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Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

November 13, 2013 Comments Off on Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s production of Swan Lake has been referred to as a ‘modern classic’. I can’t claim to be qualified to make such a bold statement but I can say that the production, touring throughout the UK and internationally (it’s at The Lowry this week), was stunning.

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Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill - Credit Ian Tilton (7)

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

October 13, 2013 Comments Off on Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Long Day’s Journey Into Night is the latest show in the Bolton Octagon’s new season. This emotionally complex and conflict-ridden play is at times difficult to deal with, making it compelling theatre.

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An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley Photo credit Ian Tilton (7) (1)

An Inspector Calls

October 2, 2013 Comments Off on An Inspector Calls

Seeing An Inspector Calls at the Bolton Octagon recently left me with mixed feelings. I’d seen the play before and studied it back in my school days, so I went to see the production, directed by the theatre’s artistic director David Thacker, with a familiar anticipation and enthusiasm.

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Educating Rita

October 1, 2013 Comments Off on Educating Rita

The Library Theatre Company, Manchester, has a superb reputation. Attending their production of Willy Russell’s Educating Rita at The Lowry, I had high expectations. They were not met – they were surpassed with accomplished theatrical finesse.

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THERE HAS POSSIBLY BEEN AN INCIDENT at Latitude Festival. (7) Photo - Richard Lakos

There Has Possibly Been An Incident

September 13, 2013 Comments Off on There Has Possibly Been An Incident

Conflict between characters makes for entertaining viewing in any medium. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Royal Exchange’s There Has Possibly Been An Incident.

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Actors' Guild members hard at work with scripts in theatre-in-the-round. © 2013 Misha von Bennigsen

An Actor’s Life For Me

August 17, 2013 Comments Off on An Actor’s Life For Me

An actor’s life is not an easy one. Everyone knows that. The notoriously euphemistic ‘resting actor’ jibe often bandied about with abandon. The endless rejections. The lack of money. The bloody day job.

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