Wicked review: Defying Gravity in Manchester for a …

I was there in Manchester for the fan-fared premiere of this touring production of Wicked in 2013. It’s been round the world since and in…

Theatre review: J.M.Barrie’s Peter Pan …

I feel that little tingling of Christmas joy following my first panto production of the year – here is my review of Peter Pan at…

Less Ordinary Podcast: Writer Elisabeth Carpenter explains how …

Elisabeth Carpenter succeeded where thousands failed and became a published author with her tense thrillers. I chatted to writer Elisabeth, known as Libby, about her…

Children in need: I joined Pudsey on a …

It’s a morning of cloudless blue November skies, sweeping countryside, winding lanes, steep hills and all the warmth you can expect from Lancastrians beeping and…

Kinky Boots review: Life-affirming fabulous fun at Manchester …

  Irrepressible, good-humoured and absolutely fabulous, the Kinky Boots musical is in town and it’s taking no intolerant prisoners. Filled with glitter, one-liners and an…

BBC Radio Lancashire’s John Clayton will be …

This week will see me fumbling with my faders as I welcome a real radio expert to the Chorley 102.8 FM studio for Lie in…

The Green Viper by Rob Sinclair: Does this …

James Ryker is back, he’s off the books and The Green Viper sees him heading to the big apple for a fast and furious introduction…