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Author: Cathy Crabb

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: Sweeney Todd, Buxton Opera House

May 4, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Sweeney Todd, Buxton Opera House

The sheer exhilaration, nerves and excitement of an opening night for both audience and cast is a great evening out, and last night’s production of Sweeney Todd by Platform 9 at the beautiful Buxton Opera House had me grinning more than the unnerving barber himself.

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Theatre Review: The House with Chicken Legs, HOME, Manchester

April 7, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The House with Chicken Legs, HOME, Manchester

Untruths unveiled, reckless actions and distancing yourself from your carer, it’s all part of adolescence.

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Unexhausted Time by Emily Berry

Poetry Review: Unexhausted Time by Emily Berry

March 23, 2022 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Unexhausted Time by Emily Berry

While reading Emily Berry’s new poetry collection Unexhausted Time, I am reminded of those moments when a less than lucid mind sparks fresh perspectives on intrusive thoughts. The dark and pungent soil of experience is raked over in this book.

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Daring to Hope - A Memoir of the 1970’s by Sheila Rowbotham

Book Review: Daring to Hope – A Memoir of the 1970s by Sheila Rowbotham

November 16, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Daring to Hope – A Memoir of the 1970s by Sheila Rowbotham

Three weeks ago, I became a grandmother to little girl called Emerald Green. I keep saying it’s wonderful but, truthfully, I’ve been unnerved by her.

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Online Theatre Review: Sunset on Tantobie, Gala Theatre, Durham

November 30, 2020 Comments Off on Online Theatre Review: Sunset on Tantobie, Gala Theatre, Durham

Sunset on Tantobie, written by Gary Kitching and directed by Jake Murray, is a 40-minute, heartwarming audio tale about family reuniting, with a nod to Dominic Cummings’ laughable defence of his trip to Barnard Castle.

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Don't Go Back To Sleep

Theatre Review: I Won’t Go Back To Sleep Now, HOME, Manchester

November 2, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: I Won’t Go Back To Sleep Now, HOME, Manchester

I’ve just shared a moment with a woman outside Manchester’s HOME.

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Press conference with Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and three mini reporters - L-R - Aisya, Jack and Sam

“You can’t be what you can’t see.” Northern Soul talks to Media Cubs and Odd Arts about creating opportunities for young people

October 3, 2020 Comments Off on “You can’t be what you can’t see.” Northern Soul talks to Media Cubs and Odd Arts about creating opportunities for young people

When I was 13, I gave up sniffing aerosol cans to join Oldham Theatre Workshop.

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“It’s about community and the people around you.” Playwright Chris Hoyle talks to Northern Soul

September 23, 2019 Comments Off on “It’s about community and the people around you.” Playwright Chris Hoyle talks to Northern Soul

“Once I was sacked from Corrie, I had enough to probably buy a small terraced house,” says Chris Hoyle. “But instead I spent obscene amounts of money on designer clothes.”

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McMillan photo credit Urszula Soltys

The Picture of the Artist: poet Andrew McMillan talks to Northern Soul

September 6, 2019 Comments Off on The Picture of the Artist: poet Andrew McMillan talks to Northern Soul

“It’s the culmination of the trilogy, each of which I think looks at the idea of ‘monster’ and what that means in contemporary society.”

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