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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.

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...

Review: The Thunder Girls at The Lowry

The Thunder Girls explores what happens when a girl band decides to reform thirty years after fiery arguments and disagreements led to a stormy...

Review: Under Three Moons at The Lowry

84 people take their own lives every week in the UK. Roughly 75% of them are men. Under Three Moons by Daniel Kanaber is a...

Review: Malory Towers at HOME

Malory Towers is a much-loved series of books by Enid Blyton published from 1946 – 1951, set in a grand boarding school in Cornwall...

Review: A Taste of Honey at The Lowry

Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste of Honey is an intimate look at a mother/daughter relationship which is as destructive as can be. As a precursor to...

Review: Gypsy Queen at Hope Mill Theatre

Rob Ward's play Gypsy Queen is incredibly topical. It explores the notion of masculinity in sport, and was inspired by Tyson Fury’s homophobic rant in...

Review: 9 to 5 at The Palace Theatre

If only we could all work 9 to 5. Patricia Resnick, the writer of the hit movie released almost 30 years ago, summed it up...

Review: Red Dust Road at HOME

Poet, writer, and Chancellor of the University of Salford Jackie Kay has had an interesting life. She grew up in Scotland as the adopted mixed-race...

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