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Ghost Train crosses the (railway) line

THE GHOST TRAIN, Royal Exchange, Manchester, to June 20 THERE’s a fine line between funny and overdoing it, and occasionally this...

Date Online: 20/05/2015

Farce is fast, furious and funny

Boeing Boeing, Oldham Coliseum, to June 6 LIKE a jumbo jet trundling down the runway, there are early indicators in this...

Date Online: 18/05/2015

Less is more for Miller

King Lear, Lowry, Salford to Saturday IF director Jonathan Miller ever had a one-line summary of his style, it might be:...

Date Online: 06/05/2015

On a different planet

RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET (Palace, Manchester, to Saturday) BOB Carlton has lost his sense of humour. If he ever had one. In...

Date Online: 05/05/2015

Tragedy of family in anti-gay dilemma

THE ROLLING STONE, Royal Exchange, Manchester, to May 1 The Rolling Stone of the title is a Sun-style tabloid Ugandan newspaper...

Date Online: 27/04/2015

Roger's brilliant, which we all know...

Roger McGough at Oldham Coliseum Chronicle Online review by Norman Warwick OLDHAM Library Service has been running its annual Bookmark festival from...

Date Online: 22/04/2015

Oh what a show!

EVITA (George Lawton Hall, Mossley) JUST when you think Mossley AODS can’t put on a better show than the ones we have...

Date Online: 22/04/2015

Musical treat lacks decent storyline

Dreamboats and Miniskirts, Palace, Manchester, to Saturday It has to be admitted — especially since the Sixties was when I first...

Date Online: 21/04/2015

Entertaining tale of bygone era

HINDLE WAKES, Oldham Coliseum, to May 2 ThIS joint Coliseum-Bolton Octagon production has a heavy stamp of the Octagon about it,...

Date Online: 20/04/2015

Tribute to Kelly packed full of nostalgia

Halle Ochestra THE Halle paid tribute to Hollywood legend Gene Kelly on Saturday. Under the baton of Larry Blank and with vocalists...

Date Online: 13/04/2015

Entertaining romp is simply de-lovely

Anything Goes, Opera House, Manchester to April 18. THE plot of this 80-year-old musical comedy famously defeated even the talent of...

Date Online: 09/04/2015

Stage show comes out of shadows

THE KING’S SPEECH, Opera House, Manchester, to Saturday It’s odd how plays sometimes fall through the cracks. Before the movie of...

Date Online: 31/03/2015

Spring concert rules the waves

Oldham Choral Society Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester Oldham Choral Society and the East Lancs Sinfonia excelled in a spring concert,...

Date Online: 31/03/2015

Ghost, the Musical

Oldham Coliseum, to Saturday ANYONE who saw the premiere of this musical in Manchester in 2011 will remember that above all...

Date Online: 26/03/2015

Sparkling Jodie shoots from the lip!

CALAMITY JANE (Palace Theatre, Manchester, to Saturday) This isnít by any stretch of the imagination one of the classic musicals, teased as...

Date Online: 25/03/2015

Stirring stuff in a perfect setting

OLDHAM Symphony Orchestra tried out a new venue for its VE Day concert - and it proved a winner. Oldham Parish...

Date Online: 24/03/2015

Halle goes to the movies

THE Halle Orchestra was back home after an 11-day European tour to play some of the great movie classics in...

Date Online: 24/03/2015

Verdict: intense and engrossing

12 Angry Men, Lowry, to Saturday REGINALD Rose isn’t a name you hear much, because like the rest of his fellow...

Date Online: 24/03/2015

Itís a masterpiece

The Producers, Palace, Manchester, to Saturday JUST occasionally you have to see a solid gold masterpiece so you can reset your...

Date Online: 18/03/2015

You might love it... then again you might hate it

FOREVER YOUNG, Oldham Coliseum, to March 21 Well, it takes all sorts. Some like the story, some carefully judged and witty...

Date Online: 09/03/2015

Chronicle Readers see Blood Brothers

Oldham Chronicle readers went to see Willy Russell's legendary Blood Brothers at the Palace Theatre, Manchester this Saturday. Travelling from the...

Date Online: 09/03/2015

New talent on show at Coliseum fringe festival

THEATRE takes centre stage in Oldham next week as the Coliseum’s First Break festival hosts performances in three local venues. The...

Date Online: 06/03/2015

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

Itís 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