Category Archives: Reviews

The Accrington Pals, Royal Exchange Manchester. Bitter, brutal and beautiful!

It is fitting that Manchester’s Royal Exchange theatre begin the New Year by closing its winter season with ‘The Accrington Pals’ as themes of opportunity and finality, new horizons and brutal endings rifle through it. Inspired in part by a … Continue reading

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Rats’ Tales at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre

December is upon us which means, for those festive resistors out there, that you can now happily get into the tinsley swing of things without feeling you are robbing November of its identity. One event to begin festivities is the … Continue reading

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The Country Wife at the Royal Exchange

Find a review of The Country Wife that doesn’t include the word romp and i’ll eat my hat (disclaimer: I totally wont). Don’t get me wrong, this restoration comedy is certainly full of frolics, fun and feistiness (and the implication … Continue reading

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Blank Media Collective Projector Series

Anyone even semi-familiar with the Manchester art scene will be more than aware of Blank Media Collective. Whether it be in their Blankspace gallery on Hulme St, in their magazine Blankpages or on their website, Blank Media Collective have, since … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Royal Exchange

Celebrated for their unique take on classic texts, the Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre Productions bring to the Royal Exchange Theatre a deconstruction of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that will leave you gobsmacked. All I could think to say as … Continue reading

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Last Harbour ‘Your heart, it carries the sound’ or their sound, it carries the heart!

For a group whose music seems to sit entirely outside of time, it is interesting to know that when recording their new album Your heart, it carries the sound, Last Harbour  “wanted the album to come from somewhere, to be … Continue reading

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Kuedo – Work, Sleep and Live in Collapsing Space

According to my iTunes playcount, Kuedo’s album Severant has clocked-up  over 200 plays. This doesn’t include the many times i’ve listened to it on my iPod out and about or in my car. It may be safe to say that … Continue reading

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