Culture

8 November 2016

The Full Monty- Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

The Full Monty DVD is a permanent fixture in my movie collection so the stage production had big shoes to fill when I went to see it at Liverpool Empire ...
7 November 2016

The Comedy Store (November), Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington Review

The crowd seemed different at the November Comedy Store. If I had to guess why- I assume all the usual folks who come before a big night out were watching ...
1 November 2016

The Full Monty review, Opera House Manchester

The Full Monty is one of those feel-good movies you can't help but turn on when you see it playing on television, no matter how many times you've seen it ...

29 October 2016

The Wind in the Willows review, The Lowry Theatre Manchester

I remember The Wind in the Willows fondly from my childhood days. Frankly I'm surprised that it's taken so long for somebody to create a musical adaptation of the story ...

21 October 2016

Interview with Rufus Hound for The Wind in the Willows

By Theo Bosanquet How did you first encounter The Wind in the Willows? It's always been a very special story in my life, for a very particular reason. When I ...
11 October 2016

Rehearsal for Murder review, Opera House Manchester

From Murder, She Wrote writers Richard Levinson and William Link comes murder mystery play Rehearsal for Murder, adapted for the stage by David Rogers and presented by Bill Kenwright and ...

11 October 2016

Sister Act, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

When I was invited to see Sister Act at the Liverpool Empire Theatre, I was thrilled. I love both movies and was confident that it was going to go straight ...
10 October 2016

Exclusive interview with Cecilia Knapp on Boys Don't Cry

Please tell us about Boys Don't Cry. Boys don't cry is a panel event I have curated in my role as one of Cheltenham Literature festival's guest curators. I'll be ...

4 October 2016

Keep Dancing review, Palace Theatre Manchester

I'll be honest, the art of dance had really lost its magic for me in the years since George Sampson and Diversity shot to fame in Britain's Got Talent. It ...
4 October 2016

The Comedy Store, Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington Review

It was that time of the month again- yes, The Comedy Store hit Warrington for its October dose of funny on Saturday night and the comedians had a real challenge ...

3 October 2016

A day in the life of Rosie Wyatt

So I'm currently touring the country performing the one woman play Spine, which makes writing a day-in-the-life-of article somewhat tricky; there's very little consistency to my days at the moment. ...

3 October 2016

10 ways art helped me beat depression by Tessa Farmer

My self esteem plummeted when I was bullied at school. I felt worthless and defective. I had always been good at art so I clung to this and it was ...

21 September 2016

Blood Brothers, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

Blood Brothers tells the story of two young boys, Eddie and Micky- both from two very different walks of life, who meet one day when they're out playing and become ...
13 September 2016

Chicago, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

Chicago tells the story of "Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery. All those things we hold near and dear to our hearts". And so starts the show. Having only ...
5 September 2016

The Comedy Store, Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington Review

The great thing about The Comedy Store is there are three acts, all of whom have their individual style of comedy. So if you're like me and my husband and ...
1 September 2016

Miranda Hart pulls out of Royal Variety Performance

Miranda Hart has pulled out of the 'Royal Variety Performance'. The 43-year-old comedienne was set to host the annual television show, which is attended by senior members of the royal family ...
31 August 2016

Susie Youssef discusses her new show 'Check youssef before you wreck youssef'

Susie Youssef's new show CHECK YOUSSEF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOUSSEF is on at the Soho Theatre from 19th-20th Sptepmber 2016. We caught up with her to talk about what it's ...

19 August 2016

A day in the life of Charlotte Josephine

Mornings are fuelled by buckets of tea, good tunes and monster breakfasts. Our flat is lovely this year, we've got a big kitchen table we all sit around and discuss ...

17 August 2016

Bianca Del Rio exclusive – 5 ways to get through your throat surgery when you’re a stand-up comic!

Bianca Del Rio is one of the funniest comics we've ever had the pleasure of seeing live. She hits all the right notes when she takes to the stage, finding ...

10 August 2016

An Edinburgh Fringe day in the life of theatre director Jessica Beck

This year I'm directing Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More, written by my long-time colleague playwright Sarah Sigal. We were at the fringe together nine years ago ...

10 August 2016

A day in the life of comedian Katie Brennan

9am- Still asleep. 10am- Still asleep. 11am- Wake-up! My body clock has had to do a pretty big shift because our show is quite late at night (22.50) so I'm ...

10 August 2016

A guide to eating 'clean' in Edinburgh by Bella Younger

Being a busy wellness guru, I often find myself travelling all over the country, spreading my healthy message. My followers often ask me how I stay healthy when I'm on ...

8 August 2016

Q and A with Peter and Bambi Heaven about their new show 'The Magic Inside'

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect? Well expect Satire Slapstick and Parody mixed in with dance and magic. Which comedians have been your biggest ...

7 August 2016

Q and A with comedian Tiff Stevenson on her new show 'Seven'

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect? This is a tricky question, it's like filling out online dating application. I can't tell you what other ...

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