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Laura Main as Princess Fiona and Steffan Harri as Shrek. Shrek the Musical. Credit Helen Maybanks

Review: Shrek The Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

January 19, 2018 No Comments

For me, musical theatre is what chocolate is to other people: a guaranteed pick me up.

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Review: The Manchester Project, HOME, Manchester

January 16, 2018 No Comments

This is the sort of piece for which the word ‘vignette’ was invented.

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The cast of ELF The Musical 2017. Credit: James Everett Photography

Fancy a festive show? Look no further than our Christmas theatre round-up

December 19, 2017 Comments Off on Fancy a festive show? Look no further than our Christmas theatre round-up

It’s been a busy – and chilly – December at Northern Soul Towers. In the name of Christmas, our writers have travelled across the North of England to review the best of yuletide theatre.

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Review: The Book of Dragons, York Theatre Royal

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Book of Dragons, York Theatre Royal

Expectation is all, that’s why we buy tickets.

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AJ Powell and Ensemble - Jack & the Beanstalk. Photography by Anthony Robling

Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, York Theatre Royal

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, York Theatre Royal

As Christmassy experiences go, there’s none Christmassier.

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Review: Hot Brown Honey, HOME, Manchester

December 17, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Hot Brown Honey, HOME, Manchester

I love Christmas but, even as a self-confessed fan-girl of all things yuletide, I need a break from the host of festive shows currently doing the rounds.

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Review: Dick Whittington, Manchester Opera House

December 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Dick Whittington, Manchester Opera House

When I announced to the folks at Northern Soul Towers that I’d never been to a pantomime, they looked at me like I had two heads.

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Review: Baskerville, Liverpool Playhouse

December 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Baskerville, Liverpool Playhouse

Every generation, it seems, has its own Sherlock Holmes.

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Review: The Secret Seven, Storyhouse, Chester

December 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Secret Seven, Storyhouse, Chester

Somewhat surprisingly, this is the first time the estate of Enid Blyton has authorised an adaptation of the very English adventures of The Secret Seven.

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Review: A Christmas Carol, Bolton Octagon

December 12, 2017 Comments Off on Review: A Christmas Carol, Bolton Octagon

Knowledge is a burden, don’t you find?

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