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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Joe McElderry

Since winning X Factor in 2009, Joe McElderry has released four albums and sold over 20 million records worldwide. Born in South Shields, the 23 year old recently won the latest Big Vote for the public’s favourite X-Factor moment, with his first audition singing ‘Dance With My Father’. His current Set Your Soul Alive concert has been touring since March ...

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Kerry Ellis – City Varieties, Leeds

Musical Arrangements: Craig Adams Reviewer: Fran Winter The West End stage’s first lady Kerry Ellis came to City Varieties in Leeds as part of her 13 date venue tour across the UK. The show promotes Ellis’ new self-titled album, as she sings a number of tracks from her new album, intersected with stories about her career. Ellis opened the show ...

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NEWS: 100 Years on, but never forgotten

100 years ago, Britain had entered into the First World War. It was a war which would claim the lives of over 16 million people and injuring a further 20 million, making it one of the deadliest conflicts in recorded history. This season, theatres in Leeds are remembering the lives and stories of those who served throughout the First World ...

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Miss Nightingale – City Varieties, Leeds

Writer, Music &Lyrics: Matthew Bugg Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Holly Spanner   Miss Nightingale originally premiered at the Lowry Studio, Salford and the King’s Head Islington in 2011, and has since undergone a significant re-write to the book, music and lyrics; all by composer Matthew Bugg, who is also responsible for the music behind the West End productions of Volcano, ...

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Songs of Solidarity, Suffrage & Strength – City Varieties, Leeds

Writer: Boff Whalley Reviewer: Holly Spanner Established in 1968, Red Ladder is one of the nation’s leading touring companies dedicated to producing theatre which has the power for social change. With productions that are engaging, thought provoking and have a strong political voice, Songs of Solidarity, Suffrage &Strength is no different. A double bill, the audience are treated to two ...

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