Rock Of Ages, Grand Opera House, York, September 2 to 6

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4:10pm Thursday 28th August 2014

AFTER five years in New York and Las Vegas and three on London's West End stage, the Broadway rock comedy Rock Of Ages will place its tongue in its cheek in York from Tuesday.

Young actors wanted for Upstage Centre Youth Theatre’s winter musical, The Snow Queen

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10:36am Thursday 28th August 2014

PLACES are still available to to take part in Upstage Centre Youth Theatre's winter musical, The Snow Queen, at 41 Monkgate, York.

Leeds Grand Theatre holds Theatres At War exhibition, September 14

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10:34am Thursday 28th August 2014

LEEDS Grand Theatre will host a one-off First World War exhibition at its annual Heritage Open Day on September 14.

York Theatre Royal teams up with partners for autumn productions

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10:26am Thursday 28th August 2014

REGULAR partners York Theatre Royal and Leeds children's theatre company Tutti Frutti are teaming up once more for the opening production of the autumn and winter season in the Theatre Royal Studio.

Roundelay, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, September 4 to October 4

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10:22am Thursday 28th August 2014

SIR Alan Ayckbourn's 75th birthday present to himself is a confectionary assortment, otherwise known as his 78th play, Roundelay.

Christmas With The Rat Pack: Live In Las Vegas, York Barbican, December 17

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10:13am Thursday 28th August 2014

CHRISTMAS With The Rat Pack: Live In Las Vegas is booked into York Barbican for December 17 when winter snow will meet the Sands.

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company present Iolanthe, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, September 18 to 20

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10:15am Thursday 28th August 2014

JORVIK Gilbert and Sullivan Company will present Iolanthe at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, from September 18 to 20.

69 Shades Of Black, York Barbican, April 30, 2015; Scarborough Spa Pavilion Theatre, May 3, 2015

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10:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

STEPS singer and actress Faye Tozer is to star in the new comedy for a girls' night out, 69 Shades Of Black, visiting York Barbican on April 30 in next year's 44-date tour.

Review: One For The Road, Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, near Whitby, until August 30

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1:54pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

THIS is one of the quiet success stories of Yorkshire theatre.

Review: Brass, National Youth Music Theatre, Leeds City Varieties Music Hall

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3:58pm Thursday 21st August 2014

 BENJAMIN Till, composer of the award-winning A Symphony For Yorkshire and Ebor Vox, a choral work performed for York’s 800th anniversary of the royal charter in 2012, commemorates the centenary of the First World War from a uniquely Yorkshire perspective in Brass.

New season at York Theatre Royal

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11:07am Thursday 21st August 2014

This season at York Theatre Royal will be the last before the theatre shuts for a £4.1 million redevelopment. CHARLES HUTCHINSON outlines what’s coming up.

Brass, Leeds City Varieties Music Hall, until August 23

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11:07am Thursday 21st August 2014

NATIONAL Youth Music Theatre’s summer season culminates with this week's premiere of Brass, a specially commissioned new musical by Yorkshireman Benjamin Till to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War.

Russian State Ballet and Opera House present Rigoletto, York Barbican, February 15, 2015

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11:04am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE Russian State Ballet and Opera House will present Giuseppe Verdi's 19th century opera Rigoletto at York Barbican on Sunday, February 15 next year.

Doctor Watson stand-in for Sherlock Holmes play

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10:45am Thursday 21st August 2014

SHERLOCK Holmes needs a new Doctor Watson in York after illness struck actor George Williams.

Youngsters take to the stage in Wind In The Willows

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10:31am Thursday 21st August 2014

YOUNG performers from 15 schools across the York district and beyond are giving up their summer holidays to perform in York Theatre Royal’s summer show The Wind In The Willows.

Forward Theatre Project present Bird, Galtres Parklands Festival, Duncombe Park, August 22

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10:31am Thursday 21st August 2014

FORWARD Theatre Project take to the country air at the Galtres Parklands Festival at Duncombe Park tomorrow with Bird, a piece of outdoor theatre about flight, freedom and the relationship between man and nature.

Review: Sherlock Holmes: A Working Hypothesis, The Flanagan Collective, York Guildhall Council Chamber

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9:18am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE game's afoot and there are games to be played by the audience in Alexander Wright's contemporary, interactive original drama inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective stories.

