Review: Jess Glynne (Haydock Races)

It was an evening of sunshine, rain and double rainbows for singer Jess Glynne, headlining at Haydock Race Course.  In front of what she admitted…

Review: Dreamboats and petticoats at Manchester Palace Theatre

It was cold, it was dark, and I needed cheering up on a Monday evening. So what better than a song and dance? Dreamcoats and…

Review: Much ado about nothing (RSC) at Manchester …

Members of the company, Much ado about nothing (RSC) It would be easy to assume that sitting down for an evening of Shakespeare, provided by…

Review: Cinderella at Bolton Octagon

It’s nearly Christmas so time for fairy tale offerings from theatres across the land – many fairly predictable and some just a little bit different.…

Review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

13-year-old Lewis Smallman as Billy Elliot New to Manchester and on its first UK tour, the full production of Billy Elliot has arrived at the…

Review: To kill a Mockingbird at Bolton Octagon …

    It is an interesting challenge to replicate the humid, heady and danger-charged atmosphere of the deep south of America to a mild Bolton…

Review: Sunny afternoon at Manchester Opera House

It was only appropriate that I rocked up to Manchester’s Opera House on a classic English sunny afternoon, the city almost horizontal in the longed-for…