Author: Kevin Bourke
One of the many fine and fascinating things about The Unthanks is how they manage to fearlessly represent the very epitome of the folk tradition yet at the same time are so extraordinarily adventurous.Read the full story..
It’s unlike me to be picky or to sound even vaguely like a music bore, but it doesn’t reflect well on any production when the programme is full of all sorts of howlers.Read the full story..
Part of the strange charm of the original Bat Out Of Hell recording has always been that it was unashamedly grandiose and knowingly absurd, and that, lyrically and presentation-wise, it was also pretty funny.Read the full story..
Anyone who knows me should be well aware that pretty much the extent of my interest, let alone prowess, in sport consists of being South London triple jump champion for about five minutes when I was 10-years-old.Read the full story..
In the early 1960s, two national treasures were the creative forces behind one of British cinema’s most successful franchises: the Miss Marple movies.Read the full story..
Liverpool is to become home to the UK’s first revolving 360-degree Stage-Around Theatre as part of a multi-million pound programme to attract creative businesses to the Ten Streets district regeneration project.Read the full story..
Inspired by stories of her grandfather’s time in the Navy during World War Two and other tales from naval veterans, Narvik, the new play with songs produced by Manchester-based theatre company Box of Tricks, is just one of a whole host of projects this year penned by the award-winning Liverpool-based playwright and songwriter Lizzie Nunnery.Read the full story..
Over the past few years, The Lowry has become the spiritual home of this fiendishly clever and entertaining adaptation by Stockport-born writer Simon Stephens of Mark Haddon’s best-selling book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.Read the full story..
Manchester and the North have always had a close relationship with the National Theatre’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.Read the full story..
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The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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