Northern Soul

Author: Chris Wallis

Review: Romeo & Juliet, Heaton Park

August 11, 2018 No Comments

Caroline Clegg has done it before. Although she enjoys a career in opera and music, she returns to Manchester’s Heaton Park every year and mounts a summer show.

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Theatre Review: Astley’s Astounding Adventures, New Vic Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

August 7, 2018 No Comments

“Bye ‘eck,” said the man sitting next to me. “Ah’ve seen some stuff ‘ere, but that were fantastic!”

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Maria Gray Robin Simpson obscured and Clare Corbett as the three witches

Theatre Review: Macbeth, Rose Theatre, York

July 16, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Macbeth, Rose Theatre, York

Up betimes and to York with a cushion to catch the matinee of Macbeth by Will Shakespeare, performed in the new open-air Rose Theatre by Clifford’s Tower.

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Theatre Review: The Three Musketeers, Williamson Park, Lancaster

July 7, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Three Musketeers, Williamson Park, Lancaster

I’m not going to beat about the bush, I am thoroughly biased.

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Bread and Roses, Oldham Coliseum

Theatre Review: Bread & Roses, Oldham Coliseum

June 29, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Bread & Roses, Oldham Coliseum

“That’s the second time it’s made me cry,” said the man standing next to me at the urinal.

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Theatre Review: Summer Holiday – The Musical, Bolton Octagon

June 6, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Summer Holiday – The Musical, Bolton Octagon

The theatre director and writer Bob Carlton said there are six good things in every show, no matter how ghastly it is.

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A Taste of Honey, Oldham Coliseum

Theatre Review: A Taste of Honey, Oldham Coliseum

June 4, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Taste of Honey, Oldham Coliseum

“A taste of hunneee, tasting much sweeter than wine, de doom de doo, bah-doom, de doom de doo etc.”

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Theatre Review: The Girl on the Train, West Yorkshire Playhouse

May 23, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Girl on the Train, West Yorkshire Playhouse

Don’t you just hate it when you’ve spent hours of your life reading a whodunnit only to find that the author solves the crime by bringing on a total stranger at the end?

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Lianne Harvey and Matt Connor

Review: Relatively Speaking, Oldham Coliseum

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Relatively Speaking, Oldham Coliseum

Once upon a time I owned an exquisite pair of purple velvet flares.

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A Rum Do: Rum Tasting at Turtle Bay, Manchester

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on A Rum Do: Rum Tasting at Turtle Bay, Manchester

I’ve had a couple of deeply spiritual experiences recently.

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