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QUEENS OF THE COAL AGE - L-R Jane Hazlegrove (Dot) & Conor Glean (Michael)- image Keith Pattison

Theatre Review: Queens of the Coal Age, Royal Exchange, Manchester

July 4, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Queens of the Coal Age, Royal Exchange, Manchester

I have a confession.

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Chester Mystery Plays 2018, Mark Carline

Review: Chester Mystery Plays, Chester Cathedral

July 2, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Chester Mystery Plays, Chester Cathedral

Most of the surviving mystery plays come from the North.

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Bread and Roses, Oldham Coliseum

Theatre Review: Bread & Roses, Oldham Coliseum

June 29, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Bread & Roses, Oldham Coliseum

“That’s the second time it’s made me cry,” said the man standing next to me at the urinal.

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Review: The 39 Steps, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

June 29, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The 39 Steps, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

It’s rare to be part of an audience entirely attuned to the rhythm of a performance.

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Bread & Roses

A new musical for Oldham Coliseum tells the true tale of mill workers’ strike

June 25, 2018 Comments Off on A new musical for Oldham Coliseum tells the true tale of mill workers’ strike

Using the songs of legendary songwriter Joe Hill – who inspired the likes of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Bragg and Joan Baez – Bread & Roses is a new musical from Ian Kershaw that tells the lesser-known story, at least in the UK, of the mill workers’ strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in 1912.

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Brookside, Corrie and directing: Sue Jenkins talks to Northern Soul

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Brookside, Corrie and directing: Sue Jenkins talks to Northern Soul

TV soaps have produced many iconic female characters, effortlessly coping with philandering partners, blackmailing bosses and notorious neighbours.

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“I’m trying hard to be more open and break some of the stigma.” Playwright Laura Crow talks about OCD

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on “I’m trying hard to be more open and break some of the stigma.” Playwright Laura Crow talks about OCD

Writing is a fantastic form of therapy.

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Review: The Big I Am, Everyman, Liverpool

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Big I Am, Everyman, Liverpool

The Big I Am ends with an over-long musing about death and the non-existence of God.

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Lights, camera….putting on a play at the Greater Manchester Fringe

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Lights, camera….putting on a play at the Greater Manchester Fringe
Seven weeks before curtain up and we’ve sold five tickets. Five! 
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The Big I Am in rehearsal, Writer Robert Farquhar, photo by Brian Roberts

Big ideas, big jokes, big songs. Northern Soul talks to playwright Robert Farquhar about Peer Gynt

June 10, 2018 Comments Off on Big ideas, big jokes, big songs. Northern Soul talks to playwright Robert Farquhar about Peer Gynt

“I hate Peer Gynt. Why should we do it?”

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