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Show depicts life of an iconic Hollywood star

Weaving tragedy and glamour, the life of a Welsh legend who left poverty behind to become one of Hollywood’s greatest stars is being depicted in a one-man play.

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The real Ray Gosling, who chaired a historic meeting supporting gay rights at Burnley Central Library. (s)

Plays depicting historic role in gay rights

Two playwrights are preserving the memory of Burnley’s historic role in the fight for gay and lesbian rights through two new productions.
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Holly Fairburn with her NODA Award. (s)

Actress crowned for royal performance

A Burnley actress has exchanged one crown for another, having scooped a NODA Award after a five-year hiatus from amateur dramatics.

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The impressive cast of "Kiss Me Like You Mean It"

Tears and laughter abound in Players' bittersweet tale

Northern Soul, sex and a sprinkling of “colourful” language are the ingredients that make “Kiss Me Like You Mean It” possibly the most daring production ever undertaken by the Rossendale Players.

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The International Festival of Working and Assistance Dogs, Blackpool

Top things to do at the weekend (February 3 to 5)

Here is a list of fun events coming up this weekend.
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Marilyn Crowther, seen above in Colne Dramatic Society's production of Home, will take the central role in Lady in the Van next month. (s)

Lady in the Van, Colne Dramatic Society

Colne Dramatic Society's next installment is Alan Bennett's bittersweet comedy The Lady in the Van.

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The Burnley Mechanics Theatre

Can you help to preserve our heritage?

An ambitious project to preserve the past and safeguard the future of Burnley Mechanics has won vital funding.
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Dommy B, writer and performer of The Boy Who Cried Wolf at Burnley Youth Theatre. (s)

The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Burnley Youth Theatre

Burnley Youth Theatre is presenting a beast of a play this month.
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The cast of Curtain Up! comprises Emily Williamson, Viv Thornber, Jamie-Leigh Hindman, Susan Dinsdale and Kathleen Riley. Photo taken by Steve Grist. (s)

Curtain Up! The Garrick

The Garrick is back for a spell of farcical fun with Peter Quilter's theatrical comedy Curtain Up!
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Travel and Leisure Show

Top things to do in Lancashire this weekend (January 27 to 29)

Here is a list of upcoming events this weekend.
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Members of St Cuthberts Operatic & Dramatic Society at The NODA NW Annual Awards. (s)

Trio of awards for theatre group

This theatre group doesn’t do things by halves - an attitude that has helped it to amass 13 award nominations for its staging of Half a Sixpence.

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Educating Rita. Photo: Richard Davenport

Educating Rita at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

It takes writing and acting of the highest calibre to sustain a play that has only two players.

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The cast of Sleeping Beauty at Sion Pantomime Society are ready to wow audiences in February.

Audiences will be far from sleepy at this pantomime

Panto lovers can indulge themselves way into February as Sion Pantomime Society stages its annual production.

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Burnley Youth Theatre is offering young actors the chance to be part of a team devising a new play, as with The Curious Sole of Luna Cobbler. (s)

Call for young actors

Auditions for a play exploring the boundaries and barriers defining human nature are being held tomorrow.

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Fletcher Smith and Harley Horsfall, the two principle leads of Elf the Musical Jr. (s)

Musical extends the festive fun

If you're one of those people who'd work in a Christmas shop for free, then worry not - Pendle Hippodrome Youth Theatre is extending the festive period with this family musical.

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"Beauty And The Beast", Burnley Mechanics

There is no entertainment quite like pantomime.

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The cast of Aladdin, presented by Greenbrook Pantomime Society. (s)

Aladdin, Greenbrook Pantomime Society

Last year - 2016 - thundered by, shattering truths and shredding expectations. January, in contrast, tends to drip by.
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Soul Legends will head to Burnley Mechanics in March.

Fun for the soul family! 'Feel-good' show heads to Mechanics

Direct from the heartland of soul in the USA, the pulse-raising Soul Legends extravaganza is heading to Burnley Mechanics to showcase their classically 'feel-good' show.

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The Burnley Pantomime Society raised one thousand pounds for Pendleside Hospice.

Burnley Panto Soc donate £1,000 to Pendleside

Members of the Burnley Pantomime Society have donated £1,000 to Pendleside Hospice.

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The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk, Colne Muni

Christmas may be just a happy memory now, but the festive fun continues with a capital F in Colne for the next two weeks. Yes, it's panto time as Jack and his magic Beanstalk and all his friends are in town bringing traditional entertainment that never ceases to please.
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