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The Slow Readers Club

Music Review: The Slow Readers Club, Apollo, Manchester

January 4, 2019 No Comments

2018 will always hold a place in my heart as the year I discovered, and pretty much fell in love with, The Slow Readers Club

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Theatre Review: Hansel & Gretel, Oldham Library

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Hansel & Gretel, Oldham Library

If I said this was Sondheim for kids you’d probably run a mile. But stop! Be not afeared!

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Theatre Review: Shivers, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

December 15, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Shivers, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

What is it that we love so much about being deliberately being scared?

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AC Hotel, Manchester

Hotel Review: AC Hotel, Manchester City Centre

December 15, 2018 Comments Off on Hotel Review: AC Hotel, Manchester City Centre

The hotel market in central Manchester is hugely competitive with both 3-star and 5-star offerings pretty much closed shops.

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Where the Road Runs Out, Gaia Holmes

Poetry Review: Where the Road Runs Out by Gaia Holmes

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Where the Road Runs Out by Gaia Holmes

Gaia Holmes is an expert in her field, and this is obvious in her skilled, careful and beautifully strange poetry collection.

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Theatre Review: Doctor Dolittle, The Lowry, Salford

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Doctor Dolittle, The Lowry, Salford

Doctor Dolittle is totally barmy.

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Food Review: The Fisherman’s Retreat, Ramsbottom

December 11, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: The Fisherman’s Retreat, Ramsbottom

Many things have made me feel old this year.

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Review: Wicked, Palace Theatre, Manchester

December 7, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Wicked, Palace Theatre, Manchester

I could quibble.

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Theatre Review: The Producers, Royal Exchange, Manchester

December 7, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Producers, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Let’s not even get started on the unlikely ‘film to stage’ saga of The Producers.

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Ballet Review: The Nutcracker, Leeds Grand

December 7, 2018 Comments Off on Ballet Review: The Nutcracker, Leeds Grand

The Nutcracker is one of the few titles with the ability to entice even those who’d typically run a mile at the mention of ‘two-hour ballet’.

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