Review: Screenplay, The McCarthy, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

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9:31am Friday 15th August 2014

FILM and theatre are overlapping increasingly in this multi-media age, but Henry Bell, the Stephen Joseph Theatre's new associate director, has taken a different tack to this sometimes unholy alliance.

Ghost The Musical, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, until August 16

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12:45pm Thursday 14th August 2014

AUDIENCES at Pick Me Up Theatre’s production of Ghost The Musical have been crying so much that Joseph Rowntree Theatre staff have been dispatched to York's shops to buy tissues.

Summer Rockin’ Event, Scarborough Spa, August 16 and 17

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11:49am Thursday 14th August 2014

TEDDY boys and girls from the four corners of the British Isles, as well as overseas, will descend on the Scarborough Spa this weekend for the annual Summer Rockin’ Event.

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present Romeo and Juliet, Harlow Carr, Harrogate, August 21

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10:23am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the all-male travelling Shakespeare troupe, return to the RHS Garden at Harlow Carr, Harrogate, on August 21 with their tenth anniversary show.

Pick Me Up Theatre holds auditions for Our Day Out

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12:49pm Thursday 14th August 2014

YORK company Pick Me Up Theatre will hold auditions for next February’s production of Willy Russell’s school-days musical Our Day Out on Sunday, August 24 at 2pm at Joseph Rowntree School, York.

A Night Of Dirty Dancing, York Barbican, April 15

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11:47am Thursday 14th August 2014

A Night Of Dirty Dancing is on the dance cards at York Barbican on April 15 next year.

Children’s drama workshop in York

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12:50pm Thursday 14th August 2014

CASTING director Jo Adamson-Parker is to return to York to lead a children’s drama workshop at The Railway Institute, Queen Street, on August 24.

Review: Ghost The Musical, Pick Me Up Theatre, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, until August 16

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2:24pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

WHEN the national touring production of Ghost The Musical visited Leeds Grand Theatre last summer, the show was so hi-tech, it required more technicians than artists to tell

Coming up at Selby Town Hall...

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3:22pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

AT four o'clock every Saturday afternoon from 1976 to 1988, tens of millions of Britons, and countless more worldwide, were in the grip of an extraordinary sports phenomenon: watching two fat men "pretend" to fight each other.

Review: Shrek The Musical, Leeds Grand Theatre, until August 17

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12:35pm Friday 8th August 2014

COULD 2014 have gone any better for Yorkshire? Le Grand Depart; the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Alan Bennett season; even Hull City in Europe.

Wind In The Willows actors get into the swing of it

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12:48pm Friday 8th August 2014

ACTORS from York Theatre Royal's production of The Wind In The Willows brought out their inner child during a visit to the Creepy Crawlies Web Adventure Park in York.

FEVA, Knaresborough, August 8 to 17

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2:11pm Thursday 7th August 2014

AFTER doing their bit for Yorkshire at Le Grand Depart for the Tour de France, Leeds band Hope And Social will be among the big names at FEVA, Knaresborough's community Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts.

Ghost the Musical, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, August 8 to 16

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12:10pm Thursday 7th August 2014

PICK Me Up Theatre's cast for Ghost The Musical in York are raring to go after being put through their paces for a month by the young creative triumvirate of Robyn Grant, Jed Berry and Tom Marlow.

Sherlock Holmes: A Working Hypothesis, York Guildhall Council Chamber, August 11 to September 21

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11:04am Thursday 7th August 2014

  DOMINIC ALLEN, lynchpin of many a Belt Up Theatre show, and George Williams, he of the mellifluous voice in Bristol travelling troupe Fine Chisel, are teaming up for the first time in Alexander Wright's original drama, Sherlock Holmes: A Working Hypothesis.

Auditions for Snow White at Kirk Theatre, Pickering

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11:02am Thursday 7th August 2014

PICKERING Musical Society’s 2015 pantomime at the Kirk Theatre, Pickering, will be Snow White And Her Seven Dwarfs.

The Almost Secret Fairly Late Night Cabaret, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, August 21

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10:40am Thursday 7th August 2014

THE Stephen Joseph Theatre, in Scarborough, is preparing for a show-stopping night of cabaret with West End performers on August 21.

