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

This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

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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Concert Review: Paul Simon and Sting: On Stage Together – Manchester Arena


Paul Simon and Sting join forces on stage to collaborate their extensive back catalogue

It’s not often that two musical legends team join forces to collaborate their extensive musical catalogues so when Paul Simon and Sting announced they were teaming up for an impressive 47 date world tour, the opportunity to see them perform together on stage was good to miss.

Paul Simon and Sting aren’t two artists you’d usually put together, particularly when you consider that they aren’t exactly simi...

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Theatre Review: Moscow City Ballet, Swan Lake – Opera House, Manchester


This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

There have been many interpretations of Swan Lake over the years, but Moscow City Ballet’s latest performance of the famous classical ballet is one of the best.

Swan Lake tells the story of Prince Siegfried and his love for Odette, a beautiful princess turned into a white swan by an evil sorcerer. Under the spell of Von Rothbart, Odette spends her days as a swan, returning to human form at night...

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Theatre Review: Sexual Perversity in Chicago


This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

Following their successful Manchester Rep Season, it’s clear that 1956 Theatre don’t shy away from a challenge. Last year the company tackled four plays in just four weeks, from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger to the ambitious and original Juke Box Baby.  This year, they return to Salford Arts Theatre with a fresh take of the risque play Sexual Perversity in Chicago.

Written by David Mamet, Sexual Perversity in Chicago examines the...

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Theatre Review: Oklahoma! – The Lowry, Salford


This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical Oklahoma! may be 67 years old but it’s still as refreshing and thrilling as the day it was written. The award-winning musical has been revived in a brand new touring production directed by Rachel Kavanaugh and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Set at the turn of the twentieth century, Oklahoma! tells the story of two young cowboys Curly McLain (Ashley Day) and Will Parker (James O’Connell) who compete...

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Theatre Review: Dead Simple – Opera House, Manchester


This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

If the thought of being buried alive fills you with fear, then Dead Simple will scare you to death.

Based on the best-selling novel by Peter James and adapted for stage by Shaun McKenna, Dead Simple is a gripping, chilling thriller about a stag night prank that goes horribly wrong.

The story begins on the eve of Michael Harrison’s (Jamie Lomas) stag night...

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Music Review: Something New by Axwell Λ Ingrosso

Axwell Ingrosso

Axwell Λ Ingrosso release Something New

Ahead of their eagerly anticipated debut album, Swedish House Mafia duo Axwell Λ Ingrosso have released their first official single, Something New… and boy, do we love it.

Fresh, catchy and infectious, Something New looks set to be the dance hit of 2015 and signifies a rebirth for Axwell Λ Ingrosso, who sold more than 10 million records worldwide with their former band Swedish House Mafia.

Released on 24 February, the new track boasts all the makings o...

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Theatre Review: The Bradshaws – Goosed, The Lowry, Salford


This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

More than thirty years after The Bradshaws was first broadcast as a short story on Manchester’s Piccadilly radio station, the fictitious family are still going strong as they embark on a new UK tour called Goosed.

For those who aren’t familiar with the show, The Bradshaws is a fictional family created and voiced by comedian and musician Buzz Hawkins...

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Theatre Review: The Mist in the Mirror – Oldham Coliseum


This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

Susan Hill’s spine-chilling novel The Mist in the Mirror makes its world premiere at Oldham Coliseum Theatre this month before embarking on a national tour… and it’s not for the faint hearted!

Adapted for stage by Ian Kershaw, The Mist in the Mirror tells the story of intrepid traveller James Monmouth and his pursuit of his childhood hero, the explorer Conrad Vane...

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