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Author: Lizzie Wood

Theatre Review: On Behalf of the People, Burgess Foundation, Manchester

July 4, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: On Behalf of the People, Burgess Foundation, Manchester

In my mind, there are two types of plays: the ones where you keep checking your watch and the ones where you leave the theatre and it’s suddenly dark.

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The Newspaper Boy c. Richard Kelly

Review: The Newspaper Boy, 53Two, Manchester

February 21, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Newspaper Boy, 53Two, Manchester

There are a handful of Corrie favourites mingling as I head to a hidden archway under the Deansgate / Castlefield Met to celebrate the launch of Manchester’s newest play.

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Harriet Harman, Manchester International Festival

Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival

What do breakfast kippers, a curry and a book about law all have in common?

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Review: Letters to Morrissey, HOME, Manchester

September 13, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Letters to Morrissey, HOME, Manchester

Unlike most Smiths fans, I’m something of a contradiction in that I do not have warm, fuzzy feelings for Morrissey. There’s just something about him that leaves me cold.

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The Jungle Book

Review: The Jungle Book, The Lowry, Salford

August 30, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Jungle Book, The Lowry, Salford

As I observed the seats filling up for The Jungle Book, I suddenly panicked that I’d come to the show without a kid. Yet Metta Theatre’s electric re-telling – combining street dance and circus routines to bring Rudyard Kipling’s tale into the 21st century – is not just for children.

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