Northern Soul

Author: Andy Murray

Music Review: Vic Godard & Subway Sect, Yes, Manchester

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Music Review: Vic Godard & Subway Sect, Yes, Manchester

Who’s present at tonight’s Vic Godard gig? That’s easy.

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Theatre Review: Doctor Dolittle, The Lowry, Salford

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Doctor Dolittle, The Lowry, Salford

Doctor Dolittle is totally barmy.

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Canto, Manchester

Food Review: Canto, Manchester

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Canto, Manchester

Back in the day, folk would have many reasons to head to the Manchester district of Ancoats, but the promise of modern Portuguese cuisine was never one of them.

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Cinderella, Manchester Opera House, Pic copyright Phil Tragen 30.11.18

Theatre Review: Cinderella, Opera House, Manchester

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Cinderella, Opera House, Manchester

These are tumultuous times for the Opera House pantomime.

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Father Christmas, Waterside, Sale

Theatre Review: Father Christmas, Waterside, Sale

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Father Christmas, Waterside, Sale

In some ways it’s an obvious choice to adapt Raymond Briggs’ beloved children’s picture book Father Christmas for the stage.

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Music Review: The Monochrome Set, Soup Kitchen, Manchester

December 8, 2018 Comments Off on Music Review: The Monochrome Set, Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Bid is ill.

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Food Review: School for Scandal, Manchester

November 21, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: School for Scandal, Manchester

Sheridan’s classic 18th century stage comedy School for Scandal concerns a country squire’s daughter marrying into money and becoming embroiled in an elaborate web of vicious gossip cooked up by the wealthy folk she’s now hanging about with.

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Dakota Johnson in "Suspiria."

Film Review: Suspiria

November 12, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Suspiria

Dario Argento’s 1977 horror film Suspiria is a nutty barrage of sights and sounds akin to a particularly unhinged ghost train ride, centred around ambitious young Suzy Bannion joining a Viennese dance academy which she discovers is run by a secretive coven of witches with murderous plans.

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Film Review: Possum

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Possum

Possum is a film which could wrong-foot a lot of people.

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Peterloo

Film Review: Peterloo

October 22, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Peterloo

Over the course of 14 feature films Mike Leigh has covered a wide range of subjects, from the disastrous opening of a French restaurant and the fall of a post-war abortionist to an adopted daughter tracking down her birth mother and Gilbert & Sullivan getting their second wind.

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