Jos Vantyler Talks Shakespeare and THE MERRY WIVES

Actor Jos Vantyler. Image Credit: Rosalind Hobley

Actor Jos Vantyler. Image Credit: Rosalind Hobley

Actor Jos Vantyler discusses Shakespeare and his role in THE MERRY WIVES

Jos Vantyler certainly knows his Shakespeare. In the past 10 years, the award-winning actor has performed in a number of Shakespeare plays including ROMEO AND JULIET (2006), LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (2012) and KING LEAR (2013), both here in the UK as well as in America.

This month, Vantyler returns to the stage in Northern Broadsides production of THE MERRY WIVES...

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Music Review: Paul Carrack Soul Shadows 2016 UK Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Paul Carrack UK Tour 2016

This review was originally posted on The Reviews Hub. 

Ask most people if they know who Paul Carrack is and chances are, you’ll be met by a blank stare. But while you may not recognise the name, you’ll certainly know the voice. Dubbed as ‘The Man with the Golden Voice’ by the BBC, the Sheffield-born singer/songwriter is the talent behind an array of UK pop hits including The Living Years, Tempted, How Long and Over My Shoulder.

Carrack first rose to prominence in the mid-1970s as the...

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Theatre Review: HUSBANDS & SONS – Royal Exchange, Manchester

Husbands and Sons

Intense, gritty and powerful, Ann Marie Duff and Louise Brealey shine in HUSBANDS & SONS

Marianne Elliott makes a welcome return to the Royal Exchange with HUSBANDS & SONS, a major co-production with the National Theatre starring Anne-Marie Duff and Joe Armstrong.

Adapted for stage by the National Theatre’s Associate Director Ben Power, HUSBANDS & SONS interweaves three singular D H Lawrence plays (A COLLIER’S FRIDAY NIGHT, THE WIDOWING OF MRS HOLROYD and THE DAUGHTER IN LAW) into one standalon...

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Theatre Review: CHIP SHOP CHIPS – The Hub, Salford

Chip Shop Chips

CHIP SHOP CHIPS is a funny and warm-hearted play which will leave you with a full belly and a smile on your face

Seven years after her collaboration with Box of Tricks on LETTING IN AIR (2009), acclaimed playwright Becky Prestwich makes a welcome return to the stage with her new play CHIP SHOP CHIPS.

Set during the grand reopening of Booth’s Fish & Chip Shop, CHIP SHOP CHIPS is a funny and nostalgic tale of family, love and the nation’s favourite food...

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Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted – The Lowry, Salford

Lee Nelson Suited and Booted at The Lowry

Lee Nelson attempts to move away from the chavvy south London wide-boy act which made his name in his latest stand-up tour Suited and Booted.

Best known for his BBC Three show Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show, as well as his high profile pranks such as invading Kanye West’s headline set at Glastonbury, Nelson may have swapped his usual tracksuit and baseball cap for a smart two-piece but his loutish and seemingly unintelligent comedy is as evident as ever.

Nelson, played by comedian Simon Brodki...

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THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER – Royal Exchange, Manchester

Patrick Baldwin

Genevieve Barr and Arthur Hughes star in THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER. Image: Patrick Baldwin

THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER is an intimate portrait of loss, hurt and recovery

Following its premiere at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Jack Thorne’s new play THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER heads to Royal Exchange this week as part of a national tour. 

Directed by Amit Sharma, THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER tells the story of Phil and Alice, a young couple trying to understand their relationshi...

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Film Review: THE FINEST HOURS

Chris Pine stars as Bernie Webber and Holliday Grainger as Miriam  in the heroic action-thriller THE FINEST HOURS, based on the extraordinary true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard.

Chris Pine and Casey Affleck star in Disney’s new film THE FINEST HOURS

The U.S coast guard take centre stage in Disney’s new film THE FINEST HOURS, an American historical disaster film about one of the most legendary and heroic real-life rescues in Coast Guard history.

Based on the book by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman, THE FINEST HOURS tells the true story of a daring rescue attempt by the U...

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What’s On at The Lowry in February 2016

Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical, A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing and Paddy McGuinness all head to The Lowry this month

The Lowry has released details of its upcoming shows with a whopping 29 shows performing at the award-winning venue during February.

From musicals and plays to stand-up comedy and live music events, The Lowry certainly has something for everyone this month. We’ve picked out a handful of the best shows for you to catch below.

Shrek The Musical

Shrek at the Lowry

Direct from the West End, SHREK THE MUSICAL tak...

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Jessica Forrest talks to Frankly My Dear about stage debut in CHIP SHOP CHIPS

Actress Jessica Forrest - Chip Shop Chips-HE4A7788-WEB (2)

Actress Jessica Forrest chats to Frankly My Dear UK about new play CHIP SHOP CHIPS

Three years after her explosive exit as Lianne Holliday in HOLLYOAKS, Jessica Forrest is set to make her stage debut with CHIP SHOP CHIPS, a funny and nostalgic new tale of love set over fish and chips.

The 25-year old actress from Pendle, has appeared in a number of TV shows over the past few years including HOLLYOAKS (2010-2013), ITV’s CORONATION STREET (2014), Sky Arts’ THE CRUISE (2014) and BBC’s DANI’S CAST...

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Theatre Review: WIT – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

WIT

Raw, real and relentless, WIT is a beautiful play full of grace and redemption

Following his production of THINGS OF DRY HOURS back in 2007, Raz Shaw makes a welcome return to the Royal Exchange to direct WIT, the Pulitzer prize-winning play about a 50 year old professor dying of cancer.

Written by American playwright Margaret Edson, WIT tells the story of Vivian Bearing (Julie Hesmondhalgh) a renowned academic of metaphysical poetry being treated for stage IV metastatic ovarian cancer...

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