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Twelfth Night

Investigating the Bard at Bolton Octagon

March 23, 2014 Comments Off on Investigating the Bard at Bolton Octagon

In the Octagon, Bolton has a successful theatre generating its own productions and receiving touring shows. Sounds like any other theatre, right?

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. Photo credite Ian Tilton (6)

Twelfth Night: a refreshing adaptation by Bolton Octagon

March 8, 2014 Comments Off on Twelfth Night: a refreshing adaptation by Bolton Octagon

David Thacker’s relationship with Shakespeare is a substantial one. He has directed 28 productions of the Bard.

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War Horse

National Theatre Live: the stage on the silver screen

March 6, 2014 Comments Off on National Theatre Live: the stage on the silver screen

Alastair Michael reflects on the challenges of broadcasting theatre to cinema audiences on his trip to see War Horse at Manchester’s Odeon.

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Flying the Nest: Chris Honer talks to Northern Soul

January 22, 2014 Comments Off on Flying the Nest: Chris Honer talks to Northern Soul

Back in 2010, Chris Honer and the Library Theatre had to migrate because Manchester’s Central Library was closing for a colossal refurbishment.

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Sir Nicholas Hytner talks to Northern Soul

January 11, 2014 Comments Off on Sir Nicholas Hytner talks to Northern Soul

“I’m going to continue,” Sir Nicholas Hytner declares, with some modesty. As yet there are no concrete plans, but it’s a relief to hear that he “will make theatre for a new company that will…find new ways of making commercial theatre”.

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Ransack Theatre

Making the Cut: Fringe Theatre

December 1, 2013 Comments Off on Making the Cut: Fringe Theatre

By Alastair Michael

I have never naturally felt the same mix of fatigue, relief, adrenaline and ecstasy that I have felt as the curtain comes down on a show.

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