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REVIEW: Stand Up Stand Up, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

What do you get when you cross a stand up comedian with a bailiff? If that sounds like the opening line to a joke that’s because it is – a running gag of 100 minutes.

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Ex-WWE world champ and UFC star CM Punk offered $1m to return to the ring for UK tour with 5 Star wrestling.

VIDEO: WWE legend offered $1m for UK ring return including 5 Star Wrestling shows in Sheffield and Leeds

WWE legend CM Punk has been offered a staggering $1m to return to the ring in the UK for dates including Leeds and Sheffield.

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Review: Richard III, Hull Truck

Review: Richard III, Hull Truck

One of the many joys of this play is the sheer delight Richard takes in his own villainy – he’s barely able to keep the glee from his voice as he confides his diabolical plotting to you. Deceit, flattery, murder and fratricide – there is nothing Richard won’t do to carve his way to the crown.

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VIDEO: WWE superstars bounce in for special basketball game ahead of show at Sheffield Arena

WWE superstars swapped wrestling for basketball when they bounced into Sheffield for a slam-dunk time promoting the forthcoming Special Olympics GB national games coming to the city.
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Bridlington Spa

Spa in profit ahead of schedule

Bridlington Spa has turned a profit in each of the last three financial years, figures obtained by the Free Press show.

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BREAKING: Britain's Strongest Man TV show coming to Sheffield Arena

The City of Steel is to welcome the men of iron - strongman Eddie 'The Beast' Hall will defend his crown as TV's Britain's strongest Man in Sheffield, it was announced today.
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Superheroes Captain America, Superwoman and Thor at last year's Yorkshire Cosplay Con at Sheffield Arena.

WATCH LIVE AT NOON: Superheroes to take over Facebook Live

Superheroes will be taking over our Facebook Live stream at noon today - Saturday, May 6 - as we talk to organisers and fans promoting next month's Yorkshire Cosplay Con 2017.
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Shakers is on at East Riding Theatre until May 20

REVIEW: Shakers, East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Shakers complements John Godber’s earlier, and more famous, Bouncers.

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The Band hits Yorkshire next year

Take That’s The Band on tour and heading to Yorkshire

Tickets for Tim Firth’s new musical The Band, presented by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers with the music of Take That, have gone on sale.

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Comedian Jason Manford

Jason hits road with new tour

Comedian Jason Manford is hitting the road with his new tour Muddle Class and comes to the region next year.

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Cyrano runs until Saturday

REVIEW: Cyrano, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Edmond Rostand’s tragi-comic original is respected in a production that is not afraid to foreground the ‘beauty is only skin deep’ theme and combine 17th century musketeers with racy modern allusions.

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WWE Live coming to Sheffield Arena on Thursday, May 11, from 7.30pm.

WIN: WWE LIVE Sheffield Arena wresting tickets and goody bags

WWE wrestling superstars will battle in an action packed live show at Sheffield Arena and to celebrating we have tickets and merchandise to be won.
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VIDEO: Doing a Harry Worth...to celebrate Yorkshire comedy legend's 100th birthday

Yorkshire comedy legend Harry Worth gave the world the 'miraculous levitation' - where you stand next to a shop window, raise an arm and a leg and the hilarious reflection looks like you are floating in the air.
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Jane Hogarth and Josie Morley in The Empty Nesters Club

REVIEW: The Empty Nesters Club, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

This slight, though entertaining three hander is the latest stage in John Godber’s journey through middle class angst.

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Craig Revel Horwood

Craig directs tour of Son of a Preacher Man

New musical Son of a Preacher Man featuring the music of Dusty Springfield and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, embarks on a national tour with dates in York and Hull.

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Rob Angell, Josie Morley and Jane Hogarth in the Empty Nesters Club

John Godber’s Empty Nesters Club opens at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

From coach driver to playwright, Rob Angell has played a host of John Godber’s characters and this time around is playing a dad coming to terms with his daughter leaving home to go to university.

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Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe

Strictly stars please take to the floor at Brid Spa

There is a strictly dance feel to the programme in the coming months at Bridlington Spa.

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Cast of The Night Season

REVIEW: The Night Season, East Riding Theatre, Beverley

The Night Season pays homage to a number of theatrical antecedents (for example, there are three sisters - anyone for Chekhov?), uses Fred Astaire songs for atmosphere and is set in modern day Sligo.

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Joe McElderry dons the coat of many colours in Joseph

First shows fit for stage after £16m facelift

The first shows to be performed at Hull New Theatre following its £16 million refurbishment have been revealed.

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Ruth Wilson plays the title role in Hedda Gabler

Best of the Met at Spotlight In Brid

Two great operas from the Met Opera New York, plus a Covent Garden ballet and a National Theatre play are on Spotlight Theatre in Bridlington this month.

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