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Cat and mouse thriller

THE BUSINESS OF MURDER, Oldham Coliseum, to February 28 RICHARD Harris’s credentials as a stage and TV writer have been displayed...

Date Online: 25/02/2015

Love in the air at Valentine concert

The Halle Orchestra Bridgewater Hall, Manchester VALENTINE’S Day gave the Halle Orchestra an excuse to pull love songs from every decade...

Date Online: 17/02/2015

Weaknesses scupper tale of gang wars

SCUTTLERS Royal Exchange, Manchester, to March 7 VICTORIAN Manchester must have been an extraordinary and terrifying place; a city of rapidly expanding...

Date Online: 11/02/2015

Spanish theme definitely moreish

Halle Orchestra, Bridgewater Hall Manchester Xuefei Yang put her own stamp on one of the world’s most popular concerti with the...

Date Online: 06/02/2015

It’s all frights on the night

THE MIST IN THE MIRROR (Oldham Coliseum, to February 21 then on tour) BRAVE? I’ll say it’s brave. Not so much the spooky,...

Date Online: 04/02/2015

Young company brings new life to classic

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Mossley AODS Youth Company, George Lawton Hall, Mossley SURELY this Lloyd Webber-Rice money-spinner has been done...

Date Online: 29/01/2015

Clash of family members worlds apart

EAST IS EAST Opera House, Manchester BACK in 1996, Ayub Khan Din, fresh from a role as a pony-tailed business man in...

Date Online: 27/01/2015

Merry way to waltz into the new year

Halle Orchestra New Year concert NEW Year wouldn’t be New Year without a Viennese-style musical celebration. The Halle Orchestra brought its own...

Date Online: 05/01/2015

Musical 00-heaven

Halle Orchestra NOTHING defines Christmas like a good James Bond movie. And yesterday Manchester’s Halle Orchestra gave us decades of Bond in...

Date Online: 30/12/2014

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