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Theatre Review: Quality Street, The Lowry, Salford

February 27, 2020 No Comments

For most people these days, J.M. Barrie’s name is linked entirely with his brainchild, a figure ambiguous enough to change with the shifting emphases of popular culture – Peter Pan, the child who never grew up.

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Theatre Review: Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, Oldham Coliseum

February 26, 2020 No Comments

The iPhone has a lot to answer for.

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Theatre Review: Ghost Stories, The Lowry, Salford

February 19, 2020 No Comments

The most important thing to say about Ghost Stories, currently at The Lowry, is that it’s a unique, memorable stage experience delivered with real intelligence, showmanship and skill.

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Theatre Review: A Little Space, HOME

February 18, 2020 No Comments

This extraordinary piece of almost-dance is the result of a collaboration between two companies, Gecko and Mind the Gap.

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Frissons of fear and jangling nerves: writer Jeremy Dyson talks about the return of Ghost Stories

February 15, 2020 No Comments

Ten years ago, when the scarifying stage play Ghost Stories was set to make its debut at the Liverpool Playhouse, the show’s co-writers, Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, announced to journalists that they couldn’t really tell them anything about it.

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Theatre Review: Holocaust Brunch, Manchester Central Library

February 13, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Holocaust Brunch, Manchester Central Library

When I was boy in the 1960s (when people had to read real books), the racks of paperbacks outside newsagents often held two best-selling titles by Lord Russell of Liverpool – The Scourge of the Swastika: A Short History of Nazi War Crimes and The Knights of the Bushido: A Short History of Japanese War Crimes.

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Theatre Review: Wuthering Heights, Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 13, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Wuthering Heights, Royal Exchange, Manchester

There are more adaptations of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights than you can shake a stick at.

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Review: Ute Lemper, Rendezvous with Marlene, RNCM, Manchester

February 6, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Ute Lemper, Rendezvous with Marlene, RNCM, Manchester

It was 1987 in Paris and young cabaret performer Ute Lemper was opening as Sally Bowles in the stage musical Cabaret.

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Theatre Review: Night Of The Living Dead – Remix, Courtyard Theatre, Leeds Playhouse

January 30, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Night Of The Living Dead – Remix, Courtyard Theatre, Leeds Playhouse

In 1968, an independent horror movie called Night Of The Living Dead not only irrevocably changed the horror movie genre, but has since proved massively influential.

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Theatre Review: Dr Korczak’s Example, Leeds Playhouse

January 30, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Dr Korczak’s Example, Leeds Playhouse

Since the recent multi-million pound transformation of Leeds Playhouse, there are a myriad of outstanding features and facilities ready to greet theatregoers at the iconic Quarry Hill site.

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