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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: Hive City Legacy at HOME

Hot Brown Honey was a brilliantly bawdy show which showed Manchester audiences that theatre can be political, funny, empowering and that no mansplaining was...

Review: Jerry Springer – The Opera at Hope Mill Theatre

When I first saw Jerry Springer – The Opera in London 15 years ago, I was blown away. In a world of Andrew Lloyd Webber...

Review: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at The Lowry

If you're a parent or grandparent racking your brains for something to do with the kids  which isn’t dependent on good weather, you're probably...

Review: Amelie at The Opera House

With so many musicals becoming like blockbuster movies with huge budgets and Disney film-to-stage adaptations such as Frozen, Aladdin, The Lion King and Mary...

Review: All the Bens at Hope Mill Theatre

Fresh from success at The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, Ian Townsend’s hit play All The Bens is back. And just like the unpredictable weather, this...

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....

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