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Review: Napoleon Disrobed, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

March 24, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Napoleon Disrobed, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

What is there to say about the fevered dream that is Napoleon Disrobed?

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Theatre Review: East is East, Bolton Octagon

March 21, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: East is East, Bolton Octagon

East is East will be familiar to a fair few people thanks to the hugely successful late 90s film.

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Theatre Review: Whisky Galore, Oldham Coliseum

March 19, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Whisky Galore, Oldham Coliseum

By English standards, the Scots are professional drinkers.

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Review: Madama Butterfly and Un Ballo In Mascera, Opera North, The Lowry, Salford

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Madama Butterfly and Un Ballo In Mascera, Opera North, The Lowry, Salford

A red carpet was introduced at The Lowry for Opera North’s revival of Madama Butterfly by Puccini.

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Northern Ballet's Jane Eyre, a ballet by Cathy Marston. Photo Emma Kauldhar

Review: Jane Eyre, Northern Ballet, Leeds Grand

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Jane Eyre, Northern Ballet, Leeds Grand

Making its debut at Leeds Grand Theatre, Northern Ballet’s Jane Eyre cements the company as one of the country’s brightest artistic talents.

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Review: Frankenstein, Royal Exchange, Manchester

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Frankenstein, Royal Exchange, Manchester

When I was 19, I opted for a Gothic Literature module as part of my English Literature degree.

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Review: Paint Your Wagon, Everyman, Liverpool

March 8, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Paint Your Wagon, Everyman, Liverpool

I can see the temptation. Fiddler on the Roof was a rousing fanfare to herald the arrival of last year’s Everyman Compann, the comeback after a long absence of a distinguished theatrical institution welcomed with song, dance and critical acclaim.

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Review: Circle Mirror Transformation, HOME, Manchester

March 8, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Circle Mirror Transformation, HOME, Manchester

Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation is by no means your average play.

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“I’m attracted to slightly broken people who have a desire to get fixed.” Con O’Neill talks to Northern Soul

March 7, 2018 Comments Off on “I’m attracted to slightly broken people who have a desire to get fixed.” Con O’Neill talks to Northern Soul

About halfway through my interview with Con O’Neill, I decide this is the right time to tell him that I love Dancin’ Thru The Dark.

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Playing God, The Viaduct Theatre, The Hat Museum, Stockport

Review: Playing God, Viaduct Theatre, Hat Works, Stockport

March 6, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Playing God, Viaduct Theatre, Hat Works, Stockport

I don’t suppose it’s ever occurred to you but putting on a play is a bit like selling fish.

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