Northern Soul

Search Results for: andy murray

Ghost-Stories-960x600

Theatre Review: Ghost Stories, The Lowry, Salford

February 19, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Ghost Stories, The Lowry, Salford

The most important thing to say about Ghost Stories, currently at The Lowry, is that it’s a unique, memorable stage experience delivered with real intelligence, showmanship and skill.

Read the full story..

Ghost-Stories-960x600

Frissons of fear and jangling nerves: writer Jeremy Dyson talks about the return of Ghost Stories

February 15, 2020 Comments Off on Frissons of fear and jangling nerves: writer Jeremy Dyson talks about the return of Ghost Stories

Ten years ago, when the scarifying stage play Ghost Stories was set to make its debut at the Liverpool Playhouse, the show’s co-writers, Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, announced to journalists that they couldn’t really tell them anything about it.

Read the full story..

“Being a parent is the biggest thing that’s ever happened to me.” Comedian Josie Long talks to Northern Soul

February 1, 2020 Comments Off on “Being a parent is the biggest thing that’s ever happened to me.” Comedian Josie Long talks to Northern Soul

The last time comedian and broadcaster Josie Long took a stand-up show out on tour, namely Something Better back in 2017, it looked at ways to actively improve our world during troubled times.

Read the full story..

Use Hearing Protection 1920 x 1080

Use Hearing Protection: celebrating the early years of Factory Records

February 1, 2020 Comments Off on Use Hearing Protection: celebrating the early years of Factory Records

Jan Hicks has a particular, distinctive memory of growing up in the early 80s.

Read the full story..

Film Review: The Personal History of David Copperfield

January 25, 2020 Comments Off on Film Review: The Personal History of David Copperfield

In recent years, having already established himself as godfather to a whole generation of British radio and TV comedy, Armando Iannucci has been branching out, creating Veep for American television and co-writing and directing the feature film The Death of Stalin.

Read the full story..

LAWRENCE-SPTI-05.tif

British Screenwriters: the life and work of Robert Bolt

January 6, 2020 Comments Off on British Screenwriters: the life and work of Robert Bolt

It wasn’t an ideal moment for Robert Bolt to be arrested.

Read the full story..

bookshelf

Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2019

December 29, 2019 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2019

As we approach the end of 2019 (and the beginning of another decade) it’s tricky to remain optimistic – what with Brexit, a general election and a climate crisis. Nevertheless, this year wasn’t all fire and brimstone. If you’re a bookworm or a writer, 2019 was full of great news and excellent reads.

Read the full story..

happinessntearscover

Happiness and Tears: comedy historian Louis Barfe talks about his new biography of Ken Dodd

December 23, 2019 Comments Off on Happiness and Tears: comedy historian Louis Barfe talks about his new biography of Ken Dodd

What springs to mind when you think of Ken Dodd?

Read the full story..

BBC’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

“It’s about understanding.” Northern Soul previews the BBC’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

December 17, 2019 Comments Off on “It’s about understanding.” Northern Soul previews the BBC’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

With the all-conquering stage and screen success of War Horse still fresh in the memory, a new Michael Morpurgo adaptation is a big deal.

Read the full story..

David-Leonard-as-Evil-Diva-in-Sleeping-Beauty-at-York-Theatre-Royal.-Photo-Robling-Photography

Festive Theatre Review: Sleeping Beauty, York Theatre Royal

December 16, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: Sleeping Beauty, York Theatre Royal

Ask anyone in York what makes their Theatre Royal pantomimes so special and they’ll sum it up in two words: Berwick Kaler.

Read the full story..