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I’m a freelance journalist and published poet, based in Manchester.

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My WeekendNotes - 168 - Page 2
With some new productions of classic plays it is hard to answer the question - why show this now? This is not the case ... [more]
11/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Electricity will run through Manchester, even before the Christmas lights are turned on - as the city's science festival... [more]
08/10/2018 - 28/04/2019
Future Dilemmas could be the alternative title of the new production at HOME's Theatre 2. This episodic mixture of sp... [more]
28/09/2018 - 13/10/2018
Danny Boyle, who took charge of the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony, is recruiting participants for a new national... [more]
06/10/2018 - 11/11/2018
As Tom Stoppard found with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1966), there is great potential in modern dramatists p... [more]
14/09/2018 - 06/10/2018
This October alone will see book festivals in Manchester, Birmingham, Althorpe, Durham, Liverpool, Bridlington, Beverley... [more]
05/10/2018 - 14/10/2018
Having previously been shown in New York (MoMa) and London (Hayward Gallery), Isaac Julien's three-screen installation ... [more]
30/03/2018 - 28/08/2018
The Lowry, based in Salford Quays, is holding another of its Open Days. All activities and events are free. In 2017, the... [more]
HOME is giving Manchester theatre-goers a preview of this summer's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, or at least one play that ... [more]
19/07/2018 - 02/10/2018
Paul Simon will call at Manchester Arena, Glasgow (SSE Hydro), Dublin (ROS Arena) and London (Hyde Park, British Summer ... [more]
10/07/2018 - 15/07/2018
In 2016, Maxine Peake gave a memorable performance as Blanche Du Bois in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire. ... [more]
25/05/2018 - 23/06/2018
Waiting for a delayed train has few benefits but if you are at Victoria, Paddington or Charing Cross, you will at least ... [more]
21/05/2018 - 08/07/2018
While HOME's main theatre stages an epic of twentieth-century American drama Long Day's Journey into Night, the studio ... [more]
16/05/2018 - 19/05/2018
In 2016 ,HOME staged Ghosts - Henrik Ibsen's play about the actions of the past haunting the present. There are many ... [more]
10/05/2018 - 26/05/2018
Oscar-nominated film director Mike Leigh is directing a film about the Peterloo Massacre of 1819. The Peterloo Massac... [more]
The stage suddenly goes dark and when the lights slowly come up, the The Creature is real. Harry Atwell gives a compe... [more]
09/03/2018 - 14/04/2018
There are a lot of silences in Annie Baker's play. Mostly these silences elicit audience laughter but, as the evening pr... [more]
02/03/2018 - 17/03/2018
Filming is underway in Greater Manchester for a motion picture starring Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave. Mrs Lowry... [more]
As the curtain rises on 2018 and the pantomime season draws to an end, it is a good time to look ahead at what Mancheste... [more]
10/02/2018 - 23/06/2018
The Cinderella story is as ubiquitous in December as mince pies. An advert for a leading department store at the bus st... [more]
06/12/2017 - 16/12/2017
Harlem is the setting for the Christmas show at Manchester's Royal Exchange, as the theatre asks punters to take a gambl... [more]
02/12/2017 - 27/01/2018
As winter blows into Manchester, HOME's latest production transports us to a summer of discontent in provincial Russia. ... [more]
03/11/2017 - 25/11/2017
Cheltenham Ladies College and Grime is a combination on a par with chalk and cheese or Donald Trump and self-effacement.... [more]
Drama therapy is a familiar concept these days and at times watching the new production at HOME, I did wonder if we were... [more]
22/09/2017 - 07/10/2017
Artists, art lovers, experienced collectors and first time buyers will brush shoulders at the tenth Buy Art Fair (North)... [more]
27/10/2017 - 29/09/2017
Who do we think we are? It's an ambitious question to answer in 10 days but the 68th Cheltenham Literature Festival has... [more]
06/10/2017 - 15/09/2017
Manchester was famously the location of the Hacienda nightclub, but is Manchester a utopia, or at even a fallen one? Th... [more]
An exhibition about the legendary Salford bands Joy Division (1976 - 80) and New Order (1980 - present, formed after the... [more]
30/07/2017 - 03/09/2017
A line-up of new songs is approaching The Bridgewater Hall, as the city celebrates 25 years of its tram system, also kno... [more]
09/07/2017 - 10/09/2017
