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Review: The James Plays

History plays are hard to do right. The play has to reinvent the past for a contemporary audience, providing compelling renditions of ...

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Victoria Wood: The humble genius

2016 has already taken its handful of greats; Alan Rickman, David Bowie and Ronnie Corbett to name but a few. And yesterday ...

Don Warrington as King Lear Photo: Jonathan Keenan

Review: Shakespeare's King Lear

As one of Shakespeare’s most notoriously difficult roles to play, there have not been many versions of high renown, resulting in steep ...

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Review: The James Plays

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Victoria Wood. Photo: MAG @ Flickr

Victoria Wood: The humble genius

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 2
Don Warrington as King Lear Photo: Jonathan Keenan

Review: Shakespeare's King Lear

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 3
The James Plays

Review: The James Plays

Director Laurie Samson brings a Scottish king trilogy to the Lowry theatre

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Victoria Wood: The “humble genius”

“Humble genius” Victoria Wood passes away aged 62

Don Warrington as King Lear Photo: Jonathan Keenan

Review: Shakespeare’s King Lear

As one of Shakespeare’s most notoriously difficult roles to play, there have not been many versions of high renown, resulting in steep pressure and intense…

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Review: L’elisir d’amore

The Opera North’s light-hearted take on a perennial Italian masterpiece arrives with all the optimism of the 1950s set in which it is packaged

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Review: The Witches

Kate Harvey explains why this transformation of a childhood classic into a zany musical sensation offers a unique theatrical experience for both young and old Dahl fans alike

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Review: Riverdance 21

University of Manchester Irish dancer Olivia Gaskill heads to the Apollo to experience the real thing

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Review: Chris Ramsey’s All Growed Up

The Geordie comedian delivered a blockbuster show on the stage at The Lowry

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Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet

The Birmingham Royal Ballet host their 2016 Shakespeare celebration at Salford’s Lowry Theatre

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Review: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

By doubling their number of annual productions, the University of Manchester’s musical theatre society present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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Review: Battle of the Societies

The Cancer Awareness in Teenagers and Young People Society (CATS) host the talent Manchester University has on offer with their ‘Battle of the Societies’

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Review: Let it Be

Jack Carmichael enters a world of ‘Beatlemania’ to review this show which follow the band’s musical journey

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Review: Endgame

Coronation Street staples David Nielson and Chris Gascoyne take on Beckett’s Endgame at HOME