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The World's End

The World’s End

July 29, 2013 Comments Off on The World’s End

I saw that video recently with Dustin Hoffman crying over how Tootsie made him realise that women who aren’t deemed beautiful (by him and thus by everyone) are sometimes more interesting to talk to.

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Manchester Jazz Festival

July 27, 2013 Comments Off on Manchester Jazz Festival

With the 24:7 Theatre Festival winding down this weekend and Manchester International Festival a fond memory, what’s a bereft festival fan to do? Why, check out the daddy of Manchester festivals, that’s what.

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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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24:7

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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Revolution in North Korea

July 22, 2013 Comments Off on Revolution in North Korea

Joseph Park is 31 years old, a defector from North Korea and a prophet of the revolution.

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David Slack

David Slack talks to Northern Soul

July 20, 2013 Comments Off on David Slack talks to Northern Soul

David Slack is founder of the 24:7 Theatre Festival, now in its tenth year. He can always be found milling around, helping with front of house, meeting and greeting the press and, generally speaking, being a darn enthusiastic and present director.

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Between a Dream and a Whisper

July 20, 2013 Comments Off on Between a Dream and a Whisper

I’m coining a new verb. To be ‘Goldfrapped’ means to have been on a magical journey of mind, body and soul.

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It’s All Happening, 24:7

July 20, 2013 Comments Off on It’s All Happening, 24:7

I’m fond of the 24:7 Theatre Festival. I’m fond of its organisers, volunteers and general ethos. I’m fond of some of the productions I’ve seen over the past three years I’ve known about it and I’m sad I’m not a part of it this year.

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Dyfan Dwyfor as Yegor Dimitrich Gloumov and Hayley Carmichael as Kleopatra Ilvovna Mamaaev in TOO CLEVER BY HALF (Royal Exchange to 17 August). Photo - Jonathan Keenan and

Told by An Idiot, Loved by the Audience

July 18, 2013 Comments Off on Told by An Idiot, Loved by the Audience

It was a riot! Hilarious, cheesy and extravagant, Too Clever By Half  by Alexandr Ostrovsky, (adapted by Rodney Ackland) was exactly that.

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New Dawn Fades – The Story of Joy Division

July 16, 2013 Comments Off on New Dawn Fades – The Story of Joy Division

There’s more than a little irony in the fact that a subsequent generation seems to be just as fascinated by the ‘romantic’ early death of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis as he himself was with the likes of Jim Morrison.

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