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Whatever Happened to Ruby Quicksilver, Wakefield Drama Fest @ Theatre Royal

May 28 @ 7:30 pm

After turning her back on a glittering pop career, Ruby Quicksilver (aka Francesca Morgan) opts for quiet life, running a boutique hotel in the mountains on the Costa del Sol. However, her quiet life and anonymity are disrupted by unexpected guests: an old flame with a wife from hell; a sex pest intent on upsetting

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The Thrill of Love, Wakefield Drama Fest @ Theatre Royal

May 29 @ 7:30 pm

Ruth Ellis was a divorcee with a young child to care for. She worked in the kind of nightclubs where there was more than just a drink on offer. Ellis worked hard, played hard and dreamt of a movie star life. On 11 April 1955, Ellis shot and murdered her lover, David Blakely, outside a

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Funny Money, Wakefield Drama Fest @ Theatre Royal

May 30 @ 7:30 pm

Henry Perkins accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase - one full of money! He assumes it is illicit cash and decides to keep it. Knowing that the former owner must have his briefcase, Henry rushes home to book one way fares to Barcelona. The doorbell rings. The police detective at the door thinks Henry was

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Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Wakefield Drama Festival @ Theatre Royal

May 31 @ 7:30 pm

Lord Arthur Savile is engaged to the lovely Sybil Merton. Sybil’s friend Podgers has read Lord Arthur's palm and foretold he would commit a murder. Lord Arthur desires a blissful married life and therefore feels duty bound to get the murder over with first. Despite help from his butler and the cheerful anarchist Winkelkopf, attempt

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Frankenstein, Wakefield Drama Festival @ Theatre Royal

June 1 @ 7:30 pm

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. A humane and intelligent retelling of the original story

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A Chorus of Disapproval, Wakefield Drama Festival @ Theatre Royal

June 2 @ 7:30 pm

Guy Jones joins the local Operatic Society as a chorus member but works his way swiftly through the ranks to land the plum role of Macheath, in The Beggar's Opera. However, as the curtain comes down on an apparently triumphant performance, Guy is alone and broken. Then the clock rewinds several months and we see

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Ghost Train, Wakefield Drama Festival @ Theatre Royal

June 3 @ 7:30 pm

A group of passengers are left stranded at a remote railway station, facing the prospect of a night in the waiting room, but when the old stationmaster warns them about a phantom train that haunts the tracks after dark, the evening takes one chilling turn after another. A ghostly driver, sudden deaths and a travelling

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Rory Bremner @ Theatre Royal

June 7 @ 7:30 pm

Britain's best known satirical impressionist is back! With Trump, Boris and Brexit fresh in the memory, Rory's on a mission to make sense (and nonsense) of it all. He will be joined by special surprise guests: some politicians, some comedians. Come and work out which is which! Best known for the political satire show Bremner,

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Legally Blonde Jr @ Wakefield College

June 7 @ 7:30 pm
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Daily until 10 Jun 2017

Following on from last year's hit Rent and previous hits such as Fame and We Will Rock You, musical theatre students from Mechanics' Performing Arts now present Legally Blonde Jr. Based on the novel and the hit movie of the same name, Legally Blonde Jr chronicles the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods, a

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Legally Blonde Jr @ Mechanics Performing Arts

June 7 @ 7:30 pm
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Daily until 10 Jun 2017

Following on from last year's hit Rent and previous hits such as Fame and We Will Rock You, musical theatre students from Mechanics' Performing Arts now present Legally Blonde Jr. Based on the novel and the hit movie of the same name, Legally Blonde Jr chronicles the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods, a

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Extravaganza @ Theatre Royal

June 8 @ 7:30 pm

Join Extravaganza for an evening of family entertainment with Irish comedy legend Jimmy Cricket headlining. Compere Steve Walls introduces Britain’s Got Talent 2011 finalist Pippa Langhorne and local talent from Wakefield Gymnastics Club, alongside new artist Abbie Paige and comedy writer Luke Powell. With magic from Scoop and entertainment from Chris Marley, plus internationally renowned

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Legally Blonde Jr @ Mechanics Performing Arts

June 9 @ 1:30 pm
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Daily until 10 Jun 2017

Following on from last year's hit Rent and previous hits such as Fame and We Will Rock You, musical theatre students from Mechanics' Performing Arts now present Legally Blonde Jr. Based on the novel and the hit movie of the same name, Legally Blonde Jr chronicles the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods, a

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The Searchers @ Theatre Royal

June 9 @ 7:30 pm

The Searchers’ remarkable career continues! With such classic hits as Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. With total record sales well in

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Wonderland @ Wakefield College

June 14 @ 7:30 pm
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Daily until 16 Jun 2017

Based on the characters of Alice in Wonderland, we follow psychologist and writer Dr Charles Dodgson who is responsible for the treatment of numerous patients and their countless mental health conditions. He finds himself in a world of disarray and has to try and make sense of it all. This original dance piece focuses on

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Wonderland @ Mechanics Performing Arts

June 14 @ 7:30 pm
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Daily until 16 Jun 2017

Based on the characters of Alice in Wonderland, we follow psychologist and writer Dr Charles Dodgson who is responsible for the treatment of numerous patients and their countless mental health conditions. He finds himself in a world of disarray and has to try and make sense of it all. This original dance piece focuses on

