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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Last-Days-of-Troy

The Last Days of Troy

May 19, 2014 Comments Off on The Last Days of Troy

Simon Armitage’s The Last Days of Troy at Manchester’s Royal Exchange is the stuff that dreams are made of.

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Money: The Game Show

May 17, 2014 Comments Off on Money: The Game Show

“Money is a game.”

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Chimp at Chester Zoo by Chris Payne

Chester Zoo: lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

May 17, 2014 Comments Off on Chester Zoo: lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Last time we visited Chester Zoo our boy was just that little bit too young to understand it.

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Brassed Off

Brassed Off at Bolton Octagon

May 17, 2014 Comments Off on Brassed Off at Bolton Octagon

Turning a much-loved film into a piece of theatre is always a risk.

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Thomas Truax at Sounds From The Other City Festival, Salford

Sounds From The Other City

May 16, 2014 Comments Off on Sounds From The Other City

Now in it’s ninth year, Sounds From The Other City celebrates all that’s new and experimental in music.

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Hope Place at Liverpool Everyman (c) Jonathan Keenan

Hope, heartache and, er, cats, on Hope Place at Liverpool Everyman

May 16, 2014 Comments Off on Hope, heartache and, er, cats, on Hope Place at Liverpool Everyman

Liverpool Everyman is so serious about its commitment to relevant new writing that artistic director Gemma Bodinetz considered Birkenhead-born writer Michael Wynne’s “story of myths, memories and family secrets” as the opening piece for the reborn theatre.

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La Boheme

La Bohème

May 15, 2014 Comments Off on La Bohème

Despite being an institutionalised bourgeois of many years standing, in my heart of hearts I am a bohemian.

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Festival No 6

Festival No.6 steps it up a gear

May 14, 2014 Comments Off on Festival No.6 steps it up a gear

Karen Connolly gets all giddy over the updated line-up at this year’s Festival No. 6. 

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Blues & Gospel Train Sister Rosetta Tharpe

The Blues and Gospel Tram

May 14, 2014 Comments Off on The Blues and Gospel Tram

These days the Blues is pretty much universally acknowledged as integral to the world’s music DNA. Even ad men get it.

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Brassed Off

John McArdle talks Brassed Off, Brookside and Billy Corkhill

May 14, 2014 Comments Off on John McArdle talks Brassed Off, Brookside and Billy Corkhill

Like many people, I spent my teenage years crushing on various people off the telly.

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