Scriptwriting workshop at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, August 16

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10:39am Thursday 7th August 2014

BUDDING writers, aged 18 to 35, are invited to a free scriptwriting workshop at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, on August 16 from 2pm to 5pm.

Mack And Mabel, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, November 12 to 15

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10:38am Thursday 7th August 2014

THE cast is in place for New Earswick Musical Society's autumn show, Mack And Mabel, at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York.

Sunday opening at Scarborough theatre

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11:02am Thursday 7th August 2014

THE Stephen Joseph Theatre is offering more chances to see its summer productions by opening its doors on Sundays during this month.

Review: The Wind In The Willows, York Theatre Royal

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8:50am Tuesday 5th August 2014

LAST time, in 2010, Damian Cruden's radical overhaul of the YorkTheatre Royal stage and stalls for The Wind In The Willows gave a foretaste of the season of in-the-round shows that would follow the next year.

Review: Our House, Stage Experience, Grand Opera House, York

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2:54pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

IN the words of Madness's Suggs, "We always thought our songs were quite narrative, and they're little bits of theatre in their own right".

Not About Heroes, Selby Abbey, September 30-October 1

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12:42pm Friday 1st August 2014

SELBY Abbey will play host this autumn to three performances of Not About Heroes, Stephen Macdonald’s play based on the meeting of First World War poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen at Craiglockhart War Hospital.

International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, Harrogate, August 2 to 26

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3:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE 21st anniversary International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Harrogate will feature more than 200 events.

Milkshake! Live Party Party, Grand Opera House, York, August 22

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3:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

HULL actress Amy Thompson made her York Theatre Royal repertory debut in Beauty And The Beast while still a drama student at the University of Hull in April 2003. She will return to the city on August 22 as a presenter in Milkshake! Live Party Party at the Grand Opera House.

Dunnington Players take The Three Peaks to Edinburgh Fringe

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3:22pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE Dunnington Players are heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with The Three Peaks, a new play written and directed by Dunnington doctor David Mazza.

Show is Wildely entertaining

York Press:

3:12pm Thursday 31st July 2014

LIAM Tims and Adam Elms first clicked as a partnership when playing Holmes and Watson in Theatre Mill’s Sherlock Holmes And The Speckled Band last November at the Treasurer’s House in York.

Upstage Centre Youth Theatre present As You Like It, 41 Monkgate, York, August 8 and 9

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12:54pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ALL the world’s a stage for 11 budding York performers as they participate in a two-week Shakespeare project that began earlier this week at the Upstage Centre Youth Theatre at 41 Monkgate. The summer school will conclude with three performances of Shakespeare's romantic comedy As You Like It next week.

Lizzie Nunn graduates to female lead role in York premiere of Our House

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3:07pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AFTER chorus roles in three Stage Experience summer school productions at the Grand Opera House, Lizzie Nunn has graduated to the female lead in the York premiere of Our House, the London love story with the Madness songbook.

Flanagan Collective present Sherlock Holmes: A Working Hypothesis, York Guildhall Council Chamber, St Helen’s Square, York, August 11 to September 21

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12:14pm Thursday 31st July 2014

WELCOME to a new Sherlock Holmes story, as told by The Flanagan Collective, the York company best known for their boutique musical plays.

Anton du Beke & Erin Boag in That’s Entertainment, York Barbican, 14 March 2015

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12:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

STRICTLY Come Dancing stars Anton du Beke & Erin Boag reunite for their 2015 show at York Barbican, That's Entertainment..

New Earswick Musical Society presents Mack And Mabel, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, November 12 to 15

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12:07pm Thursday 31st July 2014

NEW Earswick Musical Society’s autumn show will be Mack And Mabel at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, from November 12 to 15 at 7.30pm nightly plus a 2.30pm Saturday matinee.

Esk Valley Theatre presents One For The Road, Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, near Whitby, August 7 to 30

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10:52am Thursday 31st July 2014

ESK Valley Theatre has picked Willy Russell's One For The Road as the Yorkshire moorland company's tenth anniversary production.

The Pop Group, Leeds Brudenell Social Club, October 24

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3:17pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE Pop Group may have been the supreme British post-punk pioneers in the late 1970s, but only now are they mounting their first-ever tour.

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