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And Did Those Feet Production Photos Photo Credit : The Other Richard

Theatre Review: And Did Those Feet, Bolton Octagon

November 8, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: And Did Those Feet, Bolton Octagon

Every theatre audience contains a small percentage of professionals.

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Theatre Review: Gulliver’s Travels, Queen’s Park, Bolton

August 23, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Gulliver’s Travels, Queen’s Park, Bolton

Jonathan Swift wrote Gulliver’s Travels to ‘vex the populace’. Elizabeth Newman put it on to please them. Elizabeth Newman won.

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Theatre Review: Summer Holiday – The Musical, Bolton Octagon

June 6, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Summer Holiday – The Musical, Bolton Octagon

The theatre director and writer Bob Carlton said there are six good things in every show, no matter how ghastly it is.

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All I See is You, Bolton Octagon

Review: All I See Is You, Bolton Octagon

April 12, 2018 Comments Off on Review: All I See Is You, Bolton Octagon

Set in Bolton in 1967, All I See Is You is a stark reminder of how life was for young gay men before decriminalisation.

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Theatre Review: East is East, Bolton Octagon

March 21, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: East is East, Bolton Octagon

East is East will be familiar to a fair few people thanks to the hugely successful late 90s film.

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A Christmas Carol - photo by Richard Davenport

Review: A Christmas Carol, Bolton Octagon

December 12, 2017 Comments Off on Review: A Christmas Carol, Bolton Octagon

Knowledge is a burden, don’t you find?

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Review: Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Bolton Octagon

September 13, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Bolton Octagon

It’s 1982 and Margaret Thatcher is just getting into her stride.

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Review: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Bolton Octagon

April 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Bolton Octagon

I arrive at the theatre something of a Brontë virgin, having never read any of the sisters’ books (I know, you’re appalled, but I’m a child of the 60s and I did science at school and university – blame The Two Cultures).

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Chip Shop Chips

Chip Shop Drama: welcome to a new theatrical genre

February 13, 2016 Comments Off on Chip Shop Drama: welcome to a new theatrical genre

You wait ages for a play set in a chip shop and then two come along at once.

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The BFG

Review: The BFG, Bolton Octagon

November 24, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The BFG, Bolton Octagon

There’s no two ways about it: in the field of children’s literature, Roald Dahl is, well, a giant.

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