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Theatre & Comedy

New inter-school talent competition

A youth theatre group is hosting an inter-school talent competition between high schools in Burnley, Hyndburn and Pendle next year.

Education
The Shooting Stars cast rehearsing for Take Me Back. (s)

Show bursting with musical hits

Basics Junior Theatre School is taking on some of the biggest musical hits of all time with its new production.

Theatre and Comedy
The cast of Burnley Youth Theatres Wizard of Oz. (s)

A magical new production

Burnley Youth Theatre will present a new play tomorrow that spills with magic and wonder.

Theatre and Comedy
John Holden-White and Katie Brier in Simeons Watch. (s)

An invigorating look at dementia

You could liken the depiction of dementia by Riding Lights Theatre Company to the tie-dye skies of winter: bleakness cracked by sunlight.

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Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

New to Manchester and on its first UK tour, the full production of Billy Elliot has arrived at the Palace Theatre and if you haven’t seen it before, you must.

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Simeons Watch, presented by Riding Lights Theatre Company. (s)

Play offers light in a dark world

Riding Lights Theatre Company is helping to breathe hope into the dark and painful world of dementia with its new production “Simeon’s Watch”.

Theatre and Comedy
Taylor Barnes and Abdul Salek performing in Burnley Youth Theatre's Once Around the Sun. (s)

Youngsters delivered two colourful shows

Burnley Youth Theatre took audiences on a colourful journey during the town’s first ever literary festival, cruising through time and exploring cultures from around the world.

Arts
The cast of Woman in Mind. (s)

An explosive picture of the mind

The Garrick’s latest offering drew up an alarming and balanced picture of mental illness.

Theatre and Comedy
The cast of The Spirit of Annie Ross in rehearsals. (s)

Spooky theatre show cancelled

Colne Dramatic Society’s The Spirit of Annie Ross, due to be staged next week, has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Theatre and Comedy
Basics Junior Theatre School's Shooting Stars, taken by Gilly Fontaine-Grist. (s)

Tomorrow's stars presenting yesterday's hits

Basics Junior Theatre School’s Shooting Stars will prove the sky’s the limit when they take on some of the biggest musical hits of all time next weekend.

Whats on
Actors Steve Hannam and Ben Maytham in Living with Luke, taken by Phoenix Theatre Arts. (s)

Play delivered an emotional clout

Living with Luke braved tough opponents - wrestling not only the Autistic Shadow but stereotypes of masculinity - to deliver an emotional knock-out.
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Cinderella at The Bolton Octagon

Theatre review: Cinderella at Bolton Octagon

It’s nearly Christmas so time for fairy tale offerings from theatres across the land - many fairly predictable and some just a little bit different.

Lifestyle
Actor Steve Hannam. (s)

Play wrestles the Autistic Shadow

Here is the magic of stories: they can break past armies of stereotypes - statues built like a wall by society - dividing people into "them" and "us".

Theatre and Comedy
Burnley Youth Theatre performers. (s)

A spectacular canalside show

Burnley Youth delivered a dynamic performance on the banks of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to mark its 200th anniversary.

Music
The cast of Merchant of Venice, presented by Pendle Borderline Theatre Company. (s)

A confusing but confident show

Pendle Borderline Theatre Company’s adaptation of The Merchant of Venice is one of their many tributes to Shakespeare’s writing.

Theatre and Comedy
Lancashire Day

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is our guide of up-coming events this weekend
News
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Win tickets to see Horrible Histories at The Lowry, Manchester.

Celebrate Christmas with a smattering of Horrible Histories at The Lowry Theatre in Manchester.

Theatre and Comedy
Craig Harrison

Michael Jackson tribute provides Viva thriller

One of the world’s most well-respected and talked about Michael Jackson tribute acts will be moonwalking his way to Viva this Thursday, for a stunning tribute to the King of Pop.

Music
Aida and Radames

Ellen Kent delivers a Verdi good opera

I first fell under the spell of Verdi’s Aida in Verona in a Roman amphitheatre.

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Actor John McArdle. (s)

TV star’s intimate look at grief

A TV actor has released an autobiography that reveals the troubled youth informing his showbiz career.

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