Theatre Review: Boeing Boeing – Oldham Coliseum

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Marc Camoletti’s frantic French comedy Boeing Boeing is brought to life in a hilarious new adaptation by Oldham Coliseum Theatre.

Based on the classic farce written by French playwright Marc Camoletti, Boeing Boeing tells the story of playboy bachelor Bernard and his love life to three different fiancées from three competing airlines...

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Album Review: Saturns Pattern by Paul Weller

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Paul Weller on electrifying form with Saturns Pattern

Since turning his back on trad rock in 2008, Paul Weller continues to add a fresh sound to his palette with the release of his new album Saturns Pattern.

Often referred to as The Modfather, Paul Weller is an English singer-songwriter best known for his work with punk rock/mod band The Jam and pop jazz-soul group The Style Council...

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Film Review: Spooks: The Greater Good

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Spooks: The Greater Good is a slick spy drama that’s worth a watch but disappointingly struggles to fill the big screen

After ten impressive series, 86 cracking episodes and an average of around 6m viewers in the UK, I’m certainly not alone in thinking that Spooks was one of the greatest TV dramas ever made...

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Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Earth’s mightiest heroes return in Avengers: Age of Ultron

We’re only in April and already Avengers: Age of Ultron has claimed its stake as the blockbuster movie of the summer. The epic follow-up to the biggest superhero movie of all time has opened to rave reviews and taken a hefty $201.2M on its opening weekend.

For those who have been living in hibernation for the past 3 years, Avengers: Age of Ultron is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers...

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Concert Review: Ruby Turner – The Lowry, Salford

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There’s no mistaking the unique vocal style of Ruby Turner. The soul and R&B singer raised the roof of the Quay’s Theatre when she visited The Lowry as part of her UK tour.

Regarded as having one of the greatest voices the UK has ever produced, Ruby Turner is a Jamaican soul, gospel and R&B singer-songwriter. Best known as one of the main vocalists for Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, the prolific singer-songwriter has an ...

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Concert Review: The Hollies Spring Tour 2015 – The Lowry, Salford

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With more hits than The Beatles, it’s no surprise that The Hollies need no support act. The Hollies remain one of the few British groups of the early 1960s to have never officially broken up and still continue to record and perform. Their longevity, popularity and extensive back catalogue has seen the group tour the world year on year since 1965 and amass a loyal fan base that still continues to grow.

The Hollies are a British rock/p...

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Album Review: The Soul Immigrants – The Hustle Is On

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The Soul Immigrants release funk fuelled extravaganza with The Hustle Is On

The Soul Immigrants look set to stir up the UK soul/funk scene with the release of their new album The Hustle Is On.

Formed in 1992, The Soul Immigrants are a British soul/funk group hailing from South London. The band has already amassed a steady stream of dedicated followers in the UK, Germany and Japan, bedazzling fans with their potent blend of funk, soul and jazz...

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Theatre Review: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – The Lowry, Salford

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John Boyne’s best-selling novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has been adapted for stage in a hard-hitting, powerful and emotional production that is sure to tug on your heart strings.

Seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas tells the heart-wrenching tale of two young boys, Bruno and Shmuel who strike up a forbidden friendship in a German concentration camp...

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The Hardest Marvel Comics Quiz You’ll Ever Take

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Flex your Marvel credentials in The Hardest Ever Marvel Comics Quiz

Know your X-Men from your Fantastic Four? Your Spiderman from your Iron Man? Your Wolverine from your Dr. Doom? If so, we’ve got the ultimate Marvel quiz for you…

To mark the release of the new Marvel film Avengers: Age of Ultron, MorphCostumes (the company best known for their awesome licensed Marvel Morphsuits) has created the ultimate Marvel quiz.

Designed to challenge even the most avid Marvel Fans, The Hardest Ever M...

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CD REVIEW: On The Town – New Broadway Cast Recording

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Fans of the iconic musical On The Town have waited a long time for the first complete recording of the stage production – almost 70 years in fact. Despite recordings in 1944, 1960 and 1995, many theatre fans were left disappointed when parts of the score were either omitted, truncated or recorded in the studio. Thankfully, 70 years after its premiere, PS Classics has released the first complete recording of a stage production of On The...

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