Monthly Archives: April 2016
God knows how much time has passed since I last saw a gooseberry. It seems to me that nations have risen, civilisations have collapsed and entire continents have drifted apart since I last set eyes on any of those translucent little fellows in their furry phlegm-coloured jackets.Read the full story..
It’s tough times for the arts. Even in the best of economic climates, setting up your own producing theatre is no mean task. Dozens of different elements have to slot into place but, sometimes, a project feels like it’s meant to come together.Read the full story..
Walter Meierjohann, Artistic Director of Theatre at HOME, writes exclusively for Northern Soul about the Manchester arts centre’s Summer theatre programme.Read the full story..
Transform started life back in 2011 with a bold objective: to re-imagine what theatre can look like, what it can do and to ‘reflect the socially conscious and radical North’.Read the full story..
Do you ever feel frustrated that all Mother’s Day cards say Mum instead of Mam? Or annoyed that your flatmates don’t know what you mean when you say “Mek us a brew”?Read the full story..
An unfortunate flirtation with glandular fever left me bedbound for most of the Christmas holidays, meaning this Easter is the first time I’ve really spent time in Manchester since moving down South.Read the full story..
Here’s a secret I never thought I’d share.
I’m just not that into Alice in Wonderland.Read the full story..
Having reached their 15th event with this collection, Reallife Theatre Company, the organisers of JB Shorts, are patently enthusiasts for the ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ philosophy.Read the full story..
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