Theatre Review: BENIDORM LIVE – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Tony Maudsley as Kenneth and Adam Gillen as Liam in BENIDORM LIVE

Tony Maudsley as Kenneth and Adam Gillen as Liam in BENIDORM LIVE. Photo Credit: Paul Coltas

Cheesy, brash and gloriously OTT, Derren Litten’s BENIDORM LIVE successfully makes the transition from screen to stage

There is always a risk when TV programmes make the transition from screen to stage, especially one popular as BENIDORM...

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Things To Do: MAGICAL CHRISTMAS MOVIE EXPERIENCE – Mayfield Depot, Manchester

Festive Cinema at the Magical Christmas Movie Experience

The Fairytale Festive Cinema at the Magical Christmas Movie Experience in Manchester.  © Donna Kelly

With its enchanted forest, live entertainment and Christmas themed refreshments, the MAGICAL CHRISTMAS MOVIE EXPERIENCE is sure to get you in the festive mood

Pop-up cinemas seem to be the “in thing” at the moment but rarely are they done well. Despite the best intentions of the organisers, many guests are often left disappointed by cold venues, poor refreshments and expensive ticket prices...

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Theatre Review: THE MAIDS – HOME, Manchester

Danny Lee Wynter (the Mistress) and Jake Fairbrother (Claire) in THE MAIDS at HOME Manchester. Photo: Jonathan Keenan

Danny Lee Wynter and Jake Fairbrother in THE MAIDS at HOME Manchester. Photo: Jonathan Keenan

Violently deluded yet brilliantly captivating, THE MAIDS is a dark twisted tale that is bold and unforgettable

Bringing a whole new pallet of colours to the show, director Lily Sykes refreshes THE MAIDS into a story which changes the notion of gender roles and contemporary ideas and steals our attention with intensity, dark humour and a delusional mix of fantasy and reality.

French playwright Jean Gen...

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Theatre Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS – Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton


Despite its beautiful score and entertaining technical performances, THE LAST FIVE YEARS fails to pack a punch

Seventeen years after the original premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s beloved musical, the Albert Halls in Bolton presents THE LAST FIVE YEARS as it’s first in-house production.

THE LAST FIVE YEARS tells the story of Cathy and Jamie’s five-year relationship, but whilst Jamie tells it in chronological order, Cathy tells the story in reverse...

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Theatre Review: NOT I – The Lowry, Salford

NOT I Jess Thom

Intense and powerful, Tourette’s hero Jess Thom uses Samuel Beckett’s incredibly complex text to bring light to Tourette’s Syndrome in NOT I

Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that means she makes movements and noises she can’t control, called tics. In NOT I, she takes on Samuel Beckett’s short play in a theatrical experience that explores neurodiversity and asks who is allowed to perform what and who gets the final say.

Friendly and informal, the relaxed performance feels begins from t...

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Theatre Review: MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE– The Lowry, Salford

Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE UK Tour 2018.

Matthew Bourne’s SWAN LAKE UK Tour 2018. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

With its masterful choreography, stunning set and innovative costume design, you can’t help but fall under the spell of Matthew Bourne’s SWAN LAKE

It’s hard to believe that Matthew Bourne’s SWAN LAKE is a whopping 23 years old. As the iconic dance piece returns to the stage for a new UK tour, it still feels as bold, fresh and inventive as ever.

Best known for shattered conventions by replacing the female corps-de-ballet ...

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Claire Foy in The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)

Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander in THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB (2018)

Opting for style over substance, THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB boasts enough inventive set pieces to keep you engaged but ultimately feels disconnected from the rest of the series

Considering its been seven years since David Fincher’s THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO hit UK cinema screens, you kind of wonder why Sony has even bothered reboot the Millennium series once again...

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The cast of STICK MAN. Photo Credit Steve Ullathorne

The cast of STICK MAN. Photo Credit Steve Ullathorne

Following her recent run in London’s West End, Lara Cowin talks about returning to the role of Stick Lady Love in Scamp Theatre’s adaptation of STICK MAN

Scamp Theatre’s adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s STICK MAN makes a welcome return to Salford’s The Lowry for a month-long run over Christmas.

Based on the hugely popular children’s book, STICK MAN tells the tale of a happy-go-lucky father’s epic journey to make i...

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Behind-The-Scenes of AQUAMAN [Video]

Jason Momoa in Aquaman (2018)

Director James Wan and actors Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe and Nicole Kidman talk about the creative process behind AQUAMAN

Ahead of its release this December, Warner Bros. UK has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette of James Wan’s AQUAMAN.

The epic underwater action-packed adventure tells the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry who goes on a journey of a lifetime — one that will not only force him to face who he really is but to discover if he is worthy ...

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Theatre Review: KINKY BOOTS – Opera House, Manchester

The cast of KINKY BOOTS. Photo: Helen Maybanks

The cast of KINKY BOOTS. Photo: Helen Maybanks

A feel-good celebration of individuality, KINKY BOOTS spreads it’s timeless message of acceptance to Manchester this November

With Cyndi Lauper’s score giving us some catchy, poppy tunes to accompany Harvey Fierstein’s book, KINKY BOOTS is a lighthearted comedy with plenty of touching, heartfelt moments to go around. Based on the 2005 film of the same name, KINKY BOOTS is loosely based on the true story of the W.J. Brooks Ltd footwear company...

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