Not that long ago, in 2006, when Jerry Springer – The Opera, Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee’s outlandish and provocative satire of over-the-top tabloid chat shows, first toured this country, outraged citizens (who in all probability hadn’t actually seen the show but knew in their hearts that they should definitely be outraged) demonstrated long and hard outside any regional theatres who had the balls to mount the show – sorry, this sort of stuff does seem to be catching after all.Read the full story..
I’ve pondered before in these pages on the apparently insatiable appetite of musical theatre producers for hit films that can be transformed into stage hits.Read the full story..
It was always going to be interesting to discover how the world of The Borrowers, those helpful miniature beings, would be created.Read the full story..
Season’s Greetings first premiered at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough back in 1980, and this year it’s back as part of the annual Alan Ayckbourn double-bill: two plays written and directed by Ayckbourn, who is the SJT’s director emeritus.Read the full story..
Theatre Review: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out: Scenes From the Luddite Rebellion, Royal Exchange, Manchester
There was no little irony in the fact that the press night opening for a play about the luddites should be delayed by a malfunctioning microphone.Read the full story..
First things first: the original two-series TV version of Early Doors was an utter gem.Read the full story..
“If you want to see the movie, see the movie.” Bob Gale talks to Northern Soul about Back to the Future – The Musical
Here’s the thing. The blockbuster film Back To The Future was first released in 1985, starring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, a rock ‘n’ roll-loving teenager who is accidentally transported back to 1955 in a time-travelling DeLorean (ask your parents) invented by his friend, Dr Emmett Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd.Read the full story..
Well, it’s over for another two years. No, not the Tory Party leadership contest, I mean the Manchester International Festival.Read the full story..
The arts world could never be accused of being over-funded, so to set up a new venture is always a bold move.Read the full story..
A four-hour, Dutch subtitled, dramatised version of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand might seem as appealing as a dinner party invite from Tommy Robinson, but when it’s directed by one of the world’s most acclaimed directors it’s an opportunity to see a startling and resonant piece of theatre.Read the full story..
- “Welsh music is not a genre.” Welsh artist Ynys chats to Northern Soul
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- Power Up: Gaming history at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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