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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Review: Love, Loss and Chianti, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

May 23, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Love, Loss and Chianti, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

If anyone was going to bring the sharp, erudite poetry of Christopher Reid to life in a stage adaptation of The Scattering and The Song of Lunch, it would be Robert Bathurst. He revels in the opportunity to extract the precise, elegant language of Reid’s work, and rolls it over his own tongue like butter off a silver spoon.

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Theatre Review: The Girl on the Train, West Yorkshire Playhouse

May 23, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Girl on the Train, West Yorkshire Playhouse

Don’t you just hate it when you’ve spent hours of your life reading a whodunnit only to find that the author solves the crime by bringing on a total stranger at the end?

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Ray LaMontagne

Music Review: Ray LaMontagne, Manchester Apollo

May 23, 2018 Comments Off on Music Review: Ray LaMontagne, Manchester Apollo

Never one for a grandiose entrance, Ray LaMontagne quietly wanders onto the Manchester Apollo stage before a hushed crowd, his face half-concealed under a brimmed hat.

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Hikikomori, The Lowry

Review: Hikikomori – The Shelter, The Lowry, Salford

May 21, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Hikikomori – The Shelter, The Lowry, Salford

In the blink of an eye, The Lowry has come of age and, as part of its 18th birthday celebrations, the Week 53 festival has decked itself out in thematically apt bunting.

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Long Day's Journey into Night, HOME, Manchester

Review: Long Day’s Journey into Night, HOME, Manchester

May 21, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Long Day’s Journey into Night, HOME, Manchester

It’s now a cliché that each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

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Pastries Stuffed with Feta & Halloumi or Olives

Feasts from the Middle East: Pastries Stuffed with Feta & Halloumi or Olives (Samboussek)

May 21, 2018 Comments Off on Feasts from the Middle East: Pastries Stuffed with Feta & Halloumi or Olives (Samboussek)

Tony Kitous, founder of Lebanese restaurant Comptoir Libanaisshares delicious recipes from his new cookbook Feasts from the Middle East.

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Rob Kemp

Win a pair of tickets to Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead at Waterside’s Refract:18

May 17, 2018 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead at Waterside’s Refract:18

Win a pair of tickets to Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead at Waterside’s Refract:18 summer Festival this July. 

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Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton, Manchester

May 16, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton, Manchester

A brand new eatery opening in the neighbourhood always piques the interest.

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Review: Viv Albertine in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse

May 16, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Viv Albertine in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse

Viv Albertine tells an illuminating tale about her wilderness years spent trapped in a dreary, constrictive marriage.

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Review: Count Arthur Strong is Alive & Unplugged, The Lowry, Salford

May 16, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Count Arthur Strong is Alive & Unplugged, The Lowry, Salford

On another Sunday night not long ago in this very theatre, Ken Dodd held court for many, many hours with his celebrated Laughter Show (despite getting shirty with the sound man a couple of times).

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