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The Prince

The Prince

The film’s strengths are undoubtedly in the performances and the production design

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Rent at Hope Mill Theatre

Rent at Hope Mill Theatre

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Update from Oldham Coliseum

Update from Oldham Coliseum

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Review: Cold Years

Review: Cold Years

A solid first outing for a skilled band

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Luke Spiby reviews the new Sea Girls album

Luke Spiby reviews the new Sea Girls album

Overall Open Up Your Head is an impressive first outing

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Tenet

Tenet

FYI, you might have to watch it a few times before it makes complete sense...

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Born to Manifest

Born to Manifest

Borrows from hip hop, and draws on his personal experiences

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Interview with Another Sky

Interview with Another Sky

Luke Spiby caught up with Catrin Vincent and guitarist Jack Gilbert

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Luke Spiby reviews

Luke Spiby reviews "Dots" by Nearly Skulls

An ethereal guitar riff that rings high over a simple rock accompaniment

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"Harpurhey Hostility"

This song fuels the fire within and makes you even more restless and ready to break out

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The Hired Man online

The Hired Man online

You can even download a programme

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Girls Like That

Girls Like That

Girls Like That is an engaging piece of theatre as well as a useful educational resource

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Going Viral

Going Viral

The relevance of this piece in the shadow of the current crisis makes it a must-watch

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The Unknown Island

The Unknown Island

The idiosyncrasies of this allegory were enough to keep me enthralled throughout

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Review: The Past Keeps on Coming

Review: The Past Keeps on Coming

This little gem could pass you by

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Review: Circus of Books

Review: Circus of Books

Quirky, funny and truly original

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The Tale of Little Bevan

The Tale of Little Bevan

The Tale of Little Bevan is a fully engaging and unpredictable story

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Top Story - An Apocalyptic Comedy.

Top Story - An Apocalyptic Comedy.

An apocalyptic comedy, written by Sebastian Michael

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Flowers For Mrs Harris

Flowers For Mrs Harris

Mrs Harris is a fun and heart-warming if rather convoluted piece of art

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What I Heard About The World

What I Heard About The World

I think What I Heard About The World is the perfect place to start; everyone can take something away from it.

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Here I Belong

Here I Belong

Elsie’s emotional journey is enough to keep you interested and engaged

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Crossings

Crossings

Overall this is a touching slow-burner about the personal side of war and injustice

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It’s True, It’s True, It’s True: A Review By Luke Spiby

It’s True, It’s True, It’s True: A Review By Luke Spiby

With theatres in lockdown, we have selected a performances reviewed previously.Luke Spiby at the helm.

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Destined for the West End, this is an exhilaratingly joyous joyride

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Little Wimmin HOME Mcr

Little Wimmin HOME Mcr

It's just very different and like a strong Margarita, not to everyone's taste.

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Street Scene at The Lowry

Street Scene at The Lowry

Long may this creativity, contrast and magic continue.

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Turn of the screw

Turn of the screw

Something of beauty and brings a level of tension, intimacy and uniqueness

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Marriage of Figaro

Marriage of Figaro

A suitably joyous production

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Absurd person singular

Absurd person singular

well acted with nicely sharp deliveries, and with a bit of 70’s nostalgia thrown in.

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Cinderella at Manchester Opera House 2018

Cinderella at Manchester Opera House 2018

A riotous evening and a sure-fire hit with children young and old.

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