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Mexican Geniuses at Canada Water: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera live on in London
21st July 2022

Mexican Geniuses at Canada Water: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera live on in London

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Mexican Geniuses: A Frida & Diego Immersive Experience at Dock X, London
Review: South Pacific
20th July 2022

Review: South Pacific

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, starring Julian Ovenden, Gina Beck, Joanna Ampil, and Rob Houchen
Review: Cabaret
20th July 2022

Review: Cabaret

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse, starring Fra Fee, Amy Lennox, Omar Baroud, and Anna-Jane Casey
Live Review: HAIM @ Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
19th July 2022

Live Review: HAIM @ Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

Sarah Taylor reviews HAIM at their second Manchester stop on their One More HAIM Tour.
Track Review: Bloodhound – Illuminations
18th July 2022

Track Review: Bloodhound – Illuminations

Alex Cooper reviews ‘Illuminations’, the new single from Hull rockers Bloodhound.
Review: My Fair Lady
18th July 2022

Review: My Fair Lady

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum
Primal Scream shine on at sold out Screamadelica show
17th July 2022

Primal Scream shine on at sold out Screamadelica show

Sarah Taylor heads to Castlefield Bowl to see Glasgow psych-rock band Primal Scream play their seminal Screamadelica album in full with a special Stone Roses guest.
Contact welcomes Keisha Thompson with Cocktails and Cinquains
17th July 2022

Contact welcomes Keisha Thompson with Cocktails and Cinquains

Secoura Grim attends the welcome party for Contact’s new Artistic Director and CEO, Keisha Thompson – which included a special performance called ‘Cocktails and Cinquains’
Preview: Leeds Festival 2022
14th July 2022

Preview: Leeds Festival 2022

A preview providing information on Leeds Festival 26th-28th August 2022 – who? what? when? where?
Live Review: Jimmy Eat World @ Manchester Academy
14th July 2022

Live Review: Jimmy Eat World @ Manchester Academy

Hannah Stewart reviews an epic set from emo legends Jimmy Eat World at their sold out Mannchester show.

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Live Review: Paloma Faith @ Haydock Racecourse
12th July 2022

Live Review: Paloma Faith @ Haydock Racecourse

Jessica Hamilton reviews Paloma Faith’s breath-taking summer set at Haydock Racecourse on her Age of Optimism Tour.
Pixies prove their legendary status at Castlefield Bowl
12th July 2022

Pixies prove their legendary status at Castlefield Bowl

Sarah Taylor heads to Castlefield Bowl to see trailblazing alternative rock band Pixies play hits like ‘Where is My Mind?’ and ‘Hey.’
Manchester Opera House prepares for some enchanted evenings
11th July 2022

Manchester Opera House prepares for some enchanted evenings

Chichester Festival Theatre’s new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific plays at Manchester Opera House ahead of a London run and as part of a UK tour – starring Julian Ovenden and Gina Beck
Palace Theatre Manchester celebrates 25 years of Lord of the Dance
11th July 2022

Palace Theatre Manchester celebrates 25 years of Lord of the Dance

Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance is coming to the Palace Theatre as part of its 25th anniversary world tour
Sam Fender – Live at the Castlefield Bowl
10th July 2022

Sam Fender – Live at the Castlefield Bowl

Will Waterhouse reviews Sam Fender’s epic Castlefield Bowl set – a tour-de-force of rock n roll.
Live Review: Olivia Rodrigo
8th July 2022

Live Review: Olivia Rodrigo

Ella Robinson captures the enigmatic stage presence of pop-punk superstar Olivia Rodrigo.
Live Review: Diana Ross at Lytham Festival
6th July 2022

Live Review: Diana Ross at Lytham Festival

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Diana Ross’ farewell UK Thank You Tour (again), which opened the first night of Lytham Festival, with special guest Jack Savoretti and support from Cassidy Janson.
Review: Sister Act
6th July 2022

Review: Sister Act

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy and Jessica Hamilton review Sister Act at the Palace Theatre, starring Jennifer Saunders, Keala Settle, Lesley Joseph, Clive Rowe MBE, Lizzie Bea, and Sandra Marvin
Review: The Lady Boys of Bangkok – Summer of Fun
6th July 2022

Review: The Lady Boys of Bangkok – Summer of Fun

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews The Lady Boys of Bangkok – Summer of Love Tour at the Sabai Pavilion at the Trafford Centre
Nuevos Discos, Nuevas Drogas: Él Mató a un Policía Motorizado Live Review
5th July 2022

Nuevos Discos, Nuevas Drogas: Él Mató a un Policía Motorizado Live Review

Antonio goes down to Camden to photograph Él Mató a un Policía Motorizado on their return to the UK.

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