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Glenn is a freelance journalist and film and media tutor who loves theatre, gigs and cinema. His second home is HOME and he can usually be found sitting in the stalls somewhere enjoying something live on Manchester's vibrant arts scene.

Review: The House on Cold Hill at The Opera House

When there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call? This isn’t quite Ghostbusters, but there are plenty of references to ghostly tales...

Review: The Mousetrap at The Lowry

Agatha Christie’s classic whodunnit has been in the West End since 1952. You may therefore expect this to be a dusty and creaky old...

Review: Educating Rita at The Lowry

Educating Rita is perhaps best known to many as a film starring Julie Walters and Michael Caine about the conflicting values of education. But it...

Review: The King and I at the Opera House

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I is one of those musicals of which you can legitimately say, “They don’t make them like that...

Review: Hair at the Palace Theatre

Although Hair was first staged in 1968, I didn't get to see the Broadway transfer until 2010 in the West End. I was mesmerised...

Review: Abigail’s Party at the Opera House

Mike Leigh’s take on 1970’s suburbia is a British Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf with cringe worthy comedy moments where things are uttered that...

Rita, Sue and Gemma too: meet the award-winning actress in The Lowry’s latest production

Gemma Dobson has starred in Kay Mellor’s In The Club, played Jo in Shelagh Delaney’s  A Taste of Honey, and won theatre awards for...

Review: American Idiot at The Palace Theatre

Green Day’s American Idiot is an amazing concept album so it’s no real surprise that a stage show has evolved from it and that...

Review: The Girl On The Train at The Lowry

The Girl On The Train began life as Paula Hawkins’ best-selling book and was quickly turned into a film starring Emily Blunt as the...

Review: The Worst Witch at The Lowry

Before Harry Potter, there was Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch, a series of books about the trials and tribulations of Mildred Hubble, a young...

Review: Glengarry Glen Ross at the Opera House

David Mamet’s fast talking and relentlessly ruthless characters have no choice but to make as many real estate sales as they can.  You can...

Review: JB Shorts Reloaded at 53Two shows the greatest hits from the past decade

Ten years ago, Manchester-based Reallife Theatre Company began staging JB Shorts. The concept was simple – six short plays and the chance to enjoy...

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