Northern Soul

Author: Chris Wallis

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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The Chef Show, Oldham Library

Review: The Chef Show, Oldham Library

February 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Chef Show, Oldham Library

Curry is in crisis.

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Gaslight, Oldham Coliseum

Review: Gaslight, Oldham Coliseum

February 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Gaslight, Oldham Coliseum

Gaslight, the classic Victorian thriller, was written in 1938 by Patrick Hamilton. It made him rich.

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Review: Rudy’s Pizza, Ancoats, Manchester

December 24, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Rudy’s Pizza, Ancoats, Manchester

As an ex-hippy, I found style guru Peter York’s Hipster Handbook on BBC4 a blast from the past. The similarities are remarkable. None of us considered ourselves hippies, though we undoubtedly were, and none of the people he interviewed would admit to being Hipsters, despite the beards.

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Review: A Christmas Carol, Oldham Library

December 24, 2016 Comments Off on Review: A Christmas Carol, Oldham Library

Suranne Jones, Sarah Lancashire and Jane Danson – all successful Northern actors and all alumni of Oldham Theatre Workshop.

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Azuma

Review: Azuma Restaurant, Manchester

December 24, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Azuma Restaurant, Manchester

Manchester is famous for its Chinese restaurants. So why are they so hit and miss? 

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