Showbiz

Edinburgh Festival Fringe hit opens UK tour at The Civic

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Handshakes become handstands, backslaps become backflips! Bromance, the dazzling debut from circus trio Barely Methodical Troupe, opens its UK tour at The Civic, Barnsley on Friday 8 May. It was a standout hit at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, stunning audiences and critics and picking up awards. Packed full of jaw-dropping acrobatics, eye-watering feats of… Read more »


Theatre tackles the real and relevant issues of today

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Manchester theatre company Box of Tricks visit The Civic with a moving and touchingly funny new play by award-winning playwright, Ella Carmen Greenhill. Inspired by events in her life, Plastic Figurines explores autism and the relationship between siblings with very different views of the world. Rose loves her brother Mikey. Mikey loves Rose, but he… Read more »


It’s panto time at the Elsecar Ironworks – oh, yes it is!

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There will be lots of laughs this Easter at Elsecar, with the arrival of the pantomime Babes in the Wood. The show is being brought to the site by Barnsley’s Best Bit O’Theatre, which was formed by Coronation Street actor Peter Foster. Peter has appeared in all of the Barnsley Lamproom Theatre pantomimes since they… Read more »


Family Sundays at The Civic offer a world of dreams

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What do your kids want to be when they grow-up? If your fun-sized fantasists dream of being Prince Charming or Princess Elsa, there’s a mystical legend just for them to see this Easter. For those dinky divas there’s a different kind of trip to the cinema where you’re encouraged to sing a long! And for… Read more »


Pigeon comes home to roost at Dearne Playhouse presentation

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A heroic WW1 carrier pigeon will be celebrated at Dearne Playhouse on Saturday 4th April in a new show for families by Lunabug Theatre. The true story of ‘Cher Ami’, a pigeon who saved the lives of 200 soldiers, is brought to life in this charming theatre show through theatre, puppetry and live music. This… Read more »


US songwriting legend to top bill at Cannon Hall music festival

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Mary Chapin Carpenter has been announced as the headline act at a South Yorkshire music festival this summer. Underneath the Stars Festival will see the US songwriting legend lead the line-up at its second annual event, which will be held at Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley, between July 24th and 26th. The event is being organised… Read more »


Music for all Folk at the Civic

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Following the huge success of this weekends’ Evening with The War Horse Songman with Bob Fox, folk audiences across the region are in for a treat at The Civic over the coming months! Double BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker appear at The Civic at the end of the month… Read more »


Civic to host Spring Music Festival

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Young musicians from across Barnsley are set to impress at the Civic on Wednesday 25 March at a Spring Music Festival organised by the council’s Barnsley Music Service alongside music hub partners Barnsley Wind Bands. The musical extravaganza commences at 4pm with a junior concert featuring talented youngsters from Penistone Junior Band, Barnsley Junior Band,… Read more »


Top stars booked for Dearne Playhouse monthly comedy nights

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Goldthorpe’s Dearne Playhouse plays host to a new monthly comedy night starting from next week, Tuesday 3rd March. The theatre is working in conjunction with Preston comedian and comedy promoter, Tony Vino, to provide a stage for some of the best touring comedians on the circuit, including stars of Peter Kay’s ‘Phoenix Nights’, darlings of… Read more »


Celebrate Barnsley’s female musical talent at charity event; even ‘fellas’ are allowed in!

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Local arts and culture website, www.alternativebarnsley.com, has put together an evening of live music in celebration of Barnsley’s female musical talent, which will take place on Saturday 7th March at the Barnsley Rock and Blues Venue. The event not only coincides with International Women’s Day weekend, but will also act as a fundraiser for Breast… Read more »