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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.

My Night with Reg reviewed: a reminder that living for the moment is more...

Kevin Elyot’s My Night with Reg revolves around get togethers and doorbells signalling the arrival of a guest who may put a cat amongst...

Kay Mellor’s Band of Gold reviewed: this gritty drama captures the authentic voices of...

Kay Mellor is a writer who has always managed to integrate social issues into her dramas without making them feel preachy. There is always...

An Inspector Calls reviewed: beguiling, intriguing and a must see

JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls is a classic thriller. But is it still relevant for today’s audiences? At first, it feels like a good old...

The best of Manchester theatre 2019

It's been a great year for theatre in Manchester. It really has been the year of Manchester Gets it First, with new shows trying...

Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas review: it’s like flicking through the famous...

My last review of 2019 and we are off to Whoville, a place where they like Christmas a lot. Step forward The Grinch, a mean,...

The Bodyguard review: a Christmas cracker of a show with no expense spared

The Bodyguard was one of those hit films which, like Desperately Seeking Susan, Dreamgirls and The Man Who Fell to Earth, was marketed on...

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs review: the jokes just keep on coming in...

It’s that time of year when everyone gets the chance to boo and hiss the villains when they come to town. Yes, it's time for...

The Manchester Project at Christmas review: don’t miss this festive treat

With so many festive shows to choose from, you could easily bypass The Manchester Project at Christmas. But anyone who saw the original Manchester Project...

Six review: it’s playful, funny, highly original and never outstays its welcome

Imagine if the six wives of Henry VIII formed a girl band consisting of the usual archetypes of the pushy Mariah, the indie and...

Priscilla Queen of the Desert review: the cast are hot stuff but this production needs...

When the hit musical Kinky Boots came to Manchester last year, the cast and set design gave it real West End quality. You really...

Circus 1903 review: this beautiful breathtaking show is a must-see

The circus has rapidly become a dated form of entertainment. Audiences no longer want to see animals being mistreated in a big top. Reality...

Nigel Slater’s Toast review: a sugary trip down memory lane

With the blustery weather, cold winds and relentless rain we're having, you might be looking for something heart-warming to get you feeling all toasty. Toast...

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