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Chris Lawson, acting artistic director of Oldham Coliseum

“People in Oldham should not have to go to Manchester to experience theatre.” Chris Lawson, acting artistic director of Oldham Coliseum

July 3, 2019 Comments Off on “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.

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The White Hart at Lydgate

Hotel Review: The White Hart at Lydgate, Oldham

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Hotel Review: The White Hart at Lydgate, Oldham

The checking-in process at hotels can be laborious.

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Food Review: Molino Lounge, Oldham

November 21, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Molino Lounge, Oldham

Like big eyebrows, veganism is a surprising trend.

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Review: Dick Whittington, Oldham Coliseum

November 20, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Dick Whittington, Oldham Coliseum

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.

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Review and Photo Gallery: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth

August 15, 2017 Comments Off on Review and Photo Gallery: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth

A drunk woman gesticulates at me. “The back of the line for beer is there.”

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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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Review: A Christmas Carol, Oldham Library

December 24, 2016 Comments Off on Review: A Christmas Carol, Oldham Library

Suranne Jones, Sarah Lancashire and Jane Danson – all successful Northern actors and all alumni of Oldham Theatre Workshop.

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Preview: Oldham Coliseum’s First Break Festival

May 7, 2016 Comments Off on Preview: Oldham Coliseum’s First Break Festival

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.

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Roger McGough on poetry, performance and hanging out with The Beatles

April 15, 2015 Comments Off on Roger McGough on poetry, performance and hanging out with The Beatles

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.

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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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