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Harriet Harman, Manchester International Festival

Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival

October 21, 2017 No Comments

What do breakfast kippers, a curry and a book about law all have in common?

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Edward And Eliza and the Smashing of the Van, Hope Mill Theatre

Review: Edward And Eliza and the Smashing of the Van, Hope Mill Theatre

October 11, 2017 No Comments

Written by Rochdale-born Eileen Murphy to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the real events around the public hanging of the so-called ‘Manchester Martyrs’, this touring play from a new Rochdale-based company manages with surprising success to humanise what Murphy rightly characterises as “a huge, tragic and complicated event” whereby the struggle for Irish independence from the British Empire was played out in an English city, with consequences both national and international.

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Blade Runner 2049

Film Review: Blade Runner 2049

October 8, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review: Blade Runner 2049

No-one would have been surprised if the Blade Runner sequel had been a wash-out.

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Mark Thomas

Review: Mark Thomas, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Mark Thomas, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Back at the start of this year, Northern Soul asked Mark Thomas what sort of form his next touring show might take, to which he replied: “Who knows! I tell you what – if you know, let me know.”

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Bi-polar unicorns and claustrophobic clowns: Northern Soul attends Thought Bubble in Leeds

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Bi-polar unicorns and claustrophobic clowns: Northern Soul attends Thought Bubble in Leeds

Picture this. It’s your first day at a new school. You’re a bit scared but you have an imagination the size of a meteor and loads of great ideas to make and draw worlds you want to share with your new pals.

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Film Review – Kingsman: The Golden Circle

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review – Kingsman: The Golden Circle

After the roaring success of Kingsman: The Secret Service back in 2015, director Matthew Vaughn set himself quite the challenge in creating a sequel.

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All Or Nothing The Mod Musical

Review: All or Nothing, Storyhouse, Chester

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: All or Nothing, Storyhouse, Chester

Actors have a thing where, when they go to audition for a TV ad, they walk into the waiting room and find 20 people sitting there who look exactly like them.

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Suzanne Vega, The Bridgewater Hall

Left of Center? No, bang on target. Northern Soul sees Suzanne Vega in Manchester

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Left of Center? No, bang on target. Northern Soul sees Suzanne Vega in Manchester

It’s been a fair few years since Suzanne Vega last played a live concert in Manchester, but last week saw her triumphant return at the stunning Bridgewater Hall.

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Review: People, Places & Things, HOME, Manchester

October 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: People, Places & Things, HOME, Manchester

First off, it should probably be acknowledged that there are noticeable similarities between this rather brilliant production and the National Theatre’s The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.

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BBC Philharmonic

Review: BBC Philharmonic, Mahler – Symphony No. 3 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

September 26, 2017 Comments Off on Review: BBC Philharmonic, Mahler – Symphony No. 3 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

“You’re reviewing a classical music concert?”

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