Embracing right royal summer vibes at the inaugural …

  Rarely does a weekend in the north of England pull together so perfectly with something for everyone – a royal wedding, an FA Cup…

Review: Hacienda Classical; Lytham Festival

It is impossible to entirely recreate those halcyon days when Manchester’s Hacienda nightclub was the centre of a universe so heady the characters and legacy…

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…

Column: Girl on a train

As a regular traveller on trains and planes, and mainly in automobiles, it is hardly surprising my involuntary spiritual home is the highly depressing M6…

Review: Tommy the rock musical at Blackpool Winter …

Sometimes, a production just takes your breath away. Tommy the rock musical did just that. I had little expectations of this production. I knew it…