Articles relating to: Oldham
“People in Oldham should not have to go to Manchester to experience theatre.” Chris Lawson, acting artistic director of Oldham Coliseum
“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them,” wrote the Bard, and so it is with Chris Lawson who, with the sudden departure of Kevin Shaw, has been catapulted into the role of acting artistic director at Oldham Coliseum.Read the full story..
It’s panto time again. ‘Oh no it isn’t!’ I hear you shout. ‘It’s only November.’ But like Christmas offers in the shops, panto seems to start earlier every year.Read the full story..
A drunk woman gesticulates at me. “The back of the line for beer is there.”Read the full story..
Oldham Coliseum’s First Break festival is returning, filling its studio from 11 to 14 May with an eclectic mix of new work from artists and companies from across the North West.Read the full story..
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..
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..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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'I’ll never forget emerging from the Swan Theatre after a four-hour RSC production of King Lear, blinking like I’d not seen daylight in years, and my dad saying “good grief, you look pale”.' Theatre Review: Macbeth, Royal Exchange, Manchester northernsoul.me.uk/theatre-re… pic.twitter.com/mARw3kEXWM