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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Mysterious Girl: Toyah talks to Northern Soul

December 3, 2016 Comments Off on Mysterious Girl: Toyah talks to Northern Soul

“There is a mindset when it comes to competitive combat and I think I might have that.” 

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Review: Dragon Bros, Space Lizard Studio

December 3, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Dragon Bros, Space Lizard Studio

New from Liverpool-based indie developers Space Lizard Studio, Dragon Bros is a gloriously old school platformer.

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Childrens Ward Series One Generic Jack the trolley man [Ken Parry] reluctantly serves his customers who love to wind him up. Clockwise from left: Dawn Khatir [Leyla Nejad], Alex Walker-Green [Robert Fenton], Ben Croft [Kim Burton], George [Laurence Porter], Keely Johnson [Jenny Luckraft], Tiffany Kendal [Kate Emma-Davies], and Darren Walsh [William Ash] Copyright Granada Television

Granada @ 60: a celebration of Granadaland

December 2, 2016 Comments Off on Granada @ 60: a celebration of Granadaland

There are many candidates which could lay claim to being the North’s most iconic landmark, from football stadiums to stately homes.

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What’s on in December: Comedy in Manchester

December 2, 2016 Comments Off on What’s on in December: Comedy in Manchester

Father Christmas and his ho ho ho isn’t the only funny bugger about this month.

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Review: The Red Shoes, The Lowry, Salford

December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Red Shoes, The Lowry, Salford

You’ve got to love Matthew (now Sir Matthew) Bourne, haven’t you?

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Review: When Both Sides Surrender, 53Two, Manchester

December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Review: When Both Sides Surrender, 53Two, Manchester

Simon Naylor and his merry band of brothers (and sisters) are creating a bit of a fuss down at this new venue in city centre Manchester.

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Review: Love’s Labour’s Lost & Much Ado About Nothing, RSC, Opera House, Manchester

December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Love’s Labour’s Lost & Much Ado About Nothing, RSC, Opera House, Manchester

I visited London’s Old Vic recently to watch its overly intellectual presentation of Lear. Like a pretentious, post-modern meal, there is much to wonder at in this show, but it left me cold and hungry for something more filling. Impressive looking food doesn’t always taste that great. So it’s great to be back in Manchester and in safe hands seeing this Shakespearian double bill by the RSC and the Chichester Festival. 

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