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Educating Rita at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

It takes writing and acting of the highest calibre to sustain a play that has only two players.

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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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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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Craig Harrison

Michael Jackson tribute provides Viva thriller

One of the world’s most well-respected and talked about Michael Jackson tribute acts will be moonwalking his way to Viva this Thursday, for a stunning tribute to the King of Pop.

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Aida and Radames

Ellen Kent delivers a Verdi good opera

I first fell under the spell of Verdi’s Aida in Verona in a Roman amphitheatre.

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Chris Connor performs as Elvis

‘The Best Elvis Performer Worldwide’ is coming to Lowther Pavilion

The Elvis tribute who was voted as ‘The Best Elvis Performer Worldwide’ is playing two nights at Lowther Pavilion, this weekend.

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Flo Wilson, Trevor Michael Georges and Barbara Drennan. Photo: Richard Davenport

To Kill A Mockingbird at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

The Mockingbird does nothing but sing, we are told.

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The Dad Joke formula

Top 10 best/worst dad jokes

Ever wondered what makes a good or bad Dad joke? Ahead of Father’s Day this Sunday scientists have constructed the ultimate Dad joke formula and compiled this list of the 10 best/worst Dad jokes.

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Charlie Sheen reveals all about THAT meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Charlie Sheen reveals all about THAT meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen has revealed big screen comeback plans after admitting for the first time that his public ‘meltdown’ was a result of dealing with his HIV secret.

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The Angry Birds Movie: A glossy promo for the games and associated merchandise

The Angry Birds Movie: A glossy promo for the games and associated merchandise

Strip back the pristine visuals, which were once meticulously hand-drawn, and most animated films are hard-wired with an important life lesson to cherish once the end credits roll.

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Everybody Wants Some film still

Everybody Wants Some!!! - A beautifully crafted blast from the past

Oscar nominated writer-director Richard Linklater rekindles a bright flame of nostalgia in this valentine to student life, which exudes the same freewheeling vibe as his seminal 1993 film, Dazed And Confused.

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Prince was found dead aged 57

Video: 2016 takes its toll

2016 has been a tough year for, well, anyone who’s a fan of music, TV, or sport. It seems the Grim Reaper has been particularly merciless over the past months. Since Lemmy from Motorhead died at the tail end of 2015, cultural icons seem to have been passing away at an almost daily rate.

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Victioria Wood (centre) in Dinnerladies Photo credit: BBC/PA Wire

The Victoria Wood jokes that had us in stitches

Victoria Wood died on Wednesday April 20, at the aged of 62 after a short battle with cancer.

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Doris Roberts (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ actress Doris Roberts dies

Doris Roberts, the Emmy-winning actress who played Marie Barone in hit US sitcom ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’, has died aged 90.

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Patrick Knowles as Jimmy Porter. Photo credit: Robert Day

Look Back In Anger at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

This glimpse into a madhouse of a marriage doesn’t pull any punches – with the result that one is left feeling somewhat punch drunk after it all.

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Ronnie Corbett (left) and Ronnie Barker

Ronnie Corbett dies at 85: Some of his best lines

Actor and comedian Ronnie Corbett has sadly passed away today.
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Still from My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2: Goes through the motions

Tottering down the aisle 14 years after My Big Fat Greek Wedding became the most successful romantic comedy of all time, Kirk Jones' sequel is like a batch of homemade baklava that has been left out too long and gone stale.

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Kate Hudson

Rock the Kasbah: Feel-good comedy

Inspired by the heartwarming documentary Afghan Star, Rock The Kasbah is a feel-good comedy musical directed by Barry Levinson, which explores fame and celebrity through the eyes of a world-weary manager and his bright-eyed young protege.
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Paul Daniels

TV magician Paul Daniels dies aged 77

Television magician Paul Daniels died today aged 77 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour, his publicist has said.
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