Author: Charlie Bell
“Fancy driving to Lancaster to see an outdoor performance in the park?” came the request from Northern Soul a couple of months ago. With a pinch of the Dunkirk spirit I said “yes”Read the full story..
When I was a serving soldier, inter-corps rivalry was everything. The British Army encouraged soldiers to take a fierce pride in each level of the structure, right down to platoon or section level.Read the full story..
I know I’m not on my own when I say that I’ve always found puppets scary. I trace it back to watching a black and white film from 1945 called Dead of Night.Read the full story..
The differences between North and South Manchester – both real and imagined – are presented to hilarious effect in Posh Tramps and Papooses – the new production from Manchester’s excellent MaD Theatre Company.Read the full story..
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