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Borderland; Public Burning Theatre

Public Burning Theatre's provocative love story, alight with humanity and tenderness, is blazing into town.

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Katy Taylor, Carole Bardsley, David Kendrick and David Pilkington. (s)

You say Tomatoes; The Garrick

Cultures clash and trouble brews in the hilarious love story presented by The Garrick later this month.
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The cast of Thisbe, presented by Door Ajar Theatre at Burnley Youth Theatre. (s)

Review: Thisbe; Door Ajar Theatre

An alchemy of character, music and comedy and a kaleidoscope of talent were presented last Tuesday by Door Ajar Theatre.

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Stepsisters Amy J Payne and Sky Ingram are pictured  with their father played by Henry Waddington. Photo by Alastair Muir

Theatre review: Opera North: Cinderella/ La Cenerentola – The Lowry, Salford

If you are like me and love the idea of opera and just wish it was made a bit more easier to understand – then look no further than Opera North’s thoroughly modern and uplifting performance of Cinderella.
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Bouncers and Shakers; Green Door Theatre Group

Get set to blast back to the 80s this month when Green Door Theatre Group presents a double bill of shows.
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Katy Taylor, Carole Bardsley, David Kendrick and David Pilkington. (s)

You Say Tomatoes; The Garrick

Cultures clash and trouble brews in the hilarious love story presented by The Garrick later this month.

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Stage Door Youth Theatre is presenting Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats from Wednesday to Saturday. (s)

Cats; Stage Door Youth Theatre

Slinking onto a Colne stage next week is a host of elusive characters.

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Penelope Hatfield  and Josh Hindle as Babe and Sid. (s)

The Pajama Game; Pendle Hippodrome Theatre

A musical casting sunshine vibes is being presented in Colne this month.

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James Bateman and Marilyn Crowther in Lady in the Van. (s)

Theatre review: The Lady in the Van; Colne Dramatic Society

This week a true-life tale wedding comedy and poignancy is stirring up hearts.

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Burnley Youth Theatre is hosting another fund-raising fun run. (s)

Theatre group hosting fun run

Burnley Youth Theatre is inviting residents to take part in a fund-raising fun run.

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Blessed Trinity RC College's Drama Academy. (s)

Teenage talent brought to the fore

The spotlight was on teenage talent last Friday when a group of pupils won over an audience to scoop a trophy and prize.

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Rhodri Miles as Richard Burton, taken by Kirsten Mcternan. (s)

The unravelling of a legend

Gwynne Edwards’ triumphant show peeled back the Hollywood skin of fame, fortune and romance to reveal a man hollowed by guilt and regret.

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The cast of The Burnley Buggers Ball, taken by Nicolas Chinardet. (s)

Plays celebrated LGBT history

Gauges for tolerance, the two plays at Burnley Library last Saturday celebrated the mobilisation of ordinary folk in the fight for gay rights.

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Members of Dance Academy, from Blessed Trinity RC College. (s)

Spotlight on high school talent

The pressure is on for this host of talented performers as they compete for a fantastic school prize.

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Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

Theatre review: Dreamboats and petticoats at Manchester Palace Theatre

It was cold, it was dark, and I needed cheering up on a Monday evening. So what better than a song and dance?

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The Pajama Game cast

Love is in the air at Pendle Hippodrome

Love blossoms in the air at the Pendle Hippodrome for the company’s latest production.

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Members of Greenbrook Methodist Church Pantomime Society cast in Aladdin. (s)

Panto society hosting AGM

Greenbrook Methodist Church Pantomime Society is holding its AGM.

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The cast of Accidental Death of an Anarchist. (s)

Review: Accidental Death of an Anarchist; The Muni, Colne

Borderline Theatre Company’s hilarious show this week is the perfect vehicle for continuing discussions on today’s uncertain political world of “alternative facts” and bumbling authority.
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Rhodri Miles as Richard Burton. (s)

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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