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Denise Welch

“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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Miracle on 34th Street, at the Playhouse, Liverpool. Photograph: Robert Day

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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Festive Theatre Review: Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

December 14, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

I’ve been feeling a lack of Christmas cheer.

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Mr Popper's Penguins at Sale Waterside Arts Centre Tuesday 26th Nov - Tues 31st Dec 2019

Festive Theatre Review: Mr Popper’s Penguins, Sale Waterside

December 9, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: Mr Popper’s Penguins, Sale Waterside

In recent years Sale Waterside has built a mighty reputation for its family-friendly Christmas shows, often in association with Pins & Needles Productions, punching well above their weight with the likes of The Bear and Father Christmas.

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Win a family ticket (two adults plus two children) to Roots at Manchester’s HOME

December 9, 2019 Comments Off on Win a family ticket (two adults plus two children) to Roots at Manchester’s HOME

Win a family ticket (two adults plus two children) to Roots at Manchester’s HOME.

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Theatre Review: I’m a Phoenix, Bitch, HOME, Manchester

November 28, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: I’m a Phoenix, Bitch, HOME, Manchester

This is the second time I’ve been to HOME this year and cried.

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Review: Tom Gates Live on Stage!, Manchester Opera House

November 26, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Tom Gates Live on Stage!, Manchester Opera House

For several years now, the Tom Gates books by Liz Pichon have been all the rage in primary schools across the land.

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Theatre Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, Oldham Coliseum

November 18, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, Oldham Coliseum

Director Chris Lawson’s first panto at Oldham Coliseum is a belter. And it has the best pantomime cow I have ever seen, in any pantomime, anywhere.

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Getting the Third Degree, Salford Arts Theatre

Theatre Review: Getting the Third Degree, Salford Arts Theatre

November 16, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Getting the Third Degree, Salford Arts Theatre

In a first for Northern Soul, three of my interests have combined in one night: theatre, soul music and football.

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