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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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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Manchester Opera House

Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Manchester Opera House

May 22, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Manchester Opera House

Earlier this year I went to London to see my first West End play, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. I’d seen the film years ago and could vaguely remember the story, but I had no idea of the treat that lay in store.

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Ellen Kent

Madama Opera: Ellen Kent talks to Northern Soul

March 19, 2015 Comments Off on Madama Opera: Ellen Kent talks to Northern Soul

March is turning out to be a glorious abundance for opera-goers in Manchester.

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East is East at Manchester Opera House

Review: East is East at Manchester Opera House

January 29, 2015 Comments Off on Review: East is East at Manchester Opera House

Salford-born Ayub Khan Din’s semi-autobiographical comedy-drama East Is East has proved enormously popular since it was written and first performed in the mid-90s, not least on account of the Film Four hit, first released in 1999. In fact, it is often cited as one of the key works in helping to bring Asian culture to mainstream British audiences.

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