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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 Nico Project at The Stoller Hall (Manchester International Festival)

MIF events are often a mixed bag. Works get commissioned based on their ideas and the artistes involved. It is only when an audience...

Review: Maggie the Cat at The Dancehouse (Manchester International Festival)

When I heard about Trajal Harrell's new MIF production Maggie the Cat, a dance piece inspired by Tennessee Williams' sprawling Southern epic family drama, Cat...

Review: One Night in Miami at HOME

With all eyes on Manchester because of the International Festival and tourists in town keen to see something thought provoking and different, now is...

Review: Pests at Hope Mill Theatre

Vivienne Franzmann’s hard hitting play was commissioned in 2014 and played at the Royal Court and the Royal Exchange to mixed reviews. I can see...

Review: Admissions at The Lowry

Fans of ER and Doctor Who will recognise Alex Kingston. She played Dr Elizabeth Corday in the hit US drama and River Song in...

Review: Rotterdam at The Opera House

Jon Brittain’s acclaimed play about gender and sexuality, Rotterdam, has never been more significant or timely. It arrives in Manchester following cancelled performances in Southampton...

Review: The Book of Mormon at the Palace Theatre

The Book of Mormon, the hit musical from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, has two key unique selling points, apart from the non-stop comedy....

Review: Hobson’s Choice at The Royal Exchange Theatre

Classic plays such as Hobson’s Choice can benefit from new adaptations. If they do not stray too far from the meaning of the original text...

Review: Club Tropicana at the Opera House

At Club Tropicana, the drinks are free. Well, they were in the Wham song. And here, in this new musical by Michael Gyngell, 80s...

Review: Little Miss Sunshine at The Lowry

With hit Broadway musical Waitress currently giving audiences in London a big old slice of American pie, it’s no surprise that the latest indie...

Review: All I See Is You at Hope Mill Theatre

Kathrine Smith’s poignant play focuses on the lives of two gay men who quietly fight for the right to exist, live and love when...

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...

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