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Vanessa Schofield as Louisa Gradgrind and Howard Chadwick as Josiah Bounderby- Hard Times - Photo by Nobby Clark

Review: Hard Times, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Hard Times, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Charles Dickens’ classic novel, which explores the idea of social standing in relation to facts and the importance of entertainment and fun in shaping young minds, has been adapted to the stage by Deborah McAndrew in splendid fashion.

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Review: When We Are Married, York Theatre Royal

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on Review: When We Are Married, York Theatre Royal

When you’re born and bred Yorkshire, there’s something very satisfying about watching a play where the characters have strong Yorkshire accents.

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Review: The Winter’s Tale, Oldham Coliseum

October 4, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Winter’s Tale, Oldham Coliseum

In the programme notes to The Winter’s Tale, director Conrad Nelson has a gentle dig at the marketing of theatre performances.

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An August Bank Holiday Lark Towards Death

March 29, 2014 Comments Off on An August Bank Holiday Lark Towards Death

19,240.

That is the number of young men who were mown down on the first day of the Somme in 1916.

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Rutherford & Son at The Lowry, Salford

April 17, 2013 Comments Off on Rutherford & Son at The Lowry, Salford

It’s hard to be critical of a play that includes the phrase “nobbut a lad” four glorious times.

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