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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: Rain Man at The Lowry

Screen to stage adaptations attract audiences because essentially what you have is material that's tried and tested. So it’s no wonder that shows like Dirty...

Review: Motown the Musical at the Opera House

The music of Motown is timeless. Once you start to roll off the names of some of the biggest hits, you can't stop. So...

Mark Benton on his most difficult acting job – and why he wasn’t in...

Mark Benton has quite the CV. He is currently starring in Shakespeare & Hathaway, played Eddie Bell in the hit Craig Cash and Phil Mealy...

Review: Rough Crossing at The Lowry

Tom Stoppard is one of those writers who have a huge following. He has written some really fine plays, including The Real Thing, Rock...

Review: Annie at the Opera House

Annie, the hit Broadway musical about the little red-haired orphan who wins the hearts of all she meets was first staged in 1977. I've...

Review: Jersey Boys at The Palace Theatre

Not many musicals look behind the glossy façade of a clean-cut band adored by millions to reveal the darkness that haunted them once their...

Review: Trial by Laughter at The Lowry

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s new play has an intriguing premise. It explores press freedom, free speech and how humour can broach the most...

From a chip shop in Bury to Shirley Valentine and Corrie: Noreen Kershaw on...

Noreen Kershaw is one of those people you'll probably recognise from the TV or theatre. She's been in Life On Mars, Ashes to Ashes,...
mike leigh's abigail's party

Jodie Prenger can’t wait to play ‘the original desperate housewife’ in Mike Leigh classic...

Jodie Prenger always dreamt of stepping onto the West End stage. She had almost given up hope when she entered the BBC’s I’d Do...

Manchester actor Peter Ash on playing Corrie’s Paul Foreman – and wooing Billy the...

Moston actor Peter Ash is well known locally for his stage work. You may remember him as Darius Fry in the hit TV show...

Miles Jupp on his one man show about the incredible life of one of...

Miles Jupp, one of Britain’s most popular stand-up comedians and actors, is touring the UK with the world premiere of The Life I Lead, a one...

Review: The Band at the Lowry

Take That musical The Band has been touring for almost 18 months so it should be looking a bit tired and ready to pack...

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