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Author: Drew Tosh

Theatre Review: Spring Awakening, Hope Mill, Manchester

April 4, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Spring Awakening, Hope Mill, Manchester

“I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was the man goes on top, the woman goes on the bottom. I bought bunk beds.” – Joan Rivers

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“My sexuality has never been an issue for me.” Dancing On Ice’s Matt Evers talks to Northern Soul

April 4, 2018 Comments Off on “My sexuality has never been an issue for me.” Dancing On Ice’s Matt Evers talks to Northern Soul

I’ve only tried ice skating once.

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Sharon Small in Still Alice

“It’s living with dementia, not retreating or suffering from it.” Every Third Minute, a festival of theatre, dementia and hope

February 7, 2018 Comments Off on “It’s living with dementia, not retreating or suffering from it.” Every Third Minute, a festival of theatre, dementia and hope

Here’s a sobering thought. In under 10 years, it is estimated that more than a million people in the UK will be living with dementia.

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The Flying Scotsman by Chris Payne

Train Drain, or what in the name of all that is holy is going on with our rail network?

February 3, 2018 Comments Off on Train Drain, or what in the name of all that is holy is going on with our rail network?

“I strongly object to paying £27.50 to walk the length and breadth of the train with a sausage in a plastic box.” – Kitty, Victoria Wood As Seen On TV

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Kim Wilde

“I never felt that being a woman was any less or more of an advantage.” Northern Soul chats to Kim Wilde

November 30, 2017 Comments Off on “I never felt that being a woman was any less or more of an advantage.” Northern Soul chats to Kim Wilde

She’s preparing a new album and tour for the New Year.

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BEAUTIFUL. Bronte Barbe 'Carole King'. Photo by Craig Sugden (2)

Beautiful: Northern Soul chats to Bronté Barbé about Carole King

November 30, 2017 Comments Off on Beautiful: Northern Soul chats to Bronté Barbé about Carole King

Name a female singer-songwriter from the past couple of decades.

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“Sometimes you just have to press the ‘f*ck it’ button.” Comedian Adam Kay talks to Northern Soul

November 22, 2017 Comments Off on “Sometimes you just have to press the ‘f*ck it’ button.” Comedian Adam Kay talks to Northern Soul

Christmas can always be relied upon to throw up musical mishaps.

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John Barrowman, Dick Wittington, Manchester

“You’re being paid to have fun and to laugh and be daft and stupid.” John Barrowman talks to Northern Soul

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on “You’re being paid to have fun and to laugh and be daft and stupid.” John Barrowman talks to Northern Soul

As you might expect, chatting with John Barrowman is a cheeky and gossipy encounter. His tales are peppered with one-liners about threesomes with The Krankies and being the best ‘Dick’ in the business.

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Review: Jubilee, Royal Exchange, Manchester

November 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Jubilee, Royal Exchange, Manchester

The 1978 punk film Jubilee set out to shock with violence, nudity and strong language. Nearly 40 years later, the 2017 play features more of the same but shocks for a different reason.

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Alfie Boe and Michael Ball

“I’m just Alf from Fleetwood.” Alfie Boe on collaborations, sleeping rough and musicals

November 4, 2017 Comments Off on “I’m just Alf from Fleetwood.” Alfie Boe on collaborations, sleeping rough and musicals

When it comes to album sales in 2016, you can forget Beyoncé, Rag’n’Bone Man and Justin Bieber. Last year belonged to Ball and Boe.

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