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David Baddiel on comedy, books and the trouble with dad

Comedian, novelist and TV presenter David Baddiel is back on tour, in a show balancing humour with more serious topics, not least his father’s dementia. MALCOLM WYATT found out more

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The cast of Made in Dagenham at Morecambe Community High School.

Morecambe pupils showcase Made in Dagenham

Pupils swapped their desks for the stage as they told the story of Made in Dagenham.


Kendal Calling announces huge line-up for 2018

The award winning festival Kendal Calling have announced a huge line-up for their 13th year.

Builders working on the roof of the Winter Gardens in Morecambe after thieves stole lead from the gulley.

Thieves rip apart Morecambe Winter Gardens roof

Vandals have ripped apart the roof of a popular Morecambe theatre.

Derelict on Preston's Flag Market last year

A chance to shine for local artists and performers

Derelict are looking for new and emergent artists and performers from the North West to perform at their platform event in March.

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Tin Can People's Katie and Pip

From the Edinburgh Fringe to Lancaster

Tin Can People is bringing its latest show Katie and Pip to Lancaster.

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Lefty Scum features Grace Petrie, Josie Long and Jonny and The Baptists

Lefty Scum in Lancaster

Comedy, music and revolutionary socialism reunite when three of the UK’s most joyfully rabble-rousing acts appear as Lefty Scum at The Dukes on February 17.

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Sara Pascoe

Sara Pascoe's sell-out show heads to Lancaster

Award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe is bringing her smash hit West End show LadsLadsLads to Lancaster this autumn.

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Alun Cochrane is a man being funny about what he thinks about things

Guinness, pot holes and the Titanic with comedian Alun Cochrane

There can't be many comedians about, if any, that can have Alun Cochrane's unusual claim to fame: "About 10 years ago in Norwich, I was so funny I made a man vomit Guinness all down his T-shirt!"
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Comic Jamie MacDonald

Comedian Jamie MacDonald's new show in Lancaster

Named as one to watch on the BBC Hot Talent List for 2017, blind Glaswegian comedian Jamie MacDonald is powering his way through the obstacle strewn world of stand-up comedy to perform at Lancaster Arts on Friday, February 2 at 8pm in the Nuffield Theatre.

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Juliet and Romeo  A Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage. Image: Zoe Manders

Modern take on Shakespeare classic

The 21st century version of the world’s most tragic romance, Romeo and Juliet is revised by award-winning dance and theatre company ‘Lost Dog’.

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Justin Moorhouse is playing in Lancaster

Month of comedy in Lancaster

The Borough’s weekly Lancaster Comedy Club has unveiled its list of acts for February.

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The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon by the theatre ensemble Zoo Co. Picture by Emily Waterhouse.

The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon on stage in Lancaster

The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon by the theatre ensemble Zoo Co will be performed in Lancaster.

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Lancaster band, Greenheart with members of the choir who will be performing at the mental health awareness variety show.

Lancaster variety show to put mental health in spotlight

In the aftermath of Blue Monday, which is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year, reporter GEMMA SHERLOCK speaks to groups who are making a difference to people with mental health problems in the community.

Comedian Howard Read.

Lancaster Comedy Club line-up

This year is shaping up to be a great year for local comedy fans if the first few months of line-ups at The Lancaster Comedy Club are anything to go by.

B*Witched will be special guests at Bongo's Bingo

Eyes down in Preston for special Bongo's Bingo

Following on from the recent incredibly fast sell-out shows in early 2018 with unprecedented demand, there is an extra special Bongo’s Bingo date at Preston’s Guild Hall for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
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The cast of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde comes to Preston and Lancaster

If someone offered you a potion to take you back to a younger version of yourself, would you take it?
Christopher Maloney and Kristina Rihanoff will star in Dance to the Music

Kristina foxtrots her way to Preston

Fans of Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor will not want to miss this mash-up as dancer Kristina Rihanoff and singer Christopher Maloney are set to team up in a new smash hit dance show that promises to transport audiences on a musical journey through time.
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The Snow Queen.

Ballet Snow Queen to be performed in Lancaster

Ballet fans are in for a treat as the classical fairtyale, The Snow Queen is played out on stage.

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Red Riding Hood and the Wolf.

Family puppet show at Lancaster theatre

An internationally renowned puppet theatre brings a new spin to a classic children’s tale at The Dukes this month.

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