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

December 12, 2019 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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

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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 No Comments

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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Photo Gallery: Keith Haring – New Wave, RedHouse Originals Gallery, Harrogate

December 9, 2019 No Comments

Calling all art fans.

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Theatre Review: Gypsy, Royal Exchange, Manchester

December 6, 2019 No Comments

Get set for a night of high kicks, old Hollywood glamour, backstage shenanigans, feathers and lipstick, all under the watchful eye of Rose – the pushiest showbiz mum in town.

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Theatre Review: The Night Before Christmas, Leeds Playhouse

December 6, 2019 No Comments

I’m definitely not a 21st century incarnation of Ebenezer Scrooge (I’ve checked this with my kids) but I do get more than a bit anxious as November clicks into December and numerous Christmas Markets have been and gone and mince pies are BOGOFF in the shops.

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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

Review: The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

December 3, 2019 No Comments

If Christmas really is all about the children, then there can’t be any quibbles about this year’s iteration of The Lanterns at Chester Zoo.

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