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Comedy review: Tom Stade at Preston’s Charter Theatre

If you are expecting this review to be a blow by blow account of Tom Stade’s latest show, you’ll be disappointed.

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Jimi Love is the frontman for Purple Rain, a celebration of the music of Prince

Blackpool will see some Purple Rain

Not many successful bands start out as a pub bet, but that is exactly how Purple Rain hit the scene, and after 11 years they are still going strong.
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Burnley Youth Theatres Youth Board with a letter of support from Sir Ian McKellen. (s)

Youths lifted by Hollywood star power

It was a magical moment for Burnley Youth Theatre when a “legendary” wizard of an actor vowed to be its champion.
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Little Angel Theatre is bringing a delicious slice of theatre to town. (s)

Unsurprisingly sweet show at Burnley Youth Theatre

Little Angel Theatre knows that a helping of fun and laughter is as good for little ones as one of their of five-a-day.

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David Walker (dad), Sally Bankes (mum), Taj Atwal (Rita). Photo: Richard Davenport

Rita, Sue and Bob too at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

We’re treated to a brilliant opening, and a taste of what’s to come, as the Eighties soundtrack is used to great effect to initiate scene changes.
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Starring in Dangerous Corner are Katy Taylor, Susan Mullen, Matt Dickinson, Sophie Greenwood, Simon Bailey and Laura Chadwick. (s)

Night of theatrical thrills at The ACE

You never know when you’ll turn a Dangerous Corner, with life as you know it thrown upside down.

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The cast of Rent, to be presented by the Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company. (s)

Rock out to spine-tingling musical at the Pendle Hippodrome

An emotional storm will shower down on audiences when Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company turns up the heat with a staging of rock musical, Rent.
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Members of Burnley Light Opera Society are excited to present Jekyll and Hyde this November. (s)

Burnley Light Opera Society is turning to the dark side

Prepare to be plunged into darkness when an am-dram group hosts an emotional helter-skelter ride of theatre.

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The stage adaptation is based on the original TV series by Raymond Allen

Joe Pasquale to play Frank Spencer in stage version of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Comedian Joe Pasquale will play accident-prone Frank Spencer in the first ever stage production of 1970s sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.

TV and Film
Expect Wilde things when Lady Windermere's Fan is presented at The Burnley Mechanics next month. (s)

Go Wilde for this biting satire at The Burnley Mechanics

Fans of period theatre will go Wilde for a scathingly funny satire at The Burnley Mechanics next month.

Theatre and Comedy
Dreamcatcher Theatre Company is depicting the heroic tale of Burnleys Thomas Whitham this month. (s)

Our Tommy: a song for a working class hero

A trio of actors are marching proudly to the beat of theatre as they present the tale of a Burnley hero.

Theatre and Comedy
Bhuchar Boulevard is presenting Child of the Divide in Burnley. (s)

A tale of division and destiny at Burnley Youth Theatre

This remarkable story tells of a twist in destiny amid the eruption of violence - and marks 70 years since the independence and partition of India.

Theatre and Comedy
Participants of Creative Families in the Community enjoying a picnic together. (s)

Cheers to a new creative group

Casting sunshine vibes through the prism of art is a new and inclusive community group.

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Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

A joke about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Theatre and Comedy
Basics Junior Theatre School is presenting the dazzling musical, Barnum, in October, which incorporates circus stunts. (s)

Roll up for a mesmerising show

Step right up ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls - the greatest show on Earth is coming to town.

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The members of Stage Door Youth Theatre's summer school. (s)

Theatrical fun at summer school

Theatre proved to be a fantastical kind of beast for the youngsters attending summer schools in Colne this month.

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Elliott Griffiths will star as Ramone. (s)

Actors setting the stage on fire

Bandits and revolutionaries will ride into town in a storm of comedy, romance and melodrama when this tongue-in-cheek musical hits the stage.

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New show, Our Tommy, will mark 100 years since Thomas Whitham was awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War.

New show salutes Burnley hero

Young performers will stand triumphantly together in an original show celebrating the bravery of a Burnley hero.

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The Garrick's first show of its new season is J. B. Priestley's suspense thriller, Dangerous Corner. (s)

Play spins a dark web of deceit

A dark web of secrets and lies will be revealed in The Garrick’s first instalment of the new season.

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The cast of Rent, to be performed in Colne next month by Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company. (s)

Rent will rock your socks off

A Colne am-dram group will rock audiences from hope to despair and back again with a tale of homelessness, drug addiction, death and love.

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