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Call for young actors

Auditions for a play exploring the boundaries and barriers defining human nature are being held tomorrow.

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Fletcher Smith and Harley Horsfall, the two principle leads of Elf the Musical Jr. (s)

Musical extends the festive fun

If you're one of those people who'd work in a Christmas shop for free, then worry not - Pendle Hippodrome Youth Theatre is extending the festive period with this family musical.

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Burnley Mechanics

"Beauty And The Beast", Burnley Mechanics

There is no entertainment quite like pantomime.

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The cast of Aladdin, presented by Greenbrook Pantomime Society. (s)

Aladdin, Greenbrook Pantomime Society

Last year - 2016 - thundered by, shattering truths and shredding expectations. January, in contrast, tends to drip by.
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The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk, Colne Muni

Christmas may be just a happy memory now, but the festive fun continues with a capital F in Colne for the next two weeks. Yes, it's panto time as Jack and his magic Beanstalk and all his friends are in town bringing traditional entertainment that never ceases to please.
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The cast of pantomime Beauty and the Beast. (s)

A spell of seasonal magic

Burnley Pantomime Society will transform the Mechanics stage into the magical world of Beauty and the Beast.

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The cast of Aladdin, to be presented by Greenbrook Pantomime Society. (s)

Classic panto opens tonight

Greenbrook Pantomime Society is kicking off the panto season with a twist on a classic tale.

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The interior of the Empire Theatre, Burnley

Empire fights back as 2017 looks set to be its year

2017 looks set to be the year to bring Lancashire's only grade two listed theatre, which is in Burnley,  back to life.

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The cast of Horrible Histories. Photo by Ian Tilton.

Horrible Histories Horrible Christmas Show, The Lowry, Salford

What a cracking show this is! Educational, but hilariously funny too and one not to miss before the festive season grinds to a halt at the beginning of January.

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The cast of Greenbrook Pantomime Society's Aladdin. (s)

Modern twist on a classic tale

Greenbrook Pantomime Society is spinning the classic tale of Aladdin to uplift audiences next month.

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Showzam, Blackpool

What fun lies ahead in 2017?

After the fast-paced antics of Christmas, the new year can look gloomy. But it’s time to get your new diaries out and pencil in some dates as here is our guide of upcoming events to look forward to:
The cast of Sleeping Beauty, to be staged by Sion Pantomime Society. (s)

A spellbinding panto

The magic of Christmas will continue way into February when Sion Pantomime Society stage Sleeping Beauty.

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Top things to do this weekend

Here is a list of what is coming up this weekend.

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Basics Junior Theatre Schools Shooting Stars performing in Take Me Back. (s)

Cast mature beyond its years

You’d expect, at eight years-old, a performer would provide only a sketch of a character, like the pinpricks in a face, not yet weathered by time.

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Burnley Youth Theatre is hosting an inter-school talent competition. (s)

New inter-school talent competition

A youth theatre group is hosting an inter-school talent competition between high schools in Burnley, Hyndburn and Pendle next year.

The Shooting Stars cast rehearsing for Take Me Back. (s)

Show bursting with musical hits

Basics Junior Theatre School is taking on some of the biggest musical hits of all time with its new production.

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The cast of Burnley Youth Theatres Wizard of Oz. (s)

A magical new production

Burnley Youth Theatre will present a new play tomorrow that spills with magic and wonder.

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John Holden-White and Katie Brier in Simeons Watch. (s)

An invigorating look at dementia

You could liken the depiction of dementia by Riding Lights Theatre Company to the tie-dye skies of winter: bleakness cracked by sunlight.

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Simeons Watch, presented by Riding Lights Theatre Company. (s)

Play offers light in a dark world

Riding Lights Theatre Company is helping to breathe hope into the dark and painful world of dementia with its new production “Simeon’s Watch”.

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The cast of Woman in Mind. (s)

An explosive picture of the mind

The Garrick’s latest offering drew up an alarming and balanced picture of mental illness.

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