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Me, Mum & the Patriarchy – Seven Arts, Leeds

Producing Company: Buglight Theatre Writer & Performer: Keeley Lane Dramaturg & Director: Samantha Robinson Sound Designer: Dave Searle Lighting & Technician: Chris Hanlon Reviewer: Rich Jevons Right from her plucky stage entrance to the demanding denouement, Buglight Theatre co-founder Keeley Lane dominates the stage in this compulsive one-woman show. It was developed from her MA in Acting studies when it ...

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Rebus: Long Shadows – The Opera House Manchester

Writers: Ian Rankin and Rona Munro Director: Robin Lefevre Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard Ian Rankin has treated theatre audiences to a brand new outing for his much loved woebegone detective John Rebus (Charles Lawson). Now retired from the force; this new piece picks up an even more morose, shuffling older figure of a man now with more time on his hands to ...

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Putting It Together – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Music and lyrics:  Stephen Sondheim Director:  Bronagh Lagan Reviewer: Richard Hall One of the many reasons why Hope Mill Theatre and Aria Entertainment continue to produce hit after hit is their uncanny and almost god-like gift for choosing intimate and sophisticated shows that are perfectly suited to being performed in this beautifully renovated warehouse. Their latest offering Putting It Together is ...

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English National Ballet: Manon – Opera House, Manchester

Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Renowned for its dedicated ensembles, magnificent costumes and stunning storytelling, the ballet is a difficult art form for any company to be recognised as the leading light. Yet, the English National Ballet could well be doing just that, with their magnificent interpretation of the classic tale Manon- currently showing at the Opera House in ...

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London Film Festival: Peterloo

Writer/Director: Mike Leigh Reviewer: Richard Hall On Monday, August 16th 1819 it is estimated that between sixty to eighty thousand people crammed into St. Peter Field in Manchester to attend a public meeting calling for parliamentary reform and the repeal of the oppressive Corn Laws. What happened on that fateful day when fifteen people were killed and over six hundred injured ...

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Death Of A Salesman – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Sarah Frankcom Reviewer: Jo Beggs If Willy Loman were living in America in 2018 he wouldn’t seem out of place. A salesman whose thirty odd years of service to capitalism has left him with nothing but a zero-hours contract and no health insurance to deal with an escalating mental health problem. He’d probably be starting to ...

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Ventoux – The Lowry, Salford

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Director: Andy Routledge Reviewer: Andrea Allen Ventoux documents the brutal contest between Marco Pantani and Lance Armstrong to win stage 12 of the 2000 Tour de France, a fight which to this day remains one of the most famous battles in the history of the Grand Tours. And it’s easy to see why it’s still selling out audiences as the show ...

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Disney On Ice: Dream Big – Manchester Arena

Director: Patty Vincent Choreographer: Cindy Stuart Reviewer: John Roberts Feld Entertainment have been working alongside Disney to produce family-friendly entertainment for over a decade and this latest spectacle on their Disney On Ice franchise certainly packs lots of charm and enchantment for the young at heart especially during Mickey Mouse's 90th Birthday year. Disney on Ice: Dream Big see’s characters from ...

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