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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: Frankenstein at the Royal Exchange Theatre

There have been countless interpretations of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein on film and stage, most memorably by Hammer Films, Tim Burton, and Kenneth Branagh. Even...

Review: The Sound of Music at The Palace Theatre

When I was growing up, I always avoided The Sound of Music on TV. It always sounded a bit too sickly sweet for me....

Review: Don Giovanni at The Lowry

Everyone knows what the name Don Giovanni means. Whether it's Don Juan, Lothario, or Casanova, the name has become synonymous for a certain type...

Review: Vincent River at Hope Mill Theatre

With storm Emma battering the country, brave audience members ventured out to the beautiful Hope Mill Theatre to see this two hander about homophobia...

Review: Brief Encounter at The Lowry

David Lean’s classic film Brief Encounter works on several levels. It features two middle class characters, Laura and Alec, who meet at a train...

Review: The Newspaper Boy at 53two

Chris Hoyle’s The Newspaper Boy is filled with nostalgic references to adverts from the early 1990s that give us a rose-tinted view of the past. Wispa, Mr...

Review: Flashdance at The Palace Theatre, Manchester

The film Flashdance was pure hokum. In case you haven't seen it, it was about Alex, a welder, who dreams of becoming a dancer...

Shooting in Manchester: new film features a same sex affair, two deaths and an...

We've grown accustomed to seeing film crews on the streets of Manchester. We've seen city landmarks and locations on TV in hit series Cold Feet,...

Review: Strangers on a Train at the Opera House

The biggest drama you'll probably face on a train these days is someone using their phone in the quiet coach or finding someone in...

Review: The ToyBoy Diaries at Hope Mill Theatre

The Hope Mill has quickly become a destination to showcase new talent and it’s been wonderful to see Manchester become the starting point for...

Review: The Manchester Project at HOME

Mancunians showed the world their sense of identity last year when they came together to mourn the victims of the terror attack on the...

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