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Theatre Review: Mother Courage and Her Children, Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 14, 2019 No Comments

“The thing about Brecht,” says Housemate, “is you’re not supposed to feel empathy towards the characters.”

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Theatre Review: Big Up! Unity Theatre, Liverpool

February 12, 2019 No Comments

Five stars for a performance that was funnier, more engaging and more inventive than virtually any theatre production aimed at young children I’ve ever seen?

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Theatre Review: A Different Way Home, Oldham Coliseum

February 10, 2019 No Comments

Kenneth Alan Taylor is a phenomenon. In fact, he’s a phenomenal phenomenon.

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Queering the past: Bolton, LGBT history and Walt Whitman. Playwright Stephen M Hornby talks to Northern Soul

February 10, 2019 No Comments

A number of places are synonymous with the history of gay culture: San Francisco, New York, Paris, Bolton.

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Theatre Review: Ladybones, The Kings Arms, Salford

February 3, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Ladybones, The Kings Arms, Salford

It ends with an ovation.

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Theatre Review: Kes, Leeds Playhouse

January 31, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Kes, Leeds Playhouse

It was pure imagination at Leeds Playhouse that allowed onlookers to observe as Billy Casper’s alter ego swooped and soared above the stage against an ingenious backdrop of a gigantic 1970s municipal climbing frame.

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Review: Släpstick, HOME, Manchester

December 24, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Släpstick, HOME, Manchester

Five highly-skilled multi-instrumental musicians with fine singing voices and excellent comic timing.

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Theatre Review: Welcome to Paradise, 3MT Theatre, Manchester

December 21, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Welcome to Paradise, 3MT Theatre, Manchester

Only a couple of days to go and Santa Claus will be coming to town. Ho ho ho!

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Theatre Review: The Forest of Forgotten Discos, Hope Mill, Manchester

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Forest of Forgotten Discos, Hope Mill, Manchester

More the Forest of Forgotten Teddy Bears, I’d say, and just the place for a picnic.

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Theatre Review: Hansel & Gretel, Oldham Library

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Hansel & Gretel, Oldham Library

If I said this was Sondheim for kids you’d probably run a mile. But stop! Be not afeared!

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