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Review: Rita, Sue and Bob Too

In 1982 Rita, Sue and Bob Too told it how it was. The voice of writer Andrea Dunbar showcased reality using sharp humour ...

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Review: Letters to Morrissey

Gary McNair’s solo piece Letters to Morrissey is not exactly what one would presume from the title. Needless to say, The Smiths ...

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Review: Yank! The Musical

Some stories didn't make the history books and 'Yank' sets out to correct that. Subtitled 'A World War II Love Story', the ...

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Review: Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Posted on Sep 19, 2017 1
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Review: Letters to Morrissey

Posted on Sep 14, 2017 2
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Review: Yank! The Musical

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 3
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Review: Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Jade Fox reviews Octagon Theatre Bolton’s revival of Andrea Dunbar’s seminal classic

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Review: Letters to Morrissey

A gripping and thoroughly enjoyable piece of theatre, says Lily Brittain.

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Review: Yank! The Musical

A tonally confused musical lifted by some fantastic performances and moments of pathos and humour

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Review: Grease: The Musical

One of the West End’s biggest hits, Grease: The Musical, starts its premiere run in Manchester with a spectacular Sandy and plenty of nostalgia

A Streetcar Named Desire

Review: A Streetcar Named Desire

Marking the opening of the Royal Exchange’s 40th anniversary season, this stripped-back version of Williams’ much-adapted story failed to make an impression

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Review: The Nutcracker

Scintillating costumes, flexed feet, and moments of questionable timing! Reporter Georgina Gledhill examines The Moscow City Ballet’s The Nutcracker with a keen eye…

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Review: Wit

Wit at the Royal Exchange Theatre, featuring Julie Hesmondhalgh, is an intensely emotional but also sharply funny story of a dying academic’s attempts to come to terms with her mortality

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Review: English National Ballet’s Lest We Forget

The English National Ballet’s Lest We Forget brings a poignant reflection on World War I to Manchester’s Palace Theatre

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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

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Review: 5 Soldiers – The Body is the Frontline

Rosie Kay Dance Company performed “5 Soldiers – The body is the Frontline” at the Army Research Centre in Manchester.

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Review: The Ghost Train

Friday the 15th of May saw ‘Told by an Idiot’ cast a ghostly spell over the Royal Exchange with their adaptation of ‘The Ghost Train’

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Review: The Funfair

A rollercoaster of societal commentary and surreal entertainment, The Funfair impresses with fully-fleshed characters and impressive audio-visual design