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JB Shorts False Prophet

Review: JB Shorts, Manchester

April 15, 2016 Comments Off on Review: JB Shorts, Manchester

Having reached their 15th event with this collection, Reallife Theatre Company, the organisers of JB Shorts, are patently enthusiasts for the ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ philosophy.

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The Herbal Bed

Review: The Herbal Bed, The Lowry, Salford

April 7, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Herbal Bed, The Lowry, Salford

As the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death draws closer (April 23 in case you didn’t know), every theatre in the land is doing its utmost to find a different angle with which to pay homage to the great wordsmith.

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The Possible Impossible House

Forced Entertainment: we talk to co-founder Cathy Naden

April 7, 2016 Comments Off on Forced Entertainment: we talk to co-founder Cathy Naden

Won’t somebody think of the children? Actually you don’t have to because Liverpool’s Unity Theatre has already done lots of thinking on their behalf and, since Christmas, has been programming some of the very best kids’ theatre it’s ever been my privilege to see.

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Liverpool Lambs

Review: Liverpool Lambs, Unity Theatre, Liverpool

April 6, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Liverpool Lambs, Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Like many residents of Liverpool, I’m proud of my Irish heritage.

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Alfred Enoch

From Harry Potter to King Lear: Alfred Enoch talks to Northern Soul

April 1, 2016 Comments Off on From Harry Potter to King Lear: Alfred Enoch talks to Northern Soul

When Talawa Theatre Company last appeared at the Royal Exchange with its groundbreaking production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, Northern Soul was blown away by the production.

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Will Gompertz

Will Gompertz on the arts, museum closures and THAT hairdo

March 28, 2016 Comments Off on Will Gompertz on the arts, museum closures and THAT hairdo

“I don’t think I would have got my job without my hair.”

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The Oddity

Out of Nowhere: launching a theatre company and taking on Homer’s Odyssey

March 24, 2016 Comments Off on Out of Nowhere: launching a theatre company and taking on Homer’s Odyssey

I’ve just ordered 5,000 flyers and 100 posters. If I were to find a tiny error on them when they arrive, I would probably be inconsolable for at least a week.

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The Encounter

Review: The Encounter, HOME, Manchester

March 22, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Encounter, HOME, Manchester

Inspired by Petru Popescu’s book Amazon Beaming which recounts the experiences of American photographer Loren McIntyre in the Brazilian rainforest, Complicite’s The Encounter has done packed-to-the-rafters business at Manchester’s HOME following a string of glowing reviews from Edinburgh and elsewhere.

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Marguerite

Film Review: Marguerite

March 17, 2016 Comments Off on Film Review: Marguerite

One of first foreign films I fell in love with was the 1981 French classic, Diva.

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Curly played by Tomos Eames and Chewy played by Taylor Jay-Davies. Photo by Polly Thomas

Review: Land of Our Fathers, Liverpool Playhouse Studio

March 3, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Land of Our Fathers, Liverpool Playhouse Studio

These days, grime is a music genre, the sound of urban Britain. But back in 1979 it had no such cultural connotations.

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