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: 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.’…