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RET The Almighty Sometimes - Julie Hesmondhalgh (Renee) & Norah Lopez Holden (Anna) - Image Manuel Harlan

Review: The Almighty Sometimes, Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 16, 2018 No Comments

Every so often, a piece of theatre comes along that leaves you astounded.

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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: 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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Johanne Murdock in The ToyBoy Diaries at Hope Mill Theatre 2. Credit Anthony Robling

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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The cast of ELF The Musical 2017. Credit: James Everett Photography

Fancy a festive show? Look no further than our Christmas theatre round-up

December 19, 2017 Comments Off on Fancy a festive show? Look no further than our Christmas theatre round-up

It’s been a busy – and chilly – December at Northern Soul Towers. In the name of Christmas, our writers have travelled across the North of England to review the best of yuletide theatre.

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Review: The Book of Dragons, York Theatre Royal

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Book of Dragons, York Theatre Royal

Expectation is all, that’s why we buy tickets.

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Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, York Theatre Royal

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, York Theatre Royal

As Christmassy experiences go, there’s none Christmassier.

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Review: Hot Brown Honey, HOME, Manchester

December 17, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Hot Brown Honey, HOME, Manchester

I love Christmas but, even as a self-confessed fan-girl of all things yuletide, I need a break from the host of festive shows currently doing the rounds.

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