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Sarah Bird & Rowan Hoban, Just So 2014

Wild Rumpus: doing things differently on the festival scene

April 19, 2017 Comments Off on Wild Rumpus: doing things differently on the festival scene

Sarah Bird, co-director of festival producer Wild Rumpus, shares the philosophy behind seven Northern festivals and how they are doing things differently through collaboration.

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Manchester International Festival

What is the City but the People? Manchester International Festival 2017

March 17, 2017 Comments Off on What is the City but the People? Manchester International Festival 2017

Google maps does not recognise Mayfield. According to the internet, the abandoned railway depot near Piccadilly station doesn’t exist.

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Russell Richardson as Gandalf

Review: The Hobbit, Williamson Park, Lancaster

July 19, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Hobbit, Williamson Park, Lancaster

I never did read The Hobbit. Our village library had a copy but getting hold of it was about as easy as, well, stealing dragon’s treasure.

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Die Walküre

Review: Die Walkure at The Lowry and Wether at HOME, Manchester

July 5, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Die Walkure at The Lowry and Wether at HOME, Manchester

As you can imagine, there’s been a right old ding-dong here in the offices of OperaWatch at Northern Soul Towers.

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Rehearsal The Might Walzer Elliot Levey (Oliver Walzer) photo Jonathan Keenan

Preview: we talk to Howard Jacobson and the team behind The Mighty Walzer

July 5, 2016 Comments Off on Preview: we talk to Howard Jacobson and the team behind The Mighty Walzer

“Why it was that every Jewish boy growing up in Manchester in the 50s played table tennis with some degree of competence I can’t explain,” observes award-winning comic writer Howard Jacobson.

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Bird

Review: Bird, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Bird, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Katherine Chandler’s coming-of-age tale was the winner of a Judges’ Award in the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.

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HOME

Walter Meierjohann, director of theatre at HOME, writes for Northern Soul

April 22, 2016 Comments Off on Walter Meierjohann, director of theatre at HOME, writes for Northern Soul

Walter Meierjohann, Artistic Director of Theatre at HOME, writes exclusively for Northern Soul about the Manchester arts centre’s Summer theatre programme.

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The Possible Impossible House

Review: The Possible Impossible House, Unity Theatre, Liverpool

April 15, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Possible Impossible House, Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Here’s a secret I never thought I’d share.

I’m just not that into Alice in Wonderland.

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JB Shorts False Prophet

Review: JB Shorts, Manchester

April 15, 2016 Comments Off on Review: JB Shorts, Manchester

Having reached their 15th event with this collection, Reallife Theatre Company, the organisers of JB Shorts, are patently enthusiasts for the ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ philosophy.

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The Herbal Bed

Review: The Herbal Bed, The Lowry, Salford

April 7, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Herbal Bed, The Lowry, Salford

As the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death draws closer (April 23 in case you didn’t know), every theatre in the land is doing its utmost to find a different angle with which to pay homage to the great wordsmith.

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