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Review: The Greatest Play in the History of the World…, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Nov 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Greatest Play in the History of the World…, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Julie Hesmondhalgh knows a fair bit about famous streets.

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Review: Pygmalion, Liverpool Playhouse

Mar 10, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Pygmalion, Liverpool Playhouse

Take some raw material. Manipulate it, reshape it. Then stand back and consider what you’ve made.

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“Theatre and film can effect social change” Playwright and actress Laura Lindsay talks to Northern Soul

Nov 3, 2016 Comments Off on “Theatre and film can effect social change” Playwright and actress Laura Lindsay talks to Northern Soul

Laura Lindsay was part of the Manchester Theatre Award-winning ensemble cast of The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice. This week at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, and then on tour, she’s also demonstrating her writing and production skills with a new play Parallel.

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Review: Tony’s Last Tape, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Sep 23, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Tony’s Last Tape, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

At the turn of the 1980s, at the height of the Cold War, my school English class had a debate.

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Anne-Marie Duff

Review: Husbands & Sons, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Mar 3, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Husbands & Sons, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Typical! You wait ages for a D.H. Lawrence play, then three come along at once.

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Chip Shop Chips

Chip Shop Drama: welcome to a new theatrical genre

Feb 13, 2016 Comments Off on Chip Shop Drama: welcome to a new theatrical genre

You wait ages for a play set in a chip shop and then two come along at once.

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The God of Carnage

Review: The God of Carnage, People’s Theatre, Newcastle

May 7, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The God of Carnage, People’s Theatre, Newcastle

Years of consuming art in its different forms – seeing plays, reading novels, listening to music and watching films – has left me with a profound fear of the institution of marriage.

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Close the Coalhouse Door at Oldham Coliseum

Jun 29, 2014 Comments Off on Close the Coalhouse Door at Oldham Coliseum

A couple of years ago I saw a terrific version of this emotive Alan Plater play-with-music produced by Newcastle-based Northern Stage which I thought could well be unsurpassable.

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The Two Worlds Of Charlie F, Mirvish

‘We are The Regiment of the Wounded’

Jun 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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The Enough Project

The Jam and Preserved Lemons

Jun 4, 2013 Comments Off on The Jam and Preserved Lemons

I am not often allowed to listen to The Best of The Jam. This is because a while back, during a particularly high peak of euphoria, I played Going Underground repeatedly, singing aloud through tears of rage and joy.

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