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Shrek’s new and vibrant life

Shrek the Musical, Palace, Manchester, to January 11 YOU might think the producers of this show were on a hiding to...

Date Online: 04/12/2014

Debut violinist a hit

Halle Orchestra Bridgewater Hall, Manchester VIOLINIST Esther Yoo swept on to the stage at the Bridgewater Hall to give an unforgettable...

Date Online: 25/11/2014

Violinist Laura rises to the challenge

OLDHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Oldham Hulme Grammar School HAMPSHIRE-born young violinist Laura Rickard joined members of Oldham Symphony Orchestra in a telling performance...

Date Online: 25/11/2014

A happy Christmas at the Coliseum

Aladdin, Oldham Coliseum, to January 10 THIS year’s Coliseum panto breezes into life with a great rendition of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”...

Date Online: 18/11/2014

Poirot play’s popularity a bit of a mystery

BLACK COFFEE (Opera House, Manchester, to Saturday) Agatha Christie’s early and only play featuring Hercule Poirot has been getting fairly good reviews...

Date Online: 18/11/2014

Visual effects not enough

A FAREWELL TO ARMS (Lowry Quays, to tomorrow) HEMINGWAY’S first big hit novel, about the Italian campaign of the First World War,...

Date Online: 14/11/2014

Musical tribute marks war anniversary

OLDHAM Choral Society gave a moving performance of “Eternal Light” by composer, choral guru and educator Howard Goodall. The eclectic work...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

Conley shines in circus classic

BARNUM (Palace, Manchester, to November 15) Cameron Mackintosh has picked up the twirling baton of this much-liked circus-based show and done a...

Date Online: 06/11/2014

Secrets and lies of family strife

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Royal Exchange, Manchester to Nov 29 IF you want an almost Jacobean lunge into family...

Date Online: 05/11/2014

Tribute to Ella is pure pleasure

UNDISPUTED Queen of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald was the inspiration for Saturday’s Bridgewater Hall concert, which saw the Halle join a...

Date Online: 04/11/2014

Rowing against the stream

THREE MEN IN A BOAT (Oldham Coliseum) I WANTED to like this one; I really did. I was a big admirer of...

Date Online: 30/10/2014

Funny - but comedy pair pay lip service to stagecraft

THE PICTURE OF DOREEN GRAY, Oldham Coliseum MANCHESTER duo Lip Service - Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding - have been doing...

Date Online: 22/10/2014

Disney’s still the coolest show in town

I HONESTLY thought my Disney days were behind me. A teenage daughter, another not far off and a five-year-old boy who...

Date Online: 16/10/2014

Comic moments ensure many happy returns

Happy Birthday Sunita Oldham Coliseum RIFCO Arts’ previous shows at the Coliseum have been a bit hit and miss — “Britain’s Got...

Date Online: 08/10/2014

Season off to a polished start

THE Halle swept into its 2014-15 Pops season on Saturday with a classical extravaganza featuring some of the most popular...

Date Online: 06/10/2014

War tale rations not very satisfying

Lotty’s War, Opera House, Manchester, to Saturday BILLED as a “passionate wartime thriller”, Lotty’s War is Guernsey native Giuliano Crispini’s attempt...

Date Online: 03/10/2014

Comic pairing is Streets ahead

THICK AS THIEVES, Pop-up theatre, Mumps, to October 11 Last year Mark Whiteley’s Hard Graft company entertained us with “I Love...

Date Online: 25/09/2014

Spankingly good try at a comedy classic

BLACKADDER GOES FORTH George Lawton Hall, Mossley LIKE the World War One soldiers who went over the top, this Mossley AODS production...

Date Online: 17/09/2014

Oh What a Night with pop masters

JERSEY BOYS Palace, Manchester In Manchester for a month as it begins its hotly-anticipated first British tour, this global musical phenomenon succeeds...

Date Online: 11/09/2014

Day out to remember

OUR DAY OUT Oldham Coliseum THE Coliseum is going to get a reputation it might find increasingly hard to live up to...

Date Online: 10/09/2014

Comedy of errors

HAPPY DAYS, Lowry, to Saturday I’m tempted to suggest the title should be taken ironically: this musical, based on the...

Date Online: 26/06/2014

Cut-down season finale is a gem

CLOSE THE COALHOUSE DOOR Oldham Coliseum, to July 12 THE Coliseum has pretty much gone and done it again; namely...

Date Online: 25/06/2014

It’s fibbing good

BILLY LIAR Paul Genty Royal Exchange, Manchester, to July 12 Billy Liar? That’s a comedy, isn’t it? The recesses of your memory might recall...

Date Online: 18/06/2014

Instantly hooked on an amazing experience

ANGEL MEADOW, Ancoats, Manchester, to June 29 Ever had one of those shivery moments where some actor is encouraging you to...

Date Online: 13/06/2014

A rushcart of magical drama

AN AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY LARK (Oldham Coliseum, to Saturday) SOMETIMES a show just works, and beautifully. Argue that some of the...

Date Online: 11/06/2014

Pure golden Honey

A Taste of Honey, Lowry, to Saturday “THERE are two W’s in your future, work and want”, These were the words of...

Date Online: 11/06/2014

Powerful take on Afghan war

The Two Worlds of Charlie F Opera House, Manchester UNLIKE the invented, intense and ultimately slightly cliche-driven “Britannia Waves the Rules” over...

Date Online: 10/06/2014

Classy amateurs bang on target as follow-up act

AVENUE Q, Oldham Coliseum (to Saturday) AND they call it puppet love: keen-eyed readers should realise this isn’t a crafty repeat...

Date Online: 05/06/2014

Pops season ends with a flourish

Halle Orchestra Bridgewater Hall, Manchester THE Halle Orchestra rounded off its 2013/14 Pops season with a flourish as the orchestra, under...

Date Online: 03/06/2014

Very funny - but sad too

Things we do for love Lowry, Salford, to Saturday ALAN Ayckbourn has seemingly long since given up on trying to create deliberately...

Date Online: 03/06/2014