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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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The cast of You Say Tomatoes, presented by The Garrick. (s)

You Say Tomatoes; The Garrick

Cultures clash and trouble brews in the hilarious love story presented by The Garrick this week.
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The cast of Bouncers and Shakers, presented by Green Door Theatre Group. (s)

Bouncers and Shakers; Green Door Theatre Group

Green Door Theatre Group will bounce audiences back to the 1980s with its delicious double bill of plays.
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Lucky Sanghera and Burnleys Chloe McLaughlin in Borderland. (s)

Review: Borderland; Public Burning Theatre

Borderland, coloured by realism, was a gauge for the anxieties of post-riot Burnley.

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The cast of CATS, presented by Stage Door Youth Theatre. (s)

Review: CATS; Stage Door Youth Theatre

With a leap and flurry of feline ferocity and adorable fluffiness in equal measure, Stage Door Youth Theatre brought the youth group production of CATS to The Muni in Colne.

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Review: The Pajama Game; Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Group

The chilly nights were thoroughly warmed up when The Pajama Game hit the stage of The Pendle Hippodrome this week.
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Chloe McLaughlin, of Burnley, is playing Kayla in Public Burning Theatre's Borderland. (s)

Borderland; Public Burning Theatre

Public Burning Theatre's provocative love story, alight with humanity and tenderness, is blazing into town.

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Katy Taylor, Carole Bardsley, David Kendrick and David Pilkington. (s)

You say Tomatoes; The Garrick

Cultures clash and trouble brews in the hilarious love story presented by The Garrick later this month.
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The cast of Thisbe, presented by Door Ajar Theatre at Burnley Youth Theatre. (s)

Review: Thisbe; Door Ajar Theatre

An alchemy of character, music and comedy and a kaleidoscope of talent were presented last Tuesday by Door Ajar Theatre.

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Stepsisters Amy J Payne and Sky Ingram are pictured  with their father played by Henry Waddington. Photo by Alastair Muir

Theatre review: Opera North: Cinderella/ La Cenerentola – The Lowry, Salford

If you are like me and love the idea of opera and just wish it was made a bit more easier to understand – then look no further than Opera North’s thoroughly modern and uplifting performance of Cinderella.
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Bouncers and Shakers; Green Door Theatre Group

Get set to blast back to the 80s this month when Green Door Theatre Group presents a double bill of shows.
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Katy Taylor, Carole Bardsley, David Kendrick and David Pilkington. (s)

You Say Tomatoes; The Garrick

Cultures clash and trouble brews in the hilarious love story presented by The Garrick later this month.

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Stage Door Youth Theatre is presenting Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats from Wednesday to Saturday. (s)

Cats; Stage Door Youth Theatre

Slinking onto a Colne stage next week is a host of elusive characters.

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Penelope Hatfield  and Josh Hindle as Babe and Sid. (s)

The Pajama Game; Pendle Hippodrome Theatre

A musical casting sunshine vibes is being presented in Colne this month.

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James Bateman and Marilyn Crowther in Lady in the Van. (s)

Theatre review: The Lady in the Van; Colne Dramatic Society

This week a true-life tale wedding comedy and poignancy is stirring up hearts.

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Rhodri Miles as Richard Burton, taken by Kirsten Mcternan. (s)

The unravelling of a legend

Gwynne Edwards’ triumphant show peeled back the Hollywood skin of fame, fortune and romance to reveal a man hollowed by guilt and regret.

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The cast of The Burnley Buggers Ball, taken by Nicolas Chinardet. (s)

Plays celebrated LGBT history

Gauges for tolerance, the two plays at Burnley Library last Saturday celebrated the mobilisation of ordinary folk in the fight for gay rights.

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