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Jodie Prenger on tour in Shirley Valentine

Jodie Prenger takes on the role of a housewife who changes her life for the better in the heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine.

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VIDEO: Speedy SIV sales is just the ticket to boost regional economy, says new entertainment and events boss

A speedy new tickets sales system to help people buy easier and faster at SIV's venues - including Sheffield Arena - was outlined today as part of major plans to increase business and boost the region's economy.

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Jimmy Carr.

Jimmy Carr heads line-up at new comedy festival

A host of star names will be coming to Buxton for a new comedy festival.

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Absent Friends launches the summer play season at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield.

Ayckbourn comedy for summer play season debut in Chesterfield

Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Absent Friends kicks off the first summer play season at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre.
A couple invite their friend to their home for tea to cheer him up after he loses his fiancee. But trouble is brewing in this tale of jealousy and infidelity.

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The Dreamboys are coming to Mansfield next month.

Dancing and Dreamboys among Mansfield Palace attractions

Music, laughter, dance and Dreamboys are promised in Mansfield after the town’s Palace Theatre unveiled its autumn programme.

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Can you dig deep for Derby Theatre and help with accommodation?

Can you dig deep for Derby Theatre and help with accommodation?

Derby Theatre is on the lookout for home owners in and around the city who are interested in joining the theatre’s Digs List, to offer short term accommodation to actors and other creatives who work at the theatre throughout the year.

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Expectations are high at Derby Theatre

Expectations are high at Derby Theatre

A Derby Theatre production of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens can be seen from September 29-October 21.

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A real beauty of a musical is coming to the area

A real beauty of a musical is coming to the area

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is coming to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from October 17-21.

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Kids’ auditions to be held for Derby Arena panto

Kids’ auditions to be held for Derby Arena panto

Calling all talented young dancers in the area.

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Kids’ TV star Ben is in Derby Arena panto

Kids’ TV star Ben is in Derby Arena panto

BAFTA-nominated actor and writer Ben Faulks, known to most as CBeebies’ Mr Bloom in the television show Mr Bloom’s Nursery, is set to star as Idle Jacques in this year’s spectacular all-star family panto Beauty and the Beast at Derby Arena.

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See Pascoe’s new comic take on Pride and Prejudice at Playhouse

See Pascoe’s new comic take on Pride and Prejudice at Playhouse

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal are presenting their brand new comic adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Sara Pascoe, later this year.

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Patrick Monaghan

Bumper comedy bill for Edinburgh Festival preview show

Six comedians are lining up for an Edinburgh Festival preview show in Derbyshire.

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John Lyons in Dial M For Murder. Photo by Simon Cooper.

A Touch of Frost actor in stage thriller

John Lyons from telly’s A Touch of Frost stars in the stage play Dial M For Murder.

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Winding Wheel date for star performer Zerdin

Winding Wheel date for star performer Zerdin

America’s Got Talent 2015 winner, the British ventriloquist and comedian Paul Zerdin, is returning to the UK in the autumn with a 45-date tour of All Mouth.

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Casualty star Rebecca Wheatley has joined the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk.

TV star joins Mansfield panto cast – oh yes she does

Panto bosses have cast a Bad Girl in a good role in Mansfield – and are hoping she will sprinkle some magic on the production.

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Edward Day's Hamlet.

Hamlet for gamer geeks

Videogame geekery and Shakespeare combine in an explosive show packed full of physical comedy, video projection and musical mayhem.
Game design is all about giving the player the illusion of meaningful choice, making you feel like your decisions have weight and impact.

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Bolsover Drama Group's  production of The Wizard of Oz

We’re off to see the wizard!

Join Bolsover Drama Group on a journey along the yellow brick road this week.

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Margaret Hodge: Called to Account

Margaret Hodge: Called to Account

The political reminiscences of the Chair of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee 2000-2015 may sound a dry subject but Margaret Hodge is an excellent speaker.

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On Behalf of the People

Derbyshire writer premieres new play

Derbyshire playwright Ray Castleton’s new play about a post-war mining family will have two performances in the county.

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Emily Howlett and  Ciaran Alexander Stewart,  in Tribes, Crucible Studio. Photo by Mark Douet.

REVIEW: Deaf actors shine in Tribes

The regional premiere of a play by Nina Raine has opened at the Studio Theatre in Sheffield. Tribes is superbly directed by Kate Hewitt.

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