Manor Operatic are set to fly back into the stunning Sheffield City Hall at the end of the month as their annual family pantomime makes a welcome return to the city. This year Aladdin takes to the stage in what is billed as the biggest amateur pantomime in the UK.

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There’s a lot of talk in theatre land about inclusion, and finding new groups to work with, but deep in South Manchester one theatre is making that happen.

The Edge was created to be Manchester’s theatre of participation where they combine professional and participatory theatre, sometimes literally by bringing professionals and the community together to perform.

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Riptide created immersive show, The Lucky Ones, that tore up the theatrical rulebook. Our Yorkshire editor Paul Clarke took part in that challenging odyssey round Leeds, and he caught up with Riptide artistic director Alexander Palmer to talk about that interactive spy caper and their new festive show.

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Guess Q’s back! The naughtiest puppets in town will be coming to Chester as comedy musical Avenue Q returns next year to tour the UK with all of your favourite fuzzy friends, opening at Portsmouth Kings Theatre 25th January 2019. The show will stop at Storyhouse from 25th February for one week only!

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A brand new show celebrating the music of Tina Turner is set to tour the UK with more than 50 dates already secured.

The massive debut tour of What’s Love Got To Do With It? launches in February 2019 promising to be the ultimate tribute show.

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The Palace Theatre and Opera House Manchester are thrilled to announce three new exciting dance, family and comedy shows for 2019 and they’re all on sale from this week.*

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Michael Harrison and The Really Useful Group are pleased to announce that Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the first major musical collaboration by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is to be re-imagined in a brand new production at the iconic London Palladium next summer.

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Producers, Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that Alexandra Burke will play the role of ‘Rachel Marron’ in the award-winning smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD when it returns to Palace Theatre, Manchester next year. Following its sell out run in 2015, the musical will play a festive season from 10th December 2019 – 4th January 2020, with tickets going on sale on Tuesday 4th December 2018.

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Emmerdale legend Kelvin Fletcher is swapping dodging bullets in Britain’s most dangerous village to head down the yellow brick road starring in a lavish new production of The Wizard of Oz.

Kelvin spent 20 years man and boy playing rugged farmer Andy Sugden before leaving in 2016 to take on new opportunities, including this musical version of the beloved L. Frank Baum classic that opens at Blackpool Opera House on 7th December.

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Following the triumphant 2010 and 2011 UK theatre tours and 2013 10th anniversary world arena tour, the smash hit Queen and Ben Elton musical, ‘We Will Rock You’ announces the show has been reimagined for 2019 and will embark on a brand new UK & Ireland tour, heading to the Opera House Blackpool from Monday 06th – Saturday 11th January 2020.

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Townsend Theatre Productions is delighted to announce its cast for the world premiere of Rouse, Ye Women! a new folk ballad telling the true story of Mary Macarthur and the women chainmakers.

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