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"Beauty And The Beast", Burnley Mechanics

There is no entertainment quite like pantomime.
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Mack and Mabel cast flash mob in Clitheroe town centre. (s)

Mack and Mabel mob

Members of Clitheroe Parish Church Operatic and Dramatic Society found a novel way to promote their new musical offering, Mack and Mabel, when they took to the streets to perform as a flash mob.

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Theatre praised for screening compelling and emotive drama

The screening of an award-winning film in Clitheroe that highlights the “brutal inhumanity” of the benefits system has been welcomed by a local advice charity.

The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk, Colne Muni

Christmas may be just a happy memory now, but the festive fun continues with a capital F in Colne for the next two weeks. Yes, it's panto time as Jack and his magic Beanstalk and all his friends are in town bringing traditional entertainment that never ceases to please.
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The cast of pantomime Beauty and the Beast. (s)

A spell of seasonal magic

Burnley Pantomime Society will transform the Mechanics stage into the magical world of Beauty and the Beast.

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The cast of Aladdin, to be presented by Greenbrook Pantomime Society. (s)

Classic panto opens tonight

Greenbrook Pantomime Society is kicking off the panto season with a twist on a classic tale.

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Michael Portillo.

Former MP turned railway enthusiast talks at the Grand

Michael Portillo, the former Conservative MP turned railway enthusiast, will add some extra sparkle to the Grand’s 2017 spring season, writes Tony Dewhurst.

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The interior of the Empire Theatre, Burnley

Empire fights back as 2017 looks set to be its year

2017 looks set to be the year to bring Lancashire's only grade two listed theatre, which is in Burnley,  back to life.

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The cast of Horrible Histories. Photo by Ian Tilton.

Horrible Histories Horrible Christmas Show, The Lowry, Salford

What a cracking show this is! Educational, but hilariously funny too and one not to miss before the festive season grinds to a halt at the beginning of January.

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Showzam, Blackpool

What fun lies ahead in 2017?

After the fast-paced antics of Christmas, the new year can look gloomy. But it’s time to get your new diaries out and pencil in some dates as here is our guide of upcoming events to look forward to:
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Top things to do this weekend

Here is a list of what is coming up this weekend.

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Waterloo, Abba Tribute, will play at The Grand, Clitheroe.

Why wait for ABBA reunion?

Mamma Mia, we thought it would never happen, but Swedish pop legends Abba is set to get back together for the first time since their split more than 30 years ago to work on a project with British music mogul Simon Fuller, writes Tony Dewhurst.

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Jimmy with young fans Hannah Woodward (9) and Joseph Cookson (6)

Funnyman Jimmy Cricket receives a warm welcome in Sabden

The laughs kept coming and coming when top funnyman Jimmy Cricket came to Sabden.

Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

New to Manchester and on its first UK tour, the full production of Billy Elliot has arrived at the Palace Theatre and if you haven’t seen it before, you must.

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The interior of the former Empire Theatre in Burnley that campaigners are hoping to restore to its former glory.

Early Christmas gift for campaigners in race to restore historic Lancashire theatre

Conservationists, who are campaigning to restore one of Lancashire's last surviving theatres, were delivered an early Christmas present this week that will take them a step closer to achieving their dream.

Cinderella at The Bolton Octagon

Theatre review: Cinderella at Bolton Octagon

It’s nearly Christmas so time for fairy tale offerings from theatres across the land - many fairly predictable and some just a little bit different.

Pendle Brook Centre. (s)

Pendle Brook closure could create new arts opportunity

The closure of an adult disability centre in Clitheroe could bring about a change of use which would benefit the whole community.

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Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is our guide of up-coming events this weekend
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Win tickets to see Horrible Histories at The Lowry, Manchester.

Celebrate Christmas with a smattering of Horrible Histories at The Lowry Theatre in Manchester.

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Ribcaged Youth Theatre is underway.

Youth theatre in Clitheroe

Ribcaged - the professional theatre company with strong Ribchester connections - is in the process of launching a new Primary School Age Youth Theatre for children aged from six to 11.

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