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REVIEW: Mugabe, My Dad & Me – York Theatre Royal

Tonderai Munyevu’s one man performance of Mugabe, My Dad & Me premiered at York Theatre Royal this week. Adam Graver was there to experience the show. Robert Mugabe is a figure I have heard much about, but I have never explored the history of the former President of Zimbabwe enough to know anything other than […]

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REVIEW: Educating Rita – York Theatre Royal

Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson star in a new, critically-acclaimed production of Willy Russell’s award-winning play Educating Rita at York Theatre Royal from 31 August to 4 September. Celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary, Willy Russell’s play Educating Rita was a victim to the lockdown, but finally made its way to York Theatre Royal this week, with […]

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REVIEW: Leeds Festival 2021

It’s been some time since Halfway 2 Nowhere hit the mainstream but this weekend, we were fully immersed in the spectacle that was Leeds Festival. Friday and Sunday were an absolute triumph and whilst we couldn’t attend on Saturday, the early reviews and comments suggest the entire weekend was a resounding success for all in […]

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LIVE REVIEW: The K’s – Jimmy’s, Liverpool – 10/8/2021.

Things are back to some sort of normality. It feels like the world has turned full circle. The last band I should have seen prior to ‘Lockdown One’ was The K’s at Liverpool Arts Club in April, 2020. The gig happened, but I decided against it. So I couldn’t have been happier to have got […]

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Live Review – FestEVOL at Future Yard, Birkenhead, 31/7/2021.

I am sure it was just coincidence that in the same week a major finance company crowned Birkenhead as the ‘Trendiest Town in the UK’, FestEVOL start the first of their triumvirate of local festivals in the town. When you’re hot, you’re hot I guess. And it’s not just the town that has garnered plaudits. […]

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Live Review : The Sway – The Angus Tap and Grind, Liverpool – 30/6/2021.

I hadn’t intended to review The Sway at The Angus Tap and Grind (henceforth called The Angus), but sometimes you have such a great time that you want to share the experience with others. This is one of those occasions. The Angus is a relatively new venue in Liverpool. Situated on Dale Street, on the […]

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REVIEW: A Splinter of Ice – Original Theatre Company

Ben Brown’s new production A Splinter of Ice, impresses at York Theatre Royal in July 2021. Moscow 1987 and the cold war begins to thaw. After declining his offer for more than 30 years, novelist Graham Greene travels into the heart of the Soviet Union to meet with his old MI6 boss and double-agent, Kim […]

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PREVIEW: A Splinter of Ice – York Theatre Royal

All week at York Theatre Royal, A Splinter of Ice, takes over the main house with an intense, politically charged production that will appeal to the masses. Ben Brown’s new political drama A Splinter of Ice – at York Theatre Royal from 6-10 July – explores an unlikely friendship – a friendship interwoven with deceit […]

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NEWS: Tramlines Festival 2021 Confirmed For Events Research Programme

Sold-out Tramlines Festival will go ahead at full capacity in Sheffield’s Hillsborough Park from July 23rd to 25th as part of Events Research Programme Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival 2021 today announces that it will join the third phase of the Government’s Events Research Programme, allowing the sold-out music festival at Hillsborough Park to take place at […]

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INTERVIEW- Wendy James.

The epithet ‘icon’ is one that is too often freely thrown about. But when you’ve created some of the most instantly recognisable pop songs of the late 80’s and early 90’s; have Top Of The Pops performances that still cause a stir when reshown on TV; and when there are historic images of Kurt Cobain […]