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Monthly Archives: May 2022

Theatre Review: The Play That Goes Wrong, Opera House, Manchester

May 31, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Play That Goes Wrong, Opera House, Manchester

Here’s the thing. On paper, Mischief’s The Play That Goes Wrong might not sound like much.

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Count Arthur Strong

Review – Count Arthur Strong: And This is Me!, Stockport Plaza

May 30, 2022 Comments Off on Review – Count Arthur Strong: And This is Me!, Stockport Plaza

Steve Delaney’s comic creation Count Arthur Strong is so unique, so distinctive and so perfectly-formed that it must be a constant head-scratcher thinking up new things to actually do with him.

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Review: Yoga Brunch, Manchester Hyatt Regency Hotel

May 30, 2022 Comments Off on Review: Yoga Brunch, Manchester Hyatt Regency Hotel

As a mother of two young children, making time for myself is very low on the never-ending ‘to-do’ list of paying for school dinners, buying gifts for the ridiculous amount of class birthday parties, and keeping on top of the growing mountain of ironing.

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Gardening is good

May 25, 2022 Comments Off on Gardening is good

It may sound a bit twee, but my garden is my sanctuary. Whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed, overworked or overwrought, I open the back door, step outside and immediately feel better.

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Review: British Pop Archive, John Rylands Library, Manchester

May 24, 2022 Comments Off on Review: British Pop Archive, John Rylands Library, Manchester

It’s about time. Popular culture may have fragmented, broken up into TikTok-sized soundbites and time-shifted downstream from communal viewing, but it’s still at the heart of everyday living.

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Art Review – The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

May 24, 2022 Comments Off on Art Review – The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Many famous faces stare at you through the ages during a visit to Walker Art Gallery’s outstanding new Tudor exhibition.

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“Where language is beyond some individuals, music becomes that language.” Manchester Camerata’s dementia programme

May 17, 2022 Comments Off on “Where language is beyond some individuals, music becomes that language.” Manchester Camerata’s dementia programme

This is a big year for Manchester Camerata. We’re celebrating 50 years of the orchestra and 10 years of our Music in Mind dementia programme.

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Theatre Review – Alan Partridge: Stratagem, Liverpool M&S Bank Arena

May 17, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review – Alan Partridge: Stratagem, Liverpool M&S Bank Arena

How much Partridge is too much? It’s a question that Steve Coogan seems to have wrestled with over the years.

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“I feel like an imposter waiting to be caught out by other writers.” Tim Firth talks to Northern Soul

May 13, 2022 Comments Off on “I feel like an imposter waiting to be caught out by other writers.” Tim Firth talks to Northern Soul

You know that man, the man who can? Tim Firth is that man. His CV ranges from radio jingles, MC for stand-up comics, songwriter and playwright through to adapter of plays, writer of musicals, and screenwriter.

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York Theatre Royal: Mathew Horne and Keith Allen talk about The Homecoming

May 4, 2022 Comments Off on York Theatre Royal: Mathew Horne and Keith Allen talk about The Homecoming

A new production of Harold Pinter’s award-winning drama The Homecoming starring Mathew Horne, Keith Allen and Ian Bartholomew is coming to York Theatre Royal later this month. Here, Horne and Allen talk about the 1960s masterpiece.

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