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The Talented Mr Ripley at Wiltons Music Hall. ©The Other Richard

Theatre Review: The Talented Mr Ripley, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

March 3, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Talented Mr Ripley, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

There’s a challenge to taking a story as well-known as Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr Ripley and making something fresh and new without losing the spark of the original.

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Win a pair of tickets to One Good Night at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre

February 17, 2020 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to One Good Night at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre

Win a pair of tickets to One Good Night at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre. 

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Frissons of fear and jangling nerves: writer Jeremy Dyson talks about the return of Ghost Stories

February 15, 2020 Comments Off on Frissons of fear and jangling nerves: writer Jeremy Dyson talks about the return of Ghost Stories

Ten years ago, when the scarifying stage play Ghost Stories was set to make its debut at the Liverpool Playhouse, the show’s co-writers, Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, announced to journalists that they couldn’t really tell them anything about it.

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Theatre Review: Holocaust Brunch, Manchester Central Library

February 13, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Holocaust Brunch, Manchester Central Library

When I was boy in the 1960s (when people had to read real books), the racks of paperbacks outside newsagents often held two best-selling titles by Lord Russell of Liverpool – The Scourge of the Swastika: A Short History of Nazi War Crimes and The Knights of the Bushido: A Short History of Japanese War Crimes.

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Theatre Review: Wuthering Heights, Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 13, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Wuthering Heights, Royal Exchange, Manchester

There are more adaptations of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights than you can shake a stick at.

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Theatre Review: Night Of The Living Dead – Remix, Courtyard Theatre, Leeds Playhouse

January 30, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Night Of The Living Dead – Remix, Courtyard Theatre, Leeds Playhouse

In 1968, an independent horror movie called Night Of The Living Dead not only irrevocably changed the horror movie genre, but has since proved massively influential.

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Theatre Review: Dr Korczak’s Example, Leeds Playhouse

January 30, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Dr Korczak’s Example, Leeds Playhouse

Since the recent multi-million pound transformation of Leeds Playhouse, there are a myriad of outstanding features and facilities ready to greet theatregoers at the iconic Quarry Hill site.

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“We still have a long way to go.” Actress, presenter and mental health advocate Denise Welsh talks to Northern Soul

January 10, 2020 Comments Off on “We still have a long way to go.” Actress, presenter and mental health advocate Denise Welsh talks to Northern Soul

She is an accomplished stage and TV actress, a ‘loose’ woman, a mental health advocate and, most recently, a patron of Manchester’s award-winning Hope Mill Theatre.

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Festive Theatre Review: Miracle on 34th Street, Playhouse, Liverpool

December 16, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: Miracle on 34th Street, Playhouse, Liverpool

Miracle on 34th Street was always going to be a commercial banker for the Liverpool Playhouse.

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Festive Theatre Review: Sleeping Beauty, York Theatre Royal

December 16, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: Sleeping Beauty, York Theatre Royal

Ask anyone in York what makes their Theatre Royal pantomimes so special and they’ll sum it up in two words: Berwick Kaler.

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