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Manchester Opera House lays a mousetrap

Manchester Opera House lays a mousetrap

The world’s longest-running show, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, visits Manchester Opera House as part of its 70th anniversary UK and Ireland tour
Review: Cluedo

Review: Cluedo

Tara Bharadia reviews Cluedo at the Lowry – which is based on the film Clue, itself based on the boardgame Cluedo, and stars Michelle Collins and Daniel Casey
Déjà Review: The Ballad of Maria Marten

Déjà Review: The Ballad of Maria Marten

Secoura Grim déjà reviews The Ballad of Maria Marten at the Lowry
Death on the Nile: a pleasant cocktail of murder mystery and moustaches

Death on the Nile: a pleasant cocktail of murder mystery and moustaches

Kenneth Branagh is back as Poirot in a sequel that doesn’t quite live up to its promise but is a pleasant time nonetheless.
Scream: Bold, Bloody, and Meticulously Meta

Scream: Bold, Bloody, and Meticulously Meta

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews the latest film in the Scream franchise, while also delving into the franchise’s history
Review: Why Women Kill

Review: Why Women Kill

Created by Desperate Housewives showrunner Marc Cherry, Why Women Kill is a brilliantly written, genre-bending and stereotype-shattering anthology series, writes Theatre Editor Jay Darcy

Feature: Monsters and the Femme fatale

Chilling Netflix documentary Amanda Knox exhibits the blatant persecution of women who have sex

‘Running for their lives’: A Manchester student on the horrors of the Nice attack

University of Manchester student Daniel Austin, on his year abroad in Nice, tells the horror of his experience of the attack on the Promenade des Anglais on Bastille Day, which left 85 dead and hundreds injured

Academics demand justice after death of Italian student in Egypt

Thousands of academics from across the world, including some from the University of Manchester, have signed an open letter condemning the torture and death of an Italian Ph.D. student in Cairo, demanding a impartial investigation be allowed

How to get away with murder

With us humans–us feeble, naïve, easily swayed humans–using the right language can really change everything. The case hasn’t changed much since the beginning of time: using the perfect combination of words is an ancient weapon used by politicians, writers, musicians and world-leaders. In fact, one of the areas where the correct language is especially useful […]

Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovitch – review

Ben Aaronovitch’s fantasy/crime world offers some much-needed respite as dissertation deadlines and exam period draw ever closer

Hitman: Absolution – Review

Michael Howe looks at Agent 47’s return to action

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