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Review: Love, Loss and Chianti, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

May 23, 2018 No Comments

If anyone was going to bring the sharp, erudite poetry of Christopher Reid to life in a stage adaptation of The Scattering and The Song of Lunch, it would be Robert Bathurst. He revels in the opportunity to extract the precise, elegant language of Reid’s work, and rolls it over his own tongue like butter off a silver spoon.

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Theatre Review: The Girl on the Train, West Yorkshire Playhouse

May 23, 2018 No Comments

Don’t you just hate it when you’ve spent hours of your life reading a whodunnit only to find that the author solves the crime by bringing on a total stranger at the end?

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Long Day's Journey into Night, HOME, Manchester

Review: Long Day’s Journey into Night, HOME, Manchester

May 21, 2018 No Comments

It’s now a cliché that each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

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Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton, Manchester

May 16, 2018 No Comments

A brand new eatery opening in the neighbourhood always piques the interest.

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Review: Viv Albertine in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse

May 16, 2018 No Comments

Viv Albertine tells an illuminating tale about her wilderness years spent trapped in a dreary, constrictive marriage.

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Theatre Review: Titanic the Musical, The Lowry, Salford

May 11, 2018 No Comments

If you’re on your way to The Lowry expecting a revival of the karaoke classic My Heart Will Go On and a 21st century recreation of James Cameron’s tragic love story, you’re in for a surprise.

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Othello, Patrick Brennan, Paul Duckworth, Cerith Flinn & Golda Rosheuvel -Photograph by Jonathan Keenan

Review: Othello, Liverpool Everyman

May 3, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Othello, Liverpool Everyman

It is the fate of Golda Rosheuvel that her gender will be the first thing that many people comment upon when critiquing her performance as Othello.

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Harry Long, Dan Parr and Lauren Samuels

Theatre Review: The Big Corner, Bolton Octagon

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Big Corner, Bolton Octagon

Gleaned from a collection of short stories by Bill Naughton (of Alfie fame) and adapted into a play by Lawrence Till, The Big Corner is a heartfelt homage to life in Bolton when cotton was king.

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Corrido de le Sangre by Jonathan Keenan

Review: The Tiger Lillies, HOME, Manchester

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Tiger Lillies, HOME, Manchester

The lights dim against the Mexican-themed backdrop on the stage. The accordion is briefly tinkled with and I see the eyes of many dart about like ships lost at sea.

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JB Shorts, 53two, Manchester

Review: JB Shorts 19, 53two, Manchester

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: JB Shorts 19, 53two, Manchester

Social media, gizmos and gadgetry have decimated the attention span of many people.

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