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Author: Chris Wallis

Theatre Review: The Last Yankee, Bolton Octagon

March 7, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Last Yankee, Bolton Octagon

David Thacker is an expert on Arthur Miller, and it shows in this beautifully acted, finely directed play.

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Theatre Review: Wise Children, HOME, Manchester

March 2, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Wise Children, HOME, Manchester

This is jolly good fun. Based on Angela Carter’s final novel, a picaresque romp through the lives of twin sisters, Nora and Dora Chance, all human life is there even if director and writer Emma Rice has cut quite a lot of the plot.

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Tea and Two Sugars, 53two, Manchester

Theatre Review: Tea and Two Sugars, 53two, Manchester

February 27, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Tea and Two Sugars, 53two, Manchester

Making theatre is hard. Making good theatre is even harder.

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Theatre Review: A Different Way Home, Oldham Coliseum

February 10, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Different Way Home, Oldham Coliseum

Kenneth Alan Taylor is a phenomenon. In fact, he’s a phenomenal phenomenon.

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Food Review: Restaurant MCR, Manchester

January 16, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Restaurant MCR, Manchester

The King is dead. Long Live The King! Aiden Byrne is back.

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Review: Släpstick, HOME, Manchester

December 24, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Släpstick, HOME, Manchester

Five highly-skilled multi-instrumental musicians with fine singing voices and excellent comic timing.

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Theatre Review: Welcome to Paradise, 3MT Theatre, Manchester

December 21, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Welcome to Paradise, 3MT Theatre, Manchester

Only a couple of days to go and Santa Claus will be coming to town. Ho ho ho!

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Theatre Review: The Forest of Forgotten Discos, Hope Mill, Manchester

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Forest of Forgotten Discos, Hope Mill, Manchester

More the Forest of Forgotten Teddy Bears, I’d say, and just the place for a picnic.

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Theatre Review: Hansel & Gretel, Oldham Library

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Hansel & Gretel, Oldham Library

If I said this was Sondheim for kids you’d probably run a mile. But stop! Be not afeared!

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Theatre Review: White, HOME, Manchester

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: White, HOME, Manchester

I don’t want you to think that I’m losing my critical faculties but I’m about to write my second rave review in a week.

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