Imagine a challenge set for a student director. You have one actor in a two-hour play about the last century. That actor... [more]
25/05/2017 - 10/06/2017
A mosaic at Stockport Museum's I am in Love exhibition includes Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Neil Sedaka, Ian Brown and 10... [more]
27/01/2017 - 30/09/2018
At one point, in this modern dress production, by the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), of George Frideric Handel... [more]
24/03/2017 - 01/04/2017
"It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the oth... [more]
04/03/2017 - 13/05/2017
Hollywood stardust will glitter in Manchester in November when Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal take to the stage in Love Let... [more]
20/11/2017 - 25/11/2017
The Oscars of the Manchester theatre world will take place on Friday 17th March. The nominations, for productions in 201... [more]
A show combining music and art is coming up on the Lowry Centre's event horizon. Dark Hearts of Space is a collaboration... [more]
Don't want to leave your house to attend an arts festival? The organisers of Manchester International Festival 2017 (MI... [more]
29/06/2017 - 16/07/2017
The phrase La Belle Époque is vividly dramatized in the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM)'s new production of Jacqu... [more]
07/12/2016 - 17/12/2016
Niamh Cusack features on the poster for Ghosts, wearing an expression for which the word 'haunted' is too understated. I... [more]
18/11/2016 - 03/12/2016
Lowry theatre goers are amongst those who will get another chance to see the critically acclaimed production - Things I ... [more]
27/09/2016 - 25/11/2016
A Winchester Rifle might at first seem out of place in an exhibition about natural history. However, Extinction or Survi... [more]
21/10/2016 - 20/04/2017
The Pet Shop Boys called their 2014 Proms performance about Alan Turing, A Man from the Future. Speaking to The Guardian... [more]
28/11/2015 - 19/11/2016
A giant banner of Linda Evangelista hangs outside Manchester Art Gallery. Her head is held high and she is wearing a sil... [more]
24/06/2016 - 30/10/2016
Tennis may be a fixture of summer TV schedules but this is, I presume, the first time it has taken centre stage at the R... [more]
30/06/2016 - 30/07/2016
As Alfred Hitchcock once observed: "There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it." On Corporation Stre... [more]
10/06/2016 - 26/06/2016
To call The Night Watch a wartime drama would be a slight misnomer, especially in its first half. Before the interval, ... [more]
19/05/2016 - 18/06/2016
It's ironic that the title of this production, by the Olivier award-winning Peeping Tom dance company, refers to a speci... [more]
23/05/2016 - 25/05/2016
Dame Vivienne Westwood is amongst the designers recruited to create work for a new exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery.... [more]
13/05/2016 - 27/11/2016
Although I had not seen King Lear before, I was aware of it being something of a Mount Olympus which many distinguished ... [more]
01/04/2016 - 28/05/2016
This was a production that didn't stand still, literally. Manchester's Victorian Upper Campfield Market Hall, which is n... [more]
25/03/2016 - 26/03/2016
Stars of the stage and those whose talents lie behind the scenes, were celebrated at the Manchester Theatre Awards. ... [more]
To say that the existence of the characters in Endgame is bleak is perhaps to cast too rosy a glow on the matter. In ... [more]
25/02/2016 - 12/03/2016
Thanks to Monty Python sketches et al, plays about the tribulations of mining communities can seem like something of a c... [more]
19/02/2016 - 19/03/2016
Anne-Marie Duff is to make her debut at Manchester's Royal Exchange theatre in a collection of plays by D.H. Lawrence. ... [more]
19/02/2016 - 19/03/2016
At the 2013 Manchester International Festival, Macbeth was staged in a church and starred Kenneth Branagh. Demand for ti... [more]
02/02/2016 - 06/02/2016
Laughter and cancer are not obvious bedfellows but they come together throughout the new production at the Royal Exchan... [more]
21/01/2016 - 13/02/2016
A former Coronation Street star is continuing her post-soap career by taking on the lead role in a Pulitzer Prize winnin... [more]
21/01/2016 - 13/02/2016
How far you would go to attain your heart's desire? It's a question at the core of Into the Woods, the Royal Exchange's... [more]
04/12/2015 - 16/01/2016
The idea that fictional characters can take on a life of their own takes on new meaning in HOME'S Christmas show. The pl... [more]
04/12/2015 - 09/01/2016
A new South Asia gallery, which is being developed at Manchester Museum, has received a major boost after Chancellor of ... [more]
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