The Hollywood Special Effects Show

Go behind-the-scenes to discover the science and secrets of creating movie magic

The glitz, glamour and gore of Hollywood heads to The Lowry this weekend for an explosive half-term treat for all the family.

THE HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL EFFECTS SHOW takes you behind the scenes of the UK’s favourite films to discover the science and secrets of creating movie magic.

Billed as a family show suitable for children aged 6 or over, the 110 minute show is a showcase of horror effects, pyrotechnics and gore.

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Interview Exclusive: tutti frutti’s Wendy Harris Chats About WILD!

tutti frutti present WiLd! by Evan Placey. Image Credit: Brian Slater

Rhys Warrington stars in WiLd!, a new play by award-winning writer Evan Placey. Image Credit: Brian Slater

Frankly My Dear UK talk with tutti frutti Artistic Director Wendy Harris about their new play WiLd!

Following on from their acclaimed 2014 production of MONDAY’S CHILD which explored Alzheimer’s disease, theatre company tutti frutti return to the stage with their new play WILD!

Written by award-winning writer Evan Placey, WILD! tells the story of 10-year-old Billy who has been diagnosed...

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Theatre Review: Tom – The Story of Tom Jones, The Lowry

Kit Orton in TOM: THE STORY OF TOM JONES. Image Credit: Simon Gough

Kit Orton performing as Sir Tom Jones in TOM: THE STORY OF TOM JONES. Image Credit: Simon Gough

TOM is a hip-swinging musical full of heart but ultimately struggles to separate the man from the myth

Since Sir Tom Jones first shot to fame in 1965, the Welsh singer has had sold over 100 million records worldwide, claiming 36 Top 40 hits in the UK and 19 in the US. Surprising then that it’s taken almost 50 years for his inspirational story to be brought to the stage.


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Theatre Review: THE NIGHT WATCH – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

The Night Watch Royal Exchange Theatre

Compelling, thoughtful and theatrically inventive, THE NIGHT WATCH is a story of illicit love and everyday heroism

Sarah Waters’ captivating novel THE NIGHT WATCH has been adapted for the stage for the first time in a fantastic new production by the Royal Exchange Theatre.

Set in the late 1940s, THE NIGHT WATCH follows the stories of five people recovering from the chaos of war...

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Film Review: ME BEFORE YOU

Me Before You Film

Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke as Will Traynor and Lou Clark in ME BEFORE YOU.  © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Heart-warming and heart-breaking, ME BEFORE YOU is an unconventional romantic drama that will have you reaching for the tissues

Fans of Jojo Moyes’ best-selling book ME BEFORE YOU have waited four years for the rom-com to hit the big screen...

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Theatre Review: FAGIN’S TWIST – The Lowry, Salford

FAGIN'S TWIST. Photo: Eric Richmond

FAGIN’S TWIST. Photo: Eric Richmond

Bold, ambitious and incredibly inventive, FAGIN’S TWIST shows Dicken’s Oliver Twist in a shadowy new light

Following the highly successful THE BLACK ALBUM in 2014, Avant Garde Dance return to the stage for their first major production, FAGIN’S TWIST.

Inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic tale, FAGIN’S TWIST tells the untold story of one of literature’s most notorious, complex and misunderstood villains...

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Theatre Review: Pygmalion – Oldham Coliseum

Pygmallion at Oldham Coliseum

Warm, witty and wonderfully funny, PYGMALION is a provocative comedy full of wit

More than a hundred years after its stage premiere, George Bernard Shaw’s sparkling comedy Pygmalion has been revived in a new production by Oldham Coliseum Theatre.

Pygmalion tells the tale of Henry Higgins, an egocentric Professor of Phonetics who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can transform cockney flower seller, Eliza Doolittle, into a poised, well-spoken duchess...

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Film Review: SING STREET

Sing Street

Lucy Boynton, Ian Kenny, and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo in Sing Street (2016) © 2015 The Weinstein Company.

Warm, witty and full of heart, SING STREET is a film about identity, young love, escapism and music

Eight years after his award-winning Irish musical ONCE, writer/director John Carney returns to familiar territory with SING STREET, a coming-of-age musical melodrama of teenage love.

Set in Dublin in 1985, SING STREET tells the story of Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), a teenage boy who starts a band to...

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Theatre Review: Twelfth Night – HOME, Manchester

Twelfth Night by Filter at HOME, Manchester

Wacky, wild and wonderfully weird, Filter’s wonderfully off-kilter production of Twelfth Night is well worth a watch

Music is most definitely the food of love in Filter’s adaptation of Twelfth Night. In fact, rock music meets Shakespeare head on in this explosive reworking of Shakespeare’s lyrical play.

Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young girl who is separated from her twin brother Sebastian following a shipwreck on the shores of Illyria...

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Comedy Review: Sean Lock: Keep It Light – The Lowry, Salford

Sean Lock Keep It Light at The Lowry

Comedian Sean Lock waxes lyrical on everyday subjects such as parenting, old age and immigration in his latest tour Keep It Light

Comedian Sean Lock is not known for being especially serious. In fact, it is his cynical but humorous outlook on life that has made him on the one of the UK’s most popular stand-up comedians.

In his latest tour Keep It Light, Lock waxes lyrical on everyday subjects such as parenting, old age and immigration...

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