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 →

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 →

Aladdin – Oldham Coliseum

When an army of panto dames marched on Westminster last Christmas, they helped highlight the importance of pantomimes to the theatre economy. Pantos are often deemed the theatre industry's lifeline, making more money than most other shows and helping to keep a venue going for the next year. Equally as vital, they serve as an... Continue Reading →

What’s On in Manchester – June 2021

After the past year, it feels really nice to finally be able to write about what theatre is available to watch across Manchester, as venues are finally allowed to open their doors and allow audiences back inside their auditoriums once more. Although all theatres have to comply with the government's strict social distancing measures, it's... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Theatre Shows in 2019

2019 has been quite an eventful year for theatre in Manchester. It has been a year of new beginnings, with Sarah Frankcom stepping down as the Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange, paving the way for Roy Alexander Weise and Bryony Shanahan to put their own stamp on the theatre. This year also saw 53two... Continue Reading →

What’s On in Manchester – December 2019

*Puts on best Noddy Holder voice*... IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!!! I wish it could be Christmas every day because December really is the most wonderful time of year. Although the weather outside is frightful, there is nothing better than sitting in the warmth watching some wonderfully festive theatre. Manchester never fails to deliver theatrical Christmas crackers and... Continue Reading →

Jack and the Beanstalk – Oldham Coliseum

Oldham Coliseum's annual pantomime is steeped in tradition. It has provided Christmas sparkle to northern audiences for over 130 years and has become a hugely popular event. This year it's Jack and the Beanstalk, which marks the first annual panto to be directed by the Coliseum's Artistic Director, Chris Lawson. Yet this is no ordinary... Continue Reading →

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