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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Funny Girl image by Johan Persson

Review: Funny Girl, Palace Theatre, Manchester

February 23, 2017 No Comments

I’ve been a huge fan of Sheridan Smith since her days in Runcorn-based sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.

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Review: Fiddler on the Roof, Liverpool Everyman

February 23, 2017 No Comments

It is perhaps appropriate that the Liverpool Everyman’s first rep company in 25 years should open their inaugural production with a rousing song called Tradition.

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Win tickets to Girl Gang Manchester’s immersive screening of Bridesmaids

February 22, 2017 Comments Off on Win tickets to Girl Gang Manchester’s immersive screening of Bridesmaids

Win tickets to Girl Gang Manchester’s immersive screening of Bridesmaids

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Review: I Was A Wife, The Dukes, Lancaster

February 22, 2017 No Comments

The last time I saw Polly Lister on stage, she was on her way to winning a 2015 UK Theatre award for best performance in a play.

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Count Arthur Strong

Count Arthur Strong: Steve Delaney talks pantomimes, pensioners and The Sound of Mucus

February 20, 2017 No Comments

In this age of The X Factor, The Voice and Britain’s Got Talent, it’s entirely possible to become famous overnight.

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From a Dark Place book launch, image by Kerry Hargreaves

Review: From a Dark Place: How a Family Coped with Drug Addiction, Albert Square Chop House, Manchester

February 20, 2017 No Comments

Sitting in the dimly lit bar of Manchester’s Albert Square Chop House – nursing what can only be described as the world’s biggest (and most expensive at £6) gin and tonic – I wait for the launch of From a Dark Place: How A Family Coped with Drug Addiction to begin.

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Win tickets to Angel of the House, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

February 20, 2017 Comments Off on Win tickets to Angel of the House, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

WIN TICKETS TO ANGEL OF THE HOUSE AT HOPE MILL THEATRE, MANCHESTER

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Sweets, Bury Market by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Sweets, Glorious Sweets at Bury Market

February 20, 2017 No Comments

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer Chris Payne takes a trip round Bury Market and snaps gorgeous images of delectable sweet treats.

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Something Better: comedian Josie Long talks to Northern Soul

February 20, 2017 Comments Off on Something Better: comedian Josie Long talks to Northern Soul

During the early 1940s, America folk singer Woody Guthrie had a stark message emblazoned upon his guitar: ‘This machine kills fascists‘.

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Photo Gallery: The Angel of the North and Tyne Bridge

February 19, 2017 No Comments

Northern Soul‘s North East Photographer Phil Pounder captures stunning images of iconic North East scenery, The Angel of the North and the Tyne Bridge.

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