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Writer Philip Meeks talks about Miss Marple and adapting horror for the stage

February 25, 2017 No Comments

In the early 1960s, two national treasures were the creative forces behind one of British cinema’s most successful franchises: the Miss Marple movies.

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Stage Around set to build 360-degree theatre in Liverpool regeneration project

February 7, 2017 Comments Off on Stage Around set to build 360-degree theatre in Liverpool regeneration project

Liverpool is to become home to the UK’s first revolving 360-degree Stage-Around Theatre as part of a multi-million pound programme to attract creative businesses to the Ten Streets district regeneration project.

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Playwright and songwriter Lizzie Nunnery talks to Northern Soul

February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Playwright and songwriter Lizzie Nunnery talks to Northern Soul

Inspired by stories of her grandfather’s time in the Navy during World War Two and other tales from naval veterans, Narvik, the new play with songs produced by Manchester-based theatre company Box of Tricks, is just one of a whole host of projects this year penned by the award-winning Liverpool-based playwright and songwriter Lizzie Nunnery.

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Review: Narvik, HOME, Manchester

February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Narvik, HOME, Manchester

“This is a basement, a ship, an attic room, the coast of Norway, the Arctic…water is on the ground.”

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Emma Beattie (Judy), Scott Reid (Christopher Boone) NT Curious Incident Tour 2017. Photo by BrinkhoffM+Âgenburg

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Lowry, Salford

January 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Lowry, Salford

Over the past few years, The Lowry has become the spiritual home of this fiendishly clever and entertaining adaptation by Stockport-born writer Simon Stephens of Mark Haddon’s best-selling book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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Eliza Collins & Scott Reid (Christopher Boone) NT Curious Incident Tour 2017. Photo by BrinkhoffM+Âgenburg

Playwright Simon Stephens talks about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

January 25, 2017 Comments Off on Playwright Simon Stephens talks about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Manchester and the North have always had a close relationship with the National Theatre’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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RSC director Christopher Luscombe talks to Northern Soul

November 25, 2016 Comments Off on RSC director Christopher Luscombe talks to Northern Soul

When the Royal Shakespeare Company’s pairing of Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (also known as Love’s Labour’s Won) arrives at Manchester Opera House, director Christopher Luscombe is hopeful that not only will there be a repeat of the Chichester Festival success but also his directorial triumph at the same venue recently with the rather different Rocky Horror Show.

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Review: Ghosts, HOME, Manchester

November 25, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Ghosts, HOME, Manchester

Where else but Manchester’s HOME would you be able to watch Jim Jarmusch’s thrilling documentary on The Stooges, one of the most significant and visceral bands in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, then enjoy a couple of refreshing adult beverages with friends before attending a brand new and startlingly in-your-face version of European theatrical classic Ghosts?

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The Small Glories talk folk music with Northern Soul

November 15, 2016 Comments Off on The Small Glories talk folk music with Northern Soul

There are nearly as many ways for a group to get together as there are groups of people making music.

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Review: JB Shorts, Manchester

November 5, 2016 Comments Off on Review: JB Shorts, Manchester

JB Shorts’ hugely popular formula of ‘six 15-minute plays by top TV writers’ has been attracting thousands of Manchester theatregoers to the basement of Joshua Brooks since 2009.

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