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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Hotel Football

Hotel Football: all to play for?

May 29, 2015 Comments Off on Hotel Football: all to play for?

Walking into Hotel Football, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped onto Wonder Woman’s island.

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Keeping it political in a play that knocks Thatcher

Review: Beating Berlusconi! at the Liverpool Everyman

May 29, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Beating Berlusconi! at the Liverpool Everyman

Ten years on from Liverpool FC winning the Champions League comes this timely revival of a ballsy play.

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John Kershaw

Facial Attraction – a beard-based dating app (yes, really)

May 29, 2015 Comments Off on Facial Attraction – a beard-based dating app (yes, really)

Transport yourself back through the mists of time. Way, way back, to October 2014, and picture this scene.

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Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne talks to Northern Soul

May 29, 2015 Comments Off on Matthew Bourne talks to Northern Soul

“Make sure you ask him about Swan Lake,” says my Editor ahead of my interview with choreographer Matthew Bourne. “I saw Swan Lake at the Palace Theatre in 1996 and was mesmerised.”

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Review: The Funfair, HOME, Manchester

May 27, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Funfair, HOME, Manchester

In any given situation, there’s a certain pressure and a weight of expectation that comes with being the first up to bat. In this instance, The Funfair is the first theatre production at HOME, Manchester’s shiny new arts venue.

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Constellations

Review: Constellations, Liverpool Playhouse

May 27, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Constellations, Liverpool Playhouse

Almost 20 years ago, Pulp released their career-defining album Different Class. Along with the Yanis Varoufakis-approved anthem Common People, it also featured a song called Something Changed. In the song, which is a delicate strum-a-long until some easy-listening strings send it soaring, St Jarvis of Intake ruminates on the temporal singularity around which a relationship was once conjured into existence.

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Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

Review: The Car Man, The Lowry

May 27, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Car Man, The Lowry

Dripping with sex and throbbing with violence, yet blessed with humour, The Car Man is far and away the most adults-only of Matthew Bourne’s many successful shows.

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The Northern Soul Podcast: Affairs

May 25, 2015 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: Affairs

Hurrah! It’s May’s Northern Soul Podcast.

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Don McLean

Don McLean talks to Northern Soul

May 24, 2015 Comments Off on Don McLean talks to Northern Soul

American Pie and Vincent are about as far as most Don McLean interviewers get.

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Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr on Manchester, architecture and his autobiography

May 23, 2015 Comments Off on Johnny Marr on Manchester, architecture and his autobiography

Of The Smiths’ many fine attributes, there’s one which sometimes tends to get overlooked: their strong sense of place.

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