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Liz Berry, one of the top poets appearing in this year's A Poem and a Pint programme on ?

Prizewinning poet opens new Poem and a Pint programme

From left, Captain Donny Jeopardy (played by Jonah Aldridge) and his arch-Nemesis Barbaverde (Alfie Shepherd), two of the principal players in Queen Katherine School's Pirates of the Crabby Bean.

Students' give swashbuckling performance in pirate saga

Cats - arguably the most famous musical of them all is running at Manchester Opera House, until Saturday, February 13. Pic Alessandro Pinna

Cats musical spectacular pulls in the punters at Manchester Opera House

John Godber's award-winning play, Up 'n' Under, runs at Lancaster's Grand Theatre from February 23-27 (7.30pm).

Rugby play is another potential winner for Lancaster Footlights

Polly Lister in I Was A Wife which runs at The Dukes in Lancaster, until February 6.

Polly's premiere play gets standing ovation

Treasure Island Cast.
(left), Captin Smellit, Louise Bell, The Squire, Martin Cash, Nancy, Jen Armitstead and Jim Ladd, Tracey Howson. (54472200)

Treasure Island panto goes down a storm

Budding writers Rori, Ishbel and Louis Naranghi-Stewart have contributed to the forthcoming Kendal Yarns Festival

Kendal Yarns Festival is creating a real buzz

Top stage and screenwriter Jonathan Harvey, who aims to inspire budding dramatists during his workshop at The Dukes.

Top tips from Coronation Street writer

Polly Lister takes centre stage in I Was a Wife, which runs at The Dukes, from January 28-February 6.

Polly's one woman show is a real baptism of fire

Director Graham Tudor with some of the cast of Beauty and the Beast

Tread Productions' Beauty and the Beast flood appeal fundraiser

Kendal's Queen Katherine School stages Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth with students Remi Benson as Macbeth, and Lizzie Pickering, Ruth Brown and Kate Richardson, playing the three witches.

Kendal school stages one of Shakespeare's greatest plays

Rat played by Haydn Whitehead and Firl Rat, Jess Irwin, two of the rising young stars of Kendal College's new adaptation of Cinderella

Performing arts students aim to have a ball

Figs in Wigs' Show Off inventively explores social media and delves deep into modern society's fixation with 'self' on November 26 (7.30pm) at Lancaster University. Pic Christa Holka

Figs in Wigs' show puts social media in spotlight

A scene from Northern Broadsides version of The Winter's Tale

Northern Broadsides brings The Winter’s Tale to Lancaster

Comedy is 'bees-knees'

Comedy is 'bees-knees'

ENLIGHTENMENT: Richard Keightley as Adam in Shelagh Stephenson's mesmerising psychological thriller. Pic Keith Pattison.

An actor of a culinary kind

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Historical drama is festival next

ROUNDABOUT: Sian Reese-Williams and Abdul Salis in Duncan Macmillan's play Lungs.

Sian plugs in and plays

Roger tells it as he see it

Roger tells it as he see it

ON STAGE: Nobby Dimon in a previous North Country Theatre production The Lighthouse on Shivering Sands

Festival favourite in theatre's spotlight

HUMAN RIGHTS: Krissi Bohn in The Bogus Woman

Challenging drama opens new theatre season

MAGICAL: the Fisherman Group from Upfront Puppet Theatre's summer production The Emperor and the Nightingale.

Puppet performance is total joy

HIGHLAND FLING: Scottish 'Bagrock' band Red Hot Chilli Pipers play Kendal's Brewery Art Centre on September 24.

Brewery brings out the best

Panto group needs wardrobe winner

CHEERS: some of the Showstopping talent of Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society who perform Around the World in 80 Minutes, at the Bryce, from August 25-28.

BATS stages global feast

SUPER SLEUTH: Julian Forsyth who plays the world's most famous detective in Sherlock's Last Case, which opens this year's Bowness Theatre Festival at the Old Laundry on Thursday, August 20.

Super sleuth's last case

LAUGHTERMAKERS: Polly Lister and Frances Marshall star in Noel Coward's Fallen Angels

REVIEW: Fallen Angels is beautifully entertaining and as relevant as ever

ACTING STRENGTH: Ben Ingles plays Owain in The Lady of the Lake running at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake.

