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Blond Bombshells of 1943, Oldham Coliseum

April 18, 2013 Comments Off on Blond Bombshells of 1943, Oldham Coliseum

Blonde Bombshells of 1943 taps into the nostalgia for the Second World War with its lively and upbeat production at the newly refurbished Oldham Coliseum.

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Rutherford & Son at The Lowry, Salford

April 17, 2013 Comments Off on Rutherford & Son at The Lowry, Salford

It’s hard to be critical of a play that includes the phrase “nobbut a lad” four glorious times.

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Twelfth Night at The Lowry

April 13, 2013 Comments Off on Twelfth Night at The Lowry

It begins with the iconic soliloquy “If music be the food of love, play on.”

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Ricky Champ as Josef The Fool (left) and Ony Uhiara as Lizaveta in CANNIBALS by Rory Mullarkey (Royal Exchange Theatre until 27 April). Photo - Jonathan Keenan

Cannibals at the Royal Exchange

April 9, 2013 Comments Off on Cannibals at the Royal Exchange

Theatre reviewing is an odd job. For the most part, you are asked to form a response to a play within a matter of hours, leaving little time to ponder the whys and wherefores.

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Richard Alston Dance Company at The Lowry

March 28, 2013 Comments Off on Richard Alston Dance Company at The Lowry

Salford has a world-class venue for touring shows. The Lowry has seen some of the most spectacular performances – sometimes on the same evening – from across the globe due to its capacity to house three touring productions in three separate spaces on any one night.

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The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari at the RNCM

March 27, 2013 Comments Off on The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari at the RNCM

In 1895, the Lumière brothers developed the world’s first commercially successful movie projection system, the cinématographe.

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Othello at the John Thaw Theatre

March 27, 2013 Comments Off on Othello at the John Thaw Theatre

The John Thaw Theatre in Manchester University’s quadrangle is a hidden gem. Earlier this week, Black Box Theatre Company performed at the theatre with their innovative adaptation of Othello, set in the First World War.

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Beyond the 4th Wall

Beyond the 4th Wall

March 26, 2013 Comments Off on Beyond the 4th Wall

Dignity, independence, beauty. These are simple words which convey complex ideals. Yet many of us are guilty of taking these concepts for granted; sometimes we need reminding what it is to be to be this lucky.

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