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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

Parr the star of soldier’s tale

BRITANNIA WAVES THE RULES, Royal Exchange, Manchester, to June 7 AFTER an overlong, slightly-worthy trawl through the nether regions of Greece...

Date Online: 29/05/2014

Comedy right up your street

AVENUE Q, Palace, Manchester, to Saturday REVIVED and now in the early stage of a UK tour, this new production of...

Date Online: 28/05/2014

Loveable Jason misses the target

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, (Opera House, Manchester, to Saturday) ANOTHER of the Manchester Gets It First musical premieres hits the Opera...

Date Online: 23/05/2014

Lively show lacks depth

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MITCHELL AND KENYON, Oldham Coliseum AS plays based on historical fact go, this one is intriguing...

Date Online: 19/05/2014

Harp showcase a delight

The Halle Orchestra, Bridgewater Hall Manchester LEONARD Bernstein’s “Wonderful Town” overture was an exceptional start to last night’s concert, which had...

Date Online: 19/05/2014

Stirring moments lighten three-hour epic

THE LAST DAYS OF TROY (Royal Exchange, Manchester, to June 7) POET and playwright (and one-time Oldham probation officer) Simon...

Date Online: 16/05/2014

Halle has us humming all the way home...

CONDUCTOR Carl Davis and the Halle Orchestra wove a web of music plucked from the world of “Spies and Spooks”. The...

Date Online: 09/05/2014

Modern spin on classic tale

FREDERICK Knott’s clever murder thriller was famously filmed by Hitchcock in the Fifties, and the neat “will he get away...

Date Online: 08/05/2014

Rock show lacks one direction, in a manner of speaking

Rock of Ages, Palace, Manchester, to Saturday THIS stage show of the movie of the book tries very hard to make...

Date Online: 07/05/2014

Fame fizzes

Fame The Musical, The Lowry. DOING the splits while standing is pretty impressive. And it was with this early dance move and...

Date Online: 07/05/2014

No shortage of talent in Reduced Height cast

SEE HOW THEY RUN, Opera House, Manchester, to Saturday OKAY, this is weird. You might think reviews of Warwick Davis’s Reduced...

Date Online: 30/04/2014

Rock on Tommy, we’re having a Ball!

LEGENDARY comedy double act Cannon and Ball returned to roots on Friday when they performed at Lees and Hey Conservative...

Date Online: 23/04/2014