REVIEW: Lady of the Lake is pure magic

Photo by Alessandro Pinna

Review: Cats at Blackpool Opera House

Illyria's open air magic

Illyria's open air magic

FIVE STAR: clarinettist Emma Johnson and pianist John Lenehan grace the Bowness festival on Saturday, November 21 (7.30pm)

Super sleuth Sherlock opens much awaited theatre festival

STAR-CROSS'D LOVERS: Romeo and Juliet's tragic story will be acted out at Blackwell

A summertime feast of Shakespeare in the Lakes

TOP ENTERTAINMENT: some of the cast of Abigail's Party, left to right, Cate Hamer (Susan), Johnny McPherson (Tony), Polly Lister (Beverly). Pic by Keith Pattison.

REVIEW: Abigail's a play not to miss

Frances Marshall in The 39 STEPS, which is also running at Theatre by the Lake

Theatre is Frances' second home

TOP DRAWER PERFORMERS: popular purveyors of Shakespearian works, GB Theatre Company stage Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing, at Appleby Castle from Thursday, July 2, until Monday, July 6. From left, Joseph Black as Duke Orsino and Jennifer Higham i

Castle plays host to Bard’s best-loved comedies

Dickens' classic gets new twist

Dickens' classic gets new twist

Choral society performs showstopping tunes

CHILD STAR: Sophie Neville, who played Titty Walker in the 1974 movie of Swallows and Amazons

Timeless tale still riding on wave of success.

STAR TURNS: some of the Kendal College cast who took centre stage in The Addams Family.

REVIEW: Students give command performance

MORE PLEASE: Jerome Thompson rehearsing for his role as Oliver in The Dukes much-awaited outdoor walkabout production running at Lancaster’s Williamson Park from Friday, July 3.

Dukes show gives classic story a new twist

DAZZLING: Kirkbie Kendal School stage The Wiz at the Brewery Arts Centre next week. From left, Lydia Davies who plays Dorothy, James Siodlak is the Lion, Matthew Hayton, Scarecrow and Perry Stretton-Platt is the Tin Man

Students off to see the wizard

Queen Katherine School 's summer production of Bugsy Malone. Pictured is Sophie Simpson (Tallulah), Dan Jones (Bugsy Malone), Ruth Brown (Blousey Brown). Thomas Johnson (Fat Sam) and Joe Hurn (Ritzy). (28589520)

Bugsy has that feelgood factor

STAR POTENTIAL: acclaimed young cellist from Manchester's Royal Northern College of Music, Megan Rolf, performs Elgar's Cello concerto with the Haffner Orchestra on Saturday (June 20, 7.30pm) at Ashton Hall (Town Hall), Lancaster.

Rising star of cello goes solo with Haffner

ILLICIT LOVERS: Winston and Julia played by BATS' Adam Carruthers and Louise Bell

REVIEW: Big Brother BATS style

GRASMERE Players stage Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn at Grasmere Hall. From left Hugh Wright (Ronald), Sarah Waterhouse (Jane), Hilary Stephenson, (Eva) and Christine Wright (Marion).

REVIEW: Players pull it off with panache and laughter.

ILLICIT LOVERS: Winston and Julia played by BATS' Adam Carruthers and Louise Bell

Big Brother BATS style

GRASMERE Players stage Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn at Grasmere Hall. From left Hugh Wright (Ronald), Sarah Waterhouse (Jane), Hilary Stephenson, (Eva) and Christine Wright (Marion).

Players pull it off with panache and laughter.

SHOWSTOPPER: a scene from the exciting new Stop The Train musical

Local talents on musical journey to West End

WORLD PREMIÈRE: actor and playwright Benjamin Askew whose The Lady of the Lake play opens at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake on Saturday, June 13.© www.stevenbarber.com

New play puts legendary king centre stage

LARGER THAN LIFE: Falstaff and friends head for Leighton Hall in The Festival Players double bill of Shakespeare

Historic house hosts double bill of theatre

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