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It’s National Milk Chocolate Day: places in Greater Manchester to embrace it

If you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, you're probably aware that it was World Chocolate Day earlier this month - 7th July...

Review: Matchsticks at 53Two

Matchsticks is a gritty two-woman play set in a prison where everything is mind numbingly bleak. Dani (Rachel McMurray) seeks counselling because she wants to...

When Mozart meets the Kardashians: The Marriage of Kim K at 53two Manchester

I’ve never really thought about a Mozart/Kardashian mash-up. I don't think anyone has. But when I heard there was a fringe show revolving around...
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Review: Heads Up at HOME

Kieran’s Hurley’s one man show Heads Up received rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe last year. Now it’s touring the UK with its quietly...

Review: Wonderland at The Palace Theatre Manchester

Very different to any other version of the Lewis Carroll classic, this exquisite musical is a contemporary blend of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and...

Review: Jane Eyre at The Lowry

Like most fans of Eng Lit, the Brontë sisters have played a big part in my academic life. I quite liked Jane Eyre and thought the Michael Fassbender...

Review: ¡Viva! Festival Smoke and Archimedes’ Principle at HOME

¡Viva! Is back for its 23rd edition with a range of live music events, theatre and dance and the best in new films from...

Review: The Commitments at The Palace Theatre, Manchester

The Commitments, Alan Parker's 1991 film based on Roddy Doyle’s novella of the same name, was a huge hit. Even people who didn't see the BAFTA award-winning...

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Northern Rep

The Northern Quarter is the home of the alternative lifestyle in Manchester. With its vintage shops, funky bars and hip cafes, it’s hard not to feel the hipster...

Review: Yank! at Hope Mill Theatre

When I first read the words World War II and musical in the description of this show, I was a little confused. I found...

New Manchester theatre to open inside Great Northern Warehouse

Manchester is about to get a new theatre. It will be located in the Great Northern Warehouse and will open its doors for a...

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