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The Odyssey at Liverpool Everyman theatre.

Review: The Odyssey, Liverpool Everyman

Oct 4, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Odyssey, Liverpool Everyman

We all became so blasé about the concept of a ‘journey’ didn’t we? Sit down, lift off, couple of gins, a nice snooze and then whooosh, applaud the pilot and back on the ground.

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Walking Away: Simon Armitage talks to Northern Soul

Jun 4, 2015 Comments Off on Walking Away: Simon Armitage talks to Northern Soul

Back in summer 2010, Yorkshire poet Simon Armitage embarked on an ambitious walk: the 256-mile route of the Pennine Way, from Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders to Edale in the Peak District.

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Review: Simon Armitage at Manchester Cathedral

Oct 23, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Simon Armitage at Manchester Cathedral

In the atmospheric setting of Manchester Cathedral, a large crowd gathers to hear the night’s sermon.

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The Last Days of Troy

May 19, 2014 Comments Off on The Last Days of Troy

Simon Armitage’s The Last Days of Troy at Manchester’s Royal Exchange is the stuff that dreams are made of.

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Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster

Mar 23, 2014 Comments Off on Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster

Originally produced as an afternoon play for Radio 4, Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster intersperses Sylvia Lancaster’s verbatim recollections of her murdered daughter Sophie with the spellbinding poems of Simon Armitage

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