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Author: Lucia Cox

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The Suffering of a Suffragette

July 4, 2013 Comments Off on The Suffering of a Suffragette

For a man who won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Composer’s Award aged 17, composer and director Tim Benjamin is a charming and modest man.

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Hayfever

Hayfever at the Oldham Coliseum

June 23, 2013 Comments Off on Hayfever at the Oldham Coliseum

I really wish I liked Noel Coward.

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Behind the Candelabra

Behind the Candelabra at Cornerhouse, Manchester

June 9, 2013 Comments Off on Behind the Candelabra at Cornerhouse, Manchester

There’s really no better way to spend a sunny, Sunday afternoon in Manchester in June – in my humble and correct opinion – than in the dark. Not everyone likes the sun, you know.

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The Travelling Band

The Travelling Band at The Castle, Manchester

May 22, 2013 Comments Off on The Travelling Band at The Castle, Manchester

If you like your Manchester bands playing their gigs in intimate venues while being served with real ale by cheery bar staff in one of Manchester’s hippest areas, then I think I just stole your perfect night.

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby at The Cornerhouse, Manchester

May 22, 2013 Comments Off on The Great Gatsby at The Cornerhouse, Manchester

The Cornerhouse is a most appropriate setting for the opening of The Great Gatsby. The building, resembling a petite version of the Flatiron in New York, somehow feels like part of a forgotten era, reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s comment on high society, with its tumultuous decadence and doomed love affairs.

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Sutra

Sutra, The Lowry

May 16, 2013 Comments Off on Sutra, The Lowry

The Lowry‘s Lyric theatre is packed on this dreary Tuesday. Dance is usually quite well attended here in the North West, with school groups, dance students and theatre-types, but tonight there is a real mixed bag in the auditorium, which is a thrill to see.

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Shimmerdancers, JonathanGoddard & Ino Riga. Photo Chris Nash

Richard Alston Dance Company at The Lowry

March 28, 2013 Comments Off on Richard Alston Dance Company at The Lowry

Salford has a world-class venue for touring shows. The Lowry has seen some of the most spectacular performances – sometimes on the same evening – from across the globe due to its capacity to house three touring productions in three separate spaces on any one night.

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