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Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake talks to Northern Soul

October 6, 2014 Comments Off on Maxine Peake talks to Northern Soul

Months ago, when the news that Maxine Peake was going to play Hamlet had just gone public, I asked her, in so many words, ‘”why?”.

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Maxine Peake as Hamlet

Review: Hamlet at Manchester’s Royal Exchange

September 17, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Hamlet at Manchester’s Royal Exchange

There’s a terrific, often overlooked sketch in the first series of The League of Gentlemen.

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Beryl, the play

Beryl cycles to glory at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

July 14, 2014 Comments Off on Beryl cycles to glory at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

It seems appropriate that a play about an unbeatable Yorkshire cyclist was penned by a similarly driven actress from across the Pennines.

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Keeping Rosy: Christine Bottomley gives Northern Soul the low-down

June 10, 2014 Comments Off on Keeping Rosy: Christine Bottomley gives Northern Soul the low-down

On Portland Street in Manchester city centre, sandwiched between Chinatown and the coach station, there’s a large disused office block.

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