BOOK CLUB Film Review: Despite its talented cast, however, BOOK CLUB ultimately fails to deliver on its initial promise

Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, and Mary Steenburgen in BOOK CLUB

Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton & Mary Steenburgen in BOOK CLUB © 2018 Paramount Pictures

Despite its talented cast, BOOK CLUB ultimately fails to deliver on its initial promise

With the final film in the Fifty Shades trilogy heading to DVD next month, a new film about the phenomenon itself hits UK cinemas screens this June.

BOOK CLUB tells the story of four, 60-something friends who meet monthly to discuss books, men and more...

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JESUS HOPPED THE ‘A’ TRAIN Review:

Danny Solomon as Angel Cruz in Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train

Shocking, powerful and darkly funny, JESUS HOPPED THE ‘A’ TRAIN is a dark comedy about the contradictory nature of faith

Jake Murray makes a welcome return to his hometown of Manchester to direct the Northern Premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play JESUS HOPPED THE ‘A’ TRAIN.

Set in America in 1998, JESUS HOPPED THE ‘A’ TRAIN tells the story of 30-year-old bike messenger Angel Cruz who is awaiting trial for the shooting of a Reverend Kim, the leader of a religious ...

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BLOOD BROTHERS Review: Willy Russell’s award-winning musical has not lost any of its power

Captivating and incredibly moving, Willy Russell’s award-winning musical BLOOD BROTHERS has not lost any of its power

Willy Russell’s award-winning musical BLOOD BROTHERS may be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year but the heart-breaking piece of theatre has not lost any of its power. No matter how many times I see BLOOD BROTHERS, I still get a lump in my throat as I watch the moving story unravel.

Set in 1960s Liverpool, BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating tale of two brothers, Eddi...

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INTERVIEW: Bryony Lavery Talks BRIGHTON ROCK

BRIGHTON ROCK adaptor Bryony Lavery. Photo credit: Sam Johnson

BRIGHTON ROCK adaptor Bryony Lavery. Photo credit: Sam Johnson

Acclaimed writer Bryony Lavery talks to Frankly My Dear UK about her new adaption of Graham Greene’s classic novel BRIGHTON ROCK

Following the critical success of their co-production of E.M.Forster’s THE MACHINE STOPS, Pilot Theatre join forces once again with York Theatre Royal to bring Graham Greene’s classic novel BRIGHTON ROCK to the stage in a new adaptation by acclaimed writer Bryony Lavery.

Set in Brighton in 1938, BRIG...

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INTERVIEW: Lyn Paul Talks BLOOD BROTHERS

Lyn Paul in BLOOD BROTHERS

Lyn Paul talks to Frankly My Dear UK about taking on the role of Mrs Johnstone in BLOOD BROTHERS for the final time in her hometown of Manchester

As BLOOD BROTHERS finishes its five-month tour at Manchester’s Palace Theatre this week, it’s a bittersweet performance for actress and singer Lyn Paul. After 21 years in the production, she finally says goodbye to the role of Mrs Johnstone, with her final performance in her hometown.

“It’s not only the last two weeks of the tour but it’s also the...

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Theatre Review: TITANIC THE MUSICAL – The Lowry, Salford

The cast of Titanic The Musical.

The cast of TITANIC THE MUSICAL. Photo by Scott Ryland

Powerful and poignant, TITANIC THE MUSICAL is an emotional piece of theatre full of hope, love, ambition and tragedy

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub.

When composer Maury Yeston first announced he was going to write a musical about the Titanic, it was understandably met with scepticism. A musical about the biggest disaster in maritime history in which 1,503 people lost their lives hardly seems fitting...

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Despite its tired and conventional narrative, Sir John Hurt packs an emotional punch with his final leading role in THAT GOOD NIGHT

Sir John Hurt in THAT GOOD NIGHT

Despite its tired and conventional narrative, Sir John Hurt packs an emotional punch with his final leading role in THAT GOOD NIGHT

Sir John Hurt’s final leading role in THAT GOOD NIGHT packs a quiet emotional pathos for many reasons...

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Theatre Review: TITANIC THE MUSICAL – The Lowry, Salford

The cast of Titanic The Musical.

The cast of TITANIC THE MUSICAL. Photo by Scott Rylander

Five-time Tony award-winning TITANIC THE MUSICAL heads to Salford’s The Lowry as part of its first ever UK & Ireland tour

With Adele throwing a Titanic-themed 30th birthday this week, Maury Yeston’s musical about the ill-fated maiden voyage of RMS Titanic makes a timely appearance at Salford’s The Lowry this week. But does TITANIC THE MUSICAL sink or sail? 

Based on the real stories of passengers aboard the ill-fated ship, TITANIC THE MU...

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Theatre Review: Kathleen Turner FINDING MY VOICE – The Lowry, Salford

Kathleen Turner FINDING MY VOICE

Hollywood legend Kathleen Turner shares stories from her career with songs from the American Songbook in FINDING MY VOICE

To say I was excited to watch Kathleen Turner, one of my childhood movie icons, perform a solo show in such an intimate setting as The Lowry‘s Quays Theatre is a mammoth understatement...

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Book Review: IF HE WAKES by Zoe Lea

If He Wakes by Zoe Lea

IF HE WAKES by Zoe Lea is a captivating psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat

I’ll admit I was a little put off by the title of Zoe Lea’s debut novel IF HE WAKES when I first saw it. Not because there is anything wrong with it but because there are so many other books out at the moment with similar sounding titles that I was crying out for something different...

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