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Top Gun Star Hits West Yorkshire Playhouse
By Editorial Staff · 18 Jan 2010
Golden Globe nominated film star Kelly McGillis trades in Hollywood for Yorkshire when she visits the West Yorkshire Playhouse next month, in director Michael Lunny’s new production of Terrence ...
Two New History Boys On ... Bennett
By Editorial Staff · 16 Jan 2010
George Banks and Chris Keegan are starring in the new production of The History Boys by Alan Bennett, a joint-production by West Yorkshire Playhouse and Theatre Royal Bath. They play Lockwood ...
Opera North Season Launch: Merry, & The Ring
By Editorial Staff · 14 Jan 2010
How do you manage to programme an opera season made up almost entirely of new productions in the present straitened economic climate? According to Richard Mantle, General Director of Opera North, by ...
Nutcracker (Tour - Sunderland)
By Stephen Taylor Theatergoer Reporter · 13 Jan 2010
The wind from Siberia blew in more than snow and cold temperatures to Sunderland this week. The Russian State Ballet of Siberia extended the experience of the Christmas season with two performances ...
Brief Encouter With ... The Ugly Sisters
By Editorial Staff · 11 Jan 2010
Esther Biddle and Simon Kerrigan are currently taking on the roles of Thisun and Thatun, the Ugly Sisters, in Mike Kenny’s new version of Cinderella at West Yorkshire Playhouse. The cas
Charlie Dimmock Makes Stage Debut in Calendar
By Terri Paddock · 6 Jan 2010
TV presenter and braless Ground Force gardener Charlie Dimmock will make her stage debut later this year in the hit screen-to-stage adaptation of Calendar Girls, which launches a new UK-...
Lights Out in Yorkshire’s Panto's Tonight
By Editorial Staff · 5 Jan 2010
Two theatres in Yorkshire are cancelling shows tonight due to adverse weather conditions. Sheffield and Bradford Theatres have both decided to call off their pantomimes in light of the bad weather.
Key North East Openings this January
By Editorial Staff · 5 Jan 2010
Amongst the major openings in the North-East (Yorkshire region) this month are: OPENING 28 January 2010, Me and My Dad opens at Hull Truck Theatre. Andy’s dad puts the lie to the common
Jack and the Beanstalk (Whitley Bay)
By John Dixon · 30 Dec 2009
The Playhouse at Whitley Bay has brought professional panto back to North Tyneside with a bang and there is no doubting Gareth Oliver (semi finalist in Britain’s Got Talent), who played Simple S
MAMMA MIA! Helps Absent Patrons
By Jane Blagden · 29 Dec 2009
The Metro Radio Arena and MAMMA MIA! are providing a bit of Christmas Cheer for absent patrons who missed out when the production came to the region earlier this month. Due to hazardous