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Monthly Archives: May 2022

Art Review: Kunichika: Japanese Prints, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Wirral

May 4, 2022 Comments Off on Art Review: Kunichika: Japanese Prints, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Wirral

Toyohara Kunichika was, by any standards, something of a character.

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Theatre Review: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, HOME, Manchester

May 4, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, HOME, Manchester

From its underground conception in the drag bars of 90s New York where its name spread by word of mouth from lips as unlikely to lock as those of early admirers Barry Manilow and David Bowie, to its ill-starred incarnation in a film that opened then faded in the debris of 9/11; from slow-burning reappreciation through a second life on DVD to providing an early plot point in Sex Education, the cult of Hedwig has swollen in proportion across the decades, gathering disciples devoted to its singular subject.

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Theatre Review: Sweeney Todd, Buxton Opera House

May 4, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Sweeney Todd, Buxton Opera House

The sheer exhilaration, nerves and excitement of an opening night for both audience and cast is a great evening out, and last night’s production of Sweeney Todd by Platform 9 at the beautiful Buxton Opera House had me grinning more than the unnerving barber himself.

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