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Spa Trek! Sci-fi star heading to Bridlington panto

Star Trek legend Marina Sirtis is flying in from America to star in Bridlington's pantomime this Christmas.

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Flashdance, the musical. Kings Theatre, Glasgow. 5th August 2017

Review: Flashdance: The Musical at Bridlington Spa

What a feeling – audiences are left with after more than two hours of non-stop song and dance. It can be summed up as breathless awe.

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‘I have kleptomania. But when it gets bad, I take something for it.’... The classic one-liners and greatest jokes of Sir Ken Dodd

Sir Ken Dodd, master of tickling sticks, Diddy Men and tattifilarious comedy, reduced fans to helplessness with his bucktoothed grin, a shake of the through-a-hedge-backwards hair and a cry of "How tickled I am".

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Sir Ken Dodd

Bridlington's tributes to Sir Ken Dodd

Bridlington has been joining the tributes to comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd, who has died at the age of 90.

Catherine Terry with youngsters from the new theatre group at the Spotlight Theatre in Bridlington

Treading the boards for first time at Spotlight

The curtain came up on a new theatre group for children at the weekend - and the reviews are glowing.

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Review: Brighton Rock, York Theatre Royal

Review: Brighton Rock, York Theatre Royal

Brighton Rock is Esther Richardson’s first major production as director for Pilot Theatre, and the air of anticipation of seeing a rare adaptation of Graham Greene’s dark and suspenseful thriller was electric.

Milkshake Live

REVIEW: Milkshake! Live - The Magic Story Book at the Scarborough Spa

Milkshake! Live came to Scarborough this week, promising a magical afternoon of entertainment for the audience, and they did not disappoint their young fans.

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John Godber and Jane Thornton in The Scary Bikers.

THEATRE REVIEW: The Scary Bikers, Theatre Royal Wakefield (then touring)

In a week when politicians of all parties and persuasions are urging us to unite around Brexit and put a positive spin on life after the EU, it is more than apt that prolific playwright John Godber premiers his latest play The Scary Bikers.

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Catherine Terry on the West End she is teaching at the Spotlight Theatre in West Street

Big chance to learn from a West End star

She has spent her whole career on stage and screen.

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One for the Diary: Blood Brothers

One for the Diary: Blood Brothers

Bridlington Spa, October 2 to 6

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers is coming back to Bridlington

One of the world's best-loved musicals is returning to The Spa later this year.

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The dancers from Babes In Arms

Headlands overwhelmed by musical success

Hollywood came to Headlands - as students put on their version of the musical Babes In Arms last week.

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The New Pasture Lane pupils with radio presenter Andy Comfort

Meet Bridlington’s next generation of reporters

Meet Bridlington’s journalists of the future. A group of 12 pupils from New Pasture Lane enjoyed a special day at The Spa, where they learnt all the skills needed to be Free Press reporters of the future.

Manda Holderness and Oprah Kitchen

Bringing the West End to West Street...Life at the Spotlight

The stage is set for an influx of new stars at Bridlington’s thriving amateur theatre.

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Calendar Girls show returns to Yorkshire

Fern Britton leads cast as Calendar Girls: The Musical heads back to Yorkshire

Casting has been revealed for Calendar Girls the Musical which returns home to Yorkshire following its West End stint, stopping off at Leeds Grand Theatre in August and Hull New Theatre in November.

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Fame - The Musical

Another big musical on its way to Bridlington

Fame - The Musical is heading to Bridlington Spa later this year.

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Some of the cast

Headlands students put on musical comedy with plenty of Hollywood glamour

Headlands School pupils present their musical production Babes in Arms on three nights next week.

Lloyd Warby (wishee Washee) Asa Elliott (Aladin) Joe Standerline (Dame) Picture by Paul Atkinson PA1733-Panto34

Review: Aladdin, Bridlington Spa

The results are in on Aladdin at Bridlngton Spa – and it’s a clean sweep of 10 across the board.

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The Spa Theatre in Scarborough offers Jack and the Beanstalk this festive season. The cast ready for the big show.pic Richard Ponter 175507h

Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, Scarborough Spa

Families wanting a giant amount of festive fun should head down to Scarborough's South Bay for the Spa's annual pantomime production.

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Scarborough seafront .The Stephen Joseph Theatre present  a new version of a Christmas Carol Anne-Marie Piazza, Elliott Rennie, Joey Hickman, Alicia Mckenzie

Review: A (Scarborough) Christmas Carol, Stephen Joseph, Scarborough

What the Dickens! Since when has A Christmas Carol had rattling chickens, a ghost called Terry, a mum with a walnut for a head and a peg bag as a home?

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