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Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

The star of The Omen was described by Samuel Beckett as 'the perfect actress'

Steven Houghton joins Danielle Hope in Sound of Music tour
By Editorial Staff

Coronation Street star Houghton is a previous Olivier Award nominee

Dick Whittington: The Rock'n'Roll Panto (City Varieties Music Hall)
By Ron Simpson

The unique blend of seasonal story and classic pop tunes returns to Leeds this Christmas

White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse)
By Hannah Giles

Darren Day takes on the unenviable task of filling Bing Crosby's shoes in Nikolai Foster's version of the Irving Berlin classic

Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Royal Wakefield)
By Ron Simpson

A potentially tricky story to adapt for pantomime, Wakefield's Beauty and the Beast is full of "zest, flair and no little imagination"

England, Arise! (Lawrence Batley Theatre)
By Ron Simpson

Bent Architecture respond to the World War one centenary with a new play with an anti-war stance

The Bartered Bride (Opera North - tour)
By Ron Simpson

Smetana's rich comic opera cunningly updated to 1960s Czechoslovakia by Opera North