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Patrick Kielty: Help – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Lauren Maughan In his come-back stand up tour Patrick Kielty is asking us all for help. And his problem is, he’s happy. He’s a newlywed with the woman he met as a friend 10 years ago, with a baby on the way – it’s all fallen into place. But he’s worried "it’ll all go tits up". And that’s where ...

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Jersey Boys – Opera House, Manchester

Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music: Bob Gaudio Lyrics: Bob Crewe Director: Des McAnuf Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Oh, what a night! Late October here in 2015, an audience raised the roof at Manchester Opera House following a showing of the acclaimed touring production Jersey Boys. However, despite the warm reception, this is a production that takes a while to ...

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Hairspray – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace Adapted from the 1988 film of the same name, Hairspray in its musical form premiered on Broadway in 2002 and has proved phenomenally popular ever since with successful productions worldwide including London’s West End in a production that ran ...

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I Wish I Had A Moustache – Z Arts, Manchester

Writer: Keisha Thompson Director: Martin Stannage Reviewer: Jo Beggs As part of the Black Gold Arts Festival, performance and page poet Keisha Thompson brings together her usual artform with some sharp comedy acting, drama and movement in I Wish I Had A Moustache. In this seventy-minute solo performance, Thompson has created a hugely entertaining piece of theatre, which explores the ...

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Northern Ballet: 1984 – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Choreographer: Jonathan Watkins Reviewer: Hannah Hiett Northern Ballet are storytellers on another level. Alongside the classics of ballet repertoire (The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake ) Northern Stage are doing something special. They are bringing the best of English literature to life on-stage, with classic masterpieces including Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre featured in the current season, alongside their ...

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Mack and Mabel – Opera House, Manchester

Michael Ball and Rebecca La Chance in Mack & Mabel

Original Book:Michael Stewart Revised: Francine Pascal Music and lyrics:Jerry Herman Director:Jonathan Church Reviewer: Zara Ellis The roaring twenties tap right into Manchester’s Opera House with the production Mack and Mabel. Jerry Herman’s sumptuous score is based on a true story which depicts an unconventional love story set in the 1920s between a movie director (Mack) and a leading lady (Mabel) ...

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Le Gateau Chocolat: I Love Chocolat – Contact, Manchester

Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby As an orchestral overture takes over from an early Madonna track, it’s clear that tonight’s offering from acclaimed cabaret performer Le Gateau Chocolat (LGC) will be an eclectic one. The overture works its way through a short taste of show tunes and timeless ballads for rather too long and then LGC finally enters. And in a ...

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Golem – HOME, Manchester

Writer and Director: Suzanne Andrade Music: Lillian Henley Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin London-based company 1927 fuse different modes of performance into a cohesive production; live music, animation, film, and physical performance. It is difficult to capture in words how visually exciting Golem is and how it ensnares you from the outset. The weird and dazzling world created in Golem has the ...

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