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British Screenwriters: the life and work of Robert Bolt

January 6, 2020 Comments Off on British Screenwriters: the life and work of Robert Bolt

It wasn’t an ideal moment for Robert Bolt to be arrested.

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Happiness and Tears: comedy historian Louis Barfe talks about his new biography of Ken Dodd

December 23, 2019 Comments Off on Happiness and Tears: comedy historian Louis Barfe talks about his new biography of Ken Dodd

What springs to mind when you think of Ken Dodd?

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BBC’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

“It’s about understanding.” Northern Soul previews the BBC’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

December 17, 2019 Comments Off on “It’s about understanding.” Northern Soul previews the BBC’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

With the all-conquering stage and screen success of War Horse still fresh in the memory, a new Michael Morpurgo adaptation is a big deal.

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Festive Theatre Review: Sleeping Beauty, York Theatre Royal

December 16, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: Sleeping Beauty, York Theatre Royal

Ask anyone in York what makes their Theatre Royal pantomimes so special and they’ll sum it up in two words: Berwick Kaler.

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Festive Theatre Review: Mr Popper’s Penguins, Sale Waterside

December 9, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: Mr Popper’s Penguins, Sale Waterside

In recent years Sale Waterside has built a mighty reputation for its family-friendly Christmas shows, often in association with Pins & Needles Productions, punching well above their weight with the likes of The Bear and Father Christmas.

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Review: Tom Gates Live on Stage!, Manchester Opera House

November 26, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Tom Gates Live on Stage!, Manchester Opera House

For several years now, the Tom Gates books by Liz Pichon have been all the rage in primary schools across the land.

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Food Review: Ibérica, Spinningfields, Manchester

November 20, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Ibérica, Spinningfields, Manchester

Tapas, so the legend goes, started out as Spanish bar food, designed to keep drinkers fed and therefore sitting at the bar.

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Book Review – Have a Bleedin Guess: The Story of Hex Enduction

November 16, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review – Have a Bleedin Guess: The Story of Hex Enduction

Albums are now commonly accepted as a bona fide art form, but make no mistake, some are more bona fide than others.

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Count Arthur Strong

Review: Is There Anybody Out There? The Lowry, Salford

October 30, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Is There Anybody Out There? The Lowry, Salford

Last month, when Northern Soul spoke to Steve Delaney of Count Arthur Strong fame about his current tour, he confessed: “It’s just Arthur’s stream of consciousness, really… In a sense it’s difficult for me to explain what a live show’s about.

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Film Review: The Day Shall Come

October 12, 2019 Comments Off on Film Review: The Day Shall Come

When Chris Morris made his first feature film, Four Lions, back in 2010, it felt like an unexpected move, albeit within a career full of unexpected moves.

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