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Season’s best entertainment Spotlight Theatre

Music hall and pantomime are on the bill for the festive season at Spotlight Theatre, Bridlington.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: The Commitments is fun for your soul with Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy

Whatever happened to Coronation Street's Curly Watts?
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Josie Morley and Ron Angell in This Might Hurt

Review: This Might Hurt, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Only an idiot with bottomless pockets could fail to acknowledge the benefits of the National Health Service. Many of us know that we owe our lives to its continuing existence.

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Orchestra of Opera North

Win tickets to Orchestra of Opera North

Yorkshire’s own symphony orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North, will be making two visits to the Spa, Bridlington,this winter, and you can win a pair of 
tickets to its opening concert.

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Marc Pickering and Charles Daish in As We Forgive Them

Review: As We Forgive Them, East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Some plays can inspire an instant of absolute stillness in an audience. If conscious of the moment, actors must think, “Got ‘em”.

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The Woman in Black, adapted from Susan Hill's novel is back on stage in Yorkshire.

How the Woman in Black came home to Yorkshire

Best-selling books have a ready-made audience so it’s no surprise many are adapted for the stage. Jacob Lotinga reports on The Woman in Black.

The cast of The Haunting of Hill House and its director Mel Jones in rehearsal

Review: The Haunting of Hill House, Spotlight Theatre, Bridlington

This production from Spotlight Drama is the perfect production for the witching hour – atmospheric, gripping and scary.

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Review: When We Are Married, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Review: When We Are Married, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

The revival of JB Priestley’s classic comedy When We Are Married staged by Northern Broadsides is a match made in heaven.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Heaven 17 team with Sex Pistols icon for Pretty Vacant at Sheffield City Hall

Temptation stars Heaven 17 will team up with Sex Pistols icon Glen Matlock for an electronic version of Pretty Vacant at a unique Sheffield homecoming gig.
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Dave Spikey

Review: Dave Spikey at Brid Spa

In a bid to prove that jokes can still be funny even if you’re privy to the punchlines in advance, Chorley comedian Dave Spikey had the Bridlington audience in hysterics from the off.

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Peter Kay's Dance For Life 2017 coming to Sheffield and Leeds Arenas

VIDEO: Peter Kay's Dance For Life 2017 coming to Sheffield and Leeds Arenas

Comedy great Peter Kay is stepping out again for Cancer Research UK - he's taking his Dance For Life 2017 dance-a-thon parties around the UK with dates in Sheffield and Leeds.

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Bloody Mess by Forced Entertainment

Shakespeare with kitchen utensils, a six hour confessional and a script of entire gibberish - welcome to the world of Forced Entertainment

They’ve staged a 24-hour quiz show, retold the works of Shakespeare with kitchen utensils and now have won a major theatre prize. Sarah Freeman meets Forced Entertainment.

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Disney's Princess Principles posters are free to download

FREE: Disney posters - 10 tips to being a real modern day Princess

Disney On Ice is skating back into Arenas with it's Frozen spectacular - but do you have the principles to be a real life modern day Princess?
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Comedian Jimmy Carr rides a jet ski in Whitby harbour during the filming of Jeremy Clarkson's new show, The Grand Tour

The road to Whitby: Clarkson on cars, chips and why the BBC wouldn’t go there

Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond were in pursuit of fish and chips as they brought their new show, The Grand Tour, to Whitby.

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Ian Hislop and Nick Newman in Sheffield. (Scott Merrylees).

Laughing in the face of war - The Wipers Times comes to Yorkshire

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s play about the story of a satirical newspaper created amidst the horrors of the Western Front is coming to Yorkshire. Chris Bond went to meet them.


Video exclusive: Alan Bennett reads from his new volume of diaries

FOUR premieres at the National Theatre, a West End double-bill transfer and two movies would be more than a lifetime’s work for most writers, but Alan Bennett managed them all in a single decade.

Andrew Aldis

Spa ready for culture year

Bridlington Spa is ready to step into the limelight as Hull becomes the UK’s City of Culture in 2017.

Sasha Latoya, Vanessa Fisher and Cassie Clare

Review: Little Shop of Horrors, Bridlington Spa

On your feet for the mean green mother from outerspace – the man-eating plant that is taking over the Spa.

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AUDIO PREVIEW: TV action man Bear Grylls drops in on Endeavour Arena tour

Will TV action man Bear Grylls be drinking his own urine when he drops into Yorkshire for his first live arena shows?

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Tony Christie

AUDIO PREVIEW: Golden great Tony Christie sings praises of angels and Amarillo

Golden great Tony Christie today revealed how he has been blessed with a 50-year recording career - thanks to help from his guardian angels.
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