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Photo Gallery: Beano characters get punk pop art makeover at RedHouse Originals, Harrogate

Dec 10, 2018 No Comments

Dennis and Gnasher, Minnie the Minx, and Billy Whizz might not be obvious artistic muses but that is all set to change in a collaboration between classic children’s comic The Beano and artist and The Specials’ bassist, Horace Panter.

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Theatre Review: The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, Octagon Theatre, University Of Bolton Stadium

Dec 7, 2018 No Comments

Much like Dorothy, Bolton Octagon has been cast adrift from its moorings, although in a manner less dramatic than cyclonic updraft.

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Review: Wicked, Palace Theatre, Manchester

Dec 7, 2018 No Comments

I could quibble.

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Theatre Review: The Producers, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Dec 7, 2018 No Comments

Let’s not even get started on the unlikely ‘film to stage’ saga of The Producers.

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Ballet Review: The Nutcracker, Leeds Grand

Dec 7, 2018 No Comments

The Nutcracker is one of the few titles with the ability to entice even those who’d typically run a mile at the mention of ‘two-hour ballet’.

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Suffragette City: People’s History Museum, Manchester

Dec 4, 2018 No Comments

A new exhibit at the People’s History Museum in Manchester offers a stark reminder of what women went through to secure the vote. 

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Review: First Time, Waterside, Sale

Dec 4, 2018 No Comments

In a world of fake news and carefully constructed narrative, the true story has enormous power.

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Theatre Review: The Snow Queen, Everyman, Liverpool 

Dec 3, 2018 No Comments

It takes a brave panto producer to take a much-loved fairytale – the very same one, no less, that CBeebies used for their own televised Christmas stage show last year – and mess about with it quite as much as the Everyman has for this year’s festive rock ‘n’ roll offering.

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Theatre Review: Cinderella, Oldham Coliseum

Dec 3, 2018 No Comments

The Oldham panto is a great tradition, stretching back to the days of Kenneth Alan Taylor and beyond.

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What’s on in December: Comedy in Manchester

Nov 30, 2018 No Comments

December. It’s a famous someone’s birthday this month.

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