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Keeping it political in a play that knocks Thatcher

Review: Beating Berlusconi! at the Liverpool Everyman

May 29, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Beating Berlusconi! at the Liverpool Everyman

Ten years on from Liverpool FC winning the Champions League comes this timely revival of a ballsy play.

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Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne talks to Northern Soul

May 29, 2015 Comments Off on Matthew Bourne talks to Northern Soul

“Make sure you ask him about Swan Lake,” says my Editor ahead of my interview with choreographer Matthew Bourne. “I saw Swan Lake at the Palace Theatre in 1996 and was mesmerised.”

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Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

Review: The Car Man, The Lowry

May 27, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Car Man, The Lowry

Dripping with sex and throbbing with violence, yet blessed with humour, The Car Man is far and away the most adults-only of Matthew Bourne’s many successful shows.

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The Lost Carnival

The Lost Carnival: a family arts experience in Bury

May 22, 2015 Comments Off on The Lost Carnival: a family arts experience in Bury

When Sarah Bird and Rowan Hoban met at a Macclesfield book club in 2008, they discovered a mutual passion for storytelling and family arts events alongside a shared experience of attending festivals with their families where the offer was often a disappointing, poor quality add-on.

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Sule Rimi as Joe and Fiston Barek as Dembe in The Rolling Stone by Chris Urch (Royal Exchange Theatre)

Review: The Rolling Stone, Royal Exchange, Manchester

May 1, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Rolling Stone, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Running in repertory with the current Exchange production of Anna Karenina, and using many of the same cast and backstage team, The Rolling Stone is, for my money, a much more impressive production.

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The-Funfair

What’s On in May – Theatre

May 1, 2015 Comments Off on What’s On in May – Theatre

Is it May already? Where has the year gone? No fear, there’s plenty of great theatre across the North of England this month to keep you entertained.

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YEP - Until They Kick Us Out

Review: Until They Kick Us Out, Liverpool Everyman Theatre

April 29, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Until They Kick Us Out, Liverpool Everyman Theatre

Young people and politics. It’s a subject I’m well versed in as I was once a young man, embroiled in all manner of revolutionary brickbatting and riotous assemblies – and well before I turned 18.

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Natasha Davidson as Fanny Hawthron and Barbara Drennan as Mrs Jeffcote

Review: Hindle Wakes at Oldham Coliseum

April 24, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Hindle Wakes at Oldham Coliseum

I’m sure you have heard the phrase ‘history repeats itself’. I use it to convince myself to make dubious purchases when perusing vintage shops.

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Ricci McLeod (Groom) Amy Conachan (Bride) in Blood Wedding

Review: Blood Wedding at Liverpool Everyman Theatre

April 24, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Blood Wedding at Liverpool Everyman Theatre

The arrival of Graeae Theatre Company at Liverpool’s Everyman is a matter for celebration.

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Playwright Ella Carmen Greenhill

Ella Carmen Greenhill talks to Northern Soul

April 19, 2015 Comments Off on Ella Carmen Greenhill talks to Northern Soul

Ella Carmen Greenhill’s play Plastic Figurines, now touring across the North West to venues including Bury Met and The Lowry, explores autism and the relationship between siblings with very different views of the world.

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