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Stephen Schwartz launched his songwriting career aged just 23 with the score for Godspell.Read the full story..
Visceral yet moving, The Replacement Child is a production that – literally in certain places – screams authenticity.Read the full story..
Manchester Theatre Award-winning collective Take Back Theatre, set up by actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, writer Rebekah (Becx) Harrison and visual artist Grant Archer in October 2015 as “an artistic response to the politics of austerity” has proved to be an astonishing Northern powerhouse of political theatre in its two years of life.Read the full story..
On the face of it, it’s difficult to see why PIPPIN The Musical is not better known on this side of the Pond given it boasts music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, whose stage hits include Godspell and Wicked as well as a latter-day stint as a composer on such Disney animations as Pocahontas.Read the full story..
The Angel in the House is a popular Victorian poem – a terrible set of verse – extolling the virtues of the submissive woman who exists solely to cater for her husband’s needs.Read the full story..
I am infuriatingly punctual. I can’t bear tardiness which means I’m usually left standing outside in the cold, or at the bar, waiting for others to show up.Read the full story..
I once set up a creative writing class at a youth centre. I went armed with Berol handwriting pens and my own teenage experience. Only two lads turned up. They laughed, teasing me and each other.Read the full story..
As an ex-hippy, I found style guru Peter York’s Hipster Handbook on BBC4 a blast from the past. The similarities are remarkable. None of us considered ourselves hippies, though we undoubtedly were, and none of the people he interviewed would admit to being Hipsters, despite the beards.Read the full story..
Rona Munro is a playwright of some note, having won a number of major accolades including a Writers’ Guild award for best play of 2014. So it is something of a coup that she has turned her attention to recreating a seldom explored part of Manchester’s history: the original youth cult and gang culture of the ‘scuttlers’.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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