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Review: Slam of the North

On the 10th of March, four teams of four poets representing the University of Leeds, the University of Manchester, Leeds Beckett University, ...

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Review: Hatch Home

Eight young poets dressed all in white formed a tight-knit ensemble, each taking their turn to speak their poetry. ‘Happiness is here ...

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Review: University of Manchester Comedy Society stand-up night

The University of Manchester Comedy Society’s held their first event of the year, an open mic night showcasing new performers as well ...

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Review: Slam of the North

Posted on Mar 16, 2018 1
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Review: Hatch Home

Posted on Jan 25, 2018 2
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Review: University of Manchester Comedy Society stand-up night

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Review: Slam of the North

Four universities go head to head in a slam poetry competition tackling issues ranging from puberty to politics

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Review: Hatch Home

Poetry meets theatre in Hatch Home, part of HOME’s Push Festival

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Review: University of Manchester Comedy Society stand-up night

Roma Havers reviews the University of Manchester Comedy Society’s first open mic night

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Victoria Wood: The “humble genius”

“Humble genius” Victoria Wood passes away aged 62

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Review: Paul Foot

Paul Foot’s stand up makes for an uncomfortable watch with a few good moments

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Review: Alan Carr

Alan Carr takes on trip advisor, northern delicacies, and nostalgic cultural references at Manchester’s Apollo

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Review: Festival of the Spoken Nerd: Just For Graphs

Just For Graphs erred on the side of simplicity, but provided an entertaining night of comedy and nerdity

We Want You To Watch

Review: We Want You To Watch

Commissioned by the National Theatre, Alice Birch and RashDash’s Abbi Greenland and Helen Goalen bring their ‘We Want You To Watch’ to Salford’s Lowry

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Review: Jo Coffey

Comic Jo Coffey and her “small special guests” entertain The Castle Hotel as part of the Women in Comedy festival

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Review: The Crucible

Caroline Steinbes delivers a passionate interpretation of the iconic Arthur Miller play that echoes present day societal issues in wake of the centenary year of his birth

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Comedy is coming to Manchester

Fancy a laugh? Here’s a glimpse of the comedy on its way to Manchester over the coming months

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Review: La Mélancolie Des Dragons

A part of HOME’s new season, Philippe Quesne welcomes his production of La Mélancolie Des Dragons to Manchester