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T.Rextasy @ Theatre Royal

June 17 @ 7:30 pm

Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. His special brand of Rock-a-Boogie songs including 20th Century Boy, Get It On and I Love to Boogie have insured that Marc Bolan and T.Rex have become one of the most memorable and enduring

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Comedy Club 4 Kids at Theatre Royal Wakefield

June 18 @ 2:00 pm

It's a comedy club, right, but for kids. Also any adults who enjoy a swear-free hour with the international circuit's best stand-ups and sketch acts. Non-patronising. Pure awesome. Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience

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Arabian Nights @ Wakefield College

June 20 @ 7:30 pm
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It is the nuptial night of the new queen, Shahrazad. As with all those that have come before her, after becoming the bride of King Shahrayar she will be put to death at the rise of the sun. But she has a way out from her untimely death for she has an extraordinary talent –

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Arabian Nights @ Mechanics Performing Arts

June 20 @ 7:30 pm
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Daily until 21 Jun 2017

It is the nuptial night of the new queen, Shahrazad. As with all those that have come before her, after becoming the bride of King Shahrayar she will be put to death at the rise of the sun. But she has a way out from her untimely death for she has an extraordinary talent –

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Arabian Nights @ Mechanics Performing Arts

June 21 @ 1:30 pm

It is the nuptial night of the new queen, Shahrazad. As with all those that have come before her, after becoming the bride of King Shahrayar she will be put to death at the rise of the sun. But she has a way out from her untimely death for she has an extraordinary talent –

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Sing! Dance! Act! – A Night at the Movies @ Theatre Royal

June 23 @ 7:30 pm
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A chance to see some of the most talented young performers in West Yorkshire as Theatre Royal Performance Academy Wakefield hits the stage for their annual showcase. 'Lights, Camera, Action...' The projector flickers, we reach for our popcorn and our eyes are glued to the screen. We all love the romance of the movies, from

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The Accused @ Mechanics Performing Arts

June 23 @ 7:30 pm
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Daily until 24 Jun 2017

The Accused is a tense courtroom drama with a difference. The audience will act as the jury, as if they were in the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey. You will have to decide... Did Dr Sherwood murder his wife? Was Jennifer Mitchell his mistress? Which of his alibis should you believe? The choice

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Dancing Through the Seasons

June 24 @ 1:00 pm
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24 June - 25 June ASTAR presents Dancing through the seasons for our annual show. Tickets are in sale now - order forms can be found on here, you can ask it to be emailed to you or find a printed copy on the boards up at dancing. Tickets £5 adults & £4 concessions (Over

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The Accused @ Mechanics Performing Arts

June 24 @ 1:30 pm

The Accused is a tense courtroom drama with a difference. The audience will act as the jury, as if they were in the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey. You will have to decide... Did Dr Sherwood murder his wife? Was Jennifer Mitchell his mistress? Which of his alibis should you believe? The choice

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And Finally… Phil Collins @ Theatre Royal

June 25 @ 7:30 pm

And Finally… Phil Collins are recognised throughout the industry as the definitive Phil Collins & Genesis tribute show. Now, celebrating their 10th anniversary year, this truly amazing eleven piece band which includes the And Finally Horns faithfully re-create all the classic hits from the Phil Collins and Genesis timeless back catalogue. In 2017 they present

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The Lady Boys of Bangkok @ Theatre Royal

June 28 @ 7:30 pm

Hotter, sexier, funnier than ever – the country’s number one touring cabaret show The Lady Boys of Bangkok returns to the UK with a lavish new production Who Runs the World! Elections and referendums may come and go but in the stakes for the best party night out in town there’s no doubt where the

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Crooners @ Theatre Royal

July 5 @ 7:30 pm

This modern world does not always seem the place for men of style and vigour. Men with a penchant for sentiment, romance and charm. Men who own tap shoes. Crooners follows the story of three British gentlemen who, by their very nature, exude the characteristics of a crooner; suave, self-assured, stylish. By the very same

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Crooners @ Theatre Royal Wakefield

July 5 @ 7:30 pm

Wednesday, 05 July, 2017 This modern world does not always seem the place for men of style and vigour. Men with a penchant for sentiment, romance and charm. Men who own tap shoes. Crooners follows the story of three British gentlemen who, by their very nature, exude the characteristics of a crooner; suave, self-assured, stylish. By

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Let’s Hang On at Theatre Royal Wakefield

July 6 @ 7:30 pm

This award-winning production, endorsed by Frankie Valli himself, celebrates the music of one of popular music’s most successful bands of all time. Take a step back in time with an anthology of classic hits including Grease, December 1963 (Oh What a Night!), Sherry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Beggin', Walk Like A Man, Big

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Milkshake! Live at Theatre Royal Wakefield

July 8 @ 11:00 am

Join your favourite Milkshake! characters for an all singing, all dancing spectacular stage show! With superb songs, funky dance routines, loads of laughter, bags of audience interaction and bucket loads of fun, it’s the family show not to be missed. Starring the Milkshake! presenters and a whole host of popular characters from Milkshake!’s stellar line

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