Northern Soul

Author: Chris Wallis

Theatre Review: Summer Holiday – The Musical, Bolton Octagon

June 6, 2018 No Comments

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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Review: Hatch, Manchester

March 31, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Hatch, Manchester

In case you were wondering, reviewing for Northern Soul is incredibly glamorous. For instance, last week I spent a night in a shipping container under the Mancunian Way.

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Restaurant review: The Lowry Hotel, Salford

March 24, 2018 Comments Off on Restaurant review: The Lowry Hotel, Salford

Say the words ‘hotel food’ and what springs to mind?

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Theatre Review: Whisky Galore, Oldham Coliseum

March 19, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Whisky Galore, Oldham Coliseum

By English standards, the Scots are professional drinkers.

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Platzki, Manchester

Food Review: Platzki, Manchester

March 6, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Platzki, Manchester

I really like Polish food.

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Playing God, The Viaduct Theatre, The Hat Museum, Stockport

Review: Playing God, Viaduct Theatre, Hat Works, Stockport

March 6, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Playing God, Viaduct Theatre, Hat Works, Stockport

I don’t suppose it’s ever occurred to you but putting on a play is a bit like selling fish.

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