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Feast of G and S is heading your way as festival returns

The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company will open its 2018 season in Buxton Opera House on Tuesday, July 31, and start the celebrations rolling for the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival’s 25th Anniversary, just where it all began in 1994.

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See dark one-man comedy show at Buxton venue soon

See dark one-man comedy show at Buxton venue soon

The War On Terry is to be performed as part of the Buxton Festival Fringe from July 15-17.

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Love and Information comes to Sheffield venue

Love and Information comes to Sheffield venue

Sheffield Theatres has announced the full cast for Love and Information, in the Studio.

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Peak Youth members all set for latest production

Peak Youth members all set for latest production

Peak Youth are to present Olivia at the end of this month.

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Dolittle musical is heading for Nottingham and Sheffield venues

Dolittle musical is heading for Nottingham and Sheffield venues

Mark Williams, star of The Fast Show, Father Brown, 101 Dalmatians, The Borrowers, Shakespeare in Love and seven of the Harry Potter films, will star as Doctor Dolittle at the first ten venues of the new UK and Ireland tour of Doctor Dolittle.

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Sheffield playwright’s latest tours the area

Sheffield playwright’s latest tours the area

A moving play which looks at the impact of huge political and social changes to mining communities across the north is touring to the region.

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REVIEW:  One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest packs a punch at Sheffield Crucible

REVIEW: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest packs a punch at Sheffield Crucible

The year after Ken Kesey’s experimental novel about a group of men in a psychiatric ward was published, Dale Wasserman adapted it for the stage; and a decade or so later the novel was made into a cult film starring Jack Nicholson.

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The Kite Runner on stage

REVIEW: The Kite Runner, Buxton Opera House

Riding high on a wave of critical acclaim, a West End run and a tour of UK theatres The Kite Runner is currently being performed in Buxton - but audiences need to act fast.

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Mike Spriggs (Tevye) and Debi Alvey (Golde) in Peak Performance's production of Fiddler on the Roof. Photo by Kelly Gibbons.

Peak Performance stages Fiddler on the Roof

More than 40 members of Peak Performance will be treading the boards in the musical Fiddler on the Roof following sell out concerts at Hassop Hall and Cavendish Hall last year.

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Matthew Bourne's Cinderella.

REVIEW: Matthew Bourne's Cinderella: A dazzling wartime spin on the classic fairytale

The year is 1940, the setting a drab, war-ravaged London. It seems an unlikely place for a classic fairytale to unfold, but it's nothing some ever-masterful storytelling from Matthew Bourne won't fix.
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Our Country's Good at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, from May 12 to 19.

REVEW: Our Country’s Good at Sheffield’s Crucible stands the test of time

A touring production by Nottingham Playhouse of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s celebrated play Our Country’s Good is on at the Crucible in Sheffield.

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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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