Theatre Review: NARVIK – HOME, Manchester

Narvik presented by Box of Tricks Theatre

Joe Shipman as Jim Callaghan and the cast of Box of Tricks’ NARVIK. Image Credit: Decoy Media

NARVIK is a bold and powerful play about of love, guilt, heroism and betrayal

Over a year after its world premiere at Liverpool Playhouse Studio, Lizzie Nunnery’s acclaimed play NARVIK embarks on a national tour as part of Box of Tricks’ tenth anniversary season.

The enigmatic new play tells the story of Jim, a 90-year-old Liverpudlian who suffers a fall at his home...

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INTERVIEW: Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder on NARVIK Tour

NARVIK Director Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder

Box of Trick’s Joint Artistic Director and NARVIK Director Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder. Image Credit: DecoyMedia

Box of Trick’s Joint Artistic Director Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder talks to Frankly My Dear UK about NARVIK Tour

Following an acclaimed run at the Liverpool Playhouse Studio, Lizzie Nunnery’s NARVIK embarks on a national tour as part of Box of Tricks’ tenth anniversary season.

The poetic voyage through war, love and loss received critical acclaim when it premiered back in 2015, gaining four...

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Interview: Scott Reid on CURIOUS INCIDENT

Scott Reid in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

This interview was originally written for The Reviews Hub

One of the most successful plays of the last couple of years, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME takes to the road again this month in a new national tour. Opening at Salford’s The Lowry before travelling the country, Scott Reid is steadying himself for the tour. He spoke to Donna Kelly as he prepares for opening night.

After wowing audiences with his portrayal of Methadone Mick in BBC One’s Still Game, Scottish actor S...

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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME – The Lowry, Salford

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

Emma Beattie and Scott Reid in NT CURIOUS INCIDENT Tour 2017. Photo by BrinkhoffM+Âgenburg

Spellbinding, moving and incredibly poignant, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is as intoxicating and compelling as ever

It’s fair to say that since its premiere in 2012, the National Theatre’s production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME has become something of a modern classic...

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Album Review: Sarah Darling – DREAM COUNTRY

Sarah Darling DREAM COUNTRY

DREAM COUNTRY marks Sarah Darling most sophisticated and honest music to date

Following a sold out tour in the UK and Ireland, American country music singer and songwriter Sarah Darling releases her debut UK album DREAM COUNTRY, her first full-length transatlantic and independent release.

For those who haven’t heard of the Nashville based singer-songwriter, Darling first shot to fame in the US in 2003 when she appeared as a top-three finalist on E! Entertainment Television’s reality show THE EN...

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Interview: David Michaels as Ed Boone in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME


Following a successful tour in 2015, the National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME makes a welcome return to Salford’s The Lowry this week as it embarks on a second UK tour.

The innovative drama based on Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel tells the story of Christopher Boone, a fifteen year old boy with an extraordinary brain but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life...

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Manchester Film Festival Announces Full Line-Up for 2017 Festival

MANIFF2017

The Manchester Film Festival has announced the full line-up for its 2017 festival which will take place from 2 to 5 March at Odeon Printworks Manchester.

More than 90 films will be screened at the four day weekend festival, with confirmed special guest appearances from actor Timothy Spall, Karen Allen and Stef Dawson.

Three main strands form part of this year’s festival including a new RISING STARS strand which will showcase emerging talent from behind and in front of the independent camera...

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DVD Review: THE YOUNG POPE

Jude Law in THE YOUNG POPE

Dark, compelling and beautifully shot, THE YOUNG POPE is brilliant piece of experimental filmmaking

One of the year’s most talked about TV series, THE YOUNG POPE, heads to DVD and Blu Ray this week following its premiere on Sky Atlantic.

Helmed by Oscar winning Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, THE YOUNG POPE tells the fictional story of Cardinal Lenny Belardo (Jude Law) as he assumes the mantle of Pius XIII, the first American Pope in history...

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Film Review: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones). Photo: Jonathan Olley. © 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Does Gareth Edwards latest addition to the Star Wars Anthology deliver?

As 2016 draws to a close, one of the most highly anticipated films of the year – ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY – finally heads to UK cinema screens this week.

Set in between Episodes III and IV of the Star Wars saga, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY follows the adventures of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), a Rebellion soldier and cri...

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Comedy Review: Justin Moorhouse: PEOPLE AND FEELINGS

Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Justin Moorhouse brings his latest tour PEOPLE AND FEELINGS to Salford’s The Lowry.

Best known for his slots on LIVE AT THE APOLLO, THE NEWS QUIZ and FIGHTING TALK, as well as his role as Young Kenny in PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS, Justin Moorhouse has fast become one of the most popular comedians on the Northern comedy circuit.

PEOPLE AND FEELINGS marks Moorhouse’s biggest tour to date and sees the stand-up comic take to the stage...

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