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Gin

Hamiltonic: Bolton Gin and Rum Festival

September 4, 2019 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: Bolton Gin and Rum Festival

Sunday was the day of rest, according to biblical doctrine.

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Theatre Review: The Importance of Being Earnest, Bolton Octagon at Albert Halls

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Importance of Being Earnest, Bolton Octagon at Albert Halls

This is the most interesting production of The Importance of Being Earnest I have ever seen, and that includes David Suchet in drag as Lady Bracknell. 

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Kelly Michele Walsh

The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences: Northern Soul talks to writer Kelly Michelle Walsh

November 30, 2017 Comments Off on The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences: Northern Soul talks to writer Kelly Michelle Walsh

It’s no exaggeration to say that Bolton-born Kelly Michelle Walsh is a veritable ray of sunshine on a grey and grim wet day.

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Keith with Lancashire sauce outside The Royal Batli House in Farnworth

Review: Royal Balti House, Farnworth, Bolton

September 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Royal Balti House, Farnworth, Bolton

Liverpudlians have their bowls of scouse, Manchester has its tarts and Eccles folk can proudly point out their cakes to visitors.

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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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Ashes, The Octagon Theatre, image by Jonathan Keenan

Review: Ashes, Bolton Octagon

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Ashes, Bolton Octagon

One look at Ciaran Bagnall’s marvellously monumental set and we’re back in the 1970s, a world of white surfaces, chrome, and chunky design.

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The Family Way

Review: The Family Way, Bolton Octagon

September 28, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Family Way, Bolton Octagon

In Northern England most of life passes in unspoken eloquence.

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Early One Morning, Octagon Theatre Bolton

Review: Early One Morning at the Bolton Octagon

October 20, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Early One Morning at the Bolton Octagon

Early One Morning. It sounds like the opening of a folk song and, as is often the case in folk songs, there is a truth to be told; storytelling passed from generation to generation which celebrates love and makes sense of what is often a cruel world.

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David Thacker

David Thacker, Artistic Director of Bolton Octagon, talks to Northern Soul

September 24, 2014 Comments Off on David Thacker, Artistic Director of Bolton Octagon, talks to Northern Soul

David Thacker cut his theatrical canines in the capital.

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