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The Lighthouse

Beware the light: Northern Soul braves HOME’s FilmFear season to watch a preview of The Lighthouse

November 16, 2019 No Comments

Director Robert Eggers may only be two films into his fledgling career as a director and writer but he has already proven himself a master of psychological horror.

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How to Beat Up Your Dad, The Talleyrand, Levenshulme, Manchester

Theatre Review: How to Beat Up Your Dad, The Talleyrand, Levenshulme

October 22, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: How to Beat Up Your Dad, The Talleyrand, Levenshulme

Jonny Genet, Sam Beckett and Ant Artaud walk into a bar.

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Food Review: Eden, Newcastle

August 16, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Eden, Newcastle

When I moved to Salford for university two years ago, I wondered if my beloved home town of Newcastle would face stiff competition from the North West when it came to nightlife, dining and drinking venues.

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Food Review: Hawksmoor, Deansgate, Manchester

July 20, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Hawksmoor, Deansgate, Manchester

According to my records (random scraps of paper in a Clarks shoebox) it has been some months since I broke bread with Helen, esteemed editor of Northern Soul.

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Theatre Review: Hobson’s Choice, Royal Exchange, Manchester

June 12, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Hobson’s Choice, Royal Exchange, Manchester

What an absolute delight.

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Food Review: Grand Pacific, Manchester

June 9, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Grand Pacific, Manchester

It always pays to double-check.

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Review: Aida, Opera North, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Aida, Opera North, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Of all the iconic Italian operas, I had yet to see Verdi’s Aida.

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Theatre Review: The Importance of Being Earnest, Bolton Octagon at Albert Halls

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Importance of Being Earnest, Bolton Octagon at Albert Halls

This is the most interesting production of The Importance of Being Earnest I have ever seen, and that includes David Suchet in drag as Lady Bracknell. 

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Theatre Review: Cooped, Liverpool Playhouse

June 7, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Cooped, Liverpool Playhouse

Cooped is something akin to the best bad am-dram theatre production you’ve ever seen.

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Theatre Review: The Lady Vanishes, Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

February 27, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Lady Vanishes, Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

A new genre: thriller-farce?

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