Culture

3 July 2019

Diana Dinerman reveals the inspiration for her new show Detour: A Show About Changing Your Mind

Ahead of bringing her autobiographical feminist comedy, ‘Detour: A Show About Changing Your Mind’, to the Edinburgh Fringe, LA-based writer, comedian and actor Diana Dinerman tells Female First what inspired ...

3 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Travis Jay

My favourite comedian is Dave Chappelle - in my eyes this man can do no wrong. I feel like if somebody slapped the back of my head and I turned ...

2 July 2019

AJ Holmes shares the inspiration for his new show Yeah, But Not Right Now

AJ Holmes has spent the last few years travelling the world as Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon and now, ahead of bringing his heartfelt and hilarious coming of age ...

2 July 2019

All you need is love by Tania Edwards

I still remember my friend opening one eye as I lit my breakfast, groaning, ‘shit, I’m going to be here when I’m 30, aren’t I?’ I finished my cigarette deep ...

1 July 2019

Alex Hughes shares his inspiration for his new show The De Nova Super

ALEX HUGHES is a film, television and theatre actor and veteran of Secret Cinema. Alongside fellow theatre, clown, film and movement aficionado Will Palmer he has crafted THE DE NOVA ...

1 July 2019

Laura Lexx discusses her favourite comedian

Narrowing down a favourite comedian is hard, because who do you choose…? The first love? The current flame? The technical wizard? The one you’ve seen the most of? The one ...

14 June 2019

Top five NEW must-see stage musicals

Anyone who knows anything about musicals knows all about the classics. The spectacular emotion of Les Miserables, the captivating aura of Phantom of the Opera, the feel-good sing-a-long of Mamma ...

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

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 ...