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Theatre Review: West Side Story, Royal Exchange, Manchester

April 15, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: West Side Story, Royal Exchange, Manchester

West Side Story, conceived and nursed through a troubled birth in the 1950s by the powerhouse team of Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents and Leonard Bernstein with a bit of help from a youthful Stephen Sondheim, changed the face of musical theatre.

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Theatre Review – Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters, Royal Exchange, Manchester

March 20, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review – Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters, Royal Exchange, Manchester

When I heard about writer and performer Rachel Mars’ one woman show, Your Sexts Are Shit: Older and Better Letters, I was expecting an hour of laughs and covering my mouth in mock horror. I wasn’t expecting to feel moved.

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Theatre Review: Barber Shop Chronicles, Royal Exchange, Manchester

March 15, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Barber Shop Chronicles, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Written by poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams, Barber Shop Chronicles comes to Manchester’s Royal Exchange where it’s co-presented by Contact and credits Fuel, the National Theatre and Leeds Playhouse as co-producers (that being the nature of theatrical productions these days) following not only two sell-out runs at the National but also a world tour.

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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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Review: Kate Atkinson, Manchester Literature Festival

October 28, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Kate Atkinson, Manchester Literature Festival

I’m a binge-reader. I used to be someone who hovered over books slowly, drinking them in, pondering, possibly having a really good sniff of the spine.

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Theatre Review: Death of a Salesman, Royal Exchange, Manchester

October 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Death of a Salesman, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Written in 1949, Death of a Salesman remains as relevant and fresh as ever.

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Theatre Review: Queen Margaret, Royal Exchange, Manchester

September 20, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Queen Margaret, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Typical. You wait ages for a Shakespeare mash-up on one of Manchester’s main stages then two come along at once.

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Theatre Review: Happy Days, Royal Exchange, Manchester

June 6, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Happy Days, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Regular visitors to Manchester’s Royal Exchange will be familiar with seeing productions in the round, but Happy Days offers a new twist: a show in a mound in the round.

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Review: Frankenstein, Royal Exchange, Manchester

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Frankenstein, Royal Exchange, Manchester

When I was 19, I opted for a Gothic Literature module as part of my English Literature degree.

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Review: Guys and Dolls, Royal Exchange, Manchester

December 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Guys and Dolls, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Widely regarded as one of the finest Broadway musicals of all time, this co-production between the Royal Exchange and Talawa Theatre Company of the great Guys and Dolls, first performed in 1950 and revived many times since, is notable for being the first in the UK to feature an all-black cast.

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