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Snow Day by Paul Hunter

The Northern Soul Christmas Poem: Snow Day

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Christmas Poem: Snow Day

It’s nearly Christmas…and to celebrate Northern Soul‘s Poetry Correspondent Wendy Pratt has written another stunning poem in response to our North Yorkshire Photographer’s Snow Day image.

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Waiting for Godot, Stephen Joseph Theatre

Review: Waiting for Godot, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

November 28, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Waiting for Godot, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

This is the first time that I’ve awarded all five of my closely guarded stars to a production.

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Goth Weekend

Review: Goth Weekend, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

September 26, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Goth Weekend, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

There’s always something a bit weird about watching a play set in your home town, including an emotional response somewhere between pride and embarrassment when you hear the characters speak about the places that exist in real life.

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A Brief History of Women, Stephen Joseph Theatre,© Tony Bartholomew

Review: A Brief History of Women, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Review: A Brief History of Women, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

“This is the first time that I’ve written a play with a house as the central character,” says Alan Ayckbourn of his new comedy, A Brief History of Women.

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Review: Di and Viv and Rose, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

August 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Di and Viv and Rose, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

The simple, yet complicated relationships of women are often overlooked in theatre, unless it’s to make some sort of point, or a political score.

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Review: Taking Steps, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

July 28, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Taking Steps, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

I’ve never been a fan of farce. In my head, farce equates to pouty-lipped Ooooooooh Vicar quips, buxom women ‘accidentally’ losing their clothes and a great deal of cringe-worthy sexual innuendo.

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John Rylands Library by Chris Payne

Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2016

January 13, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2016

There’s little doubt that 2016 was tumultuous, what with Brexit, Trump and the passing of all those lovely celebs. But it was also a cracking year for literature. 

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Review: When We Are Married, York Theatre Royal

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on Review: When We Are Married, York Theatre Royal

When you’re born and bred Yorkshire, there’s something very satisfying about watching a play where the characters have strong Yorkshire accents.

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Poet Lemn Sissay talks to Northern Soul

July 25, 2016 Comments Off on Poet Lemn Sissay talks to Northern Soul

‘We have to shout poetry from the rooftops, revolution is in poetry.’

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Winter walk by Paul Hunter

The Weight of Snow

December 16, 2015 Comments Off on The Weight of Snow
It’s nearly Christmas….and to celebrate Northern Soul‘s Poetry Correspondent Wendy Pratt has written a beautiful poem in response to our North Yorkshire Photographer’s Winter Walk image, taken between Stokesley and Great Ayton, North Yorks. Many thanks to Wendy and Paul Hunter for such lovely words and pictures.
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