Theatre Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY – The Lowry, Salford

The Addams Family Musical UK Tour

The cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Photo Credit: Matt Martin

What THE ADDAMS FAMILY lacks in drama and narrative, it more than makes up for in atmosphere and cast

With the possible exception of THE FLINTSTONES and THE SIMPSONS, few fictional families are as iconic as THE ADDAMS FAMILY...

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Book Review: COPYCAT by Alex Lake

COPYCAT by Alex Lake

COPYCAT is a deeply disturbing psychological thriller for the digital age

Following the top-ten Sunday Times bestseller AFTER ANNA, pseudonym Alex Lake makes a welcome return to the bookshelves with a gripping new psychological thriller COPYCAT. 

COPYCAT follows Sarah Havenant, mother of three and loving wife to Ben, whose happy life takes a chilling turn when she discovers two Facebook profiles in her name...

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Book Review: TRUE LOVE AT THE LONELY HEARTS BOOKSHOP by Annie Darling

True Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop

TRUE LOVE AT THE LONELY HEARTS BOOKSHOP is a fun, romantic read with an Austen-esque twist

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. Since the publication of her first novel SENSE AND SENSIBILITY in 1811, the 19th century novelist has influenced a generations of writers, inspiring books such as BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY (1996), THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB (2004), AUSTENLAND (2007) and DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY (2012) to name but a few.

The latest novelist to be inspired by Austen’s ...

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Book Extract from TRUE LOVE AT THE LONELY HEARTS BOOKSHOP by Annie Darling

True Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop

Read an extract from Annie Darling’s new book in the LONELY HEARTS BOOKSHOP series

Following the hugely successful THE LITTLE BOOKSHOP OF LONELY HEARTS, author Annie Darling makes a welcome return with a brand-new book in the series, TRUE LOVE AT THE LONELY HEARTS BOOKSHOP.

TRUE LOVE AT THE LONELY HEARTS BOOKSHOP follows the life of Verity Love, a self-confessed Jane Austen fangirl and manager of London bookstore Happy Ever After...

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Theatre Review: WE WERE TOLD THERE WAS DANCING – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

WE WERE TOLD THERE WAS DANCING

WE WERE TOLD THERE WAS DANCING is a kaleidoscope of memories, people and experiences charting the changing attitudes to gay rights

Following the sell-out successes of THE FACTORY and NOTHING, the Royal Exchange Theatre’s award-winning Young Company return with a new original piece charting the shifting and stalling attitudes to gay rights.

WE WERE TOLD THERE WAS DANCING invites the audience to travel through space and time to experience what it’s like to fall in love with someone of the same...

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Film Review: THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD

THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD (2017) © Jack English, Summit Entertainment and Millenium Media.

While THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD isn’t going to win any awards for originality, the charisma of its two leads is enough to carry it through

Patrick Hughes’ new film THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD hits UK cinema screens this week starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson.

THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD tells the story of Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds), a once AAA rated executive protection agent, now down on his luck...

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Interview: Sparks talk about their new album HIPPOPOTAMUS

Hippopotamus by Sparks

Sparks talk about the inspiration behind their new studio album HIPPOPOTAMUS

Eight years after the release of THE SEDUCTION OF INGMAR BERGMAN (2009), musical mavericks Sparks make a welcome return with their new studio album HIPPOPOTAMUS.

Formed in 1972 by brothers Ron and Russell Mael, Sparks are an American new wave/synth-pop band known for their quirky approach to songwriting...

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Behind The Scenes at The Lowry

From the dressing rooms to the lighting tower, we go behind-the-scenes at The Lowry

If you live in the North West, chances are you’ve visited The Lowry Theatre at some point. The world-class arts centre hosts around 1000 performances each year from opera and musicals to dance, music and comedy and is the UK’s largest theatre space outside of London.

In 2014, a whopping 866,773 people visited The Lowry making it one of the most popular venues in Greater Manchester...

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Theatre Review: THE RAILWAY CHILDREN – The Lowry, Salford

Stewart Wright as Mr Perks in THE RAILWAY CHILDREN Photo Credit: Mark Dawson Photography

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN remains undoubtedly charming and heart-warming despite its technical difficulties

112 years after it was first published, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN is brought to life once again in a new stage production directed by Paul Jepson.

Based on the classic 1906 novel by Edith Nesbit, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN tells the story of three siblings – Roberta, Peter and Phyllis – whose lives are turned upside ...

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Music Review: THE SONS OF PITCHES: LIVE! – The Lowry, Salford

THE SONS OF PITCHES explore the highly entertaining world of television through their own inimitable style

Following the success of their 2016 tour, THE SONS OF PITCHES return to Salford’s The Lowry for their biggest UK tour yet named the “SOPTV Show”.

Affectionately known as The Sons’, THE SONS OF PITCHES are a six-member a cappella group, comprising of three lead vocalists, one bass vocalist, one percussion vocalist and one soprano vocalist...

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