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“It was surreal watching The Wombles and Tony Blackburn in boats trying to help fans.” Les McKeown, Bay City Rollers

October 8, 2018 No Comments

During my pre-teen years, I shared a bedroom with my sister.

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Kylie Minogue, Manchester Aren

Review: Kylie Minogue, Manchester Arena

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Kylie Minogue, Manchester Arena

For us long-time Kylie devotees, this show felt like a defining moment.

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Butterfly Music Co. by Chris Payne

The Single Life: What made you love pop music? Northern Soul writers share their seminal songs

September 29, 2018 Comments Off on The Single Life: What made you love pop music? Northern Soul writers share their seminal songs

If you’re old enough to recall brick-like mobile phones, TV pong and computers the size of a bungalow, the pop single may be one of the first things you bought with your pocket money.

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Joan Armatrading

“I hate artists saying they don’t want to play their biggest songs.” Northern Soul talks to Joan Armatrading

September 25, 2018 Comments Off on “I hate artists saying they don’t want to play their biggest songs.” Northern Soul talks to Joan Armatrading

“I have no idea where the time has gone,” Joan Armatrading tells me. “It’s insane.”

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Closets The Musical, Hope Mill Theatre

Closets: Sam Retford talks to Northern Soul about time travel, typecasting and telly fame

August 27, 2018 Comments Off on Closets: Sam Retford talks to Northern Soul about time travel, typecasting and telly fame

A regular theme of new writing for theatre is the coming-out story, with writers regularly reflecting on their formative gay experiences.

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“Northern voices are always my go-to place.” Age Before Beauty and Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield talks to Northern Soul

August 7, 2018 Comments Off on “Northern voices are always my go-to place.” Age Before Beauty and Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield talks to Northern Soul

You’d have to be allergic to magazine racks to miss the new series by Debbie Horsfield on BBC1.

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Brookside, Corrie and directing: Sue Jenkins talks to Northern Soul

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Brookside, Corrie and directing: Sue Jenkins talks to Northern Soul

TV soaps have produced many iconic female characters, effortlessly coping with philandering partners, blackmailing bosses and notorious neighbours.

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Sue Johnston

“You should absolutely grow old disgracefully.” Sue Johnston talks to Northern Soul

May 5, 2018 Comments Off on “You should absolutely grow old disgracefully.” Sue Johnston talks to Northern Soul

A fixture on our screens for more than 35 years, Sue Johnston’s telly CV is impressive: Brookside, The Royle Family, Waking the Dead, Coronation Street, Downton Abbey and Jam & Jerusalem to name but a few. 

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JB Shorts, 53two, Manchester

Review: JB Shorts 19, 53two, Manchester

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: JB Shorts 19, 53two, Manchester

Social media, gizmos and gadgetry have decimated the attention span of many people.

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Theatre Review: Spring Awakening, Hope Mill, Manchester

April 4, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Spring Awakening, Hope Mill, Manchester

“I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was the man goes on top, the woman goes on the bottom. I bought bunk beds.” – Joan Rivers

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