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Fazenda

Review: Fazenda, Manchester

June 30, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Fazenda, Manchester

I like old things. I prefer the charms of Manchester city centre to the high gloss fakery of the Trafford Centre. I like antiques rather than Argos, and I like eating in old, bespoke, establishments rather than shiny glass restaurants.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, West Yorkshire Playhouse

January 12, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, West Yorkshire Playhouse

Some people hate the M62 – that windy, high-peaked, lugubrious trek from east to west or west to east. But I like the journey, especially the one from Manchester to Leeds.

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Heroine - Kerry Willison Parry, Shila Iqbal

Review: JB Shorts, Manchester

November 5, 2015 Comments Off on Review: JB Shorts, Manchester

Over the last few years JB Shorts has established itself as a regular highlight on Manchester’s theatrical calendar.

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The Crucible

Review: The Crucible, Royal Exchange, Manchester

September 28, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Crucible, Royal Exchange, Manchester

There are two people in a room, the director of The Crucible and her designer.

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The Glass Menagerie

Review: The Glass Menagerie, West Yorkshire Playhouse

September 18, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Glass Menagerie, West Yorkshire Playhouse

In the interval of Tennessee Williams’s first play, The Glass Menagerie at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, I overheard one broadsheet critic (who shall remain nameless) say to another: “It’s all very well but why drag us across Yorkshire to watch a radio play.”

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Norris & Parker

Review: All Our Friends are Dead, The Kings Arms, Salford

July 24, 2015 Comments Off on Review: All Our Friends are Dead, The Kings Arms, Salford

It’s quite the daunting experience being the only 17-year-old at a pub-theatre. But All Our Friends Are Dead at Salford’s Kings Arms made me realise that I’m just as twisted as everyone else in the audience.

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A blast from the past: Jurassic Park’s World

July 9, 2015 Comments Off on A blast from the past: Jurassic Park’s World

When I was 17, I discovered who I wanted to be. I wanted to act and that was that.

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Kafka's Monkey

Review: Kafka’s Monkey at HOME, Manchester

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Kafka’s Monkey at HOME, Manchester

“How would you like to play a monkey?” asked Walter Meierjohann.

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Wicked at The Lowry, Salford Quays

Review: Wicked at The Lowry, Salford Quays

June 11, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Wicked at The Lowry, Salford Quays

‘One sure way to bring people together is to give them a really good enemy.’

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Alice in Wonderland at The Bolton Octagon

Review: Alice in Wonderland at Bolton Octagon

November 26, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Alice in Wonderland at Bolton Octagon

Alice! A childish story take,

And with a gentle hand

Lay it where Childhood’s dreams are twined

In Memory’s mystic band,

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