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Theatre Review: Girl From The North Country, The Lowry, Salford

September 21, 2022 No Comments

Reflecting his own mercurial nature, it’s almost inevitable that any theatrical piece based around the songs of Bob Dylan would be something out of the ordinary.

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Theatre Review: There’s No Mystery in Murder!

August 25, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: There’s No Mystery in Murder!

Three words in a press release that strike despondency in the heart of your correspondent are ‘Comedy Murder Mystery’. There are so many ways it could be dreadful.

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Theatre: Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Life Before the Line

August 20, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre: Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Life Before the Line

The spirit of Manchester is alive and well on stage at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Man Who Captured Sunlight: actor Freddie Fox talks about his great, great grandfather

August 9, 2022 Comments Off on The Man Who Captured Sunlight: actor Freddie Fox talks about his great, great grandfather

He’s the son of Edward, the nephew of James, and brother to Emilia. It’s no wonder that Freddie Fox was born to play Hamlet.

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Theatre Review – Gypsy: A Musical Fable, Buxton Opera House

July 9, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review – Gypsy: A Musical Fable, Buxton Opera House

What is it about musicals?

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Blackbird flies again: director Nick Bagnall on plays and a return to acting

July 2, 2022 Comments Off on Blackbird flies again: director Nick Bagnall on plays and a return to acting

Just over two years ago, the theatre director Nick Bagnall discovered, as did many others, that plays and pandemics don’t mix.

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‘The financial return for every pound put into the arts is more than agriculture’

June 23, 2022 Comments Off on ‘The financial return for every pound put into the arts is more than agriculture’

As a result of the pandemic, Manchester-based LGBTQ+ theatre company Green Carnation was on the verge of calling it a day.

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‘How I turned being hit by a ten tonne truck into a one-woman show’

June 23, 2022 Comments Off on ‘How I turned being hit by a ten tonne truck into a one-woman show’

Late Tuesday afternoon, October 7, 2014 and a 15-year-old Katie Damer is waiting at a red light on Bury’s Dumers Lane as she cycles home from school.

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“I feel like an imposter waiting to be caught out by other writers.” Tim Firth talks to Northern Soul

May 13, 2022 Comments Off on “I feel like an imposter waiting to be caught out by other writers.” Tim Firth talks to Northern Soul

You know that man, the man who can? Tim Firth is that man. His CV ranges from radio jingles, MC for stand-up comics, songwriter and playwright through to adapter of plays, writer of musicals, and screenwriter.

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Theatre Review: The House with Chicken Legs, HOME, Manchester

April 7, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The House with Chicken Legs, HOME, Manchester

Untruths unveiled, reckless actions and distancing yourself from your carer, it’s all part of adolescence.

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