Author: Andrew Urquhart

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s production of Swan Lake has been referred to as a ‘modern classic’. I can’t claim to be qualified to make such a bold statement but I can say that the production, touring throughout the UK and internationally...

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Educating Rita

The Library Theatre Company, Manchester, has a superb reputation. Attending their production of Willy Russell’s Educating Rita at The Lowry, I had high expectations. They were not met – they were surpassed with...

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An Inspector Calls

Seeing An Inspector Calls at the Bolton Octagon recently left me with mixed feelings. I’d seen the play before and studied it back in my school days, so I went to see the production, directed by the theatre’s artistic...

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Long Day’s Journey Into Night is the latest show in the Bolton Octagon’s new season. This emotionally complex and conflict-ridden play is at times difficult to deal with, making it compelling theatre. After all, most of us like...

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