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Bethan Kitchen

Art of Class: Bethan Kitchen

April 21, 2018 No Comments

In a new series, Northern Soul’s Cathy Crabb talks to working class creative people, some already established, some emerging, and some setting their stall out to create more work for others. This week it’s writer Bethan Kitchen whose play Shoefiti opens at Salford Arts Theatre later this month.

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Review: A Clockwork Orange, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

April 19, 2018 No Comments

There are two stars of this Everyman production of Anthony Burgess’s cult novel, A Clockwork Orange.

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Theatre Review: George’s Marvellous Medicine, Liverpool Playhouse 

April 18, 2018 No Comments

Ok that’s it. From now on, all children’s theatre productions need to feature giant humanoid chickens with a steampunk aesthetic and fabulous comic timing.

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All I See is You, Bolton Octagon

Review: All I See Is You, Bolton Octagon

April 12, 2018 No Comments

Set in Bolton in 1967, All I See Is You is a stark reminder of how life was for young gay men before decriminalisation.

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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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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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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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Theatre Review: Spring Awakening, Hope Mill, Manchester

April 4, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Spring Awakening, Hope Mill, Manchester

“I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was the man goes on top, the woman goes on the bottom. I bought bunk beds.” – Joan Rivers

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Review: Miss Saigon, Palace Theatre, Manchester

March 25, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Miss Saigon, Palace Theatre, Manchester

A word of advice: don’t go and see Miss Saigon if you’ve had a big tea.

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