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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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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 ...

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Review: Paul Foot

It is necessary to begin this review by immediately stating that, as soon as we hit the intermission, we decided to get ...

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Review: University of Manchester Comedy Society stand-up night

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Victoria Wood. Photo: MAG @ Flickr

Victoria Wood: The humble genius

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Review: Paul Foot

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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

Victoria Wood Photo: MAG @ Flickr

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

Coffey

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

Theatres

How you can get involved with Manchester’s theatres

How to get involved and gain invaluable experience in your chosen theatre field within some of the most popular theatres in Manchester

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Societies to look out for during Welcome Week

It’s every fresher’s necessity to join university societies during Welcome Week! Here’s a guide to what you can look out for in your first week