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Berlin to Broadway, Leeds, Credit Ant Robling

Review: Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, Opera North, City Varieties, Leeds

June 29, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, Opera North, City Varieties, Leeds

Off to Leeds again for a night of musical entertainment courtesy of Opera North, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the City Varieties Music Hall, carried across the moors in a timely manner by TransPennine Express.

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Food Review: Comptoir Libanais, Spinningfields, Manchester

June 4, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Comptoir Libanais, Spinningfields, Manchester

It’s not often you’re greeted in a restaurant with “You don’t look like a Helen”.

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Review: Kiss Me Kate, Opera North, Leeds Grand Theatre

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Kiss Me Kate, Opera North, Leeds Grand Theatre

This is a revival of Opera North’s magnificent production of Cole Porter’s Shakespearian parody Kiss me, Kate, staged by the company in 2015.

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Film Review: Have a Nice Day

April 7, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Have a Nice Day

Have a Nice Day is something of an oddity.

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Review: Madama Butterfly and Un Ballo In Mascera, Opera North, The Lowry, Salford

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Madama Butterfly and Un Ballo In Mascera, Opera North, The Lowry, Salford

A red carpet was introduced at The Lowry for Opera North’s revival of Madama Butterfly by Puccini.

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Review: NOW – A dialogue on female Chinese contemporary artists, CFCCA and HOME, Manchester

February 25, 2018 Comments Off on Review: NOW – A dialogue on female Chinese contemporary artists, CFCCA and HOME, Manchester

There’s an old saying in China that ‘women hold up half the sky’.

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Cendrillon - Music by Jules Massenet - Libretto by Henri Cain - RNCM Opera - 6th December 2017Conductor - Martin AndréDirector - Olivia FuchsDesigner - Yannis ThavorisLighting Designer - Matt Haskins

Review: Cinderella, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

December 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Cinderella, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

As I write, a real Cinderella story is being played out in the pages of the rabidly, sycophantically Royalist British press.

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A Week at the Opera: ‘Little Greats’, Opera North at The Lowry, Salford

November 23, 2017 Comments Off on A Week at the Opera: ‘Little Greats’, Opera North at The Lowry, Salford

Okay, three nights does not a week make – but why spoil a Marx Brothers’ pun for the sake of numerical accuracy?

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Mahiki, Great Northerners and Dirty Martinis: A Northern Soul Night Out

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Mahiki, Great Northerners and Dirty Martinis: A Northern Soul Night Out

Let me say from the outset that my memory of the events I am about to recount is a little hazy.

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“I’m an opportunist.” Hong Kong film director Herman Yau talks to Northern Soul

October 31, 2017 Comments Off on “I’m an opportunist.” Hong Kong film director Herman Yau talks to Northern Soul

“It is a social medium that has artistry. And a means of powerful communication, too.”

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