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Helens kitchen, Bury Market

Review: Helen’s Kitchen, Bury Market

March 21, 2017 No Comments

As a coeliac, nipping to a café for a bit of lunch is something I don’t get to do very often. 

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Theatre Review: Bat out of Hell, Manchester Opera House

March 17, 2017 No Comments

Part of the strange charm of the original Bat Out Of Hell recording has always been that it was unashamedly grandiose and knowingly absurd, and that, lyrically and presentation-wise, it was also pretty funny.

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Film Review: The Love Witch

March 17, 2017 No Comments

The Love Witch is a genuinely remarkable film.

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Review: Paul Auster’s City of Glass, HOME, Manchester

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Paul Auster’s City of Glass, HOME, Manchester

No matter how old we get, there’s something about public nudity that can still shock and amuse.

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Review: Pygmalion, Liverpool Playhouse

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Pygmalion, Liverpool Playhouse

Take some raw material. Manipulate it, reshape it. Then stand back and consider what you’ve made.

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Review: Meat Pie, Sausage Roll, Oldham Coliseum

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Meat Pie, Sausage Roll, Oldham Coliseum

Anyone who knows me should be well aware that pretty much the extent of my interest, let alone prowess, in sport consists of being South London triple jump champion for about five minutes when I was 10-years-old.

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Review: Escaped Alone, The Lowry, Salford

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Escaped Alone, The Lowry, Salford

At just 50 minutes long, Caryl Churchill’s new one-act play Escaped Alone nevertheless manages to go on a bit. It’s a snapshot of innocuous little lives and the darkness which can lurk at their edges, but in the final analysis, it doesn’t have all that much of real interest to say.

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Yard & Coop, Manchester

Review: Yard & Coop, Northern Quarter, Manchester

March 4, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Yard & Coop, Northern Quarter, Manchester

For a vegetarian, the self-proclaimed ‘home of buttermilk fried chicken’ might seem like a peculiar restaurant choice.

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Ashes, The Octagon Theatre, image by Jonathan Keenan

Review: Ashes, Bolton Octagon

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Ashes, Bolton Octagon

One look at Ciaran Bagnall’s marvellously monumental set and we’re back in the 1970s, a world of white surfaces, chrome, and chunky design.

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Cyrano, West Yorkshire Playhouse

Review: Cyrano, Northern Broadsides, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Cyrano, Northern Broadsides, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Cyrano de Bergerac had a very big nose. So big in fact that Edmund Rostand immortalised it in his 1897 comic masterpiece, written almost 250 years after his eponymous hero’s death.

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