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Shrek the Musical

Review: Shrek the Musical – Now I’m a Believer!

December 8, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Shrek the Musical – Now I’m a Believer!

If you haven’t seen the trilogy of films and spin-offs about the bad tempered ogre who falls for a princess, it really doesn’t matter because Shrek the Musical works brilliantly as a standalone show.

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Over the Rainbow: The Eva Cassidy Story

October 16, 2014 Comments Off on Over the Rainbow: The Eva Cassidy Story

At the time of her death, Eva Cassidy was unknown outside her home town of Washington, DC.

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Lucie-Mae Sumner as Kate Monster in Avenue Q. Photo Credit Darren Bell (2)

Avenue Q

May 29, 2014 Comments Off on Avenue Q

In America during the Great Depression there was a huge underground market for so-called ‘Tijuana bibles’, small bootleg comics which depicted the family-friendly cartoon stars of the day – Popeye, Dick Tracy – getting up all sorts of rude, adult and not at all family-friendly things.

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John Cooper Clarke at BBC 6 Music Festival

John Cooper Clarke: the Bard of Salford

May 28, 2014 Comments Off on John Cooper Clarke: the Bard of Salford

“Last time I came here,” says John Cooper Clarke, “it were 1958 and I’d come to see Bob Hope.” 

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West Side Story. The Tour

West Side Story

December 13, 2013 Comments Off on West Side Story

Touring a classic musical – and West Side Story surely is one of the few undisputed classics – can be a bit of a double-edged sword.

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West Side Story. The Tour

From East to West: how one of the greatest ever musicals was made

December 5, 2013 Comments Off on From East to West: how one of the greatest ever musicals was made

I’m by no means the world’s biggest fan of musicals. But to have an undisputed classic like West Side Story coming into Manchester town just weeks after Singin’ In The Rain is surely enough to gladden the heart of the most curmudgeonly of critics.

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A Christmas Carol

November 20, 2013 Comments Off on A Christmas Carol

Manchester has fully embraced the Christmas spirit.

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THE OLD WOMAN rehearsals 02 credit Lucie Jansch

The Old Woman

July 6, 2013 Comments Off on The Old Woman

Now this is what makes the Manchester International Festival cool. Let a visionary director loose on an obviously wild and crazy, but absolutely dazzling, idea, with defiantly large-scale production values and determined support.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Show at The Palace, Manchester

June 18, 2013 Comments Off on The Rocky Horror Show at The Palace, Manchester

If I was going to dress up as any character in The Rocky Horror Show, I always thought it would be Magenta. For many years we shared the same style: a back-combed mop, too much eye make-up, fish nets. All I really had to do was find a French maid’s outfit.

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