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Theatre Review: Hobson’s Choice, Royal Exchange, Manchester

June 12, 2019 No Comments

What an absolute delight.

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Caroline Harker and Eve Matheson in Handbagged. Photo Helen Murray

Theatre Review: Handbagged, Oldham Coliseum

May 21, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Handbagged, Oldham Coliseum

Well, that was odd. A comedy about Margaret Thatcher and the Queen and it’s very funny. Who’d have thought it?

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Tom Hughes and Dean Brocklehurst, The Talleyrand

“We’d like to make history.” The Talleyrand, Levenshulme, Manchester

May 17, 2019 Comments Off on “We’d like to make history.” The Talleyrand, Levenshulme, Manchester

Levenshulme is rising. To say it is gentrifying is perhaps too strong but it’s certainly becoming bohemian.

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The Way I See It, The Talleyrand, Levenshulme

Theatre Review: The Way I See It, The Talleyrand, Levenshulme

May 9, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Way I See It, The Talleyrand, Levenshulme

The Way I See It does exactly what it says on the tin.

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James Green Tea from the Manor and his high tech computer s

Tea from The Manor: Northern Soul talks tea, teabags and tea-tasting with James Green

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on Tea from The Manor: Northern Soul talks tea, teabags and tea-tasting with James Green

Dapper. Not a word I often use but, English being an exact language, it’s the only word to describe the proprietor of Tea from The Manor.

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Theatre Review: The Last Yankee, Bolton Octagon

March 7, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Last Yankee, Bolton Octagon

David Thacker is an expert on Arthur Miller, and it shows in this beautifully acted, finely directed play.

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Wise Children, directed by Emma Rice, presented by Wise Children - pic 10 (photo by Steve Tanner)

Theatre Review: Wise Children, HOME, Manchester

March 2, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Wise Children, HOME, Manchester

This is jolly good fun. Based on Angela Carter’s final novel, a picaresque romp through the lives of twin sisters, Nora and Dora Chance, all human life is there even if director and writer Emma Rice has cut quite a lot of the plot.

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Tea and Two Sugars, 53two, Manchester

Theatre Review: Tea and Two Sugars, 53two, Manchester

February 27, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Tea and Two Sugars, 53two, Manchester

Making theatre is hard. Making good theatre is even harder.

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Theatre Review: A Different Way Home, Oldham Coliseum

February 10, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Different Way Home, Oldham Coliseum

Kenneth Alan Taylor is a phenomenon. In fact, he’s a phenomenal phenomenon.

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Food Review: Restaurant MCR, Manchester

January 16, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Restaurant MCR, Manchester

The King is dead. Long Live The King! Aiden Byrne is back.

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