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Review: Mamma Mia! at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

May 13, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Mamma Mia! at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

When I think about the music of ABBA it immediately conjures memories of a cheesy wedding DJ set, the kind where everyone from your great-grandma, with her skirt hitched up round her knees, to your ten-year-old cousin throw shapes on the dance floor to the soundtrack of Dancing Queen.

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Guys and Dolls

Competition: Win tickets to Guys and Dolls, Manchester

October 30, 2015 Comments Off on Competition: Win tickets to Guys and Dolls, Manchester

Manchester Gets it First will see the highly acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre sell-out production of Guys and Dolls arrive at the Palace Theatre for two weeks only (November 10-21, 2015) prior to a West End transfer to London’s Savoy Theatre in December for a strictly limited 13-week run.

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Northern Ballet's 1984

Review: 1984, Northern Ballet, Palace Theatre

October 16, 2015 Comments Off on Review: 1984, Northern Ballet, Palace Theatre

Not long ago Northern Ballet’s artistic director David Nixon told me during rehearsals for this production that “it promises to challenge the idea of what stories can be told through dance”.

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Andy Abraham, photo by Jaimie Scott-Smith

Win tickets to Godspell in Manchester

April 29, 2015 Comments Off on Win tickets to Godspell in Manchester

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE GODSPELL AT THE PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER

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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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