Culture

15 May 2019

The House on Cold Hill review, Opera House Manchester

Peter James is an incredibly accomplished crime and horror writer, with 14 books in his Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series, as well as his novel The House on Cold Hill and ...

25 April 2019

Equus review, The Lowry, Salford

I've heard a lot about Peter Shaffer's psychological thriller, Equus, but had never had the chance to check out the show for myself. Only knowing small tidbits of information about the story, ...

24 April 2019

Dirty Dancing review, Palace Theatre Manchester

There are plenty of classic stories from the 1980s, but standing above all of them is 1987 release, Dirty Dancing. With the record-breaking national tour making its Manchester stop this ...
10 April 2019

Hair the Musical review, Palace Theatre Manchester

Despite Hair the Musical currently touring to celebrate its 50th anniversary, it's a show that has evaded me throughout my years of going to the theatre! Fortunately, I got the opportunity ...

3 April 2019

American Idiot review, Palace Theatre Manchester

In a time when political discourse in the UK is at a high, the theatre is often a wonderful opportunity to escape. Seeing three marijuana-toking youngsters from a working class ...

2 April 2019

The Girl on the Train review, The Lowry Theatre Manchester

When Paula Hawkins' best-selling novel The Girl on the Train was turned into a movie, it was a little disappointing to see the story uprooted and moved to America. So, ...

26 March 2019

Glengarry Glen Ross review, Opera House Manchester

Glengarry Glen Ross is unlike any show I've ever seen. The play tells the story of a group of real estate salesman in New York City who are all down ...

7 February 2019

Annie review, Opera House Manchester

Annie often seems to be a story that splits audiences right down the middle. It's the marmite of musicals; you either love or hate it. There's something utterly heartwarming about ...

25 January 2019

Marc Maron's finally coming back to the UK!

US comedian Marc Maron will be coming back to the UK, it was revealed yesterday (January 24, 2019). The critically-acclaimed comic, who stars in Netflix original series GLOW, will perform ...

23 January 2019

Saturday Night Fever review, Palace Theatre Manchester

Growing up in the age of talent shows, dancing had become somewhat of a fad, at least to me and a portion of my generation. It takes a lot for ...

12 December 2018

Cinderella review, Opera House Manchester

Pantomime season is well and truly underway, and this year, Manchester is being treated to a performance of fan-favourite Cinderella like none we've ever seen before. With former Coronation Street stars Connor ...
6 December 2018

Wicked review, Palace Theatre Manchester

Though Wicked is currently celebrating 15 years since it first hit the stage, it's one of the few musicals that I had yet to tick off my list. So, going into ...

27 November 2018

Benidorm Live review, Palace Theatre Manchester

If there's any doubt in the minds of Benidorm fans as to whether or not the long-running, award-winning ITV comedy should be brought back from its shock axing earlier this year ...
9 November 2018

Women in Art: How Senga Nengudi used hosiery to express female body issues

Contemporary artists have been expressing the agony and upheavals of womanhood for decades, from Frida Kahlo's graphic paintings of childbirth and miscarriage in the 1930s to Tracey Emin's display of her ...

31 October 2018

YouTube stars Rhett & Link making their way to the UK for the first time ever

Hugely successful across the globe thanks to their time as YouTube creators, it's only fair that the UK finally get the opportunity to play host to Rhett & Link, who ...

31 October 2018

Halloween Magick: 5 spells to banish evil spirits

Halloween, or Samhain as us witches call it, isn't just an extra spooky day, it's a day for honouring the dead. It's a day where the veil between the spirit ...
31 October 2018

Calendar Girls the Musical review, The Lowry Theatre Manchester

Calendar Girls the Musical is a lesson in female empowerment. This is what the feminist movement has always been about; taking charge no matter your age, shape, or bra size ...

29 October 2018

Doctor Who had arachnophobes recoiling! But here are 12 weirder phobias we can all relate to

If you're afraid of spiders, then Series 11, Episode 4 of Doctor Who - Arachnids in the UK - was likely not the episode for you. But don't worry, around 10 ...
25 October 2018

Halloween Special: 9 freakiest hauntings of Britain

If you're wondering how best to spend this Halloween and are bored of the usual horror movie nights, Trick-or-Treating with the kids, and costume parties, how about going ghost hunting ...
21 September 2018

Matilda the Musical review, Palace Theatre Manchester

Matilda the Musical may have been running late due to technical issues at last night's Palace Theatre Manchester show, but when things kicked off, a stellar performance was given by ...

5 September 2018

Phil Nichol reveals his 7 favourite funny things [EXCLUSIVE]

We've all found ourselves laughing at some ridiculous things, from our dogs dragging themselves across the floor, to somebody slipping on the icy floor when winter comes around. So, what ...

30 August 2018

Fringe FOMO? Here is how to watch some of the best acts from Edinburgh Festival Fringe at home

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 is in full swing. This year’s acts are some of the crème de la crème of comedy, so if you can’t make it to Scotland, your FOMO is surely at ...
21 August 2018

A day in the life of Philippa Hogg

Working on a London show is a real treat for me for many reasons - one being I can live at home! Our work as actors is so often on ...

17 August 2018

[EXCLUSIVE] Sara Joyce on the creation of the award-winning Dust, returning to the stage

One weekend at University a friend came to stay at my family home with me. I’m from beautiful countryside and what it lacks in easy proximity to, well – anything, ...