The Play That Goes Wrong – Manchester Opera House

Thanks to The Goes Wrong Show, Mischief Comedy have now become household names. They've achieved profound success over the years, winning several Olivier Awards for their theatrical productions. They also served a slice of normality when the country was locked down, with their ingenius Mischief Movie Night In. When I say that Mischief Comedy got me... Continue Reading →

Beryl – Oldham Coliseum

Cyclist Beryl Burton is undoubtedly one of the greatest British sporting athletes of all time. Over her lengthy career, she smashed records across multiple cycling disciplines. She was the Best British all-rounder for 25 successive years, she won over a hundred cycling titles, received an MBE, and her record breaking time of completing the 12... Continue Reading →

Wuthering Heights – The Lowry

Wuthering Heights is a literary classic harking back to the Romantic period in the nineteenth century. It has since become embedded into British culture and most people end up having to study it at some point. This was reflected by the number of school classes and young adults in the audience watching The Lowry's sold... Continue Reading →

If This Is Normal – 53two

When I cast my mind back to sex education in school, the only things we were taught was how to put a condom on a banana and about the menstrual cycle. Lucy Danser's blistering play If This Is Normal shows how woefully inadequate this is in preparing teenagers for adulthood, and how talking about sex... Continue Reading →

The Jungle Book – Oldham Coliseum

Having been plagued by Covid setbacks, it's really nice to finally get the chance to watch Jessica Swale's stage adaptation of The Jungle Book at Oldham Coliseum. Back in 2020, the company were only six days into rehearsals when the pandemic hit and lockdowns closed theatres across the country. Over two years later, The Jungle... Continue Reading →

Les Misérables – The Lowry

Based on Victor Hugo's novel, the stage musical adaptation of Les Misérables has undoubtedly become a cultural phenomenon. Now entering its 37th consecutive year on the West End, it has been seen by over 120 million people across the world. It even got a major Hollywood adaptation, but the less said about that, the better...... Continue Reading →

Bedknobs and Broomsticks – The Lowry

Take a look around The Lowry on this sold-out press night and the evergreen popularity of Disney's 1971 film, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, is clear to see. There are multiple generations in the audience, including many children experiencing their first live theatre production. With its catchy songs, written by the Sherman Brothers, naturally the film would... Continue Reading →

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