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Things to do next week

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Scarborough

OperaUpClose presents Puccini’s La Bohème, following the romance between aspiring novelist Rodolfo and immigrant cleaner Mimi, as his friends flirt, fight and struggle to make ends meet around him.

8-9 March, Stephen Joseph Theatre (sjt.uk.com) 

Liverpool

A stranger in town, a bounty hunter, a widow and a dysfunctional sheriff discover their fates are intertwined as they seek to escape their past lives and a lawless town in Western drama The Barn Swallows.

6-9 March, Hope Street Theatre (hopestreettheatre.com) 

Manchester

Twenty One Pilots, the musical duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun from Columbus, Ohio, continue their world Bandito Tour promoting their album Trench. 

5 March, Arena (twentyonepilots.com)

Wakefield

Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things is a major exhibition of more than 50 works from the ceramicist. Her work will be shown alongside a selection of objects from across the globe, spanning 3,000 years, selected by Odundo.

Until 2 June, Hepworth Wakefield (hepworthwakefield.org)

Hull

Princess and the Hustler follows a 10 year old with a plan to win the Weston-super-Mare Beauty Contest. In 1963 Bristol, set against the Black British Civil Rights movement, Princess finds out what it really means to be black and beautiful.

5-16 March, Hull Truck Theatre (hulltruck.co.uk) 

Lancaster

Shakespeare travels forward in time with Northern Broadsides, whose production of Much Ado About Nothing is set at the end of the Second World War, when returning soldiers swap the booming battlefield for a landscape of love, masked balls and much-needed laughter.

5-9 March, the Dukes (dukes-lancaster.org)

Leeds

With a young company of actors and a female in the leading role, Amy Leach’s production of Hamlet breathes fresh life into Shakespeare’s classic revenge play. 

1-30 March, Leeds Playhouse (leedsplayhouse.org.uk) 

York

Putting his own familiarity with isolation under the microscope, comic Rob Auton brings his critical hit The Talk Show to his home town as part of his biggest nationwide tour to date.

9 March, the Basement (robauton.co.uk) 

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