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Theatre Review: Europe, Leeds Playhouse

October 22, 2018 No Comments

A railway station, probably somewhere in eastern Europe.

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Theatre Review: The Pride, Hope Mill, Manchester

October 22, 2018 No Comments

What it means to be gay has been dissected and analysed every which way in theatre over the past 30-odd years.

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Theatre Review: The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, Liverpool Playhouse

October 22, 2018 No Comments

It is barely 70 minutes long and its constituent parts are a trio of women with white-painted faces, an unseen piano and some cartoons.

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Theatre Review: Death of a Salesman, Royal Exchange, Manchester

October 17, 2018 No Comments

Written in 1949, Death of a Salesman remains as relevant and fresh as ever.

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Review: Everything that happened and would happen, Mayfield, Manchester

October 11, 2018 No Comments

Before you’ve even stepped properly inside Everything that happened and would happen there’s a palpable sense of awe, not to say slight intimidation, at the setting.

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Theatre Review: Persuasion, Liverpool Playhouse

October 11, 2018 No Comments

I think that my plus one said it best: “perfectly pleasant”.

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Review: Macbeth, The Lowry, Salford

October 9, 2018 No Comments

The woman behind me sat up at the interval and said to her friend, “I fell asleep, I’m going home”.

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Theatre Review: Dishoom! at Oldham Coliseum

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Dishoom! at Oldham Coliseum

Dishoom! is the sound of a punch or a bullet from 70s Bollywood films, much like ‘Kapow!’ from American comic books.

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“Manchester is good at spotting an opportunity and going for it.” John McGrath from Manchester International Festival talks to Northern Soul

October 5, 2018 Comments Off on “Manchester is good at spotting an opportunity and going for it.” John McGrath from Manchester International Festival talks to Northern Soul

Last year was a harrowing time for Manchester.

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Theatre Review: Mother Courage and Her Children, Albion Electric Warehouse

October 3, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Mother Courage and Her Children, Albion Electric Warehouse

Red Ladder’s production of Mother Courage is like an amazing curry: it’s very good at the time but even better the day after.

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