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Review: Follies; BLOS

Burnley Light Opera Society beautifully orchestrated on the opening night a Broadway tale of ghosts and broken dreams to professional standards.
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Aleenas Garden, a multi-sensory production for preschoolers, is coming to Burnley Arts Centre next month. (s)

Aleena’s Garden; Burnley Arts Centre

Adventure will sprout up all over the place when this interactive new show comes to town.
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Actresses Emily Williamson and Cathryn Osborne rehearsing for Be My Baby, a musical to be staged by Colne Dramatic Society next week. (s)

Be My Baby; Colne Dramatic Society

A pendulum of musical theatre conjuring tears and laughter, Be My Baby will swing audiences back to the sixties next week.
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Ruby Wax is returning to The Colne Muni stage with Frazzled. (s)

TV star in town to tackle epidemic

A TV comedian is taking on the stress epidemic that plagues four in four of us in a show easing worry with doses of laughter.

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Alistair Higgins and the cast of Dreamboats And Petticoats, heading to Blackpool Opera House this week

Musical marathon is a dream tour to play

For 10 years, baby boomers have been reliving their youth through the CDs celebrating the music of the 50s and 60s.
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Following the success of Grease, Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Group is taking on another huge musical. (s)

Rent; The Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Group

Challenging themselves to pull off another huge musical is this group of Pendle thespians.

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Left to right are Steve Cooke, James Bateman, Peter Allen, Michael Mullen, David Pilkington, Nicol Nuttall and Anne Chadwick. (s)

Don't Look Now; The Garrick

A grieving couple find themselves entangled in a web of violence and bizarre events in this haunting thriller adapted for the stage.

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Robin Hood; The Burnley Mechanics

A merry pantomime featuring a pop star and two TV puppets is galloping into tonight.
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Actresses Emily Williamson, Brogan Riley and Cathryn Osborne rehearsing for Be My Baby, to be staged by Colne Dramatic Society next month. (s)

Be My Baby; Colne Dramatic Society

Audiences will be swept up in a flurry of laughter and tears when this poignant musical about downtrodden mothers is staged in Colne next month.

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Robin Hood; The Burnley Mechanics

Riding into town on a wind of comedy is a pop star and his merry men - and joining them on stage is a selection of the area’s homegrown talent.
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Burnley Light Opera Society is presenting Follies at The Burnley Mechanics this month. (s)

Follies; Burnley Light Opera Society

A haunting tale of ghosts, disillusionment and a punctured American dream will offer a medley of song and dance.
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Carole Bardsley and David Kendrick in You Say Tomatoes. (s)

Review: You Say Tomatoes; The Garrick

A vibrant mosaic of character and romance was presented by The Garrick last week.

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The Border, presented by Burnley Youth Theatre, is a tale of division and discrimination. (s)

Review: The Border; Burnley Youth Theatre

In an age demonising Islam and the working-class, it was wonderful to see young actors handling the issues of segregation and discrimination with maturity.

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Colin Connor, Natasha Davidson and Susan Twist. Photo: Richard Davenport

Theatre review: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

The tenant of Wildfell Hall is a woman of mystery; a woman with secrets. And it is difficult to say much more than that without spoiling it for you.

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California Suite

Belly laughs in Beverly Hills with the Players

Take a peek inside the California Suite hotel room in the Rossendale Player's latest production, a side-splitting rendition of Neil Simon's famous play.
Reynard the Fox will be at theRainhall Centre inBarnoldswick on Wednesday, 12th April.

Reynard the Fox heads to Barnoldswick

A theatrical show performed entirely on a traditional wooden cart is heading to Barnoldswick, combining storytelling, puppetry, original live music, and bespoke animal headpieces to wow the whole family.

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The Border, devised by Burnley Youth Theatre, is being staged tomorrow. (s)

The Border; Burnley Youth Theatre

A brand-new tale burning with division and struggle will ascend a Burnley stage tomorrow.

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Rossendales Valley Academy is presenting Hairspray in Burnley. (s)

Hairspray; The Burnley Mechanics

Exploding on to stage in waves of colour is the hit musical, Hairspray.

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The cast of Shakers, presented by Green Door Theatre. (s)

Review: Bouncers and Shakers

Bouncers and Shakers – kaleidoscopes of parodic colour and lurid characterisation – illuminated the darker sides of the party life.

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Kathryn Bland and Kevin Clarke star in California Suite

California Calling for the Players

Take a trip to California via Rossendale in a hilarious new stage production.
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