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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Epstein Theatre auditorium and stage

Lifting the Curtain at The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

March 22, 2015 Comments Off on Lifting the Curtain at The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Theatres are all about secrets. They may open their foyers and welcome you in but the heart of each building stays hidden – a world of darkness and silence and stealth.

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Pease Pudding

Pease Pudding: a Northern delicacy

March 22, 2015 Comments Off on Pease Pudding: a Northern delicacy

Pease pudding hot, pease pudding cold,

Pease pudding in the pot nine days old,

Some like it hot, some like it cold,

Some like it in the pot nine days old.

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Dave Haslam

Dave Haslam on the Haçienda, Morrissey and Manchester

March 22, 2015 Comments Off on Dave Haslam on the Haçienda, Morrissey and Manchester

Karen Connolly shares a brew with Dave Haslam in his favourite ‘secret’ cafe, Fig + Sparrow on Manchester’s Oldham Street.

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Mermaid

Re-imagining a classic: Polly Teale talks about Mermaid

March 22, 2015 Comments Off on Re-imagining a classic: Polly Teale talks about Mermaid

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to Shared Experience’s artistic director Polly Teale about adapting and directing Mermaid.

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Maxine Peake in Hamlet film

Film Review: Maxine Peake as Hamlet

March 21, 2015 Comments Off on Film Review: Maxine Peake as Hamlet

One of the hottest theatre tickets of the last few years has been Maxine Peake as Hamlet at Manchester’s Royal Exchange.

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Gianni Schicchi

Opera North, Mozart and a dime store Elvis

March 19, 2015 Comments Off on Opera North, Mozart and a dime store Elvis

With a spring in my step, I set out for the opera and a spot of entente cordiale.

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John Cooper Clarke by Chris Payne

John Cooper Clarke: the Bard of Salford talks to Northern Soul

March 19, 2015 Comments Off on John Cooper Clarke: the Bard of Salford talks to Northern Soul

Not content with the success of his critically acclaimed UK tour of 2014, Dr John Cooper Clarke is back in his home town this weekend.

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Ellen Kent

Madama Opera: Ellen Kent talks to Northern Soul

March 19, 2015 Comments Off on Madama Opera: Ellen Kent talks to Northern Soul

March is turning out to be a glorious abundance for opera-goers in Manchester.

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The Botanist, Leeds

Win a meal for two at The Botanist, Leeds

March 19, 2015 Comments Off on Win a meal for two at The Botanist, Leeds

WIN A MEAL FOR TWO AND A BOTTLE OF WINE AT THE BOTANIST IN LEEDS

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Sir Mark close up with the Halle in background.

Hurrah for the Hallé: Sir Mark Elder talks to Northern Soul

March 17, 2015 Comments Off on Hurrah for the Hallé: Sir Mark Elder talks to Northern Soul

Sir Mark Elder, music director of Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra, talks to Northern Soul’s Alfred Searls about the Hallé’s Shostakovich season. 

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