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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Early One Morning, Octagon Theatre Bolton

Review: Early One Morning at the Bolton Octagon

October 20, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Early One Morning at the Bolton Octagon

Early One Morning. It sounds like the opening of a folk song and, as is often the case in folk songs, there is a truth to be told; storytelling passed from generation to generation which celebrates love and makes sense of what is often a cruel world.

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Steve Barker: Thirty Years On The Wire

October 17, 2014 Comments Off on Steve Barker: Thirty Years On The Wire

John Peel was the king of alternative music on BBC Radio One. But BBC Radio Lancashire‘s On The Wire team has been dedicated to playing some equally challenging tunes for 30 years.

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Kay Mellor

Kay Mellor at the Manchester Literature Festival

October 17, 2014 Comments Off on Kay Mellor at the Manchester Literature Festival

Kay Mellor is one of the UK’s most prolific and successful TV dramatists.

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antigone

A Modern Day Antigone by Pilot Theatre

October 16, 2014 Comments Off on A Modern Day Antigone by Pilot Theatre

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to Pilot Theatre’s artistic director Marcus Romer about the company’s contemporary take on Sophocles’ Greek classic, Antigone.

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Over the Rainbow: The Eva Cassidy Story

October 16, 2014 Comments Off on Over the Rainbow: The Eva Cassidy Story

At the time of her death, Eva Cassidy was unknown outside her home town of Washington, DC.

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Bernard Sumner

Bernard Sumner talks to Northern Soul

October 13, 2014 Comments Off on Bernard Sumner talks to Northern Soul

It’s a sunny Autumn afternoon out on the terrace bar at The Lowry in Salford and Bernard Sumner is explaining how he came to write his autobiography.

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Jonathan Goddard as Dracula, Mark Bruce Company 2013 photo by Colin Hawkins 1

Dracula: Northern Soul gets its teeth into Mark Bruce’s production

October 13, 2014 Comments Off on Dracula: Northern Soul gets its teeth into Mark Bruce’s production

Ask anyone for the first name of the choreographer and it’s pot luck whether they say “Christopher” or “Mark”. For the latter, dance runs in his blood but his father’s legacy has never cast a shadow over his work.

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo & Juliet: Northern Soul’s competition winner writes her review

October 13, 2014 Comments Off on Romeo & Juliet: Northern Soul’s competition winner writes her review

Isabel Webb was the winner of Northern Soul and HOME‘s young theatre reviewer competition. Here the 17-year-old student from Manchester High School for Girls reviews HOME’s production of Romeo & Juliet – and chats to the two actors playing the lead roles.

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John Grant performing with the BBC Philharmonic at Media City, Salford

John Grant with the BBC Philharmonic

October 13, 2014 Comments Off on John Grant with the BBC Philharmonic

Okay. So I only just got John Grant last week. I’d seen his name around but never listened to his stuff. I’m an idiot.

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Joe McElderry

Joe McElderry talks to Northern Soul about life after The X Factor

October 13, 2014 Comments Off on Joe McElderry talks to Northern Soul about life after The X Factor

For some X Factor winners it is a swift return to pub gigs. For others like Joe McElderry it leads to gold records and gigs at decent-sized venues.

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