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Manchester Jewish Museum reopens after a decade of planning (and two years closure)

August 10, 2021 Comments Off on Manchester Jewish Museum reopens after a decade of planning (and two years closure)

The Jewish people have more history than most.

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Theatre Review: Grimm Tales, The Dukes, Williamson Park, Lancaster   

August 6, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Grimm Tales, The Dukes, Williamson Park, Lancaster   

The Dukes’ summer show in Lancaster’s Williamson Park is one of the highlights of my theatrical year.

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Theatre Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Bolton Octagon

July 7, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Bolton Octagon

This is extremely silly.

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Choose Joy by Linnet Panashe Rubaya

Review: Inviolable – Joy as a form of resistance by Linnet Panashe Rubaya, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

June 24, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Inviolable – Joy as a form of resistance by Linnet Panashe Rubaya, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

It’s rare for me to visit a gallery and immediately think ‘oh, these are good’. More often, it’s ‘hmm’ or even ‘what?’.

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Food Review: Habas Restaurant and Bar, Manchester

June 12, 2021 Comments Off on Food Review: Habas Restaurant and Bar, Manchester

Times are hard for restaurants.

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Theatre Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, HOME, Manchester

June 11, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, HOME, Manchester

To my everlasting chagrin, I never saw Peter Brook’s famous 1970 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in a white box with trapezes.

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(Online) Theatre Review: Duckie, HOME, Manchester

January 6, 2021 Comments Off on (Online) Theatre Review: Duckie, HOME, Manchester

These are difficult times. Rehearsals are problematic with social distancing and theatres are largely making it up as they go along.

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Online Review: David Hoyle – A Grand Auction of My Life, HOME, Manchester

December 3, 2020 Comments Off on Online Review: David Hoyle – A Grand Auction of My Life, HOME, Manchester

Theatres have adapted to COVID-19 restrictions in all sorts of ways.

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Theatre Review: Alone in Berlin, York Theatre Royal

March 5, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Alone in Berlin, York Theatre Royal

More and more these days I am reminded of the prescience of W.B. Yeats’s poem The Second Coming, and particularly the line ‘The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.’

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Theatre Review: Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, Oldham Coliseum

February 26, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, Oldham Coliseum

The iPhone has a lot to answer for.

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