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The Lat Ship, Liverpool Everyman

Review: The Last Ship, Liverpool Playhouse

April 10, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Last Ship, Liverpool Playhouse

You could say it looks like Sting’s ship has come in with this production.

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Jaws in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Review: Jaws in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

April 10, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Jaws in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

There’s trouble in the water for the residents of Amity Island as swimmers are picked apart by a great white shark.

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Educating Rita, The Dukes

Review: Educating Rita, The Dukes, Lancaster

April 10, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Educating Rita, The Dukes, Lancaster

“I want to be a woman who knows the difference between Jane Austen and Ethel Austin.”

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Ghost Stories

Film Review: Ghost Stories

April 9, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Ghost Stories

An interesting thing can happen when a genre has been around long enough to acquire fans.

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Ken Simons with Sutherland's Entrance to a Lane

Review: Ken’s Show, Tate Liverpool

April 7, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Ken’s Show, Tate Liverpool

It’s 30 years since I first came into contact with the work of Ken Simons at Tate Liverpool and I must have been witness to his handiwork many times since then.

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Roy Voss, Over (2017) Framed collage. Courtesy the artist and Matt's Gallery, London

Review: All The World’s A Sunny Day, Roy Voss, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

April 7, 2018 Comments Off on Review: All The World’s A Sunny Day, Roy Voss, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

Snapchat impressions decay by design, delivering instant non-gratification in real time (as though there could be any other sort).

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Ian Mood - From New York Street

Photo Gallery: Gateway Gallery, Hale

April 7, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Gateway Gallery, Hale

The Gateway Gallery is situated in Hale, Greater Manchester and specialises in paintings by Modern British Artists, particularly those grouped together under the label ‘The Northern School’.

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Film Review: Have a Nice Day

April 7, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Have a Nice Day

Have a Nice Day is something of an oddity.

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The Scary Bikers

Review: The Scary Bikers, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

April 7, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Scary Bikers, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

If the arts form the cultural mouthpiece for the country, then this play has taken the turmoil and division of Brexit and managed to distil it into something akin to an explanation, or at least an exploration, of what happened with the vote to leave the European Union.

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Theatre Review: Noggin the Nog, Sale Waterside

April 4, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Noggin the Nog, Sale Waterside

Reboots, revivals, adaptations. Oh, that there is such treacherous territory.

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