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Oldham Coliseum’s Artistic Director Kevin Shaw talks to Northern Soul

June 24, 2015 Comments Off on Oldham Coliseum’s Artistic Director Kevin Shaw talks to Northern Soul

“Leading a thriving arts organisation is always busy.”

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Filthy Cow

Review and interview: Filthy Cow, Manchester

April 24, 2015 Comments Off on Review and interview: Filthy Cow, Manchester

Burgers are everywhere.

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Coalition Nightmare

Review: JB Shorts 13

April 22, 2015 Comments Off on Review: JB Shorts 13

Now in its 13th season, JB Shorts is firmly established as a cornerstone of Manchester’s independent theatre scene.

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Theatre review: Where Do Little Birds Go?

February 13, 2015 Comments Off on Theatre review: Where Do Little Birds Go?

In the 1960s, Lisa Prescott was kidnapped and held for more than four days in an East Ham flat by gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray. She was kept there as a sex slave for an escaped murderer, Frank ‘The Mad Axeman’ Mitchell.

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Review: Light by Theatre Ad Infinitum, Salford

February 6, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Light by Theatre Ad Infinitum, Salford

With the rapid rise of the surveillance state, our privacy is increasingly violated and our personal information exposed to a wider world. Or so the political jumping-off point for Theatre Ad Infinitum’s latest touring production, Light, would have us believe.

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David Thacker

David Thacker, Artistic Director of Bolton Octagon, talks to Northern Soul

September 24, 2014 Comments Off on David Thacker, Artistic Director of Bolton Octagon, talks to Northern Soul

David Thacker cut his theatrical canines in the capital.

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The Botanist

The Botanist

August 16, 2014 Comments Off on The Botanist

Down near the bottom of Manchester’s Market Street, deep in the midst of the hustle and the bustle of our urban sprawl, there is a garden.

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Rebecca Ryan in A Taste of Honey

Rebecca Ryan: from Shameless to A Taste of Honey

June 7, 2014 Comments Off on Rebecca Ryan: from Shameless to A Taste of Honey

Actress Rebecca Ryan is a Northern girl. She is Manchester born and bred.

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Digital Theatre – the way forward?

April 14, 2014 Comments Off on Digital Theatre – the way forward?

Over the past five years, the landscape of theatre has been digitalised by live cinema broadcasting thanks to the National and the New York Met.

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Red's True Barbecue

Red’s True Barbecue: Let There Be Meat

April 8, 2014 Comments Off on Red’s True Barbecue: Let There Be Meat

James Douglas and Scott Munro are messiahs of the low and slow barbecue. Red’s True Barbecue is their church.

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