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Clitheroe teenager joins fellow students to take centre stage in new production Cotton

Four outstanding dancers including a teenager from Clitheroe who are studying at Burnley College’s Sixth Form Centre will be helping to explore Lancashire’s proud cotton history in an exciting new project this month.

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Year Six pupils at Edisford Primary School in Clitheroe at their performance of the classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Pupils leave school with a bang – a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

Year Six pupils at Edisford Primary School in Clitheroe waved a fond farewell to their primary school years with a rousing performance of the classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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Join Mole in Preston's Avenham Park this summer

Preston parks are setting for family theatre

What better way to celebrate the school holidays and having the children at home than heading of to Avenham and Miller Park every Friday for live family theatre in the open air?

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Ribble Valley high school's phenomenal performance

Following the journey of ex-convict Jean Valjean, Les Misérables is a tale of humanity set against the backdrop of a French uprising, writes Catherine Whitham from Clitheroe Parish Church Operatic and Dramatic Society.

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Last year's RATS promenade production cast in The Rabbits of Sandleford Warren.

Village actors to open action packed festival in Ribchester

‘Poison in the Parish’ performed by The Ribchester Amateur Theatrical Society (RATS) will open this year’s Ribfest on Monday (July 17) at 7pm.

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Joanna Lavelle as Bridget Sullivan.

Whalley actress Joanna’s leading role in new show

A Ribble Valley actress has secured the main part in a gripping one-woman show about the infamous Lizzie Borden.

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The Zellkova Quartet, who will be appearing at RIBFEST

A jam packed week of music and arts in Ribchester

RIBFEST returns to Ribchester this year with a tremendous line-up.

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The Grimsargh Players are set to perform two comedies written by one of their members

The Grimsargh Players are set to perform two comedies written by one of their members

Not only are amateur dramatic group The Grimsargh Players celebrating their 75th anniversary, but for the first time in the group’s history, they are set to perform two plays written by one of their own members.

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David Birrell - Photo: Ian Tilton

Talking Heads at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

No-one can tell a story quite like Alan Bennett, as fans of his Talking Heads will readily testify. Here we have a threesome as delightful as they are poignant, as comic as they are tragic.

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The impressive cast of Nightmare

Players' production anything but a nightmare

If a "nightmare" is an experience that can be described as an unpleasant experience then the tile of the Rossendale Players' latest production is perhaps a bit misleading.

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MIndgame is being presented at Preston Guild Hall later this month

Foyle’s War creator will take you on a mind-bending thriller

Mindgame – A mind-bending psychological thriller from the pen of Anthony Horowitz  – creator of Foyles War –  comes to Preston Guild Hall on June 19 – 21.

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First Hippo On The Moon is being presented at Preston's Charter Theatre on Tuesday

Glasto regular... a bonkers Bingo and treats for children

Friday night’s monthly comedy event at Preston Guild Hall's Lancaster Suite is hosted by MC Sally Anne Hayward.

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Comedian Rob Brydon is going it alone on a tour which sees him take to the stage at Preston's Guild Hall

Would he lie to you? Rob set to play Guild Hall

Comedy favourite Rob Brydon has announced a national tour – with a date in Preston.

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Louise Jameson, Janet Henfrey, Souad Faress, Susan Twist and Denise Black. Photo: Richard Davenport

Winter Hill at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

As Shakespeare might have said, now is the Winter Hill of our discontent.

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Comedian Bill Bailey is heading to Preston next year

What larks are in store when comedy ‘treasure’ Bill flies in

Pronounced by The Guardian Guide as “approaching the status of national treasure” and hailed by The Times as being, “at the top of his game”, comedian musician Bill Bailey has announced details of his brand new live show, Larks in Transit – and he’ll be heading north west – including Preston, Blackburn and Southport.

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Ribble Valley Mayor Joyce Holgate and Clitheroe Town Mayor Maureen Fenton visited Clitheroes St James CE Primary School to listen to the Year Five children perform their Clitheroe song entitled The Keeper of Clitheroe.

Pupils’ song is part of local history

Ribble Valley Mayor Joyce Holgate and Clitheroe Town Mayor Maureen Fenton visited Clitheroe’s St James’ CE Primary School to listen to the Year Five children perform their Clitheroe song entitled “The Keeper of Clitheroe”.

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Ruby Wax is returning to The Colne Muni stage with Frazzled. (s)

TV star in town to tackle epidemic

A TV comedian is taking on the stress epidemic that plagues four in four of us in a show easing worry with doses of laughter.

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Alistair Higgins and the cast of Dreamboats And Petticoats, heading to Blackpool Opera House this week

Musical marathon is a dream tour to play

For 10 years, baby boomers have been reliving their youth through the CDs celebrating the music of the 50s and 60s.
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Colin Connor, Natasha Davidson and Susan Twist. Photo: Richard Davenport

Theatre review: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

The tenant of Wildfell Hall is a woman of mystery; a woman with secrets. And it is difficult to say much more than that without spoiling it for you.

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California Suite

Belly laughs in Beverly Hills with the Players

Take a peek inside the California Suite hotel room in the Rossendale Player's latest production, a side-splitting rendition of Neil Simon's famous play.
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