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Monthly Archives: December 2019

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Festive Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

December 12, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

As a vegetarian, festive meals can be disappointing.

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Theatre Review: Treasure Island, Bolton Octagon at the University of Bolton Stadium

December 12, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Treasure Island, Bolton Octagon at the University of Bolton Stadium

Arrh Jim lad, this is Treasure Island, but not as we know it. No timbers will be shivered, no one will be sent to Davy Jones’s Locker, but a good time will be had by all.

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Opera Review: Dialogues des Carmelites, RNCM, Manchester

December 11, 2019 Comments Off on Opera Review: Dialogues des Carmelites, RNCM, Manchester

As tradition would have it, here at the OperaWatch office our Christmas celebrations start when the tickets for the Royal Northern College of Music’s December production arrive.

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Theatre Review: Peter Pan, Liverpool Empire

December 11, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Peter Pan, Liverpool Empire

Playing a straight role in panto can be a thankless task, and the programme cover and posters for this year’s festive offering from the Liverpool Empire make it clear where the production’s priorities lie.

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Theatre Review: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Manchester Opera House

December 10, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Manchester Opera House

The trick to pulling off a really great pantomime is balance.

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Residents of June Street, Salford, 1973

Photo Gallery: Lived-In Rooms by Daniel Meadows and Martin Parr

December 9, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Lived-In Rooms by Daniel Meadows and Martin Parr

In 1973, June Street in Salford was an archetypal northern terraced street used for exterior shots on Coronation Street.

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Music Review: Vetiver/Treetop Flyers, YES, Manchester

December 9, 2019 Comments Off on Music Review: Vetiver/Treetop Flyers, YES, Manchester

I’m sure Andy Cabic, aka Vetiver, won’t mind me saying that when I had a quick transatlantic chat with him last week (as you do), he seemed distinctly nervous about performing this string of UK dates completely solo, particularly as the Up On High album hasn’t been out that long.

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Mr Popper's Penguins at Sale Waterside Arts Centre Tuesday 26th Nov - Tues 31st Dec 2019

Festive Theatre Review: Mr Popper’s Penguins, Sale Waterside

December 9, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: Mr Popper’s Penguins, Sale Waterside

In recent years Sale Waterside has built a mighty reputation for its family-friendly Christmas shows, often in association with Pins & Needles Productions, punching well above their weight with the likes of The Bear and Father Christmas.

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GinnelWatch: Northern Soul’s Best Ginnels of 2019

December 9, 2019 Comments Off on GinnelWatch: Northern Soul’s Best Ginnels of 2019

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty and jetty.

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Win a family ticket (two adults plus two children) to Roots at Manchester’s HOME

December 9, 2019 Comments Off on Win a family ticket (two adults plus two children) to Roots at Manchester’s HOME

Win a family ticket (two adults plus two children) to Roots at Manchester’s HOME.

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