Album Review: 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

David Michaels talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his role 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 ...

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Manchester Film Festival Announces Full Line-Up for 2017 Festival


More than 90 films will be screened at the four day weekend festival

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 e...

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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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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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Theatre Review: UNDERNEATH A MAGICAL MOON – Sale Waterside Arts, Manchester

Peter Pan is every child’s dream of never growing old, of always being a child and having the most amazing adventures. Mike Kenny’s reimaging UNDERNEATH A MAGICAL MOON, brings that magic to life in a sparkling new production.

Told through the eyes of Wendy Darling, UNDERNEATH A MAGICAL MOON, takes place in the back garden of Wendy’s home where three children, Wendy, Michael and John are having a sleepover in their Wendy house and find a Neverland of their own...

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Theatre Review: SWEET CHARITY – Royal Exchange, Manchester

When SWEET CHARITY first premiered on Broadway in 1966, the musical defined a decade. Beginning with the hope and optimism of the 1960s and ending with the cynicism of the 1970’s, the production set new limitations for the characters in musicals, particularly women. 50 years later, the Tony-nominated musical has been revived in a brand new production by Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre.

Based on the original screenplay by Federico Fellini, SWEET CHARITY tells the story of Charity Hope Vale...

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Theatre Review: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG – The Lowry, Salford


James Brining breathes new life into Fleming’s classic tale CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

It’s fair to say that CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG holds a special place in most people’s hearts. Since 1968, the British musical has entertained audiences of all ages with its mixture of madness, intrigue and exuberance. Understandably then, expectations are high for the stage show which flies into Salford’s The Lowry for a 6 week run over Christmas.

Based loosely on the novel by Ian Fleming, CHITTY CHITTY...

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Interview: Jos Vantyler takes on his most iconic role yet as The Child Catcher in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Jos Vantyler as The Child Catcher in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Jos Vantyler as The Child Catcher in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Jos Vantyler chats to Frankly My Dear UK about his role as The Child Catcher in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Jos Vantyler has taken on some iconic roles in his acting career (Mercutio, Dracula and Tom Sawyer to name but a few) but the Irish actor is about to take on his most iconic role yet as The Child Catcher in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG.

Stepping into the shoes of screen legend Sir Robert Helpmann who starred in the original 1968 film, Van...

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