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Bradford In Gerry Cross the Mersey, Gerry and the Pacemakers perform their classic hits and recount tales from the Liverpool and Hamburg gig circuit in the 1960s. 21 Feb, King’s Hall (bradford-theatres.co.uk)

Warrington Sooty, Sweep and Soo will be spreading their mischief all across the stage, leaving Richard Cadell behind to clean up their mess in the family friendly Sooty Show. 21 Feb, Parr Hall (pyramidparrhall.com)

Sheffield Gaslight stars Kara Tointon on a mission to find an explanation for the disappearance of familiar objects, the mysterious footsteps overhead and the ghostly flickering of the living room gaslight. 20-25 Feb, Lyceum Theatre…

York The Jorvik Viking Festival is a week of Viking-based activities where 40,000 Nordic enthusiasts take to the streets of York to party like it’s 1008. 20-26 Feb, various locations (jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk)

Manchester OUTing the Past features talks and performances, covering design, music, photography and the history of LGBT+ activism, to mark LGBT History Month. 26 Feb, People’s History Museum (phm.org.uk)

Sale According to the late, great author Sir Terry Pratchett, Peter Knight can “spin the world on his bow.” He performs with his innovative folk trio Gigspanner. 24 Feb, Waterside Arts Centre (watersideartscentre.co.uk)

Huddersfield Arinzé Kene’s new play Good Dog chronicles growing up in a multi-cultural community and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control. 24 Feb, Lawrence Batley Theatre (thelbt.org)

Liverpool MOBO Award-winners Sons of Kemet kick off the Liverpool International Jazz Festival as the mix of international headliners, free shows and workshops returns to Merseyside for the fifth year. 23-26 Feb, Liverpool Hope University…

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