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What’s on Yorkshire this February?

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COMEDY

Drop the Dead Donkey

drop the dead donkey

6-10 February

Lyceum

Bursting with razor-sharp wit and classic British humour, Drop the Dead Donkey: The Reawakening is live on stage for the very first time. Thirty years since the launch of the trailblazing, smash-hit TV series, the Globelink News team are back, starring the original cast members Susannah Doyle, Robert Duncan, Ingrid Lacey, Neil Pearson, Jeff Rawle, Stephen Tompkinson and Victoria Wicks in this brand-new topical commentary on the cutthroat world of 24-hour news.

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THEATRE

Wish You Weren’t Here

wish you weren't here

Until 10 February

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

After all those extra shifts, all Lorna wants is a night out on the town and time to reconnect with her daughter. All 16-year-old Mila wants is for the world to stop burning. And for someone to take down that ‘Beach Body Ready’ poster. Please. As mum and daughter check into their ‘premium’ room where they can almost see the sea, they quickly discover that their favourite seaside town, which was once their annual sunny escape, could really use some attention – just like their relationship.

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EVENT

Dark Skies Festival

dark skies festival

9-25 February

North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks

A new family friendly constellation trail and a minibus tour ending with a stargazing session are two of the new events that will showcase the International Dark Sky Reserves above the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks next February. Both National Parks staged the UK’s first Dark Skies Festival in 2016. In 2024 they will again be pulling out all the stops for the 9th Festival in February with a programme of events suitable for all ages at beauty spots such as Sutton Bank and Robin Hood’s Bay in the North York Moors, and Keld and Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales.

darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk


MUSIC

Chris Jericho

chris jericho

17 February

Nightrain, Bradford

Having held a total of 35 wrestling championships, including 8 World titles and 10 Intercontinental Championships with the likes of WWE/WWF, WCW and AEW, the legend that is Chris Jericho has also been the frontman for rock band FOZZY for the past 20+

years. Paying their dues with endless touring of their earlier albums, sharing the stage with a pantheon of rock icons such as Metallica, KISS and Iron Maiden, it was the release of seventh LP JUDAS that elevated the band into the rarified group of acts to cross over from the rock and metal world into mainstream consciousness.

nightrain.co.uk


ART

MADE

made

Until 6 April

YSP Centre

MADE is YSP Shop’s changing programme of contemporary craft and jewellery, which showcases the work of established and up-and-coming artists, designers and makers. All works are for sale, with Own Art available on purchases from £100–£2,000. Makers include Alex Yule, Alison Boyce, Clare Lloyd, Emily Georgina Jones, Jasmine Sparrow, Rachel and more.

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Kim Lim

kim lim

Until 2 June

The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield will present the first major museum exhibition of Kim Lim’s work since 1999, offering unparalleled insight into the artist’s life and work. Space, Rhythm & Light will display over 100 artworks created over four decades by Lim, alongside extensive archive material, most of which has never been seen publicly before, to show the full breadth of Lim’s work.

hepworthwakefield.org


Made in Yorkshire

A new accolade has recognised a stunning piece of work by Sheffield Theatres

sheffield theatres

The National Theatre and Various Productions have announced that Sheffield Theatres’ smash-hit production, Standing at the Sky’s Edge, has been awarded the internationally recognised ‘Made in Sheffield’ accolade ahead of it making its West End premiere at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London from 8 February 2024. Originally created to protect the city’s unique reputation for world leading manufacturing, this is the first time a theatre production has received this registered trademark.

Standing at the Sky’s Edge is a multi-award-winning production, winning ‘Best New Musical’ at the 2023 Olivier Awards earlier this year with Sheffield singer-songwriter, Richard Hawley and Tom Deering also winning ‘Best Original Score and New Orchestrations’. Previously it has won the 2020 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Theatre and ‘Best Musical Production’ at the UK Theatre Awards in 2019.

Written as a love letter to Sheffield and the city’s iconic Park Hill Estate, Standing at the

Sky’s Edge is directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director, Robert Hastie, and features songs by the legendary Sheffield singer-songwriter, Richard Hawley. With a hilarious and gut-wrenching book by Sheffield playwright, Chris Bush, Standing at the Sky’s Edge charts the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades, navigating universal themes of love, loss and survival.

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