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Theatre Review: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES – The Lowry, Salford

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

Played fast and loose, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES may not convince loyal Sherlock Holmes fans but you can’t fault it for entertainment

It’s been over 130 years since Sherlock Holmes first appeared in A STUDY IN SCARLET but the fictional private detective remains as popular as ever, as demonstrated by the packed auditorium for Northern Rep’s fast-paced version of THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES.

Based loosely on classic mystery by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES sees t...

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Theatre Review: PUTTING IT TOGETHER – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Simbi Akande in Putting It Together. Photo Credit: Phil Tragen

Simbi Akande in PUTTING IT TOGETHER. Photo Credit: Phil Tragen

Showcasing some of his most popular shows, PUTTING IT TOGETHER is a wonderful collection of the best of Stephen Sondheim’s works

Whether this is your first introduction to the music of Stephen Sondheim, or you’re a seasoned fan of his works, PUTTING IT TOGETHER is a wonderful example of the best of Sondheim’s works.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER showcases some of his most popular shows, such as SWEENEY TODD, INTO THE WOODS, and COMPANY, ...

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Theatre Review: LET IT BE – Opera House, Manchester

LET IT BE UK Tour

The cast of LET IT BE UK Tour. Photo Credit: Anthony Robling

LET IT BE charts The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings to the heights of Beatlemania

Billed as “The Beatles reunion you never got to see”, LET IT BE is a nostalgic romp through The Beatles’ discography.

This is not your typical jukebox musical...

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Theatre Review: THE PRIDE – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

THE PRIDE

Funny and thought-provoking, Alexi Kaye Campbell’s THE PRIDE examines the changing attitudes to sexuality and the fear of being unloved

When Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play THE PRIDE first opened at the Royal Court Theatre in 2008, it won a handful of awards, including an Olivier. 10 years on, the play has lost none of its power as Green Carnation Company demonstrate in their latest revival.

Alternating between 1958 and 2008, THE PRIDE explores the seismic changes in attitudes to sexuality that have...

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INTERVIEW: Dan Jarvis Talks THE PRIDE

Dan Jarvis Green Carnation Company

Director Dan Jarvis talks to Frankly My Dear UK about THE PRIDE and what audiences can expect from the show

Green Carnation Company head to Hope Mill Theatre this week for their debut production, THE PRIDE.

Switching between alternate timelines set in 1958 and 2008, THE PRIDE follows a love triangle between three characters and the different routes their lives could take, dependent on the decade they were born in...

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Theatre Review: AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Vika Bull in AT LAST - THE ETTA JAMES STORY

In a spirited musical tribute, Vika Bull celebrates the life and legacy of the rhythm and blues singer Etta James in AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY

Residing outside the typical jazz image, Etta James’ gritty-voiced renditions are credited with helping bridge the gap between blues music and rock and roll. Her raw energy and feisty attitude were reflected in the soulful collection of classics she left behind, carrying a distinctly deep voice that harboured lovesick songs.

AT LAST – THE ETTA JAM...

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Theatre Review: MURDER, SHE DIDN’T WRITE – Leicester Square Theatre, London

The cast of MURDER, SHE DIDN'T WRITE. Photo Credit: Jamie Corbin

The cast of MURDER, SHE DIDN’T WRITE. Photo Credit: Jamie Corbin

MURDER, SHE DIDN’T WRITE is a pacy, funny, unpredictable hour of murderous fun

There’s always a risk with improv shows, especially ones that rely on audience suggestions, that you could end up with a hit or miss show...

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INTERVIEW: Lizzy Skrzypiec Talks MURDER, SHE DIDN’T WRITE

Lizzy Skrzypiec in MURDER, SHE DIDN'T WRITE. Photo Credit: Jamie Corbin

Lizzy Skrzypiec in MURDER, SHE DIDN’T WRITE. Photo Credit: Jamie Corbin

Director and Performer Lizzy Skrzypiec talks to Frankly My Dear UK about MURDER, SHE DIDN’T WRITE and what audiences can expect from the show

Fresh from another successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Degrees of Error’s hilarious and innovative show MURDER, SHE DIDN’T WRITE heads back to the Leicester Square Theatre for an extended residency until November.

Using audience suggestions, evidence and ideas, MURDER...

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Theatre Review: CLOD ENSEMBLE: PLACEBO – The Lowry, Salford

CLOD ENSEMBLE: PLACEBO. Photo Credit: Camilla Greenwell

CLOD ENSEMBLE: PLACEBO. Photo Credit: Camilla Greenwell

Infectious movement becomes the medicine in this catchy dance experiment – or is it just another placebo?

The placebo effect is defined as being the positive outcome of using a fake drug or treatment, which has no actual beneficial properties other than the patient’s own beliefs that it does.

In a clever and somewhat manipulative way, director Suzy Willson recreates this process by using interdisciplinary dance performances on the stage t...

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Theatre Review: MACBETH – The Lowry, Salford

The cast of MACBETH UK and Ireland tour. Photo Credit: BrinkhoffMogenburg

The cast of MACBETH UK and Ireland tour. Photo Credit: BrinkhoffMogenburg

Rufus Norris’ post-apocalyptic MACBETH is visually striking but doesn’t quite translate as well as hoped

When Rufus Norris’ MACBETH opened at the National Theatre back in March 2018, it was met with mixed reviews from the critics. Despite playing to sell-out crowds at the Olivier Theatre, the production earned a miserly one-star review from WhatsOnStage and just two stars from The Guardian and The Telegraph...

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