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Theatre Review: The Grand Old Dame of York, York Theatre Royal

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Grand Old Dame of York, York Theatre Royal

This year’s York Theatre Royal pantomime concerns the Motley family’s attempts to protect their mother Molly from the dastardly Les Miserable who means to knock her off as the last source of hilarity in a joyless kingdom, with only the help of the brave fairies of the Land of Lovely Thoughts to blah blah blah. 

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Review: Julia Holter, Gorilla, Manchester

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Julia Holter, Gorilla, Manchester

When Julia Holter last played Gorilla in February 2016, she was touring her Have You in My Wilderness album, an unexpectedly poppy proposition relative to her previous work.

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Food Review: Canto, Manchester

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Canto, Manchester

Back in the day, folk would have many reasons to head to the Manchester district of Ancoats, but the promise of modern Portuguese cuisine was never one of them.

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Theatre Review: Cinderella, Opera House, Manchester

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Cinderella, Opera House, Manchester

These are tumultuous times for the Opera House pantomime.

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Theatre Review: Father Christmas, Waterside, Sale

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Father Christmas, Waterside, Sale

In some ways it’s an obvious choice to adapt Raymond Briggs’ beloved children’s picture book Father Christmas for the stage.

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Food Review: School for Scandal, Manchester

November 21, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: School for Scandal, Manchester

Sheridan’s classic 18th century stage comedy School for Scandal concerns a country squire’s daughter marrying into money and becoming embroiled in an elaborate web of vicious gossip cooked up by the wealthy folk she’s now hanging about with.

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Film Review: Suspiria

November 12, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Suspiria

Dario Argento’s 1977 horror film Suspiria is a nutty barrage of sights and sounds akin to a particularly unhinged ghost train ride, centred around ambitious young Suzy Bannion joining a Viennese dance academy which she discovers is run by a secretive coven of witches with murderous plans.

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Film Review: Peterloo

October 22, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Peterloo

Over the course of 14 feature films Mike Leigh has covered a wide range of subjects, from the disastrous opening of a French restaurant and the fall of a post-war abortionist to an adopted daughter tracking down her birth mother and Gilbert & Sullivan getting their second wind.

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Is Gordon a moron? Forty years on, Northern Soul finds out

October 11, 2018 Comments Off on Is Gordon a moron? Forty years on, Northern Soul finds out

There’s a scene in the episode of Coronation Street that went out on New Year’s Day 1979 in which Helen Worth as Gail Potter is waiting outside a cinema in Manchester for a date with her boyfriend Brian.

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“This is Manc Noir.” Black Moss author David Nolan talks to Northern Soul

October 3, 2018 Comments Off on “This is Manc Noir.” Black Moss author David Nolan talks to Northern Soul

For many authors, the path to their first novel can be a long and winding road.

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