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

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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.

Review: The Three Musketeers, promenade performances from St Crux Parish Hall, various dates until August 10

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2:55pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

HERE is the alternative Tour de France, making its way around York's streets only weeks after the Grand Depart cyclists' gentle morning stretch in lycra.

Review: The Boy Who Fell Into A Book, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

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10:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ALAN Ayckbourn's The Boy Who Fell Into A Book is now also Paul James, Cathy Shostak and Eric Angus's The Boy Who Fell Into A Musical Book.

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

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2:29pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Milkshake! Live Party Party show will be shaking up the Grand Opera House in York on August 22.

Shrek The Musical, Leeds Grand Theatre, until August 17

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2:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SHREK The Musical begins its first British run outside London this week when it opens at Leeds Grand Theatre direct from Drury Lane.

Stage Experience presents Our House, Grand Opera House, York, July 31 to August 2

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1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WELCOME to the house of fun as the young actors of the Grand Opera House Stage Experience summer school come of age under the guidance of director and choreographer Louise Denison.

The Wind In The Willows, York Theatre Royal, 31 to August 30

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10:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE wind of change at York Theatre Royal was set in motion by the in-the-round production of The Wind In The Willows five summers ago.

Musical Theatre Summer School at Helmsley Arts Centre, July 28 to Aug 1

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10:50am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Musical Theatre Summer School at Helmsley Arts Centre will run from Monday to Friday, led by 19-year-old director and choreographer Jolley Gosnold, whose talent and experience belies his age.

Wind In The Willows back at York Theatre Royal

York Press:

11:57am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE cast and crew of a new adaptation of a children’s classic are preparing to perform in York.

Hudson Taylor, Upstage Theatre, 41 Monkgate, York, July 23

York Press:

11:39am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YORK playwright Tony Bower tells the life story of James Hudson Taylor, a missionary who spread the Bible in China, in his play Hudson Taylor at Upstage Theatre, 41 Monkgate, York, tomorrow at 7.30pm and on Thursday at 2pm and 7.30pm.

Review: Thirty Little Plays About Life, York Theatre Royal Studio

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12:55pm Saturday 19th July 2014

THE brief was brief. Each writer had to create a “micro play based on that most enigmatic, emotional and exuberant adventure we call life”. Each should be a maximum of 500 words and feature usually two characters.

Review: The Importance Of Being Earnest, Theatre Mill, York Mansion House, until August 17

York Press:

9:48am Friday 18th July 2014

YOU are not seeing double. Yes, Theatre Mill did stage Oscar Wilde’s “trivial comedy for serious people” as their debut production in the York Mansion House last summer, but the York company is taking a different walk on the Wilde side this month.

All’s Well That Ends Well, Friargate Theatre, York, from November 27 to 30

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3:48pm Thursday 17th July 2014

ALL’s well that begins well for York Shakespeare Project chairman Maurice Crichton’s autumn production of All’s Well That Ends Well.

York Shakespeare Project seeking director

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3:45pm Thursday 17th July 2014

YORK Shakespeare Project will use an all-female cast in one of next year’s two shows and is now seeking to recruit a director. Male or female.

The Three Musketeers, promenade performances from St Crux Parish Hall, various dates until August 10

York Press:

3:21pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Tour de France’s Grand Départ may have come and gone from York in a flash, but more Frenchmen are soon to hurry their way through the city streets and this time they will be hanging around for rather longer.

York Musical Theatre Company summer programme of concerts

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3:18pm Thursday 17th July 2014

YORK Musical Theatre Company is taking on extra concerts this summer, keeping voices active before next month’s auditions for the autumn production of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes.

Ruby Clarke's one-act play Home wins Script Factor

York Press:

3:02pm Thursday 17th July 2014

RUBY Clarke has won the 2014 Script Factor All Winners Final in York with her one-act play Home.

Just A Quickie with...Alan Ayckbourn

York Press:

2:51pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Alan Ayckbourn's world premiere of a musical adaptation of his 1998 play The Boy Who Fell Into A Book opens in Scarborough tomorrow.

York Mystery Plays 2014, various locations, July 20

York Press:

2:44pm Thursday 17th July 2014

AS Ellie Jackson’s Eve prepared to take her fateful first bite of an apple given to her by the snake glove-puppet hand of Ben Franks’s Satan, the York Minster clock chimed its own sonorous forewarning across Dean’s Park.

Stage is set for Theatre Royal change

York Press:

3:58pm Thursday 17th July 2014

HOW will York Theatre Royal spend the nine months while the theatre’s £4.1 million redevelopment is carried out next year?

The Envelope Project, Friargate Theatre, York, July 18-19

2:59pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FIVE envelopes, five writers, five new one-act plays. Two evenings. One step away from your imagination. Welcome to the York branch of Script Yorkshire’s presentation of The Envelope Project at Friargate Theatre, York, at 7.15pm tomorrow and Saturday.

Review: Cox & Box - Mrs Bouncer's Legacy, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, on various dates until August 30

York Press:

2:47pm Monday 14th July 2014

IF the over-loaded Last Train To Scarborough ran close to derailment last month, Chris Monks now surpasses himself with his second convoluted adaptation of the summer, but with ultimately more enjoyable results.

