Author: Kevin Bourke
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..
When the Royal Shakespeare Company’s pairing of Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (also known as Love’s Labour’s Won) arrives at Manchester Opera House, director Christopher Luscombe is hopeful that not only will there be a repeat of the Chichester Festival success but also his directorial triumph at the same venue recently with the rather different Rocky Horror Show.Read the full story..
Where else but Manchester’s HOME would you be able to watch Jim Jarmusch’s thrilling documentary on The Stooges, one of the most significant and visceral bands in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, then enjoy a couple of refreshing adult beverages with friends before attending a brand new and startlingly in-your-face version of European theatrical classic Ghosts?Read the full story..
There are nearly as many ways for a group to get together as there are groups of people making music.Read the full story..
JB Shorts’ hugely popular formula of ‘six 15-minute plays by top TV writers’ has been attracting thousands of Manchester theatregoers to the basement of Joshua Brooks since 2009.Read the full story..
“Theatre and film can effect social change” Playwright and actress Laura Lindsay talks to Northern Soul
Laura Lindsay was part of the Manchester Theatre Award-winning ensemble cast of The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice. This week at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, and then on tour, she’s also demonstrating her writing and production skills with a new play Parallel.Read the full story..
By any standards, launching a big-budget musical is a huge risk. Nor do you make it any easier for yourself by basing said musical on a much-loved property (mess with cherished notions or characters and you can come a cropper).Read the full story..
When he announced Katherine Soper’s play as the winner of the 2015 Bruntwood Prize For Playwriting, judge Sir Nicholas Hytner hailed it as a work of “such eloquence, such quiet craft, such dignity and such compassion”.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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