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Why is there such a paucity of female writers in musical theatre? This was the title of an article by critic Mark Shenton in The Stage last year. A few weeks ago a female librettist and lyricist responded to this question. Now the writers, musical director and composer of Dreamers the Musical, premiering at Oldham Coliseum this week, have their say.Read the full story..
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Roger McGough, who’ll be introducing his new collection It Never Rains at this month’s Oldham’s Bookmark Festival, a week-long celebration of all things literary in the borough, admits to being surprised on discovering that the book is his 100th title.Read the full story..
WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE BOEING BOEING AT OLDHAM COLISEUMRead the full story..
There’s a thought in Susan Hill’s Howards End is on the Landing that I’ve never forgotten.Read the full story..
Good writing is all about putting characters into testing situations. Same goes for great comedy.Read the full story..
A couple of years ago I saw a terrific version of this emotive Alan Plater play-with-music produced by Newcastle-based Northern Stage which I thought could well be unsurpassable.Read the full story..
According to writer Deborah McAndrew, her brief for this show from Northern Broadsides’s Barrie Rutter went something like “I want a play for the First World War Centenary in 2014Read the full story..
The movie of Bob Fosse’s Broadway epic Chicago picked up numerous Oscars and the live version has toured endlessly with, to my mind, a series of soap actors blunting its cynical edge.Read the full story..
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