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Mostly Autumn: The Ghost Moon Orchestra -Grand Opera House, York

Reviewer: Rosie Revell There is something unique but highly impenetrable about the band Mostly Autumn which leaves mixed feelings after viewing a show for the first time. Formed in York back in 1996, the band, despite numerous line- up changes, have carved themselves a niche by dedicating themselves to progressive rock whose heyday was back in the 1970’s. They have ...

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The Jungle Book – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Rudyard Kipling Adaptor: Rosanna Lowe Director: Liam Steel Reviewer: Laura Stimpson West Yorkshire Playhouse is renowned for its family plays at Christmas time which offer a welcome alternative to a pantomime. This year, under the direction of multi award winning Liam Steel, the playhouse brings to the stage Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. On entering the theatre the audience ...

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A Thousand Years of Christmas – Square Chapel, Halifax

Reviewer: Rosie Revell A Thousand Years of Christmas is a deceptively simple but extremely captivating celebration of all things Christmas through the ages; from medieval mysticism to the joys of Christmas shopping to hangovers, nativity plays, Scrooge and traditional Christmas carols this show offers all things festive through song, verse and prose. The show also showcases a new Christmas poem; ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Harrogate Theatre

Writers: David Brown and Phil Lowe Musical Director: Nick Lacey Director: Phil Lowe Reviewer: Sue Collier The favourite Grimm Brothers fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty presents plenty of fun and laughter to a lively and appreciative audience at Harrogate Theatre. Sleeping Beauty is a story we all know and love and tonight everyone, young and old enjoyed participating in this ...

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Darlington Comedy Festival Opening Gala- Civic Theatre, Darlington

Organised by Hilarity Bites Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes [rating:4.5] Hilarity Bites Comedy Club returns to Darlington Civic Theatre as part of the second annual Darlington Comedy Festival. Following the huge sell-out success of last year's event, which featured top TV names such as Sarah Millican and Pete Firman, the Darlington Comedy Festival once more kicks-off with a huge charity Gala Show ...

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We Will Rock You – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

Book: Ben Elton Music/Lyrics: Queen Director: Tony Edge Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes [rating:4] In a distant future, the Earth is now known as the i-planet, under the control of Globalsoft. We now live in a virtual world where live music and instruments are banned. Thus is the chilling premise of Ben Elton’s scarily accurate script. The Gaga kids are all virtual ...

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