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The ‘Schmuck’ is back - but only for one night

Award-winning comdian and actor Omid Djalili will be delivering belly laughs with a subversive twinkle when he brings his latest show ‘Schmuck for a Night’ to Leeds Town Hall on Friday, March 24.

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Top comedian at the Little Theatre

Top comedian at the Little Theatre

There cannot be many stand ups who use Isis as a basis for a show, writes Paul Clarke.

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A sunny afternoon for Ryan

A sunny afternoon for Ryan

Music lovers will remember the brilliant performances by Calderdale star Ryan O’Donnell and the cast of Sunny Afternoon at Brighouse Arts Festival.

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Walking with dinosaurs

Walking with dinosaurs

Fancy seeing a fight between two T-Rexes or the birth of a baby dinosaur?

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New season opens with Naughton gem

New season opens with Naughton gem

Bill Naughton’s comic masterpiece Spring and Port Wine is the opening play of the Little Theatre’s 2017 Season.

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A sunny afternoon for Ryan

A sunny afternoon for Ryan

Music lovers will remember the brilliant performances by Calderdale star Ryan O’Donnell and the cast of Sunny Afternoon at Brighouse Arts Festival.

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Dick Whittington sets off on his travels again

Dick Whittington sets off on his travels again

Traditional family fun continues with Salem Pantomime Society’s telling of Dick Whittington and his Cat.

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Shelley classic heading for Brighouse & Halifax

Shelley classic heading for Brighouse & Halifax

Bite My Thumb and Foot of the Barrel production companies have collaborated to bring Nick Dear’s sensational retelling of Frankenstein to the stage in Brighouse and Halifax.

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From fish filleting to fine fillies

From fish filleting to fine fillies

The world over, Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot conjures up images of glamour, culture and sporting excitement.

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Lee Kyle

Lee is grappling with comedy

Over 10 years as a professional wrestler, Lee Kyle battled alongside WWE superstars Daniel Bryan, Neville, Road Dogg and D-Lo Brown.

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It’s a beast of a pantomime ...

It’s a beast of a pantomime ...

There can be few local productions that boast a cast of more than 200 - but that’s how many young people will be taking part in Sunday’s pantomime Beauty & the Beast at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax.

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A big season for the Little Theatre

A big season for the Little Theatre

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre has announced its 2017 season - and promises a richly varied programme that combines comedy, tragedy, romance, a kitchen sink drama (or should that be ‘kitchen stink’) and a play about madness and genius.

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Living the dream in fabulous new show

Have you ever dreamed of performing on stage yet for any number of reasons never got the chance? Maybe nerves got the better of you?

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PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS.
Brennan Reece on stage at The Frog and Bucket Comedy Club, Preston

You’ve got to be joking!

English Comedian of the Year Brennan Reece teams up with fellow cheeky Northerner Chris Washington for a night of fun and laughter at Prego’s Italian Restaurant, Brighouse on February 1.

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Rehearsals for Bobby Ball's play The Dressing Room, which premieres in Lytham.  Cast members Cannon and Ball with Kate Robbins, Johnnie Casson and Stuart Francis.

Rock on Tommy and Bobby

Comedy legends Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball bring their hilarious comedy play, The Dressing Room to the Victoria Theatre Halifax next month.

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Classic cinema and now a top musical

Classic cinema and now a top musical

Southgate Drama and Social Group present a Yorkshire premiere of “Big- The Musical” (Jan 18-21, 7.15pm plus 2.15pm matinee on Jan 21).

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When blackmail gets out of hand

When blackmail gets out of hand

In Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Snake in the Grass’, Annabel Chester returns home to her sister after the death of their abusive father - only to be confronted by a blackmail plot which quickly escalates out of control.

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Ursula’s stories of life 100 years ago

Ursula’s stories of life 100 years ago

Award winning local storyteller Ursula Holden Gill is leading a free story walk celebrating the lives of people who lived in Hebden Bridge a century ago, writes Paul Clarke.

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Elicia follows in her family’s footsteps

Elicia follows in her family’s footsteps

When nine-year-old Elicia Ramsden takes to the stage in the pantomime ‘Cinderella’ this month, she will continue a tradition of family involvement in amateur theatre in Brighouse going back five generations.

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A comic start to 2017 ...

A comic start to 2017 ...

Acclaimed comedian Jason Cook who wrote and starred in cult BBC sitcom “Hebburn” alongside Vic Reeves and Chris Ramsey is one of three acts at the first Hebden Bridge Comedy Club of 2017 (January 15).

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