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Bread & Roses

A new musical for Oldham Coliseum tells the true tale of mill workers’ strike

June 25, 2018 Comments Off on A new musical for Oldham Coliseum tells the true tale of mill workers’ strike

Using the songs of legendary songwriter Joe Hill – who inspired the likes of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Bragg and Joan Baez – Bread & Roses is a new musical from Ian Kershaw that tells the lesser-known story, at least in the UK, of the mill workers’ strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in 1912.

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Lianne Harvey and Matt Connor

Review: Relatively Speaking, Oldham Coliseum

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Relatively Speaking, Oldham Coliseum

Once upon a time I owned an exquisite pair of purple velvet flares.

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Review: The Father, Oldham Coliseum

June 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Father, Oldham Coliseum

Old age is not for sissies, as Bette Davis famously said, but it was a relatively rare commodity until recently.

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Gaslight, Oldham Coliseum

Review: Gaslight, Oldham Coliseum

February 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Gaslight, Oldham Coliseum

Gaslight, the classic Victorian thriller, was written in 1938 by Patrick Hamilton. It made him rich.

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Kevin Shaw main image by Chris Payne

Oldham Coliseum’s Artistic Director Kevin Shaw talks to Northern Soul

June 24, 2015 Comments Off on Oldham Coliseum’s Artistic Director Kevin Shaw talks to Northern Soul

“Leading a thriving arts organisation is always busy.”

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Natasha Davidson as Fanny Hawthron and Barbara Drennan as Mrs Jeffcote

Review: Hindle Wakes at Oldham Coliseum

April 24, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Hindle Wakes at Oldham Coliseum

I’m sure you have heard the phrase ‘history repeats itself’. I use it to convince myself to make dubious purchases when perusing vintage shops.

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