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Murder, Margaret and Me, York Theatre Royal

Writer Philip Meeks talks about Miss Marple and adapting horror for the stage

February 25, 2017 No Comments

In the early 1960s, two national treasures were the creative forces behind one of British cinema’s most successful franchises: the Miss Marple movies.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Review: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, The Lowry, Salford

February 24, 2017 No Comments

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show might be named exclusively after Eric Carle’s globally-famous ravenous insect, but is in fact an hour-long romp through a wider slice of the author’s imagination.

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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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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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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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Mind on the Run -The Basil Kirchin Story (c) Anna Bean

Mind on the Run: The Basil Kirchin Story, Hull 2017, Capital of Culture

February 17, 2017 No Comments

Standing on Sydney Harbour at the dawn of the 1960s, Basil Kirchin experienced a tragic, life-changing epiphany.

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Getting ready for rep with Liverpool Everyman

February 14, 2017 No Comments

There’s an unmistakeable air of expectation at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre these days.

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THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA

Review: The House of Bernarda Alba, Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The House of Bernarda Alba, Royal Exchange, Manchester

“It’s Middlemarch gone mad,” I heard someone say in the interval.

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