Author: Drew Tosh
If Coronation Street is the go-to Manchester reference for TV, then legendary bassist Peter Hook (‘Hooky’) must be the musical equivalent.Read the full story..
As a result of the pandemic, Manchester-based LGBTQ+ theatre company Green Carnation was on the verge of calling it a day.Read the full story..
Marti Pellow has come a long way from the cheery-faced lead singer with Scots pop stars Wet Wet Wet in the 1980s and 90s.Read the full story..
“I’m still the same person I was back then.” Altered Images singer Clare Grogan talks to Northern Soul
If Channel 5’s Friday music documentaries are to be believed, the 80s was the best decade for music.Read the full story..
PROTEST! Drew Tosh recalls his conversations with Derek Jarman as a major retrospective opens in Manchester
At the risk of sounding like Golden Girl Sophia Petrillo…picture it. Glasgow, February 1992.Read the full story..
Versatility is the key to surviving as an actor. With a CV ranging from Guys and Dolls and the Kingsman films to EastEnders and even Eurovision, Samantha Womack has barely stopped working during the past 30 years with high-profile roles in TV, film and theatre.Read the full story..
It can be disheartening when someone you greatly admire turns out to be a bit of a let down. Thankfully, there was no chance of that happening with Julie Hesmondhalgh.Read the full story..
“Our first night is bound to be emotional.” Anthony Prophet, co-owner of The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham
It was two weeks before the first national COVID-19 lockdown came into force.Read the full story..
“The industry will never fail because we bounce back.” RENT actress Maiya Quansah-Breed talks to Northern Soul
*Since this interview took place, a second national lockdown has come into effect. As a result of these new restrictions, a live performance of RENT will now be available to access online. For more information, or to book tickets, visit the Hope Mill Theatre website.Read the full story..
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