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REVIEW: Hindle Wakes | Bolton Octagon

Joan Davies on a play that aroused a storm of protest in 1912

REVIEW: Oh! What A Lovely War | Opera House

Joan Davies on a piece of theatre history and a reflection on war in our time.

Mack & Mabel At The Opera House

Michael Ball takes to the stage
REVIEW: Hindle Wakes | Bolton OctagonREVIEW: Hindle Wakes | Bolton OctagonJoan Davies on a play that aroused a storm of protest in 1912
REVIEW: Oh! What A Lovely War | Opera HouseREVIEW: Oh! What A Lovely War | Opera HouseJoan Davies on a piece of theatre history and a reflection on war in our time.
Mack & Mabel At The Opera HouseMack & Mabel At The Opera HouseMichael Ball takes to the stage
Rigoletto And Madama Butterfly At The Opera HouseRigoletto And Madama Butterfly At The Opera HouseCatch two stunning productions in one weekend
REVIEW: Scuttlers | Royal ExchangeREVIEW: Scuttlers | Royal ExchangeKate Morris on a new original play about Victorian Manchester's notorious youth gangs
REVIEW: East Is East | Opera HouseREVIEW: East Is East | Opera HouseJoan Davies on a difficult film to match on stage
Top Hat Dances Into The Opera HouseTop Hat Dances Into The Opera HouseThe classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’ musical comes to town in February
REVIEW: Filth And Despair & Tuesdays At Tesco | HOMEREVIEW: Filth And Despair & Tuesdays At Tesco | HOMEJoan Davies on two cracking plays for £20 at the Re:play Festival
REVIEW: Spamalot | Opera HouseREVIEW: Spamalot | Opera HouseJoan Davies on a marmite of a musical
MIF: Damon Albarn's New Alice In Wonderland MusicalMIF: Damon Albarn's New Alice In Wonderland MusicalWonder.land will debut at the Manchester International Festival in July
PREVIEW: Re:play Festival | HOMEPREVIEW: Re:play Festival | HOMEA second chance to see the most innovative and talked-about productions from MCR's fringe scene
REVIEW: Little Shop Of Horrors | Royal ExchangeREVIEW: Little Shop Of Horrors | Royal ExchangeJoan Davies on an untraditional and vastly enjoyable Christmas show
REVIEW: A Christmas Carol | Great Northern PlayhouseREVIEW: A Christmas Carol | Great Northern PlayhouseJoan Davies on a dinner party with Scrooge on Deansgate
The Bodyguard Is Coming To The Palace TheatreThe Bodyguard Is Coming To The Palace TheatreAlexandra Burke will star in the hit musical – tickets on sale now
REVIEW: Othello | The LowryREVIEW: Othello | The LowryJoan Davies on a trimmed Othello that's well worth a visit but not the whole story
Shrek The Musical Is ComingShrek The Musical Is ComingInternational hit arrives at The Palace Theatre this December
Cinderella Transformed At The Palace TheatreCinderella Transformed At The Palace TheatreNorthern Ballet bring their powerful new production to Manchester
Classic Agatha Christie At The Opera HouseClassic Agatha Christie At The Opera HouseBlack Coffee stars Jason Durr as Hercule Poirot
REVIEW: Barnum | Palace TheatreREVIEW: Barnum | Palace TheatreJoan Davies on Brian Conley's portrayal of the legendary circus impresario
Barnum Tickets Now On SaleBarnum Tickets Now On SaleSee Cameron Mackintosh’s smash hit musical at the Palace Theatre
REVIEW: The Trial, Music Theatre Wales, RNCMREVIEW: The Trial, Music Theatre Wales, RNCMJonathan Payne on the Philip Glass opera based on novelist Franz Kafka's modernist masterpiece
Maxine Peake Named Patron Of Women In ComedyMaxine Peake Named Patron Of Women In ComedyWith the actor's support the festival continues with 80 shows across Manchester until 26 October
PREVIEW: Dance, The LowryPREVIEW: Dance, The LowryJoan Davies previews the Lowry Theatre's upcoming seven week dance season (Fri 17 Oct to Weds 3 Dec)
REVIEW: JB Shorts, Joshua BrooksREVIEW: JB Shorts, Joshua BrooksJoan Davies reviews all six of this year's plays by established TV writers
Snow White At The Opera HouseSnow White At The Opera HouseHollywood royalty to star in this year's Christmas panto
REVIEW: Hamlet, Royal Exchange TheatreREVIEW: Hamlet, Royal Exchange TheatreLucy Tomlinson thinks Maxine Peake may play an angry young (wo)man, but gender is fast forgotten
REVIEW: Jersey Boys, Palace TheatreREVIEW: Jersey Boys, Palace Theatre"You know what you're going to get," says Joan Davies. "That's why you buy it."
HOME: Romeo & Juliet, Victoria Baths, PreviewedHOME: Romeo & Juliet, Victoria Baths, PreviewedShakespeare gets a lick of East European criminality in MCR's Edwardian 'water palace'
24/7: Three Women & The Lives and Loves of Vera Dymond24/7: Three Women & The Lives and Loves of Vera DymondJoan Davies asks where's the empowerment?
Box Of Tricks Reviewed: 24/7 FestivalBox Of Tricks Reviewed: 24/7 FestivalJoan Davies thinks you should go
MCR Fringe, Jazz and 24:7MCR Fringe, Jazz and 24:7Joan Davies with a MCR hive of cultural offerings
A Laughter-Packed July At The Frog And BucketA Laughter-Packed July At The Frog And BucketThere’s still plenty to smile about at the Frog and Bucket this summer
Showboat, The Lowry, ReviewedShowboat, The Lowry, ReviewedJoan Davies on the beauty and the clunk of the Cape Town Opera's brief tour
Jersey Boys At The Palace TheatreJersey Boys At The Palace TheatreThursday 4 September – Saturday 4 October
Cirque Du Soleil ReviewedCirque Du Soleil ReviewedJoan Davies fantasises about running up walls but finds the circus troupe a bit too safe
Avenue Q, Palace Theatre, ReviewedAvenue Q, Palace Theatre, ReviewedJoan Davies on the unPC puppets conquering the Palace
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