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Hobson's Choice by Harold Brighouse. Photo credit Ian Tilton (8)

Hobson’s Choice at Bolton Octagon

January 30, 2014 Comments Off on Hobson’s Choice at Bolton Octagon

Bolton’s latest nod to all-things Northern comes in the classic Brighouse tale, Hobson’s Choice. Set in Salford, Lancashire at the turn of last century, Harold Brighouse’s play has been his enduring legacy.

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Cirque Berserk

Cirque Berserk

January 29, 2014 Comments Off on Cirque Berserk

Ah, the circus. The big top, the floor strewn with straw, the hard, wobbly benches, the clowns and trapeze artist, the strong man, the lions, tigers and bears, oh my!

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One Hand Clapping at the re:play Festival

January 21, 2014 Comments Off on One Hand Clapping at the re:play Festival

An adaptation of the Anthony Burgess novel of the same name, One Hand Clapping is the story of Janet and Howard Shirley’s marriage in the increasingly consumerist Britain of the 1960s.

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Fiddler on the roof

Fiddler on the Roof

October 30, 2013 Comments Off on Fiddler on the Roof

There’s something a bit special about this new national tour of Fiddler on the Roof: the role of Tevye, the poor milkman and protagonist of the story, is taken by Paul Michael Glaser, he of Starsky & Hutch fame and also part of the original film adaptation.

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The Beautiful Game

September 5, 2013 Comments Off on The Beautiful Game

Author David Peace now resides in Japan but the Huddersfield-born, former Manchester resident and graduate from Manchester Polytechnic (now MMU) is thrilled to be back to promote his novel about the late, great Bill Shankly, Red or Dead.

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Applause, Applause, Applause

August 5, 2013 Comments Off on Applause, Applause, Applause

This year’s 24:7 Theatre Festival in Manchester was a triumph. Following her reviews of the first few shows last week, Lucia Cox talks us through the rest of them.

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Evita

Surprisingly Good For You

July 31, 2013 Comments Off on Surprisingly Good For You

Evita is a bizarre ‘ole musical, isn’t it? Let’s do a musical about a dictatorship in South America and in particular, the life of Eva Peron, says Tim Rice, who was obsessed with the life of the former First Lady. Go on then, says his then long-time writing partner, Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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Daylight Robbery

Daylight Robbery

July 24, 2013 Comments Off on Daylight Robbery

Michael Jacob is no stranger to new writing or the creative industries.

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Away from Home

Playing Away from Home

July 24, 2013 Comments Off on Playing Away from Home

I’m no stranger to one-person shows. They’re tough, tough to perform, tough to write and, if not handled well, tough to watch.

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Billy, The Monster and Me

July 24, 2013 Comments Off on Billy, The Monster and Me

In the first of a series of reviews of all – yes, all – of the shows at this year’s 24:7 Theatre Festival, Lucia Cox kicks off with a monstrous tale.

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