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

March 20, 2019 No Comments

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: Father Figurine, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

March 19, 2019 No Comments

How do you create a catalyst for change where mental health issues and male suicide rates are concerned?

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Theatre Review: Wise Children, HOME, Manchester

March 2, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Wise Children, HOME, Manchester

This is jolly good fun. Based on Angela Carter’s final novel, a picaresque romp through the lives of twin sisters, Nora and Dora Chance, all human life is there even if director and writer Emma Rice has cut quite a lot of the plot.

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Theatre Review: Tea and Two Sugars, 53two, Manchester

February 27, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Tea and Two Sugars, 53two, Manchester

Making theatre is hard. Making good theatre is even harder.

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Theatre Review: The Lady Vanishes, Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

February 27, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Lady Vanishes, Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

A new genre: thriller-farce?

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Book Review: Julie Hesmondhalgh – A Working Diary

February 24, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Julie Hesmondhalgh – A Working Diary

Have you ever read a book and thought, ‘wow, this came at exactly the right time?’

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Win two tickets (and a bottle of prosecco) to The Stretch at Manchester’s 53two

February 18, 2019 Comments Off on Win two tickets (and a bottle of prosecco) to The Stretch at Manchester’s 53two

Win two tickets (and a bottle of prosecco) to The Stretch at Manchester’s 53two. 

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Theatre Review: Billionaire Boy – The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

February 18, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Billionaire Boy – The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

Whenever two or three children’s authors are gathered together, they tend to start bitching about David Walliams.

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Theatre Review: Mother Courage and Her Children, Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 14, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Mother Courage and Her Children, Royal Exchange, Manchester

“The thing about Brecht,” says Housemate, “is you’re not supposed to feel empathy towards the characters.”

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Theatre Review: Big Up! Unity Theatre, Liverpool

February 12, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Big Up! Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Five stars for a performance that was funnier, more engaging and more inventive than virtually any theatre production aimed at young children I’ve ever seen?

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