Northern Soul

Author: Fran Yeoman

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 Comments Off on Review: The Snowman, Manchester Opera House

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: 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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Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure

Review: Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure, Manchester Arena

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure, Manchester Arena

When a two-year-old has to be hauled out of a venue screaming “I want it again”, you would generally chalk that one up as a hit.

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Review: The Tiger Who Came to Tea, The Lowry, Salford

July 28, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Tiger Who Came to Tea, The Lowry, Salford

It was as the on-stage doorbell rang for the fourth time that my two-year-old daughter, atop my knee in the semi-dark of The Lowry’s Lyric Theatre, turned to me with a mixture of optimism and desperation to query: “The tiger come now?”

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George Caple, Zelina Rebeiro & Elliott Kingsley in Romeo & Juliet, photo by Gary Calton

Review: Romeo and Juliet, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

June 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Romeo and Juliet, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

For the final show of the five productions in its revival season, the Liverpool Everyman Company has played it safe with Romeo and Juliet. Except that it hasn’t, quite,

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

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

February 24, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, The Lowry, Salford

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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Fiddler on the Roof_Patrick Brennan_by Stephen Vaughan

Review: Fiddler on the Roof, Liverpool Everyman

February 23, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Fiddler on the Roof, Liverpool Everyman

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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