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Top comedy names added to line-up for this year’s Tramlines festival

Celebrating 10 years of Tramlines, the all-encompassing Sheffield-based festival has revealed its first ever comedy lineup plus a new wave of acts with a keen emphasis on Sheffield talent to appear at the milestone event.

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Count Arthur Strong.

Count Arthur Strong is heading for Derbyshire

Showbiz giant Count Arthur Strong is touring to Derbyshire this month on his first solo show for several years.

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Danny Baker

Derbyshire date for Danny Baker on farewell tour

Broadcasting legend Danny Baker is set to return to the stage with a new show, Good Time Charlie’s Back!, which he has vowed will serve as his farewell tour.

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Shazia Mirza

Shazia Mirza tours new show in Derbyshire

Following her  sell-out run of The Kardashians Made Me Do It and fresh from being ravaged by hunger and sand-flies on Channel 4’s Celebrity Island, Shazia Mirza is touring her new show.

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Nichola McAuliffe in Great Expectations. Photo by Lisa Roberts.

Nichola McAuliffe stars in Dickens play in Derbyshire

Oliver Award-winning actress Nichola McAuliffe plays the iconic role of Miss Haversham in Great Expectations which tours to Buxton next week.

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Ben Batt as George in The York Realist, starring alongside Downton Abbey's Lesley Nicol as his mum

REVIEW: The York Realist at Sheffield’s Crucible

A production of Peter Gill’s poignant and funny play, in a collaborative production by Sheffield Theatres and the Donmar Warehouse, has opened at the Crucible.

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Shappi Khorsandi.

Shappi Khorsandi toasts a lady betrayed by her country

Shappi Khorsandi is bringing her sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe production to Derbyshire.

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The Little Match Girl.  Photo by Steve Tanner.

Review: Imaginative take on fairy tales strikes a chord

As well as providing entertainment for children, fairy stories help to prepare them for life’s dangers and difficulties.

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A Brave Face at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, on March 13.

Hidden war injury is tackled in Vamos Theatre’s brave production

Post-Traumatic Stress, an unseen and often unrecognised injury of war, and the impact it can have on families is explored in a wordless, full mask theatrical production.

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The Little Matchgirl at Buxton Opera House, March 6-10, 2018. Photo by Steve Tanner.

Company puts a new spin on old fairytales

Escape the chill of winter in a delightful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s best known fairytales. Including Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea and The Emperor’s New Clothes,

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Jonathan Hyde as Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon. Photo by Mark Douet.

Review: British provincial premiere of Frost/Nixon is electrifying

The tapes David Frost made in 1977 of his interviews with Richard Nixon, who had recently resigned as the 37th President of the United States, are the basis for Peter Morgan’s play.

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REVIEW: West Side Story with the wow factor

REVIEW: West Side Story with the wow factor

Take 50 or so highly talented young people from the High Peak … expert guidance on choreography, musical interpretation and acting … high quality technical expertise and a top class orchestra … and what do you get?

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No Finer Life will be staged at The Medway Centre, Bakewell, on February 18.

Countryside drama by The Archers’ writer

A one-woman show penned by The Archers agricultural editor, Graham Harvey is coming to Bakewell.

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Violetta played by Maria Tonina in La Traviata at Buxton Opera House on February 4.

Tragic love story La Traviata tours to Buxton Opera House

La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La Dame aux Camelias by Alexander Dumas.

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Olivia Beardsley as Sibyl in Private Lives, presented by London Classic Theatre. Photo by Sheila Burnett.

Private Lives tours to Derby Theatre

A major new touring production of Noel Coward’s sparkling satire, Private Lives, is heading for Derbyshire.

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REVIEW: Thriller Live is a stunning tribute to ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson

REVIEW: Thriller Live is a stunning tribute to ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson

The iconic Michael Jackson, the undisputed ‘King of Pop’, lives on in the hearts of music fans the world over, continuing to inspire new generations of singer.

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Peter Kay

How do I get a refund on my Peter Kay cancelled tour tickets?

Funnyman Peter Kay has been forced to cancel his long-awaited upcoming UK tour - leaving fans heartbroken and wondering how to get refunds.

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REVIEW: Cinderella is the perfect festive fit at Nottingham Playhouse

REVIEW: Cinderella is the perfect festive fit at Nottingham Playhouse

For more than 30 years now I have been heading to Nottingham Playhouse to get an annual dose of pantomime fun — and this year’s sparkling version of Cinderella certainly lives up to the high standards established over those years.

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Belle and the Beast. Photo courtesy of Whitefoot Photography

PANTO REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast is a roaring success at Theatre Royal

Festive magic, a healthy dash of tradition, a few spicy ingredients and a pinch of modern technical trickery are the ingredients that make up the spellbinding recipe behind Nottingham Theatre Royal’s pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.

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Cheryl Ferguson in Menopause The Musical.

Ex-EastEnders star heads cast of Menopause the Musical

All-singing, all-dancing comedy Menopause the Musical is returning to Chesterfield.

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