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Author: Chris Wallis

Theatre Review: Cinderella, Oldham Coliseum

December 3, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Cinderella, Oldham Coliseum

The Oldham panto is a great tradition, stretching back to the days of Kenneth Alan Taylor and beyond.

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Theatre Review: The Wind in the Willows, New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

November 27, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Wind in the Willows, New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

It’s panto time again and the part of the year when theatres anticipate taking a third of their annual income in just six weeks.

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Theatre Review: The Maids, HOME, Manchester

November 23, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Maids, HOME, Manchester

Anyone buying tickets for The Maids on the basis of the advance publicity is in for a shock.

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Theatre Review: Crossings, Biggin Village Hall, High Peak

November 21, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Crossings, Biggin Village Hall, High Peak

It’s 1919 and in the village hall in Badger’s Bridge a woman is playing the piano.

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Theatre Review: And Did Those Feet, Bolton Octagon

November 8, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: And Did Those Feet, Bolton Octagon

Every theatre audience contains a small percentage of professionals.

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Theatre Review: Europe, Leeds Playhouse

October 22, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Europe, Leeds Playhouse

A railway station, probably somewhere in eastern Europe.

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Food Review: Rikyu, Peter Street Kitchen, Radisson Blu, Manchester

October 22, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Rikyu, Peter Street Kitchen, Radisson Blu, Manchester

The Manchester Free Trade Hall was built on the site of the Peterloo Massacre. 

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Review: Canto, Manchester

October 9, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Canto, Manchester

“There are more things in Heaven and Earth Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy,” says Hamlet. The older I get the more I think, “Hamlet, how right you were.”

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Theatre Review: Mother Courage and Her Children, Albion Electric Warehouse

October 3, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Mother Courage and Her Children, Albion Electric Warehouse

Red Ladder’s production of Mother Courage is like an amazing curry: it’s very good at the time but even better the day after.

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Review: Afternoon Tea, The Victoria and Albert Hotel, Manchester

September 29, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Afternoon Tea, The Victoria and Albert Hotel, Manchester

Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky received the Nobel prize for economics for showing that people did not necessarily make rational decisions.

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