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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Ten Streets - Liverpool's new creative district - CGI

Stage Around set to build 360-degree theatre in Liverpool regeneration project

February 7, 2017 Comments Off on Stage Around set to build 360-degree theatre in Liverpool regeneration project

Liverpool is to become home to the UK’s first revolving 360-degree Stage-Around Theatre as part of a multi-million pound programme to attract creative businesses to the Ten Streets district regeneration project.

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Andrew McLain who plays John , image by Lee Baxter 

Review: Hidden, The Horsfall, Ancoats, Manchester

February 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Hidden, The Horsfall, Ancoats, Manchester

I am infuriatingly punctual. I can’t bear tardiness which means I’m usually left standing outside in the cold, or at the bar, waiting for others to show up.

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The Chef Show, Oldham Library

Review: The Chef Show, Oldham Library

February 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Chef Show, Oldham Library

Curry is in crisis.

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Gaslight, Oldham Coliseum

Review: Gaslight, Oldham Coliseum

February 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Gaslight, Oldham Coliseum

Gaslight, the classic Victorian thriller, was written in 1938 by Patrick Hamilton. It made him rich.

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Mark Thomas talks class, comedy and The Red Shed with Northern Soul

February 5, 2017 Comments Off on Mark Thomas talks class, comedy and The Red Shed with Northern Soul

Wakefield Labour Club is a 47-foot long wooden hut near the city centre which was formerly an army barracks.

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Roger McGough and Little Machine

Review: Roger McGough, Brian Patten and Little Machine, Liverpool Playhouse

February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Roger McGough, Brian Patten and Little Machine, Liverpool Playhouse

It’s a long time since I’ve seen anyone wearing a snake belt, but when the poet Roger McGough takes to the Liverpool Playhouse stage wearing just such an accessory, it turns out to be merely the first disarming sensory flashback of my night.

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Playwright and songwriter Lizzie Nunnery talks to Northern Soul

February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Playwright and songwriter Lizzie Nunnery talks to Northern Soul

Inspired by stories of her grandfather’s time in the Navy during World War Two and other tales from naval veterans, Narvik, the new play with songs produced by Manchester-based theatre company Box of Tricks, is just one of a whole host of projects this year penned by the award-winning Liverpool-based playwright and songwriter Lizzie Nunnery.

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Review: Narvik, HOME, Manchester

February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Narvik, HOME, Manchester

“This is a basement, a ship, an attic room, the coast of Norway, the Arctic…water is on the ground.”

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Avert your eyes, I’m a feminist

February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Avert your eyes, I’m a feminist

Feminism. Only recently have I become aware of the sheer terror this word can inflict on people.

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London, image by Isabel Webb

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: seeking peace in the big city

February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: seeking peace in the big city

There are certain things I wish I’d known before I started university.

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