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Theatre Review: The Three Musketeers, Williamson Park, Lancaster

July 7, 2018 No Comments

I’m not going to beat about the bush, I am thoroughly biased.

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Edward And Eliza and the Smashing of the Van, Hope Mill Theatre

Review: Edward And Eliza and the Smashing of the Van, Hope Mill Theatre

October 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Edward And Eliza and the Smashing of the Van, Hope Mill Theatre

Written by Rochdale-born Eileen Murphy to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the real events around the public hanging of the so-called ‘Manchester Martyrs’, this touring play from a new Rochdale-based company manages with surprising success to humanise what Murphy rightly characterises as “a huge, tragic and complicated event” whereby the struggle for Irish independence from the British Empire was played out in an English city, with consequences both national and international.

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We Were Told There Was Dancing, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Review: We Were Told There Was Dancing, Royal Exchange Young Company, Royal Exchange, Manchester

August 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: We Were Told There Was Dancing, Royal Exchange Young Company, Royal Exchange, Manchester

The starting point for this Royal Exchange Young Company production, directed by Matt Hassall and created by the Manchester Theatre Award-winning company to note fifty years after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, was the question “what is it to live in a world that denies you your most simple human right – to feel love, to share love and to be in love?”

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Northern Soul chats to the brains behind Storyhouse, Chester’s new arts centre

June 28, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to the brains behind Storyhouse, Chester’s new arts centre

By chance I found myself sitting next to Sam Dixon, the leader of Chester Council, at The Beggar’s Opera, the official opening performance for the city’s spanking new arts centre Storyhouse.

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The Dukes new Artistic Director, Sarah Punshon

Sarah Punshon, the new artistic director of The Dukes in Lancaster, talks diversity and a disregard for boundaries

June 19, 2017 Comments Off on Sarah Punshon, the new artistic director of The Dukes in Lancaster, talks diversity and a disregard for boundaries

“It’s hard to put me in a box because my career has been so varied, which makes me a great match for The Dukes,” says Sarah Punshon, the new artistic director of the Lancaster venue

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Northern Soul chats to Rosie Fleeshman about family ties, Manchester Fringe and millennials

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to Rosie Fleeshman about family ties, Manchester Fringe and millennials

Rosie Fleeshman is the youngest member of Manchester’s First Family Of Theatre.

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Review: Narvik, HOME, Manchester

February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Narvik, HOME, Manchester

“This is a basement, a ship, an attic room, the coast of Norway, the Arctic…water is on the ground.”

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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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