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Sue Devaney, Sam Glen, Emily Stott and William Travis

Review: The Kitchen Sink, Oldham Coliseum

February 13, 2018 No Comments

Last Thursday I went to Bob Carlton’s funeral.

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Review: Will Varley, Club Academy, Manchester

February 8, 2018 No Comments

Few musicians can capture – and critique – what it means to be human as beautifully and articulately as folk singer-songwriter Will Varley.

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Film Review: The Post

February 7, 2018 No Comments

You may well blanch at the thought of yet another Hollywood ‘based on a true story’ film whose needle is stuck in the vinyl of JFK, LBJ, Vietnam, Watergate, Nixon etc etc – that endless broken record the Americans play while they gaze into the grubby bits of their political navels.

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Review: A Passage to India, Liverpool Playhouse

February 7, 2018 Comments Off on Review: A Passage to India, Liverpool Playhouse

To whom do we owe our loyalty?

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Review: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols

February 3, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols

Only one record mattered to me in 1977.

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Food Review: The White Hart, Lydgate

February 3, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: The White Hart, Lydgate

Come and eat at the top o’ hill, they said.

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Review: Break in Transmission, The Holden Gallery, Manchester

February 1, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Break in Transmission, The Holden Gallery, Manchester

Curator Steven Gartside describes Break in Transmission, the current exhibition at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Holden Gallery, as “the pleasures and pitfalls of language, communication and meaning”.

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Review: The ToyBoy Diaries, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

January 27, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The ToyBoy Diaries, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Despite the team behind Hope Mill winning twice at last year’s Northern Soul Awards (Small Theatre of the Year and Fringe Production of the Year), I’d still not visited this Manchester theatre. It was time to put that right.

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Review: Shrek The Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

January 19, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Shrek The Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

For me, musical theatre is what chocolate is to other people: a guaranteed pick-me-up.

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Review: The Manchester Project, HOME, Manchester

January 16, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Manchester Project, HOME, Manchester

This is the sort of piece for which the word ‘vignette’ was invented.

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