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I intend no criticism of this hugely entertaining and enjoyable show by pointing out that it’s a highly romanticised version of the already-improbable true story of the Fisherman’s Friends, a group of seafaring neighbours and shanty-singers who (with one exception) grew up “within half a mile of Port Isaac harbour” in Cornwall.Read the full story..
Up betimes and to the new 53two venue for its opening in-house production, Things That Divide Us.Read the full story..
It has taken five years to reach the stage but now a new musical based on the movie The Parent Trap has landed at The Lowry in Salford. The director, Sir Trevor Nunn, whose ambition it was to adapt the film, takes the helm but will he reach the heights of his previous productions including Cats, Les Misérables and Chess?Read the full story..
As the Earth spins erratically, unsteady with the fever of war, and even the habitually parky streets of Manchester are sticky with the proof of the crisis in its climate, there’s something to be said for the certainties of musical theatre.Read the full story..
What is it about musicals?Read the full story..
Choosing to produce One Man, Two Guvnors, a play by Richard Bean known as ‘the funniest show on the planet’, could have been an act of hubris.Read the full story..
Here’s the thing. On paper, Mischief’s The Play That Goes Wrong might not sound like much.Read the full story..
In these tentative, post-lockdown times, many theatre venues tend to programme safe, obvious, well-known shows, those crowd-pleasers that will guarantee them an audience.Read the full story..
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