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Take a thrilling journey with Thumbelina at Theatre Royal Wakefield

See the big, wide world through the eyes of a little girl no bigger than your thumb!

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The Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare, attributed to John Taylor. Picture National Portrait Gallery

Did you know that these 36 everyday phrases were created by Shakespeare?

April 23 marks the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death (and potentially his birth, although the exact date of this remains unknown). With this comes the remembrance and celebration of his life and the distinguished works for which he is known by to this very day.
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Gripping best-seller to be brought to life onstage

Gripping best-seller to be brought to life onstage

Television and stage star Jill Halfpenny will take the lead role of Rachel Watson, the disillusioned commuter who finds herself a suspect in a thrilling mystery, in the world premiere of ‘The Girl on the Train’, the new stage adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ gripping best-seller.

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From Father Ted to Mother Courage

From Father Ted to Mother Courage

Celebrated Irish actor and author Pauline McLynn is to take the lead role in a 50th anniversary production of Bertolt Brecht’s anti-war play Mother Courage and her Children later this year.

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Everything you need to know about York’s pop-up Shakespearean theatre

The works of William Shakespeare are known throughout the world, and this summer the city of York will embrace the world of Shakespeare by hosting Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearean theatre.

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Naughty Baby Claire admits she’s crazy for songs of George and Ira

Naughty Baby Claire admits she’s crazy for songs of George and Ira

Crazy for You

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Flashdance, the musical. Kings Theatre, Glasgow. 5th August 2017

What a feeling as Flashdance hits the stage

Flashdance the Musical

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Love potion number nine

Love potion number nine

The Sorcerer

Music

‘I have kleptomania. But when it gets bad, I take something for it.’... The classic one-liners and greatest jokes of Sir Ken Dodd

Sir Ken Dodd, master of tickling sticks, Diddy Men and tattifilarious comedy, reduced fans to helplessness with his bucktoothed grin, a shake of the through-a-hedge-backwards hair and a cry of "How tickled I am".

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A little drop of summer wine

A little drop of summer wine

Last of the Summer Wine - The Moonbather

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Great food and fantastic acts

Great food and fantastic acts

Theatre Royal Wakefield’s Variety Performance & Gala Dinner

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