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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Elizabeth Newman Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:5] Due to the success of the film ‘Little Voice’, starring some of the best British acting talent, a lot of the British public are familiar with this great play. It had a short lived West end revival a few years ago, starring X Factor reject Diana Vickers, and is going ...

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The Queen of the North – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Ron Rose Director: Elizabeth Newman: Reviewer: Jo Beggs [rating:2]   Manchester’s always been full of them. Tough northern matriarchs who shout loud for what they believe in. From Emmeline Pankhurst to Elsie Tanner. The woman that Prime Minister James Callaghan called “the sexiest thing on television” was, for a generation of Britains, the embodiment of the working-class north. Full ...

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