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Set-Up shots showing The Snowman @ Birmingham Rep Theatre. (Taken 12-01-17) ©Tristram Kenton 01/17 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

Review: The Snowman, Manchester Opera House

November 11, 2017 No Comments

Clever intros aren’t really necessary here: Birmingham Rep’s production of The Snowman is a near-perfect festive family show.

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Review: The Greatest Play in the History of the World…, Royal Exchange, Manchester

November 11, 2017 No Comments

Julie Hesmondhalgh knows a fair bit about famous streets.

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Review: Uncle Vanya, HOME, Manchester

November 10, 2017 No Comments

You dream of this kind of night at the theatre, the kind of night where the magical formula of script, staging and performance puts you through the emotional mangle before imprinting itself forever upon your memory.

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Review: Cabaret, The Lowry, Salford

November 9, 2017 No Comments

The secret of good timing is comedy, as the saying doesn’t go.

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David Evans - Winter - (from the Mixed Winter Exhibition @ Colourfield Gallery)

Painting the North: Art Exhibitions in November

November 6, 2017 No Comments

Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, shares his round-up of must-see exhibitions in the North of England during November.

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Ash Howland Davenport - Dancers in Orange. Baronquilla Festival, Colombia.

Gallery: One foot in the cradle, M I L K at House of Blah Blah, Exchange House, Middlesbrough

November 6, 2017 No Comments

For the second show at House of Blah Blah, M I L K present One foot in the cradle, guest-curated by Ash Howland-Davenport and Matt Wilkinson.

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Comics Laureate appointment announced. Charlie Adlard, creator of The Walking Dead comics is announced as the new Comic Laureate at Kendal International Comic Arts Festival in Kendal. Friday 14th October 2016. HARRY ATKINSON

“DC or Marvel?” Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard talks to Northern Soul

November 1, 2017 Comments Off on “DC or Marvel?” Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard talks to Northern Soul

“Believe it or not, I’ve only ever watched up to season four of The Walking Dead,” Charlie Adlard admits to Northern Soul.

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Review: Hedda Gabler The Lowry, Salford

Review: Hedda Gabler, The Lowry, Salford

November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Hedda Gabler, The Lowry, Salford

Patrick Marber’s re-working of Hedda Gabler attracted rave reviews during its sold-out run at the National Theatre, but many of them centred around the performance of that version’s leading lady, Ruth Wilson.

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Review: BE//LONGING, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: BE//LONGING, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Manchester Theatre Award-winning collective Take Back Theatre, set up by actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, writer Rebekah (Becx) Harrison and visual artist Grant Archer in October 2015 as “an artistic response to the politics of austerity” has proved to be an astonishing Northern powerhouse of political theatre in its two years of life.

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Herman Yau

“I’m an opportunist.” Hong Kong film director Herman Yau talks to Northern Soul

October 31, 2017 Comments Off on “I’m an opportunist.” Hong Kong film director Herman Yau talks to Northern Soul

“It is a social medium that has artistry. And a means of powerful communication, too.”

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