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International line up

The much anticipated Hebden Bridge Burlesque festival continues this weekend April 28-30 with a huge international line-up of artists flying in from across the world.

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Comedy is just child’s play at Arts Festival

Comedy is just child’s play at Arts Festival

Stand-up comedy is famous for its adult humour but thanks to Hebden Bridge Arts Festival kids can enjoy some top class comics… only without the rude bits.

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Smug Roberts

Comedy night at Prego’s

He’s been in Phoenix Nights, That Peter Kay Thing, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Cold Feet and the Ken Loach film Looking For Eric and according to the newspaper Metro is “an act everyone deserves to see at least once”.

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Stockdill’s new play at Square Chapel

Stockdill’s new play at Square Chapel

Award-winning playwright Alan Stockdill, of popular Calderdale-based theatre company Talking Stock Productions, has a brand new production in rehearsal and it’s coming to Halifax this month.

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All Soul’s say ‘Hello Dolly!’ in iconic show

All Soul’s say ‘Hello Dolly!’ in iconic show

‘Hello Dolly!’, the energetic and big-hearted musical about matchmaker Dolly Levi, will be presented by All Soul’s Amateur Operatic Society at Halifax Playhouse.

Music
Depicting the life of a genius

Depicting the life of a genius

Actors’ Workshop Youth Theatre’s first production of 2017 is Peter Shaffer’s story of the life and death of arguably the greatest composer ever, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Erik Knudsen, Square Chapel Chair of Trustees; Patrons Tim Pigott-Smith, Sally Wainwright and George Costigan; Square Chapel Director, David McQuillan and radio presenter Steph Hirst.

Calderdale theatre pays tribute to Tim Piggott-Smith

Tributes have been paid to an actor, author and patron of Halifax’s Square Chapel Centre for the Arts who died aged 70.

News
Anything goes for the operatic team

Anything goes for the operatic team

The SS America is sailing between New York and England with a comical and colourful array of passengers.

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Sara celebrates 10 years of stand up with Arts Festival gig

Sara celebrates 10 years of stand up with Arts Festival gig

Fearless comic Sara Pascoe is on the road with her new show Animal and Hebden Bridge Arts Festival has tempted her to stop off for a gig at the Picture House on Tuesday June 27, writes Paul Clarke.

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Saddle up for
burlesque
festival

Saddle up for burlesque festival

Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary with acts performing in venues across Hebden Bridge and Todmorden from April 27-30.

Arts
It’s party time for Justin

It’s party time for Justin

It will be time to party when children’s TV star Justin Fletcher brings his new show to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, over the Easter weekend.

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Miller classic at Little Theatre

Miller classic at Little Theatre

Director Jenny Gore and her colleagues at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre take on the challenging Arthur Miller play A View from the Bridge at the end of this month.

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WWE Live coming to Sheffield Arena on Thursday, May 11, from 7.30pm.

WIN: WWE LIVE Sheffield Arena wresting tickets and goody bags

WWE wrestling superstars will battle in an action packed live show at Sheffield Arena and to celebrating we have tickets and merchandise to be won.
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Films devoted to bygone comedians Stan Laurel (left) and Oliver Hardy will be shown at the Rex Cinema, Elland

A night with two comedy giants

Laurel and Hardy nights have become an annual event at the Rex Cinema, Elland - thanks to the overwhelming enthusiasm of comedy and film buffs from all over the country.

TV and Film
Society show is the tops

Society show is the tops

Members of Halifax Amateur Operatic Society are well into rehearsals for their next production, the ever- popular Cole Porter musical ‘Anything Goes’, which is to be presented at the Victoria Theatre from April 19 to 22.

Music
Still time to see musical Goodnight Mr Tom

Still time to see musical Goodnight Mr Tom

Here’s a couple of likely lads who are inviting anyone who hasn’t yet booked a ticket for Goodnight Mr Tom to come along to Hebden Bridge Little Theatre before the end of the run on Saturday (March 18).

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VIDEO: Doing a Harry Worth...to celebrate Yorkshire comedy legend's 100th birthday

Yorkshire comedy legend Harry Worth gave the world the 'miraculous levitation' - where you stand next to a shop window, raise an arm and a leg and the hilarious reflection looks like you are floating in the air.
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Seeking a me for my girl

Seeking a me for my girl

A local theatre group is looking a me to go with my girl when it produces the classic musical in October.

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Soloists join up to sing one  of the great choral works

Soloists join up to sing one of the great choral works

Leeds Festival Chorus joins forces with The Halle, one of the north of England’s leading orchestras, and three sensational soloists to perform Haydn’s Creation on Saturday, March 4 at 7.30pm.

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