Motown the musical 19.9.19

Motown: The Musical – Empire Theatre, Liverpool Book: Berry Gordy Music and Lyrics: The Legendary Motown Catalogue Director: Charles Randolph-Wright Musical Supervision & Arrangements: Ethan Popp. Originally reviewed on behalf of Reviews Hub If you can cherry pick from a back catalogue of one of the most successful record labels in popular music, a label […]

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Mythos:Men 31/9/19

Written on behalf of Reviews Hub. Mythos – Men: The Lowry Lyric, Lyric Theatre Writer and Performer: Stephen Fry Director: Tim Carroll There are certain actors, performers and comics who you would pay good money to see even if they were reading the Yellow Pages; Richard Burton, Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry would all […]

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Jerry Springer The Opera – 11.8.19

Jerry Springer The Opera – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester Composer, Lyricist, Book: Richard Thomas Additional Lyrics & Book: Stewart Lee Director: James Baker Written on behalf of Reviews Hub 5 stars Talk about making a statement and putting yourself on the map! That’s precisely what Northern Ricochet have gone and done with their inarguable production. […]

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Cotton Clouds Festival 16-17.8.19

Cotton Clouds Festival – 16-17.8.19 So we’re well into the festival season, with the sunshine beaming down on Glastonbury this year, it seems everyone has the festival bug. I mean who wouldn’t want to get out out into a field with their pals, drink some warm beer and listen to some quality live music. These […]

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Olympia 26.7.19

Olympia – Yes, Manchester This week saw a heatwave hit the UK of proportions none of us were prepared for: cue office staff complaining that they don’t mind it hot but this is “too hot”, and town centres across the land festooned with men of all shapes and sizes strutting about the place as if […]

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The Kooks, Castlefield Bowl 12.07.19

Once again Manchester seems to be the eye of the hurricane for cultural and sporting events: with Old Trafford playing an integral part of the Cricket World Cup, the biannual behemoth that is the Manchester International Festival and, of course, the now traditional Sounds of The City Festival. Taking place at Castlefield Bowl and located […]

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Little Miss Sunshine 29.5.19

Based on the Oscar-winning film of the same title, Little Miss Sunshine has been given the musical treatment and the result will undoubtedly be warming audience’s hearts on its UK tour. The musical is written by Tony Award-winning team James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (Falsettos, 25thAnnual Putnam County […]

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Doc’n Roll Film Fest – 29.6.19

Preview by Matthew Forrest The Bank holiday weekend is upon us once more and with the inevitable heavy bank holiday traffic threatening to spoil our precious long weekend, it may be worth avoiding the jams and going for a different sort of ‘jam’ by taking in some great films packed with killer tunes. From the 29th […]

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