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The Band – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Tim Firth Music: Take That Director: Kim Gavin and Jack Ryder Reviewer: Lauren Maughan Watching a performance of The Band is a night you’ll never forget. Great songs, a great cast and a great bit of nostalgia for some of us– this show is one not to be missed. The story travels us through time, from the past to the ...

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The Gruffalo’s Child and the Highway Rat – Huddersfield Town Hall

Writer: Based on the books by Julia Donaldson Composer: René Aubry Conductor: Terry Davies Reviewer: Laura Stimpson Animations based on books written by Julia Donaldson are becoming a Christmas tradition, thanks to the BBC having released a new one, aired on Christmas day for the last few years.  What a great opportunity presented at Christmas time by The Orchestra of ...

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NEWS: Fringe 70th Anniversary Programme Launches

one man two women holding programmes aloft in front of edinburgh castle

Join the Alliance of Defiance as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe launches its 70th anniversary programme. The official 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme has launched with shows catering for all ages and appetites, inviting performers and spectators from around the world to join the Alliance of Defiance and celebrate 70 years of defying the norm at the Fringe. The rhyming strapline ...

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Keep Dancing – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Director: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Highly energetic Jives, smooth Waltzes, fiery Tangos and comedic Charleston routines are entertaining audiences up and down the country over the weekends with the much-anticipated return of Strictly Come Dancing. And now former pros Robin Windsor and Anya Garnis, along with 2012 winner and Olympian Louis Smith, are among a cast bringing the ballroom ...

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Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years – The Lowry, Salford

Simon & Garfunkel by Bookends

Reviewer: Donna Kelly After sell-out runs in 2014 and 2015, tribute act Bookends return to the stage to pay homage to one of the greatest pairings in modern folk music history – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Made up of childhood friends Dan Haynes and Pete Richards, the Bookends duo are best known for their authentic sound. Unlike other tribute ...

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The Last Tango – The Opera House, Manchester

Co-Choreographers Karen Bruce, Flavia Cacace, Vincent Simone Director: Karen Bruce Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard   No one could predict back in 2004 that Strictly Come Dancing would become such a stalwart of family TV entertainment. Nor would anyone imagine that the show would make household names of so many of the professional dancers and lead to any number of spin-off theatre ...

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DVD REVIEW: That Day We Sang

Writer &Director: Victoria Wood Reviewer: Glen Pearce First a stage commission for the Manchester International Festival in 2011, then a Christmas TV special for the BBC in 2014, Victoria Wood’s That Day We Sang now makes the transition to DVD. Inspired by the real life 1929 recording of Purcell's’s Nymphs and Shepherds by the Manchester Children’s Choir and the 1969 ...

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