Katie Bray

Katie Bray


Live review: the Vamps bring a night of singalong hits to Manchester’s O2 Apollo

Live review: the Vamps bring a night of singalong hits to Manchester’s O2 Apollo

The British boyband return to Manchester as part of their tenth anniversary world tour
Live review: James Bay at Manchester Academy

Live review: James Bay at Manchester Academy

Despite illness, James Bay plays a show-stopping set to a sold-out Manchester Academy
Review: The Lion King

Review: The Lion King

The stage adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King is at the Palace Theatre for a four-and-a-half-month residency, as part of its second UK tour
Review: The Shawshank Redemption

Review: The Shawshank Redemption

The stage adaptation of Stephen King’s novella is a depressing and entertaining examination of lost souls
The Lowry redeems itself

The Lowry redeems itself

The Shawshank Redemption visits The Lowry for the penultimate stop of its UK tour
An action-packed joy ride with the Guardians of the Galaxy

An action-packed joy ride with the Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy captures the heart and soul of the characters, while standing on its own without the MCU.
Review: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Review: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful has rock ‘n’ rolled its way to Palace Theatre Manchester
Palace Theatre Manchester finds its inner-beauty

Palace Theatre Manchester finds its inner-beauty

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical returns to the Palace Theatre as part of its UK tour
Review: Fisherman’s Friends

Review: Fisherman’s Friends

Katie Bray reviews Fisherman’s Friends, the brand-new musical based on a true story and the films of the same name, at the Lowry
Fisherman’s Friends: In Conversation with Parisa Shahmir

Fisherman’s Friends: In Conversation with Parisa Shahmir

We chatted to Parisa Shahmir ahead of Fisherman’s Friends docking in Salford Quays for a 1 week run at The Lowry
Review: Dreamgirls

Review: Dreamgirls

Jessica Hamilton and Katie Bray review Dreamgirls at the Palace Theatre, where it is playing as part of its first-ever UK tour – starring Nicole Raquel Dennis
‘Reports of drink spiking will be taken seriously’: UoM and GMP respond to the recent focus on spiking

‘Reports of drink spiking will be taken seriously’: UoM and GMP respond to the recent focus on spiking

With a recent increase in drink spiking incidents, the Mancunion asked GMP and UoM for their responses on student safety
Man-creep-ian Halloween Quiz

Man-creep-ian Halloween Quiz

Katie Bray gives you a short horror movie quiz to get you in the mood for the Halloween season.
6 Best and Most Affordable Independent Clothing Shops in Manchester

6 Best and Most Affordable Independent Clothing Shops in Manchester

Environmentally sustainable and cheap? The best vintage shops in Manchester ranked
Sam Smith: ‘Love Goes’ One Year Later

Sam Smith: ‘Love Goes’ One Year Later

Katie Bray reviews Sam Smith’s hit album ‘Love Goes’ one year on from its release.
Disney’s Cruella: De Vil-lishly Entertaining

Disney’s Cruella: De Vil-lishly Entertaining

A review of Emma Stone’s latest performance as Cruella and the re-imagining of on one of Disney’s classic films, 101 Dalmations
Singing to Respect: Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin

Singing to Respect: Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin

Katie Bray explores the influence of Aretha Franklin’s classic soul songs, in the wake of the release of her biopic, Respect
Cinemas are back soon – here’s what I’m looking forward to

Cinemas are back soon – here’s what I’m looking forward to

Katie Bray tells us why she is looking forward to cinemas reopening, and the films she is most excited to watch when they do
Under the Influence: Mimi Labesa

Under the Influence: Mimi Labesa

Katie Bray interviews Mimi Labesa, a Manchester-based influencer and content creator
MANIFF 2021: Where Is Nancy?

MANIFF 2021: Where Is Nancy?

Thiago DaDalt’s documentary is a touching and unforgettable look into the risk of wandering amongst Alzheimer’s patients

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