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Jessica Baglow Lady Macbeth and Tachia Newall Macbeth in Macbeth at Leeds Playhouse. Photograph by Kirsten Mcternan.

Theatre Review: Macbeth, Leeds Playhouse

March 10, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Macbeth, Leeds Playhouse

A hit. A palpable hit.

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Theatre Review: Fatal Attraction, Opera House, Manchester

February 23, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Fatal Attraction, Opera House, Manchester

First, the good news. Even though it’s yet another stage show based on an 80s hit film, Adrian Lyne’s glossy and controversial 1987 tale of an extra-marital affair gone horribly wrong hasn’t been inexplicably transformed into a musical (although I can see the attractions of some sort of ‘bunny boiler’ singalong).

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Supper Club, Butcher’s Quarter, Deansgate Mews

Food Review: Supper Club, Butcher’s Quarter, Manchester

February 8, 2022 Comments Off on Food Review: Supper Club, Butcher’s Quarter, Manchester

During the first lockdown, when the great and the good were allegedly being ambushed by cakes, I contented myself with a weekly bike ride to the Northern Quarter and Ancoats in Manchester.

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Exhibition Review: Sit Down & Get Out!, The Portico Library, Manchester

February 1, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition Review: Sit Down & Get Out!, The Portico Library, Manchester

On entering Manchester’s Portico Library, the strong presence of a figure catches the visitor’s gaze.

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The Medium, RNCM ©Robin Clewley

Opera Review: Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss / The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti, Royal Northern College of Music

December 24, 2021 Comments Off on Opera Review: Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss / The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti, Royal Northern College of Music

It was a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon as The Blonde and I walked down Oxford Road towards the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) to attend its reopening to the public.

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Pixie and the pudding by Suzi Corker (2019)

Festive Theatre Review: The Pixie and the Pudding, Sheffield Crucible Studio

December 21, 2021 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: The Pixie and the Pudding, Sheffield Crucible Studio

It’s such a pleasure to watch highly skilled performers at work, whether it’s Ian McDiarmid in his one-man show The Lemon Table or Ashleigh Cheadle and Sam Dutton in this adaptation of a Scandinavian folktale at the Sheffield Crucible Studio.

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Review: Manchester Collective, Heavy Metal, The White Hotel, Salford

December 16, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Collective, Heavy Metal, The White Hotel, Salford

After what can only be described as a terrific year for Manchester Collective, the music organisation brings 2021 to a close with its Heavy Metal tour which, throughout December, has received rave reviews in London, Leeds and Bristol.

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Polish Wine Tasting, The Spärrows, Manchester

Review: Polish Wine Tasting, The Spärrows, Manchester

December 16, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Polish Wine Tasting, The Spärrows, Manchester

Everyone I mentioned this event to reacted with the same quizzical raised eyebrow. “Polish wines?” “Yes,” I said. “Polish wines”.

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The Roof is on Fire What Kind of City? by Suzanne Levy

Exhibition Review: What Kind of City? by Suzanne Lacy, The Whitworth, Manchester

December 13, 2021 Comments Off on Exhibition Review: What Kind of City? by Suzanne Lacy, The Whitworth, Manchester

Major gallery exhibitions tend to have one artist’s name over the door. Right now, at The Whitworth in Manchester, that name is Suzanne Lacy.

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Theatre Review: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Lowry, Salford

December 12, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Lowry, Salford

It was a beautiful moment. As Aslan the lion slowly padded onto the stage in the second half of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the audience erupted into spontaneous applause.

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