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Students celebrate Burnley pride in new play

An aspiring actor faces the tribulations of having big dreams in a small town in this satirical play presented by Thomas Whitham Sixth Form.

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Could you give the cast of Viva Mexico! a run for their money in Hello Dolly?

Could you star in this Burnley show?

St Cuthbert’s Amateur Operatic Society is on a mission to top last year’s show, Viva Mexico!

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Neil Tranmer is the star of What I Did at School Today. (s)

Join The Garrick for farcical fun at The ACE Centre

In this farcical comedy, Neil Tranmer plays the scheming head teacher on a mission to save his school following a terrible inspection report.

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Mark Conway stars as the troubled young man who turns to violence. (s)

REVIEW: Ballistic; Burnley Youth Theatre

Mini Mall Theatre Company fired audiences to the dark depths of human rage with its chilling tale of violence.

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Christine Chadwick, Glenn Hawthorn and Rebbecca Astin as Vanessa, Lonnie and Sharon, taken by Duncan Parkinson. (s)

REVIEW: Free and Easy; Greenbrook Methodist Church

Greenbrook Theatre Group rocked the house with its latest production.

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Playing Liv, who is groomed and abused by her older boyfriend, was almost too much to bear for Burnley actress Sophie. (s)

Lancashire Police warning about child grooming in theatre show

Lancashire Police is using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.

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Some of the cast of from the Dance and Performing Arts course dance showcase at Burnley College.

Burnley students' dance showcase spectacular had audience on their feet

A glittering evening of dance received a standing ovation from a cheering audience at Burnley College.
Starring are Marilyn McGinty, Jackie Williamson, Marina Butterworth, Rosemary Osborne and Simon Bailey (left to right).

Expect riotous laughs as the Farndale Ladies return to the Little Theatre

Mishaps abound in this rip-roaring comedy about an incompetent amateur dramatic group.

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Kevin Kay is back in the directors chair with The Garrick. (s)

The Garrick is back with school-day fun

A scheming head teacher must reform his self-obsessed ways and transform his school after it receives a terrible inspection report.

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From a Burnley stage to West End stardom

From a Burnley stage to West End stardom

Anna Marsland and Mark Conway dreamed of showbiz careers when they performed in plays for Burnley Youth Theatre.
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Darren Brierly is on a mission to save The Last Drop Public House as Eric Dobbins. (s)

Party to Free and Easy musical with Greenbrook Methodist Theatre Group

Darren Brierly is playing the pub landlord on a mission to save The Last Drop Public House in musical Free and Easy.

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Captain Hook in Peter Pan

Auditions open for young actors to perform in Preston's showing of Peter Pan

The search is on for talented young performers, aged between eight and 21, to appear alongside the professionals in the musical Peter Pan.

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Claire Foster and Ayla Munro playing talented writers Emily and Anne Bronte. (s)

Pendle Borderline Theatre Company explores family drama and alcoholism in Polly Teale’s Brontë

In Polly Teale’s historical drama, three writers are sidelined by their drug-addicted brother Branwell, the great hope of the Brontë clan.

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Emily Hennessey and Sheema Mukherjee bringing to life fearsome goddess Kali in this shape-shifting show. (s)

Spot On Lancashire bringing gods and monsters to Barlick in mythical show

People of Pendle beware!

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Lesley Riley will fight to save the beloved The Last Drop Public House as landlord Iris in musical Free and Easy. (s)

Get set to party to Greenbrook Theatre Group's Free and Easy musical

In Free and Easy, Iris and Eric’s livelihood comes under threat when “Dodgy” Ron Stone turns up at their pub with a letter from the brewery.
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BGT's Ashleigh Butler and pal Scully are coming to town for pantomime fun. (s)

Britain's Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler to be panto queen at Burnley Mechanics

The wacky world of Alice in Wonderland is descending on Burnley this month, with a cast of TV stars in tow.

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Mark Conway stars in this fast-paced thrill about one youth's journey into violence. (s)

Fast-paced thriller Ballistic is an explosive look at violence

It’s a scene which saturates the news - and yet time and time again we fail to understand what it is that drives young people to commit violent crimes.

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To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the award-winning Valley Academy is bringing the 1980s film Footloose to a Burnley stage. (s)

Rock out to Footloose with Valley Academy

Fans of the 1980s rock and roll film have just two more chances to see the magic play out on a Burnley stage.

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The Greenbrook cast of Free and Easy are set to party thanks to an upcoming juke-box musical. (s)

Get set for Free and Easy fun with Greenbrook Theatre Group

Iris and Eric Dobbins are on a mission to save their pub in comical juke-box musical, Free and Easy, set in Manchester in 1967.

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Fireman Sam is leading a journey through the world's best-loved fairy-tales. (s)

Milkshake! Live is on the menu at Burnley Mechanics

Join all your favourite cartoon characters for a delicious serving of musical fun at The Burnley Mechanics.

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