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Jackie The Musical – The Opera House, Manchester

Book: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen If you were a teenager in the 1970s, then Jackie the Musical is a production that will fill you with a sense of nostalgia and energy. In a pre-internet world, when iPhones, social media and 24 hour television were non-existent, it was Thursdays and the latest edition of Jackie (and Top ...

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Igor Vrebac: My Father Was A Terrorist – Contact, Manchester

Igor Vrebac

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs My Father Was A Terrorist is presented as part of Contact’s annual Flying Solo festival, which celebrates the art of the solo performer. Igor Vrebac is an award-winning Amsterdam-based physical theatre artist presenting a first showing of his fourth work in Manchester before it receives its world premiere at Amsterdam Fringe in September. My Father Was A ...

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Mamma Mia! – Palace Theatre, Manchester

mamma mia the musical edinburgh playhouse sara poyzer Emma Clifford Jacqueline braun

Book: Catherine Johnson Music and Lyrics: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson Director: Phyllida Lloyd and Mark Hilton Reviewer: Abbie Rippon In the 17 years since its debut, Mamma Mia! has gained and maintained its reputation as one of the most fun and feel good musicals of its generation. It has toured internationally and many readers will be familiar with the ...

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Twelfth Night – HOME, Manchester

Filter's Twelfth Night

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Holmes Reviewer: Donna Kelly Music is most definitely the food of love in Filter’s adaptation of Twelfth Night. In fact, rock music meets Shakespeare head on in this explosive reworking of Shakespeare’s lyrical play. Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young girl who is separated from her twin brother Sebastian following a shipwreck ...

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That’s Entertainment – Opera House, Manchester

Director: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Iain Sykes Showbiz back in the 40’s and 50’s really was a different world. A world of glamour, glitz, fantasy and huge Hollywood stars on the big screen. Thank goodness that for those of us who are far too young to remember, and a considerable part of the audience who want to relive it, shows like ...

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Get Yourself Together – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Performer: Josh Coates Reviewer: Richard Hall Josh Coates has guts. At the age of 24 and suffering from depression, he has created this one-man show about himself with the help of staff from the Royal Exchange’s Open Exchange artist development scheme. In the In the show,he tells stories about his depression and how his condition has stimulated his interest in ...

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Stowaway – HOME, Manchester

Writer/Director: Hannah Barker and Lewis Hetherington Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin A stowaway freezes to death hidden in the wheel arch of a plane from Dubai, a recently redundant man witnesses his fall to earth, a crime-fiction writer sits in business-class unaware of what is going on beneath her feet. Analogue capture a modern world in which our lives intersect and affect ...

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Avenue Q – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Sarah Harlington (Kate) and Richard Lowe (Princeton) in Avenue Q 2016 UK Tour

Book: Jeff Whitty Music/Lyrics:Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Director: Cressida Carre Reviewer: Matt Forrest When you see that the late Gary Coleman is among the list of characters for Avenue Q: the only certainty is, you can expect the unexpected. With an advertising poster clearly resembling a kid’s TV show, this certainly isn’t a show for kids; however it certainly ...

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