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Theatre Review: Amélie The Musical, Opera House, Manchester

August 7, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Amélie The Musical, Opera House, Manchester

I’ve pondered before in these pages on the apparently insatiable appetite of musical theatre producers for hit films that can be transformed into stage hits.

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Theatre Review: Cinderella, Opera House, Manchester

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Cinderella, Opera House, Manchester

These are tumultuous times for the Opera House pantomime.

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Review: Manon, Manchester Opera House

October 24, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Manon, Manchester Opera House

Billed as a ‘lusty tale of doomed love’ we gather in the heavily gilded, Edwardian splendour of Manchester’s Opera House for English National Ballet’s revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon.

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Review: An Officer and a Gentleman: The Musical, Manchester Opera House

August 20, 2018 Comments Off on Review: An Officer and a Gentleman: The Musical, Manchester Opera House

It may be more than 35-years-old but the sight of a young Richard Gere in an all-white naval officer’s uniform remains an iconic image and one, if we’re being honest, that still gets hearts-a-racing.

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Theatre Review: Bat out of Hell, Manchester Opera House

March 17, 2017 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Bat out of Hell, Manchester Opera House

Part of the strange charm of the original Bat Out Of Hell recording has always been that it was unashamedly grandiose and knowingly absurd, and that, lyrically and presentation-wise, it was also pretty funny.

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Review: Jackie The Musical, Opera House, Manchester

May 21, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Jackie The Musical, Opera House, Manchester

Jackie The Musical re-opens old wounds and places a plaster on your broken heart. 

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Review: Goodnight Mister Tom, Opera House, Manchester

February 25, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Goodnight Mister Tom, Opera House, Manchester

As I wait in bar at the Opera House in Manchester, clutching my tiny bottle of wine and enjoying the novelty of attending the theatre alone, the thing that strikes me the most about the audience is its variety.

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‘We are The Regiment of the Wounded’

June 7, 2014 Comments Off on ‘We are The Regiment of the Wounded’

The editor of Northern Soul talks to poet, novelist and scriptwriter Owen Sheers about his play, The Two Worlds of Charlie F.

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Is this John Thomson? Oh yes it is!

April 8, 2014 Comments Off on Is this John Thomson? Oh yes it is!

A successful TV show following the lives of six people broadcast its final episode a decade ago.

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