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Alex Poots

Manchester International Festival’s Alex Poots talks to Northern Soul

April 7, 2015 Comments Off on Manchester International Festival’s Alex Poots talks to Northern Soul

Last time I went to Blackfriars House, I was seven-years-old. It was the school holidays and I’d decided to spend it snooping around my mum’s office and chatting to Pot Noodle Dave. Oh, how things have changed.

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Dreamboats and Miniskirts

Win tickets to see Dreamboats and Miniskirts at Victoria Theatre, Halifax

April 6, 2015 Comments Off on Win tickets to see Dreamboats and Miniskirts at Victoria Theatre, Halifax

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE DREAMBOATS AND MINISKIRTS AT VICTORIA THEATRE, HALIFAX

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Tom Jeffers and Cornerhouse

Memories of Manchester’s Cornerhouse

April 2, 2015 Comments Off on Memories of Manchester’s Cornerhouse

I moved to Manchester in January 2001 and got my first job two months later, as a box office assistant at Cornerhouse.

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Epstein Theatre auditorium and stage

Lifting the Curtain at The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

March 22, 2015 Comments Off on Lifting the Curtain at The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Theatres are all about secrets. They may open their foyers and welcome you in but the heart of each building stays hidden – a world of darkness and silence and stealth.

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The Tetley

Committed to contemporary art and artists: The Tetley in Leeds

March 13, 2015 Comments Off on Committed to contemporary art and artists: The Tetley in Leeds

I first came across Pippa Hale when she was a curator of pop-up art spaces in Leeds and I was arts editor at The Leeds Guide.

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Twopence to Cross The Mersey

What’s On in March – Theatre

March 5, 2015 Comments Off on What’s On in March – Theatre

March is a month for musicals and local tales in the Northern theatre world.

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John by DV8

Interview: Lloyd Newson from DV8 Physical Theatre

February 17, 2015 Comments Off on Interview: Lloyd Newson from DV8 Physical Theatre

Before John, the latest work from multi-award-winning DV8 Physical Theatre, opens at The Lowry this month, artistic director Lloyd Newson warns that “if you are looking for something saccharin and sweet, or easy viewing, this is not the piece to come and see.

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Leanne Best and Con O'Neill in Educating Rita at Liverpool Playhouse (c) Stephen Vaughan

What’s On in February – Theatre

February 12, 2015 Comments Off on What’s On in February – Theatre

There’s an embarrassment of theatre riches across the North of England this month.

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One Man, Two Guvnors

Review: One Man, Two Guvnors at The Lowry, Salford

January 16, 2015 Comments Off on Review: One Man, Two Guvnors at The Lowry, Salford

If you haven’t encountered it already, the key thing you need to know about One Man, Two Guvnors is that it is fun. Like, loads and loads of fun. An uproarious two-and-a-half hour barrage of fun.

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Marisa Draper at the Playtime Exhibition, Cornerhouse

Engaging with Marisa Draper at Manchester’s HOME

December 14, 2014 Comments Off on Engaging with Marisa Draper at Manchester’s HOME

As a humble student intern in 2007, Marisa Draper cut her professional teeth developing creative projects at Cornerhouse, Manchester’s prestigious independent arts and film centre.

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