Theatre

Laura Crowther (centre, back row) who will play Maria in Huddersfield Light Opera Company's production of The Sound of Music next spring. Laura is pictured with two teams of youngsters who will play the Von Trapp children.

Huddersfield Light Opera Company searches for young performer to play Friedrich von Trapp

It's set to be one of the most talked about shows the spring season

Absurdly good fun in Shelley sketch show

From Here to Absurdity, a sketch show which will be performed at Shelley
If this week’s chill has given you a touch of the winter blues then head for Shelley tomorrow (November 23) for a show guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Huddersfield Thespians stage a cross-Channel romance

The cast of Huddersfield Thespians' production of Playing Away (from left) Andy Bean, Prue Griffiths and Steve Marsden
There's nothing quite like diving in at the deep end but Helen Kapil has taken to it – swimmingly

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Laura Crowther (centre, back row) who will play Maria in Huddersfield Light Opera Company's production of The Sound of Music next spring. Laura is pictured with two teams of youngsters who will play the Von Trapp children.

Huddersfield Light Opera Company searches for young performer to play Friedrich von Trapp

It's set to be one of the most talked about shows the spring season

From Here to Absurdity, a sketch show which will be performed at Shelley

Absurdly good fun in Shelley sketch show

If this week’s chill has given you a touch of the winter blues then head for Shelley tomorrow (November 23) for a show guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

The cast of Huddersfield Thespians' production of Playing Away (from left) Andy Bean, Prue Griffiths and Steve Marsden

Huddersfield Thespians stage a cross-Channel romance

There's nothing quite like diving in at the deep end but Helen Kapil has taken to it – swimmingly

Sally Norton (l), Mel Brockway (c) and Lisa Kendall of The Hey Diddles

New children’s show setto play in Holmfirth, Moldgreen and Slaithwaite

But for the Hey Diddles, a Holme Valley-based children’s theatre company, it’s hard to believe they are  rehearsing their second Christmas together

The Victoria Theatre in Halifax

£138k funding shortfall in community services in Calderdale as councilors debate Victoria Theatre options

The venue must sell additional tickets worth £½m a year, to make it financially viable

Moldgreen company seeks young actors for Bugsy Malone show

If you know any young singer, actor or dancer who is aged between eight and 16, this is definitely the show for them. It’s fun, fun, fun

Jean Bareham of Almondbury who is organising a reunion of Huddersfield Christian Music and Drama Group

Huddersfield Christian Music and Drama Group renunion

Jean Bareham has organised a reunion at the John Smith’s Stadium next weekendwhen she hopes old friends will get together and remember the days when they ran large-scale musical productions on a shoe-string

The Lawrence Batley Theatre (LBT)

Be Blown Away by children’s theatre at Huddersfield’s Lawrence Batley Theatre

Blown Away uses live music and shadow puppetry to create performances which will enchant three to six year-olds and families

Meltham G and S society celebrates 50 years of fun

Fun and games then and lots of great tunes in what else but Gilbert and Sullivan’s comedy opera, Ruddigore

Huddersfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society needs a new musical director

A concert by Holmfirth Choral Society in Holmfirth Civic Hall (7.15pm) will have as its centrepiece, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle as well as a number of supporting items

Andy Leader's exhibition, Catch the Light at Colne Valley Museum, a selection of stunning photographs of the Pennines around Holmfirth, Marsden and the Dark Peak

Holme Valley photographer Andy Leader’s new landscape exhibition

For the past 20 years Andy has looked after the public footpaths around Holmfirth and has a knowledge and love of the intricate path network nurtured through this lifetime’s work

Emley Drama Group plays it for laugh

There will be plenty of laughs when Emley Drama Group takes to the stage next week

Pierrot Players stage The Threefold Cord. Pictured are cast members (from left) Hannah Head, Maria Sykes and Miriam Marsden. Picture by Anthony Finney

Pierrot Players with a new show in Shelley

A play with comedy, plenty of secrets and three cracking roles for actresses

Nicola Hayes and Kenneth Greenwood in Faversham, a new Jimbo Productions' play written by Stan Sharp

Former Huddersfield Giants’ man Stan Sharp tackles theatre challenge

He once earned his living in the tough world of rugby league

Hidden Gems Productions new show Bag Lady

Review: Bag Lady makes Huddersfield theatre audience think

In the small Cellar Theatre, maximum capacity 120, audience members take their seats and are confronted by a collection of bags, discarded shoes and boxes. This is the setting

Sarah Helsby Hughes

Opera drama on a grand scale by Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra

They have gained a reputation for totally transforming Huddersfield Town Hall for their operatic productions and they are doing it again next weekend

Hidden Gems Productions new show Bag Lady

Powerful new drama Bag Lady at the Lawrence Batley Theatre

Hidden Gem is a Yorkshire-based company and uses theatre to share rarely-told black British stories, engaging stories in the UK and beyond through bold stage productions

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Huddersfield Thespians to open Lawrence Batley Theatre season with Last of the Summer Wine

Experienced producer Pauline Sykes has been working with a team of Thespian actors who have had great fun in rehearsals recreating some of the characters we all feel we know from the TV screen

Young Opera Venture to sing at Huddersfield Town Hall

New Mill Male Voice Choir offer a taste of the opera

This sort of open-minded attitude to concert planning has seen the choir host a variety of top notch guests in recent years

The Lawrence Batley Theatre (LBT)

Huddersfield writer Angy Smith’s new play at the Lawrence Batley Theatre

Angy Smith's name is one which will be familiar to many Huddersfield theatregoers

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