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Jade Anouka, Queen Margaret. Image by Johan Persson

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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“I’m trying hard to be more open and break some of the stigma.” Playwright Laura Crow talks about OCD

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on “I’m trying hard to be more open and break some of the stigma.” Playwright Laura Crow talks about OCD

Writing is a fantastic form of therapy.

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Preti Taneja by Rory O'Bryen

“You grow up surrounded by people who look and think and speak in two languages.” Author Preti Taneja talks to Northern Soul

October 1, 2017 Comments Off on “You grow up surrounded by people who look and think and speak in two languages.” Author Preti Taneja talks to Northern Soul

King Lear strikes fear into the heart of me.

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Review: Twelfth Night, Royal Exchange, Manchester

April 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Twelfth Night, Royal Exchange, Manchester

As someone from Stratford-upon-Avon, I’m no stranger to Shakespeare. Walking through the quaint town centre, you can’t shake a feathered quill without bumping into a street performer bellowing lines from King Lear.

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Kate O'Donnell as Feste in Twelfth Night photo Jonathan Keenan

Subverting Shakespeare: Northern Soul chats to Kate O’Donnell about making Feste a feisty female

April 19, 2017 Comments Off on Subverting Shakespeare: Northern Soul chats to Kate O’Donnell about making Feste a feisty female

I’ve never been behind the scenes at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, and so it feels peculiar to be heading for the stage door.

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sonnets in the city

Review: Sonnets in the City, BBC Radio 3, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

April 28, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Sonnets in the City, BBC Radio 3, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The phrase ‘Shakespeare’s Birthday’ is enough to strike fear into the heart of anyone from Stratford-upon-Avon.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten at RNCM

April 6, 2015 Comments Off on Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten at RNCM

It was a wet and windy afternoon as I ventured forth to see the Royal Northern College of Music’s production of Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Gregory Doran

RSC Artistic Director Greg Doran talks to Northern Soul

October 21, 2014 Comments Off on RSC Artistic Director Greg Doran talks to Northern Soul

Gregory Doran is passionate about Shakespeare. From his schoolteacher’s enthusiasm for the subject to becoming artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Doran is the boy most likely to succeed when it comes to putting on a good show.

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GB Theatre Company

All The Lawns a stage…in Manchester’s Spinningfields

August 2, 2014 Comments Off on All The Lawns a stage…in Manchester’s Spinningfields

Spinningfields was the setting for the GB Theatre Company’s double bill of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors and Macbeth offering al fresco entertainment on The Lawns in Manchester.

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Twelfth Night

Investigating the Bard at Bolton Octagon

March 23, 2014 Comments Off on Investigating the Bard at Bolton Octagon

In the Octagon, Bolton has a successful theatre generating its own productions and receiving touring shows. Sounds like any other theatre, right?

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