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‘The financial return for every pound put into the arts is more than agriculture’

June 23, 2022 No Comments

As a result of the pandemic, Manchester-based LGBTQ+ theatre company Green Carnation was on the verge of calling it a day.

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‘How I turned being hit by a ten tonne truck into a one-woman show’

June 23, 2022 No Comments

Late Tuesday afternoon, October 7, 2014 and a 15-year-old Katie Damer is waiting at a red light on Bury’s Dumers Lane as she cycles home from school.

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Theatre Review: CLASSIC!, Hope Mill, Manchester

June 21, 2022 No Comments

‘All those writers all those pages

We’ve done it in a minute when it took them ages’

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Theatre Review: One Man, Two Guvnors, Bolton Octagon

June 7, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: One Man, Two Guvnors, Bolton Octagon

Choosing to produce One Man, Two Guvnors, a play by Richard Bean known as ‘the funniest show on the planet’, could have been an act of hubris.

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Theatre Review: The Play That Goes Wrong, Opera House, Manchester

May 31, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Play That Goes Wrong, Opera House, Manchester

Here’s the thing. On paper, Mischief’s The Play That Goes Wrong might not sound like much.

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Count Arthur Strong

Review – Count Arthur Strong: And This is Me!, Stockport Plaza

May 30, 2022 Comments Off on Review – Count Arthur Strong: And This is Me!, Stockport Plaza

Steve Delaney’s comic creation Count Arthur Strong is so unique, so distinctive and so perfectly-formed that it must be a constant head-scratcher thinking up new things to actually do with him.

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Theatre Review – Alan Partridge: Stratagem, Liverpool M&S Bank Arena

May 17, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review – Alan Partridge: Stratagem, Liverpool M&S Bank Arena

How much Partridge is too much? It’s a question that Steve Coogan seems to have wrestled with over the years.

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“I feel like an imposter waiting to be caught out by other writers.” Tim Firth talks to Northern Soul

May 13, 2022 Comments Off on “I feel like an imposter waiting to be caught out by other writers.” Tim Firth talks to Northern Soul

You know that man, the man who can? Tim Firth is that man. His CV ranges from radio jingles, MC for stand-up comics, songwriter and playwright through to adapter of plays, writer of musicals, and screenwriter.

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York Theatre Royal: Mathew Horne and Keith Allen talk about The Homecoming

May 4, 2022 Comments Off on York Theatre Royal: Mathew Horne and Keith Allen talk about The Homecoming

A new production of Harold Pinter’s award-winning drama The Homecoming starring Mathew Horne, Keith Allen and Ian Bartholomew is coming to York Theatre Royal later this month. Here, Horne and Allen talk about the 1960s masterpiece.

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Theatre Review: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, HOME, Manchester

May 4, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, HOME, Manchester

From its underground conception in the drag bars of 90s New York where its name spread by word of mouth from lips as unlikely to lock as those of early admirers Barry Manilow and David Bowie, to its ill-starred incarnation in a film that opened then faded in the debris of 9/11; from slow-burning reappreciation through a second life on DVD to providing an early plot point in Sex Education, the cult of Hedwig has swollen in proportion across the decades, gathering disciples devoted to its singular subject.

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