Northern Soul

Author: Lucia Cox

The Crucible

Review: The Crucible, Royal Exchange, Manchester

September 28, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Crucible, Royal Exchange, Manchester

There are two people in a room, the director of The Crucible and her designer.

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The Glass Menagerie

Review: The Glass Menagerie, West Yorkshire Playhouse

September 18, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Glass Menagerie, West Yorkshire Playhouse

In the interval of Tennessee Williams’s first play, The Glass Menagerie at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, I overheard one broadsheet critic (who shall remain nameless) say to another: “It’s all very well but why drag us across Yorkshire to watch a radio play.”

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Dominic Marsh as Macheath in Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) by Kneehigh Theatre @ HOME Manchester (11-26 Sept 2015). Photo (c) Steve Tanner

Review: Dead Dog in a Suitcase, HOME, Manchester

September 17, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Dead Dog in a Suitcase, HOME, Manchester

There’s an urban legend about a dead dog in a suitcase.

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A blast from the past: Jurassic Park’s World

July 9, 2015 Comments Off on A blast from the past: Jurassic Park’s World

When I was 17, I discovered who I wanted to be. I wanted to act and that was that.

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Kafka's Monkey

Review: Kafka’s Monkey at HOME, Manchester

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Kafka’s Monkey at HOME, Manchester

“How would you like to play a monkey?” asked Walter Meierjohann.

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Wicked at The Lowry, Salford Quays

Review: Wicked at The Lowry, Salford Quays

June 11, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Wicked at The Lowry, Salford Quays

‘One sure way to bring people together is to give them a really good enemy.’

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Alice in Wonderland at The Bolton Octagon

Review: Alice in Wonderland at Bolton Octagon

November 26, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Alice in Wonderland at Bolton Octagon

Alice! A childish story take,

And with a gentle hand

Lay it where Childhood’s dreams are twined

In Memory’s mystic band,

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What’s On in November – Theatre

November 7, 2014 Comments Off on What’s On in November – Theatre

Eee, it’s bloody brilliant oop ‘ere, int it?

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Insomnia at HOME

Review: Insomnia at Manchester’s HOME

November 7, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Insomnia at Manchester’s HOME

It’s just a bit exciting finding First Street.

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Chapati Cafe

Chapati Café: Rice and Three comes to the ‘burbs

November 1, 2014 Comments Off on Chapati Café: Rice and Three comes to the ‘burbs

As a resident of Chorlton in Manchester, I’m privileged to live within spitting distance of some great cafés, bars and restaurants.

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