Monthly Archives: December 2016
As I sat in the bar at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music sipping my pre-opera gin, my eye was drawn to a stunning vision of a young Parisian woman in a revealing corset, fishnet tights and courtesan ankle boots.Read the full story..
It’s not often that I feel like a High Court judge, but as I peruse the Aladdin cast list at Liverpool’s cosy Epstein Theatre, I experience the same sense of disconnection from popular culture that occasionally afflicts m’learned friends.Read the full story..
It gladdens the heart when a band from your own neck of the woods does well. And so it’s a treat to see how well Manchester band The Slow Show is doing.Read the full story..
Don Giovanni has become quite the Manchester institution. Established in 1984 and now situated on Oxford Street just up the road from Central Library, it’s the city’s longest-serving Italian restaurant.Read the full story..
Peter Pan is a tale that comes with strong associations of Christmas. It’s right up there on the (very) short list of all-time classic panto staples.Read the full story..
A year ago, I reviewed this production at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.Read the full story..
I’ve loved Baz Luhrmann for a very long time. He makes the magical possible because he made Moulin Rouge. That’s how to spend a budget and give the cinema-goer value for money.Read the full story..
As we journey around our digital world, we are well used to following links and making connections between subjects that we might not otherwise have explored. For those of us who are fatally inquisitive, even if just as a means to procrastinate, this endless hop, skip and jump from subject to subject has its dangers.Read the full story..
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