Gig Review: Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Manchester Arena

Jeff Lynne's ELO

Jeff Lynne’s ELO returns to the stage after 30 years for ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE tour

Following the success of his headline set at BBC Radio 2’s Festival In A Day, Jeff Lynne’s ELO finally returns to the stage for a twelve date UK tour, the first in over thirty years.

Originally formed by Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) first shot to fame in the 1970s, winning over music fans with their modern rock/pop songs with classical overtones...

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First Look: Kit Harington in DOCTOR FAUSTUS

Kit Harington in rehearsals for Doctor Faustus. Picture Matt Humphrey

Kit Harington in rehearsals for DOCTOR FAUSTUS. Image Credit: Matt Humphrey

New images released of Kit Harington in rehearsals for his title role in DOCTOR FAUSTUS

Rehearsal images of the cast of DOCTOR FAUSTUS have been released ahead of opening night at Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End on Saturday 9 April.

Directed by Jamie Lloyd, the explosive new production stars GAME OF THRONES actor Kit Harington in the title role, alongside Olivier Award-winner Jenna Russell as Mephistophe...

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Theatre Review: KING LEAR – Royal Exchange, Manchester

King Lear, Royal Exchange

Philip Whitchurch (Earl of Gloucester) & Don Warrington (King Lear) in KING LEAR.  © Jonathan Keenan

Hard-hitting, savage and incredibly intense, Talawa’s production of KING LEAR is a brutal and bloody tale of a family tearing each other apart

Following their groundbreaking production of Arthur Miller’s ALL MY SONS in 2013, Talawa Theatre Company and Artistic Director Michael Buffong return to the Royal Exchange with a new version of William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR.

The classic tragedy t...

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Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years – The Lowry, Salford

Bookends Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years at The Lowry

Bookends deliver a unique, multi-layered show that pays tribute to music legends Simon & Garfunkel

After sell-out runs in 2014 and 2015, tribute act Bookends return to the stage to pay homage to one of the greatest pairings in modern folk music history – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

Made up of childhood friends Dan Haynes and Pete Richards, the Bookends duo are best known for their authentic sound...

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Film Review: CAPTAIN NEWMAN, M.D.

Captain Newman, MD

Sober, moving and surprisingly funny, David Miller’s 1963 classic CAPTAIN NEWMAN, M.D. heads to DVD

More than 50 years after its release, triple Oscar nominated psychological war film CAPTAIN NEWMAN M.D heads to DVD this month.

Set during WWII in 1944, CAPTAIN NEWMAN M.D tells the story of an eccentric doctor, Captain Josiah J. Newman (Gregory Peck) who runs the psychiatric unit of a U.S. Military Hospital in Arizona...

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Film Review: THE SOUND BARRIER

The-Sound-Barrier

Sir David Lean’s 1952 classic THE SOUND BARRIER is restored for DVD and Blu-Ray release

To mark the 25th anniversary of Sir David Lean’s death, his award-winning film THE SOUND BARRIER is been released on DVD and Blu-Ray for the first time.

Originally made for TV in 1952, THE SOUND BARRIER tells the fictional story of the British attempts to break the sound barrier and achieve supersonic flight...

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Theatre Review: THE HERBAL BED – The Lowry, Salford

The Herbal Bed Photo by Mark Douet

THE HERBAL BED is an intelligent piece of theatre, full of drama, debate and old-fashioned virtues

To coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Peter Whelan’s gripping 1996 play THE HERBAL BED has been revived in a new production directed by Royal & Derngate Artistic Director James Dacre.

Inspired by the real-life scandal involving William Shakespeare’s daughter, THE HERBAL BED tells the fictitious story of Susanna Hall, Shakespeare’s eldest daughter who is publicly accused ...

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Theatre Review: DICK TRACY – The Lowry, Salford

Le Navet Bete Dick Tracy

Sharp, slick and silly, DICK TRACY is a fast-paced, slapstick romp that will have you crying with laughter

Director John Nicholson teams up once again with the award-winning Le Navet Bete to present DICK TRACY, a highly energy, slightly bonkers, physical comedy about the world-famous detective.

Based loosely on the comic book character of the 1930s, DICK TRACY follows the crime fighter and all round good guy as he attempts to stay one-step ahead of the criminals and clean up the city...

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Top Universities For Performing Arts Revealed

The Juilliard School

The Juilliard School ranked world’s best university for studying Performing Arts. Photo by Michael DiDonna

Juilliard School ranked world’s best university for studying Performing Arts

The world’s top universities for studying Performing Arts have been revealed in the largest-ever university rankings study of its kind by QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Juilliard School in the United States ranked top of the list as the world’s best university for the study of Performing Arts, with ...

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Film Review: THREE DAYS IN AUSCHWITZ

Three Days in Auschwitz

THREE DAYS IN AUSCHWITZ is a very personal view about Auschwitz and the Holocaust

There have many film documentaries about Auschwitz and the Holocaust over the past few years. From the Oscar winning GENOCIDE (1982) to James Moll’s THE LAST DAYS (1998), more than 150 films have been produced about one of the deadliest genocides in history, including a new documentary feature called THREE DAYS IN AUSCHWITZ.

Directed by Philippe Mora, THREE DAYS IN AUSCHWITZ is a personal investigation into the ...

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