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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 No Comments

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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Jessica Baglow Lady Macbeth and Tachia Newall Macbeth in Macbeth at Leeds Playhouse. Photograph by Kirsten Mcternan.

Theatre Review: Macbeth, Leeds Playhouse

March 10, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Macbeth, Leeds Playhouse

A hit. A palpable hit.

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Theatre Review: Fatal Attraction, Opera House, Manchester

February 23, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Fatal Attraction, Opera House, Manchester

First, the good news. Even though it’s yet another stage show based on an 80s hit film, Adrian Lyne’s glossy and controversial 1987 tale of an extra-marital affair gone horribly wrong hasn’t been inexplicably transformed into a musical (although I can see the attractions of some sort of ‘bunny boiler’ singalong).

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Pixie and the pudding by Suzi Corker (2019)

Festive Theatre Review: The Pixie and the Pudding, Sheffield Crucible Studio

December 21, 2021 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: The Pixie and the Pudding, Sheffield Crucible Studio

It’s such a pleasure to watch highly skilled performers at work, whether it’s Ian McDiarmid in his one-man show The Lemon Table or Ashleigh Cheadle and Sam Dutton in this adaptation of a Scandinavian folktale at the Sheffield Crucible Studio.

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Twinkle and the Mechanical Light Machine, Oldham Theatre Workshop, Oldham Central Library

Review: Twinkle and the Mechanical Light Machine, Oldham Theatre Workshop, Oldham Central Library

December 16, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Twinkle and the Mechanical Light Machine, Oldham Theatre Workshop, Oldham Central Library

Imagine a town where the Christmas lights really matter.

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Theatre Review: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Lowry, Salford

December 12, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Lowry, Salford

It was a beautiful moment. As Aslan the lion slowly padded onto the stage in the second half of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the audience erupted into spontaneous applause.

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Renee Lamb, Eva-Marie Saffrey, Christina Modestou

Theatre Review: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, Liverpool Playhouse

December 10, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, Liverpool Playhouse

This could quite easily have been terrible.

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Sam Womack, White Witch by Seamus Ryan

“We can’t all be from rich families and go to RADA.” Samantha Womack talks to Northern Soul

December 8, 2021 Comments Off on “We can’t all be from rich families and go to RADA.” Samantha Womack talks to Northern Soul

Versatility is the key to surviving as an actor. With a CV ranging from Guys and Dolls and the Kingsman films to EastEnders and even Eurovision, Samantha Womack has barely stopped working during the past 30 years with high-profile roles in TV, film and theatre.

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The Lemon Table, Ian Mcdiarmid c. Marc Brenner

Review: The Lemon Table, HOME, Manchester

November 24, 2021 Comments Off on Review: The Lemon Table, HOME, Manchester

Ian McDiarmid is magnificent in the two pieces which make up The Lemon Table, taken from Julian Barnes’s 2004 collection of short stories of the same name.

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