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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

Classic northern comedy a little laugh-lustre

Hobson’s Choice, Oldham Coliseum, to May 10 THE co-production between the Coliseum, Bolton’s Octagon and Newcastle-under-Lyme’s New Vic at last...

Date Online: 23/04/2014

Get it on with the Bolan story

20th Century Boy, Opera House, Manchester, to Saturday NEARLY four decades after Marc Bolan’s tragic death in a car crash,...

Date Online: 23/04/2014

Production boasts superstar quality

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Mossley AODS, George Lawton Hall, Mossley) MOSSLEY’S amateur company has a big reputation to uphold, and here...

Date Online: 22/04/2014

Grace in a state

The Perfect Murder, Opera House, Manchester, to Saturday Of course if you’re a Les Dennis fan, you might find the...

Date Online: 16/04/2014

Great night out guaranteed

Much Ado About Nothing, Royal Exchange, to May 3 QUICK of wit and sharp of tongue, Beatrice (Ellie Pieacy) spars...

Date Online: 04/04/2014

Too few laughs in Orton classic

Entertaining Mr Sloane, Oldham COliseum, to Saturday LONDON Classic Theatre brought a rather good production of Pinter’s moody “Betrayal” to...

Date Online: 04/04/2014

Vicki shines in strong company performance

Carousel, Oldham Coliseum THE scene was set, the curtain raised, and on trooped a huge cast from Ashton-under-Lyne Operatic Society...

Date Online: 28/03/2014

Revival of inspiring tale fails to deliver

KINDERTRANSPORT, Opera House, Manchester (to Saturday) This revival tour started last year to mark the 75th anniversary of the transport...

Date Online: 26/03/2014

Pianist Alexandra takes Halle by storm

AN EXPLOSIVE programme full of Russian flair and tradition set the stage on fire at Saturday’s concert, cleverly compiled by...

Date Online: 24/03/2014

Hard-working cast let down by screwball script

Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Oldham COliseum, to March 22 PUTTING aside for a moment the notion that there is...

Date Online: 12/03/2014

Dame Edna reaches sell-by date

EAT, PRAY, LAUGH, Opera House, Manchester to Saturday I SUPPOSE choosing a title which parodies that of a movie that...

Date Online: 05/03/2014

Fab show? Yeah, yeah, yeah!

LET IT BE, Palace, Manchester, to Saturday I’LL admit that after the first 10 minutes of this tribute to the...

Date Online: 04/03/2014

Whoever said the bard was boring?

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Lowry, Salford, to Saturday IT is sometimes disconcerting to watch something that seems new to you,...

Date Online: 27/02/2014

Suranne’s a powerhouse of charm

Orlando, Royal Exchange, Manchester, to March 22 THE combination of Oldham’s brightest current star and one of the Exchange’s most...

Date Online: 26/02/2014

Modern twist works

THE SEAGULL (Library Company at the Lowry) ARTISTIC director Chris Honer bows out of his years with the Library with...

Date Online: 25/02/2014

Brilliant Scoundrels a winning combination

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, Opera House, Manchester THIS musical has been around for a while but here comes up fresh and...

Date Online: 19/02/2014

Static play made even more still

Moon Tiger, Lowry, Salford, to Saturday Moon Tigers, for those who haven’t read Penelope Lively’s 1987 Booker prize-winning bestseller, are...

Date Online: 18/02/2014

Valentine’s Day special

ROMANTIC classical music gave way to love songs from the movies and musical theatre in a Valentine’s night special. Soprano...

Date Online: 17/02/2014

Bedroom action — with no sex or sleeping

BEDROOM FARCE, Oldham Coliseum YOU might rush to the idea that a play with this title has people slamming doors,...

Date Online: 05/02/2014

Blinded by the plight

BLINDSIDED, Royal Exchange, Manchester, to Feb 15 NOT, I fear, the play Julie Hesmondhalgh and the stage door photographers might...

Date Online: 31/01/2014

Winter warmer

Halle Orchestra, Bridgewater Hall “WARM Music for Winter” was the theme for Saturday’s Pops concert, with a romp through a...

Date Online: 28/01/2014

Tonight’s the wrong kind of night

Tonight’s the Night, Palace, Manchester TONIGHT might be the night, but does this really have to be the show? Lazy,...

Date Online: 24/01/2014

Brutally funny double-take on gay love

THE PRIDE, Opera House, Manchester COMPARE and contrast: Alexi Kaye Campbell’s spirited, brutal and often brutally funny 2008 four-hander is...

Date Online: 21/01/2014

Heart-warming festive story

WYNYARD Browne’s wonderfully uplifting Christmas drama is a heart-warming tale set around the Christmas Eve and Day of 1947. It...

Date Online: 21/01/2014

Rising star is simply sensational

Halle Orchestra, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma is one of classical music’s rising stars. Last night she made...

Date Online: 14/01/2014

Seasonal treat from Halle

Halle Orchestra, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester NEW Year wouldn’t be the same without Strauss, and Saturday’s concert certainly lived up to...

Date Online: 07/01/2014

Bond fans in 007 heaven

THE Halle Orchestra joined forces with singers Mary Carewe and Matthew Ford to issue an invitation to An Evening With...

Date Online: 31/12/2013

Accomplished performance of a challenging work

Messiah, Uppermill Civic Hall Fine choral singing, the fresh vocal sound of young soloists and sensitive orchestral playing were all...

Date Online: 24/12/2013

Chubby still in rude health

Roy Chubby Brown Manchester Apollo “I HONESTLY don’t know how I keep getting away with this.” Even Royston Vasey himself...

Date Online: 24/12/2013