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Boeing Boeing

Win free tickets to see Boeing Boeing at Oldham Coliseum

February 13, 2015 Comments Off on Win free tickets to see Boeing Boeing at Oldham Coliseum

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE BOEING BOEING AT OLDHAM COLISEUM

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The Mist in the Mirror

The Mist in the Mirror: Northern Soul chats to Ian Kershaw

January 22, 2015 Comments Off on The Mist in the Mirror: Northern Soul chats to Ian Kershaw

There’s a thought in Susan Hill’s Howards End is on the Landing that I’ve never forgotten.

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Lip Sevice

Review: Lip Service presents The Picture of Doreen Gray

October 23, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Lip Service presents The Picture of Doreen Gray

Good writing is all about putting characters into testing situations. Same goes for great comedy.

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Close the Coalhouse Door at Oldham Coliseum

June 29, 2014 Comments Off on Close the Coalhouse Door at Oldham Coliseum

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.

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An August Bank Holiday Lark

June 12, 2014 Comments Off on An August Bank Holiday Lark

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 2014

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Marianna Benedict, Helen Power

Windy City revival is a winner

September 21, 2013 Comments Off on Windy City revival is a winner

Instead of hiring a soap star, Oldham Coliseum took the bold step of recruiting an ensemble cast of unknowns for the first revival of Chicago in a decade – and the gamble paid off.

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Roxie and Velma come to Oldham

September 13, 2013 Comments Off on Roxie and Velma come to Oldham

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. 

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Birdsong

A Song That Needs To Be Heard

July 2, 2013 Comments Off on A Song That Needs To Be Heard

For months after I read Sebastian Faulks’ novel Birdsong, I was haunted by feelings of claustrophobia. His retelling of the horrors experienced by the tunnellers during the First World War stayed with me to the extent that I have never felt ready to re-read the book.

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Hayfever

Hayfever at the Oldham Coliseum

June 23, 2013 Comments Off on Hayfever at the Oldham Coliseum

I really wish I liked Noel Coward.

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John Shuttleworth

John Shuttleworth, Oldham Coliseum

June 8, 2013 Comments Off on John Shuttleworth, Oldham Coliseum

Isn’t it always the way? You wait for one Northern comedy hero and then two come along at once.

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