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Canto, Manchester

Food Review: Canto, Manchester

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Canto, Manchester

Back in the day, folk would have many reasons to head to the Manchester district of Ancoats, but the promise of modern Portuguese cuisine was never one of them.

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Cinderella, Manchester Opera House, Pic copyright Phil Tragen 30.11.18

Theatre Review: Cinderella, Opera House, Manchester

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Cinderella, Opera House, Manchester

These are tumultuous times for the Opera House pantomime.

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Father Christmas, Waterside, Sale

Theatre Review: Father Christmas, Waterside, Sale

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Father Christmas, Waterside, Sale

In some ways it’s an obvious choice to adapt Raymond Briggs’ beloved children’s picture book Father Christmas for the stage.

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Music Review: The Monochrome Set, Soup Kitchen, Manchester

December 8, 2018 Comments Off on Music Review: The Monochrome Set, Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Bid is ill.

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Food Review: School for Scandal, Manchester

November 21, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: School for Scandal, Manchester

Sheridan’s classic 18th century stage comedy School for Scandal concerns a country squire’s daughter marrying into money and becoming embroiled in an elaborate web of vicious gossip cooked up by the wealthy folk she’s now hanging about with.

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Dakota Johnson in "Suspiria."

Film Review: Suspiria

November 12, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Suspiria

Dario Argento’s 1977 horror film Suspiria is a nutty barrage of sights and sounds akin to a particularly unhinged ghost train ride, centred around ambitious young Suzy Bannion joining a Viennese dance academy which she discovers is run by a secretive coven of witches with murderous plans.

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Film Review: Possum

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Possum

Possum is a film which could wrong-foot a lot of people.

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Peterloo

Film Review: Peterloo

October 22, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Peterloo

Over the course of 14 feature films Mike Leigh has covered a wide range of subjects, from the disastrous opening of a French restaurant and the fall of a post-war abortionist to an adopted daughter tracking down her birth mother and Gilbert & Sullivan getting their second wind.

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Jilted John 1978

Is Gordon a moron? Forty years on, Northern Soul finds out

October 11, 2018 Comments Off on Is Gordon a moron? Forty years on, Northern Soul finds out

There’s a scene in the episode of Coronation Street that went out on New Year’s Day 1979 in which Helen Worth as Gail Potter is waiting outside a cinema in Manchester for a date with her boyfriend Brian.

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TV Review: Doctor Who

October 8, 2018 Comments Off on TV Review: Doctor Who

Understandably, most of the buzz about the return of Doctor Who has been around the casting of Jodie Whittaker, with some of the more dimwitted commentators announcing that the show was now dead to them with an actual female woman in the lead.

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