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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.

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...

The Entertainer review: worth seeing for Shane Richie’s stunning performance alone

John Osborne wrote The Entertainer in 1956 when the country was divided by the Suez Crisis. This meant that there were lots of arguments...

On Your Feet review: Gloria Estefan juke box musical needs more beats but...

A good biographical juke box musical needs conflict or drama to keep the momentum going when a greatest hit is not being sung. Beautiful sees...

Avenue Q review: you’d be a muppet to miss this marvellous musical

If you went to university and found it really fulfilling but thought 'what now?' when you finished, the hit show Avenue Q presents you...

The Lovely Bones review: dreamlike, hypnotic and always watchable

Alice Sebold’s best selling novel The Lovely Bones is written from the perspective of protagonist Susie Salmon (played here by Charlotte Beaumont) who takes...

Curtains review: Jason Manford excels in delightfully old-fashioned murder mystery

On the day that Coleen Rooney was dubbed Wagatha Christie for her super sleuth detection on Instagram, the Kander and Ebb musical-whodunnit Curtains starring...

Hedda Tesman review: Hedda remains a force to be reckoned with

In this reworking of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, the heroine of the play is trapped in her marriage, 20 years on, with a daughter. Taking...

Review: Mame at Hope Mill Theatre

Hope Mill Theatre has been home to so many beautiful productions and has become so beloved that it's difficult to remember a time without...

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