Ghost the Musical actors receive pottery lessons

York Press: Pick Me Up Theatres principals will be throwing themselves into their Ghost the Musical roles on Saturday when they recreate the iconic potters wheel scene from the famous film.Joe Mellor, 26, plays murdered Sam Wheat and Lottie Henshall, 20, is his b

8:56am Monday 14th July 2014

Pick Me Up Theatre threw themselves into Ghost the Musical over the weekend when they recreate the iconic “potter’s wheel” scene from the famous film.

Review: Macbeth, The HandleBards, Merchant Adventurers' Hall Gardens, York; Cis And Barbiche, Agelink Theatre Inc, York Theatre Royal Studio.

York Press: The HandleBards Cycling Shakespeare Tour of Macbeth and The Comedy Of ErrorsPrepare yourself for a high-octane summer of mistaken identity, magic and murder, courtesy of innovative theatre company Peculius. After their hugely successful inaugural tour of

1:10pm Saturday 12th July 2014

LE Grand Depart and a heightened appreciation of all things cycling or French have permeated York's arts diary amid the euphoric rush of the Tour de France.

Extra week at West Yorkshire Playhouse for Maxine Peake's play, Beryl

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1:26pm Friday 11th July 2014

BERYL Burton has triumphed again.

Thirty Little Plays About Life, York Theatre Royal Studio, July 11 and 12

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12:42pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THIRTY Little Plays About Life are "micro-plays" or "bite-sized bits of theatre" in the York Theatre Royal Studio, each based on the enigmatic, emotional and exuberant adventure we call life.

Stage Experience present the York premiere of Our House at Grand Opera House, York, July 31 to August 2

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12:29pm Thursday 10th July 2014

STAGE Experience regular Reece McMahon is to perform with the Grand Opera House summer theatre school company for the last time in Our House before leaving York to study at the London Contemporary Dance School.

Sense & Sensibility, Helmsley Castle, July 11

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12:27pm Thursday 10th July 2014

CHAPTERHOUSE Theatre Company is reviving Laura Turner’s adaptation of Jane Austen Sense & Sensibility for a Summer 2014 tour that visits Helmsley Castle, Helmsley, tomorrow at 7.30pm.

The Importance of Being Earnest, Mansion House, York July 11 to August 17

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12:22pm Thursday 10th July 2014

ONLY last summer Theatre Mill made their debut with Oscar Wilde's comedy of mischief and manners and afternoon tea, The Importance Of Being Earnest ,in the Mansion House in York.

York Mystery Plays, July 13 and 20

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10:48am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE pageant waggons are ready to roll into York city centre for the 2014 York Mystery Plays on Sunday at noon.

An Evening With Karen & Kevin From Grimsby, Grimsby Auditorium, July 12

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10:36am Thursday 10th July 2014

STRICTLY Come Dancing stars Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer and Britain's Got Talent act Flawless will not be appearing in Flash Mob at the Grand Opera House, York, on Sunday after poor tickets sales nationally led to the tour being cancelled.

Review: A Taste Of Honey, Hull Truck Theatre/Derby Theatre, York Theatre Royal

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9:45am Thursday 10th July 2014


Les Miserables cast list now full

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10:48am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE audition list is full for York Light Youth’s production of Les Miserables School Edition after applications closed last Friday.

Auditions for Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves

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10:33am Thursday 10th July 2014

ROWNTREE Players are looking for new talent for their December pantomime, Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves.

Review: Beryl, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

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3:21pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

WHAT do the initials BB stand for? Best before? Brigitte Bardot? Billy Bremner?

Review: York: Be Part Of It presents Sonnets Walks, York Shakespeare Project

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4:23pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

AMID all the entente cordiale pour le Tour de France, the York Shakespeare Project is embracing the spirit of Le Grand Depart by taking to the walls, streets and snickets of York with a selection of Shakespeare sonnets on hour-long walks guided by English king Henry V or his French bride-to-be, Catherine de Belois.

Review: Three Easy Pieces, Upstart Theatre Company, Upstage Theatre, 41 Monkgate, York

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4:20pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

UPSTART Theatre Company's trio of one-act comedies opened on the same night that Monty Python's reunited veterans took to London's O2 stage for comedy's answer to Led Zeppelin's 02 comeback.

Derren Brown tickets to go on sale

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4:17pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

BE under no illusion, Derren Brown is definitely coming to York next summer for a full week of shows at the Grand Opera House.

A Taste Of Honey, York Theatre Royal, July 8 to 12

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2:43pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

SHAMELESS and Waterloo Road regular Rebecca Ryan has grown to know Jo, the 17-year-old tearaway in Shelagh Delaney's A Taste Of Honey, very well.

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

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2:12pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE Flanagan Collective are to mount their most ambitious show to date, an interactive, adventurous stage adaptation of Britain’s greatest detective stories, Sherlock Holmes, in York Guildhall, where the game's afoot from August 11 to September 21.

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