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Bullingdon Revisited – 3 Minute Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Tess Humphrey Director: Sam Hart Reviewer: Matt Forrest It’s that classic tale boy meets pigs-head, boy makes love to pigs-head, and boy becomes Prime Minister! You’d have to have been living under a rock to escape the allegations made by Lord Ashcroft that, while at university, former Prime Minister David Cameron slipped his right honourable member into the mouth ...

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Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna – intu Trafford Centre, Manchester

Writer and Director: Diane Paulus Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Circus doesn’t get much grander than Quebec’s Cirque du Soleil. Delighting audiences all over the world with their dazzling shows, it has been six years since this world famous circus came to Manchester. Their beautiful Grand Chapiteau may be erected in the car park of the intu Trafford Centre but once inside ...

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The Factory – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Devised by: The Company Director: Matt Hassall Designer: Bethany Wells Sound Designer: Gerry Marsden Reviewer: Brendan James The Young Company at The Royal Exchange have departed from their home in St Ann’s Square and have taken their latest production of The Factory to the theatres' studio space on Swan Street to create an ambitious site-specific and immersive new work. On ...

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Sister Act – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Alexandra Burke and Jon Robyns in Sister Act 2016 UK tour

Book: Bill and Cheri Steinkellner Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Glenn Slater Director: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Donna Kelly Alexandra Burke can certainly sing like a diva. After dazzling as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard, the X Factor winner returns to the stage as Deloris Van Cartier in an all-new musical stage production of Sister Act. Based on the 1992 film ...

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Sunny Afternoon – The Opera House, Manchester

Cast of UK Tour of Sunny Afternoon

Book: Joe Penhall Music/Lyrics: Ray Davies Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Jo Beggs As the latest big-hitting West End juke-box musical prepares for its final weeks in London, the Sunny Afternoon tour team is on the road to play the length and breadth of the UK, starting in Manchester. Let's be honest, if you’re not a Kinks fan you probably won’t ...

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Shakers – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Writer: John Godber and Jane Thornton Director: Megan Griffith Reviewer: Harriet Mallion John Godber’s 1985 play Shakers has often been described as a seminal piece, perfectly adaptable, and a popular choice for female audition pieces throughout the 80s and 90s. Celebrated for exploring challenges faced by women from all walks of life, Shakers does not shy away from difficult themes ...

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The Trial – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Franz Kafka Adaptor: Evelyn Roberts and Matt Holt Director: Craig Sanders Reviewer: Donna Kelly Considering Franz Kafka wrote The Trial more than half a century ago, its uncanny prediction, both in subject matter and form, is eerily disturbing. In today’s world of mass surveillance and Islamic State brutality, this timeless tale of ordinary terror is as relevant today as ...

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The Chamber of Beheaded Queens – Chapter One Books, Manchester

Writer: KT Parker Director: Kate O’Leary Reviewer: Jo Beggs In one of many windowless rooms in an alternative afterlife, four beheaded queens are thrown together. Their one thing in common? Their gruesome and untimely demise. Anne Boleyn (Christine Corser) sits and sews..and..sews..and sews, while Mary Stewart (Ashleigh Barton) fritters away their ‘tokens’ trying to relive memories of the past. They’ve ...

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