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The Skriker - Maxine Peake. Photo by Jonathan Keenan

Review: The Skriker, Manchester International Festival

July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Skriker, Manchester International Festival

Maxine Peake’s artistic reunion with director Sarah Frankcom after The Masque Of Anarchy and Hamlet has, predictably, proved to be one of the hottest tickets at this year’s Manchester International Festival, although it’s worth noting that it continues at the Royal Exchange for a couple of weeks beyond the end of the Festival if you’re searching for tickets.

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wonder.land at MIF

Review: wonder.land, Manchester International Festival

July 4, 2015 Comments Off on Review: wonder.land, Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival’s USP has always been the creation of original, new work – premières which then carry the brand around the world, at least in theory. This bold attitude has led to some remarkable triumphs over the years and some unique events for Manchester.

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Kevin Shaw main image by Chris Payne

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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HOME Launch-16 by Chris Payne

Reflections on Manchester’s HOME-coming by Danny Boyle and friends

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Reflections on Manchester’s HOME-coming by Danny Boyle and friends

So that was the weekend that was! After months of speculation, not to say some anxiety from former Cornerhouse habitués and Library Theatre Company stalwarts, Manchester’s HOME officially opened not only its doors but also its outside areas, and the deckchairs proved immediately popular on Bank Holiday Weekend, rechristened HOME-warming weekend.

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Kafka's Monkey

Review: Kafka’s Monkey at HOME, Manchester

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Kafka’s Monkey at HOME, Manchester

“How would you like to play a monkey?” asked Walter Meierjohann.

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Hay Fever at The People's Theatre

Review: Hay Fever at The People’s Theatre, Newcastle

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Hay Fever at The People’s Theatre, Newcastle

If, as Oscar Wilde once said, “a little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal”, then Noel Coward’s delightfully flippant Hay Fever stays well away from the danger zone.

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Director Ellen McDougall talks to Northern Soul

June 11, 2015 Comments Off on Director Ellen McDougall talks to Northern Soul

Ellen McDougall is a prolific director and totally immersed in a profession that began in her early student days when she directed Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Cymbeline.

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Wicked at The Lowry, Salford Quays

Review: Wicked at The Lowry, Salford Quays

June 11, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Wicked at The Lowry, Salford Quays

‘One sure way to bring people together is to give them a really good enemy.’

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Hudsucker Proxy

Review: The Hudsucker Proxy at Liverpool Playhouse

June 8, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Hudsucker Proxy at Liverpool Playhouse

Four years on from the Liverpool Playhouse launch of The Ladykillers – Graham Linehan’s delicious stage adaptation of the classic Ealing comedy – Liverpool theatre remains bewitched by the magical shadows of the 20th century’s greatest art form.

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Royal Exchange Ceiling

What’s On in June – Theatre

June 3, 2015 Comments Off on What’s On in June – Theatre

If you’re in need of a bit of cultural inspiration in June then look no further than the Northern Soul theatre preview.

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