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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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The cast of The Spirit of Annie Ross in rehearsals. (s)

Spooky theatre show cancelled

Colne Dramatic Society’s The Spirit of Annie Ross, due to be staged next week, has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Basics Junior Theatre School's Shooting Stars, taken by Gilly Fontaine-Grist. (s)

Tomorrow's stars presenting yesterday's hits

Basics Junior Theatre School’s Shooting Stars will prove the sky’s the limit when they take on some of the biggest musical hits of all time next weekend.

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Actors Steve Hannam and Ben Maytham in Living with Luke, taken by Phoenix Theatre Arts. (s)

Play delivered an emotional clout

Living with Luke braved tough opponents - wrestling not only the Autistic Shadow but stereotypes of masculinity - to deliver an emotional knock-out.
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Actor Steve Hannam. (s)

Play wrestles the Autistic Shadow

Here is the magic of stories: they can break past armies of stereotypes - statues built like a wall by society - dividing people into "them" and "us".

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Burnley Youth Theatre performers. (s)

A spectacular canalside show

Burnley Youth delivered a dynamic performance on the banks of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to mark its 200th anniversary.

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The cast of Merchant of Venice, presented by Pendle Borderline Theatre Company. (s)

A confusing but confident show

Pendle Borderline Theatre Company’s adaptation of The Merchant of Venice is one of their many tributes to Shakespeare’s writing.

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Lancashire Day

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is our guide of up-coming events this weekend
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We have four tickets to give away

Win tickets to see Horrible Histories at The Lowry, Manchester.

Celebrate Christmas with a smattering of Horrible Histories at The Lowry Theatre in Manchester.

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Craig Harrison

Michael Jackson tribute provides Viva thriller

One of the world’s most well-respected and talked about Michael Jackson tribute acts will be moonwalking his way to Viva this Thursday, for a stunning tribute to the King of Pop.

Music
Aida and Radames

Ellen Kent delivers a Verdi good opera

I first fell under the spell of Verdi’s Aida in Verona in a Roman amphitheatre.

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Actor John McArdle. (s)

TV star’s intimate look at grief

A TV actor has released an autobiography that reveals the troubled youth informing his showbiz career.

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Chris Connor performs as Elvis

‘The Best Elvis Performer Worldwide’ is coming to Lowther Pavilion

The Elvis tribute who was voted as ‘The Best Elvis Performer Worldwide’ is playing two nights at Lowther Pavilion, this weekend.

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Cast members of Half a Sixpence, presented by St Cuthbert's Operatic and Dramatic Society. (s)

Musical rich in style and feeling

Beyond its knees-up vibe, musical Half a Sixpence has the ingredients for an emotional punch. But this year’s revival at the Chichester Festival Theatre was criticised for lacking heart despite its aesthetics.

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Jessica Balderstone in her British Airways uniform. (s)

The sky’s the limit for Jessica

When a teenage actress was dashed into A&E, her replacement had less than four hours to learn her lines, songs and dance routines.

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The Empire Theatre in Burnley which was saved from the auctioneer's hammer.

Empire Theatre set to strike back after plans for auction shelved

Campaigners who feared that a gem of a Lancashire theatre had seen its last curtain call were celebrating after plans to auction it off were scrapped.
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Photo call for the annual Colne Muni pantomime, which this year will be Jack and the Beanstalk. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday October 08, 2016.

Join Jack on his beanstalk climbing Muni mission

The stars of this season’s Colne pantomime gathered at the base of the beanstalk to launch this year’s extravaganza.

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Alex Pemberton and Alice Butterfield in "Little Shop of Horrors", taken by Gilly Fontaine-Grist. (s)

Kooky musical bursts with love, laughs and horror

Basics Junior Theatre School is presenting final performances of the outrageously nutty musical, "Little Shop of Horrors".
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Stunning tale of literature’s most famous sisters

Stunning tale of literature’s most famous sisters

I must admit that when I heard the Rossendale Players’ next production was a play about the Brontë family, I did fear it might be a touch heavy going.

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