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Top Ten Things To Do w/c July 27

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Laurel and Hardy production at the Little Theatre in Doncaster

All you wanted to know about Laurel and Hardy at Doncaster Little Theatre

It is hard to believe, but legendary Hollywood comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy actually stayed and played in Yorkshire on no less than four occasions.

Theatre and Comedy
Lift on wheels

Exciting festival of outdoor performers takes over town

Doncaster’s annual street festival returns for a fourth year, aiming to create a colourful, family friendly street extravaganza , with arts and performance taking over town centre for two days.

Arts
Les Dennis as Uncle Fester in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. 
Credit Matt Martin

Addams Family fortunes for versatile TV star Les Dennis

You can’t say that actor and comedian Les Dennis isn’t dedicated to his art – he’s shaved his head to play Uncle Fester for this show.

Theatre and Comedy
The cast of The Wedding Singer outside the Winter Gardens.  Pictured are Ray Quinn, Cassie Compton, Jon Robyns, Lucie Jones, Ashley Emerson and Ruth Madoc.

First The Wedding Singer, then Lucie’s a real bride!

Wedding Singer star Lucie Jones is only appearing in the show for a short while - because she’s busy organising her own wedding!

Theatre and Comedy
Director Kate Hewitt and BSL interpreter David Hutchinson in rehearsals for Tribes at the Crucible Studio

Signs point to new times for Tribes director Kate

Director Kate Hewitt has been learning a new way of working in a play involving two deaf actors and looking at family life for deaf people in a hearing world.

Theatre and Comedy
The Vamps at Sheffield O2 Academy on Monday, July 10.

WIN: Tickets to see The Vamps at Sheffield O2 Academy July 10

The Vamps have only just wrapped their massive UK arena tour but are back with an album preview show at the Sheffield Academy on Monday and you could be going for FREE.
Whats on
Freddie Halkon and George Grattage

Isle schoolboy entertainers hit the bright lights

A young singer and guitarist from Haxey stormed a recent talent competition, and his win will allow another schoolboy star to achieve a dream.

News
has your dog got what it takes to star in Legally Blonde?

Hunt launched to find talented dogs for Legally Blonde stage show in Sheffield - with "paw-ditions" to be held at Meadowhall

The hunt is on for Sheffield and South Yorkshire's cute and talented dogs - to star in a stage version of hit musical Legally Blonde.

Theatre and Comedy
Crowle Entertainers in rehearsal

Landgirls and Shakespeare in unique double bill of theatre in the Isle

A poignant, often blatantly funny performance linked to wartime social history in and around the Isle will be shown this weekend.

News
Sheffielder Matthew Croke (Aladdin) and Trevor Dion Nicholas (Genie) in rehearsals for Disney's Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre, London
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Matthew’s dream to play role of Aladdin comes true

Sheffielder Matthew Croke feels like the genie has granted him all three wishes at once as he has just made his West End debut in a leading role in Disney’s Aladdin.

Theatre and Comedy
Emily Howlett in rehearsals for Tribes by Nina Raine at Sheffield Theatres



Kate Hewitt Director
Amanda Stoodley Designer
Paul Keogan Lighting Designer
George Dennis Sound Designer And Composer
Andrzej Goulding Video Designer
Polly Jerrold Casting Director

Cast includes:
Louisa Connolly-Burnham
Emily Howlett
Oliver Johnstone
Simon Rouse
Ciaran Alexander Stewart
Lindy Whiteford

Emily’s hitting the right note through sheer determination

Actor Emily Howlett had to learn to smoke, to play the piano and to shout for her latest role.

Theatre and Comedy
Russell Watson performs at the launch of Heaven on Earth

Amazing new show aiming to create a heaven on earth

A new musical based on the Bible story of Genesis, starring singer Russell Watson as the voice of God, comes to Sheffield next year on an arena tour.

Music
Donna Mullings as Mrs Walker (Nora) and Max Runham as Captain Walker in Tommy at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, from June 22 to July 1. Photo by Mike Kwasniak.

Pinball wizard creates his magic in iconic musical

Two musicals celebrating popular music, including an iconic show created by The Who, are taking to the stage in Sheffield over the next week.

Theatre and Comedy

Sheffield sell-out musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie to hit West End

A musical about a Sheffield teenager’s dream to become a drag queen is to hit the West End - after sell-out success at The Crucible.

Theatre and Comedy
Eminem day tickets sold out for shows in Leeds and Reading - but you can still get to see him with a weekend pass.

VIDEO: Leeds Festival Sunday tickets sold out for headliner Eminem

Eminem fans still after tickets to see the rap legend returning to Leeds Festival this summer will now have to buy a weekend camping pass - Sunday day tickets have sold out.

Whats on
The Tiger Who Came to Tea - Cast, Doncaster

The Tiger Who Came to Tea - Cast, Doncaster

A musical adaptation of Judith Kerr’s hit children’s book comes to Doncaster direct from a smash-hit West End season.

Theatre and Comedy
Micky Flanagan returning to Sheffield Arena on Saturday, June 24.

WIN: Tickets to see Micky Flanagan back at Sheffield Arena on June 24

Comedy star Micky Flanagan is celebrating his recent record-breaking appearances at Sheffield Arena with a return this month - and you could see him for FREE.

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De Warenne Academy's School of Rock

Lights, sound, action...Doncaster pupils get ready to rock

Get ready to rock as one Doncaster school prepares to roll out some explosive musical theatre and its biggest stage performance to date.

Education

BREAKING: Kasabian intimate show for lucky Leeds and Reading festivalgoers

For Crying Out Loud...get yourself a Leeds or Reading Festival ticket quick if you want the chance to see chart-toppers Kasabian play an official warm up show next week.
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