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Monthly Archives: December 2017

John Barrowman, Dick Wittington, Manchester

Review: Dick Whittington, Manchester Opera House

December 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Dick Whittington, Manchester Opera House

When I announced to the folks at Northern Soul Towers that I’d never been to a pantomime, they looked at me like I had two heads.

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Patrick Robinson Edward Harrison & Jay Taylor in Baskerville-511 Photo © Ellie Kurttz #

Review: Baskerville, Liverpool Playhouse

December 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Baskerville, Liverpool Playhouse

Every generation, it seems, has its own Sherlock Holmes.

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Review: The Secret Seven, Storyhouse, Chester

December 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Secret Seven, Storyhouse, Chester

Somewhat surprisingly, this is the first time the estate of Enid Blyton has authorised an adaptation of the very English adventures of The Secret Seven.

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intu Trafford Centre's new IMAX VR Experience

Flights of Fantasy: Northern Soul tests its mettle at the IMAX Virtual Reality Experience

December 12, 2017 Comments Off on Flights of Fantasy: Northern Soul tests its mettle at the IMAX Virtual Reality Experience

After several false starts, the current virtual reality revolution feels different – something which became clear as I was treated to a pre-flight tour of the new IMAX VR Experience at the Trafford Centre Odeon.

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A Christmas Carol - photo by Richard Davenport

Review: A Christmas Carol, Bolton Octagon

December 12, 2017 Comments Off on Review: A Christmas Carol, Bolton Octagon

Knowledge is a burden, don’t you find?

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Snowy trees, image by Paul Hunter

Photo Gallery: Snowy Yorkshire scenes

December 12, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Snowy Yorkshire scenes

Northern Soul’s North Yorkshire Photographer, Paul Hunter, braves the elements and shares a gallery of striking images capturing some extremely snowy scenes.

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Hogwarts at Manchester Central Library, image by Chris Payne.

Photo Gallery: Northern Soul visits Hogwarts at Manchester Central Library

December 12, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Northern Soul visits Hogwarts at Manchester Central Library

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne – along with witches, wizards and other muggles – spent the weekend in a magical world at Manchester’s Central Library

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Sting brings The Last Ship home to Newcastle - photo credit Mark Savage for Northern Stage

Musicals, Geordies and coming home: Northern Soul meets Sting

December 11, 2017 Comments Off on Musicals, Geordies and coming home: Northern Soul meets Sting

It always helps an interview along when you discover a family connection to the global mega-star sitting in front you.

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Ghost Stories, M.R James, The Folio Society

Book Review: Ghost Stories, M.R. James

December 9, 2017 Comments Off on Book Review: Ghost Stories, M.R. James

It’s stating the obvious, when reading something written over a century ago, to say that it sounds a bit outdated for the modern day.

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Emily Barker

Sweet Kind of Blue: acclaimed musician Emily Barker talks to Northern Soul

December 9, 2017 Comments Off on Sweet Kind of Blue: acclaimed musician Emily Barker talks to Northern Soul

Early one cold and rainy February morning last year, Australian musician and Northern Soul favourite Emily Barker woke up in Nashville and got in her car for a journey to Memphis.

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