence in "the happiest place to live in Britain"

Oddsocks Productions in The Legend Of King Arthur

Oddsocks bring anarchic comedy to ambitious re-telling Arthurian legend at Rowntree Theatre

Phil Gallagher, alias Mister Maker

CBeebies' arts and crafts hero Mister Maker to play Grand Opera House in York in June on debut tour

Cast members Simon Trow, left, Terry Ford, Rory Mulvihill, Lee Patterson and Chris Hagyard in Penny Millionaire

Bev Jones Music Company prepares to stage world premiere of Penny Millionaire at Rowntree Theatre

The 2016 touring cast for The Mousetrap. Picture: Hugo Glendinning

York-bound cast announced for 2016 leg of 60th anniversary tour of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

Michael Lambourne as Nick Carraway in The Guild of Misrule's The Great Gatsby at The Fleeting Arms

Charles Hutchinson makes his pick of the arts and culture events of 2015

Russ Spencer as Jack Trott and Caroline Barnes as Princess Jill in Jack And The Beanstalk

Scooch duo Russ and Caroline enjoying the pantomime life in York for a second time

Annabel Betts as Nanna Janine/Princess Briar Rose in Mike Kenny's Sleeping Beauty. Picture: Andrew Billington

Review: Sleeping Beauty, Hull Truck Theatre, until January 9 2016

The Russian Ice Stars in Peter Pan On Ice

Review: The Russian Ice Stars in Peter Pan On Ice, York Barbican, until January 3

Robyn Grant and James Swanton in Winter Gothic

Review: Robyn Grant and James Swanton in Winter Gothic, St Martin-cum-Gregory Church, Micklegate, York, until December 29

Goodnight Mister Tom, heading for the Grand Opera House, York, in 2016

David Troughton to lead cast in Goodnight Mister Tom's return to Grand Opera House in York next spring

Eithne Browne, left, Peter Basham and Jamie Chapman in Hansel & Gretel. Picture: Tony Bartholomew

Stornoway bassist Oli Steadman writes a cappella songs for Stephen Joseph Theatre Christmas show

Thirsk actress Ionica Adriana as Witch Blackweed in Jack And The Beanstalk. Picture: David Harrison

Ionica's journey from Romanian orphanage to Thirsk to Grand Opera House pantomime in York

Stephen Matthews as The Childcatcher. Picture: Alastair Muir

Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, until January 30

Elinor Lawless as Gretel and Peter Basham as Hansel in Hansel & Gretel. Picture: Tony Bartholomew

Review: Hansel & Gretel, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, until December 27

The 2015 West End cast for The Kinks' musical, Sunny Afternoon. Picture: Kevin Cummins

Award-winning Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon will shine at Grand Opera House in York in 2017

Real People Theatre director Sue Lister

Theatre group to host auditions in York pub next month

Rachael Gillespie as Clara and Ashley Dixon as the Nutcracker Prince in Northern Ballet's The Nutcracker

Review: The Nutcracker, Northern Ballet, Leeds Grand Theatre, until January 2 *****

Louise Jameson, centre, will play Mrs Boyle in the 2016 tour ofThe Mousetrap

Louise Jameson to play Mrs Boyle in Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap at Grand Opera House

The People Theatre's poster for Santa In Love

Why do you never see a Christmas elf? The People's Theatre has the answer at Pocklington Arts Centre

Elinor Lawless as Gretel and Peter Basham as Hansel in Hansel And Gretel at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. Picture: Tony Bartholomew

Hansel and Gretel's table manners on show in Mike Kenny play at Stephen Joseph Theatre

Robyn Grant and James Swanton present Winter Gothic ghost stories

Ever heard of murderous Knaresborough schoolmaster Eugene Aram, once as notorious as Dick Turpin? Find out more in Winter Gothic show

Stuart Wade in his dame debut as Tilly Trott in Jack And The Beanstalk. Picture: David Harrison

REVIEW: Our verdict on Jack And The Beanstalk at the Grand Opera House, York

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The Russian Ice Stars in Peter Pan On Ice

How York Barbican plans frosty reception for The Russian Ice Stars' Peter Pan On Ice

Joel Bates as the Ghost Of Christmas Present in Not Cricket Productions' A Christmas Carol. Picture: Timothy Kelly

Review: A Christmas Carol, Not Cricket Productions, York Guildhall basement, until December 16

Rachael Henley and Robert Angell in Badapple Theatre's Farmer Scrooge's Christmas Carol

Review: Farmer Scrooge's Christmas Carol, Badapple Theatre, on December tour of Yorkshire

Suzy Cooper, dame Berwick Kaler and Martin Barrass in Dick Whittington (And His Meerkat). Picture: Anthony Robling

REVIEW: Our verdict on Dick Whittington (And His Meerkat)

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Colin Kiyani as Aladdin in the Harrogate Theatre pantomime. Picture: Karl Andre

Review: Aladdin, Harrogate Theatre, until January 17

The dame and his "Essex nephew": Berwick Kaler with Vincent Gray. Picture: Anthony Robling

Dame Berwick's "Essex nephew" Vincent Gray relishes Theatre Royal return in NRM one-off panto

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