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John Barrowman, Dick Wittington, Manchester

Review: Dick Whittington, Manchester Opera House

December 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Dick Whittington, Manchester Opera House

When I announced to the folks at Northern Soul Towers that I’d never been to a pantomime, they looked at me like I had two heads.

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John Barrowman, Dick Wittington, Manchester

“You’re being paid to have fun and to laugh and be daft and stupid.” John Barrowman talks to Northern Soul

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on “You’re being paid to have fun and to laugh and be daft and stupid.” John Barrowman talks to Northern Soul

As you might expect, chatting with John Barrowman is a cheeky and gossipy encounter. His tales are peppered with one-liners about threesomes with The Krankies and being the best ‘Dick’ in the business.

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Set-Up shots showing The Snowman @ Birmingham Rep Theatre. (Taken 12-01-17) ©Tristram Kenton 01/17 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

Review: The Snowman, Manchester Opera House

November 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Snowman, Manchester Opera House

Clever intros aren’t really necessary here: Birmingham Rep’s production of The Snowman is a near-perfect festive family show.

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The Wipers Times

Theatre, war and a satirical newspaper: Ian Hislop and Nick Newman talk about The Wipers Times

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Theatre, war and a satirical newspaper: Ian Hislop and Nick Newman talk about The Wipers Times

The Wipers Times, coming to Manchester Opera House at the end of October, tells the extraordinary true story of a satirical newspaper created in the midst of the mud and murderous mayhem of the Somme at the height of the First World War.

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Review: Aladdin, Manchester Opera House

December 15, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Aladdin, Manchester Opera House

There were ructions in the pantomime world this week when it emerged that reality TV star Stacey Solomon – currently appearing in Dick Whittington in Milton Keynes – was holding a clipboard with her lines on it throughout her performance as Fairy Bowbells.

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Review: Love’s Labour’s Lost & Much Ado About Nothing, RSC, Opera House, Manchester

December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Love’s Labour’s Lost & Much Ado About Nothing, RSC, Opera House, Manchester

I visited London’s Old Vic recently to watch its overly intellectual presentation of Lear. Like a pretentious, post-modern meal, there is much to wonder at in this show, but it left me cold and hungry for something more filling. Impressive looking food doesn’t always taste that great. So it’s great to be back in Manchester and in safe hands seeing this Shakespearian double bill by the RSC and the Chichester Festival. 

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George's Marvellous Medicine

Review: George’s Marvellous Medicine, Manchester Opera House

November 16, 2016 Comments Off on Review: George’s Marvellous Medicine, Manchester Opera House

It’s not quite panto season yet, but this touring production of George’s Marvellous Medicine ticks a lot of those same boxes where family entertainment is concerned.

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Cinderella

Competition: Win tickets to Cinderella, Manchester

December 2, 2015 Comments Off on Competition: Win tickets to Cinderella, Manchester

As the countdown to Christmas begins, this year’s magical family pantomime Cinderella at Manchester Opera House will see national icons Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean swapping their ice skates for hi-tech rollerblades as they make their panto debut as Cinders’ Fairy Godparents.

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The Company - Priscilla Queen of the Desert - Photo credit Paul Coltas

Win tickets to Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Manchester

August 10, 2015 Comments Off on Win tickets to Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Manchester

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT AT MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE

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Kai Savage & Justin Fletcher in The Tale of Mr Tumble. MIF15, by Robert Day.

Review: The Tale of Mr Tumble, Manchester International Festival

July 14, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Tale of Mr Tumble, Manchester International Festival

With a four year age gap between them there isn’t much my children will watch together without referring to each other’s choices as ‘babyish’ or ‘boring’.

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