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Leeds

Berwick Kaler returns for his fortieth panto, appropriately named The Grand Old Dame of York.

13 Dec-2 Feb, Theatre Royal (yorktheatreroyal.co.uk) 

Manchester

A festive tradition in the making, the Macabees’ Orlando Weeks revisits his debut book The Gritterman and its companion album with a live concert performance. Joined by Paul Whitehouse as The Gritterman, Weeks will recreate the album with the backing of a full band and choir.

12 Dec, Albert Hall (alberthallmanchester.com)

Saltaire

Local band Glass Mountain will play at a new venue. Their live music will be accompanied by a 3D projected film and there’ll be support from two other Yorkshire bands, Talkboy and Lelo. 

13 Dec, Salt Beer Factory (glassmountainband.com) 

Manchester

One of the UK’s most successful heavy metal exports, quintet Bury Tomorrow* play tracks from their latest album Black Flame.

14 Dec, O2 Ritz (bury-tomorrow.com)

Leeds

Set in ancient ruins the Enchanted Nutcracker Extravaganza features live brass bands pitting chart music against Xmas anthems, a dance performance, acrobatics, street food, mulled wine and more.

14-16 Dec, Kirkstall Abbey (sneakyexperience.co.uk)

Doncaster

Join the most skilled archer in the land with the adventurous heroine Maid Marion as they rescue the babes and outwit the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham in this year’s panto Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood.

Until 31 Dec, Cast (castindoncaster.com) 

Lancaster

The 1947 version of Miracle On 34th Street will be screened at 2pm and seasonal songs will be performed in the interval by Helen Longworth, who is also appearing in The Dukes’ production of Peter Pan, accompanied by Fred Binley.

10 Dec, The Dukes (dukes-lancaster.org)

Leeds

The Lost Present is an interactive treasure hunt for all ages, unfolding throughout the city centre of Leeds. This unique live experience is presented by theatre company Riptide.

10-16 Dec, city centre (theriptide.co.uk)

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