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A scene from The Woman In Black @ Fortune Theatre. Touring Cast. (Taken 25-09-12) ©Tristram Kenton

The Woman in Black at The Lowry, Salford

May 7, 2013 Comments Off on The Woman in Black at The Lowry, Salford

When I first picked up Susan Hill’s gothic masterpiece, The Woman in Black, I was so unnerved by the novel I had to limit my reading to daylight hours. That book freaked the bejaysus out of me.

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Abigail’s Party at The Lowry, Salford

April 30, 2013 Comments Off on Abigail’s Party at The Lowry, Salford

Last night I stepped back into my childhood when I walked into The Lowry’s Lyric Theatre with my mum to watch Abigail’s Party, which has been revived 36 years after Mike Leigh’s play was first performed.

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Michelangelo Drawing Blood

Michelangelo Drawing Blood, RNCM, Manchester

April 29, 2013 Comments Off on Michelangelo Drawing Blood, RNCM, Manchester

Of all the arts, contemporary dance is perhaps the most abstract and least understood.

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Don’t Shoot the Messenger! Mikron Theatre, Huddersfield

April 29, 2013 Comments Off on Don’t Shoot the Messenger! Mikron Theatre, Huddersfield

Mikron Theatre is celebrating its 42nd year. Based in Marsden, near Huddersfield, the theatre tours on a narrowboat in the summer and by road in the autumn.The company has performed in every kind of venue from pubs and village halls to the inside of a tunnel.

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Gorton Monastery

Gorton Monastery

April 19, 2013 Comments Off on Gorton Monastery

I grew up in the shadow of Gorton Monastery. Gorton was home to a vibrant Irish community and so the church followed the people.

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Blonde Bombshells

Blond Bombshells of 1943, Oldham Coliseum

April 18, 2013 Comments Off on Blond Bombshells of 1943, Oldham Coliseum

Blonde Bombshells of 1943 taps into the nostalgia for the Second World War with its lively and upbeat production at the newly refurbished Oldham Coliseum.

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Rutherford & Son at The Lowry, Salford

April 17, 2013 Comments Off on Rutherford & Son at The Lowry, Salford

It’s hard to be critical of a play that includes the phrase “nobbut a lad” four glorious times.

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Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

April 13, 2013 Comments Off on Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

When I was about eight or nine years old I went on a school trip to the Manchester Liverpool Road Station, and I can still vividly recall the diminutive astonishment of class 3a upon learning that we were standing in the world’s first railway station.

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People's History Museum

People’s History Museum, Manchester

April 13, 2013 Comments Off on People’s History Museum, Manchester

The People’s History Museum in its current form has been with us since February 2010, when it reopened after a £12.5 million, two and a half year refurbishment.

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Twelfth Night at The Lowry

April 13, 2013 Comments Off on Twelfth Night at The Lowry

It begins with the iconic soliloquy “If music be the food of love, play on.”

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