Review: Sister Act at Manchester Palace Theatre

Sister Act, starring Alexandra Burke It is never a good start for any performance when ‘technical difficulties’ delay the start, particularly for half an hour…

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…

Reviewed: Beat-herder Festival 2016

In the verdant green, green, fields, somewhere just left of middle earth and but a shimmy away from the quaint stone villages that must surely…

Theatre review: Avenue Q at Manchester Palace Theatre

Avenue Q Puppets. Monsters. A sex scene and a character called Lucy the slut. Plus a song called ‘We’re all just a little bit racist.’…

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at …

Camp as a row of tents, cheesy as a bag of Wotsits, and as religiously irreverent as you get.. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat…

Review: The Bodyguard at Manchester Palace Theatre

Think the Bodyguard, think Whitney Houston. It was the 1992 movie that sent the late, great, singer’s career stratospheric and saw a whole generation getting…

Review: Mamma Mia! at Manchester Palace Theatre

On paper, mixing ABBA’s now classic music with a storyline involving a Greek island and a young girl trying to find her father, who could…