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Joan Davies

Showing 40 of Joan Davies's latest articles.

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.
REVIEW: East Is East | Opera HouseREVIEW: East Is East | Opera HouseJoan Davies on a difficult film to match on stage
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
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
REVIEW: Othello | The LowryREVIEW: Othello | The LowryJoan Davies on a trimmed Othello that's well worth a visit but not the whole story
REVIEW: Barnum | Palace TheatreREVIEW: Barnum | Palace TheatreJoan Davies on Brian Conley's portrayal of the legendary circus impresario
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
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
Showboat, The Lowry, ReviewedShowboat, The Lowry, ReviewedJoan Davies on the beauty and the clunk of the Cape Town Opera's brief tour
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
Annie Get Your Gun ReviewedAnnie Get Your Gun ReviewedJoan Davies thinks Jason Donovan needs to try a bit harder
From There To Here: PreviewFrom There To Here: PreviewJoan Davies on the BBC mini-series exploring the aftermath of the '96 IRA bomb
See How They Run, The Opera House, ReviewedSee How They Run, The Opera House, ReviewedJoan Davies enjoys the comedy reimagined by Warwick Davis and the actors of the Reduced Height Theatre Company
Hunger For Trade, Royal Exchange, ReviewedHunger For Trade, Royal Exchange, ReviewedJoan Davies takes in a theatrical response to the global food crisis
Coronation Street Tour ReviewedCoronation Street Tour ReviewedJoan Davies is charmed by the return of The Street as a MCR tourist attraction
Much Ado About Nothing ReviewedMuch Ado About Nothing ReviewedThe most entertaining version Joan Davies has seen, but there's still problems at the heart
Accidental Death Of An Anarchist, Oldham Coliseum, ReviewedAccidental Death Of An Anarchist, Oldham Coliseum, ReviewedJoan Davies reviews Dario Fo's classic play and finds the muddled references grating
Let It Be and Jersey Boys: PreviewLet It Be and Jersey Boys: PreviewJoan Davies pays tribute to the tributes
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, MCR Opera House, ReviewedDirty Rotten Scoundrels, MCR Opera House, ReviewedJoan Davies uncovers Robert Lindsay's one weakness... salsa
Le Corsaire, Palace Theatre, ReviewedLe Corsaire, Palace Theatre, ReviewedJoan Davies embraces the swashbuckling visuals but finds the production falls short
Blindsided, Royal Exchange Theatre, ReviewedBlindsided, Royal Exchange Theatre, ReviewedJoan Davies finds a play saved by acting rather than writing
The Pride, Opera House, ReviewedThe Pride, Opera House, ReviewedJoan Davies reviews the award-winning debut play by Alexi Kaye-Campbell
West Side Story, The Palace Theatre: ReviewedWest Side Story, The Palace Theatre: ReviewedJoan Davies deems the Manhattan love story a timeless musical production.
That Day We Sang, Royal Exchange Theatre: ReviewedThat Day We Sang, Royal Exchange Theatre: ReviewedJoan Davies revels in nostalgic charm rather than family fun
Singin' In The Rain, Opera House: ReviewedSingin' In The Rain, Opera House: ReviewedJoan Davies delights in this joyous affair
Sweeney Todd, Royal Exchange Theatre, ReviewedSweeney Todd, Royal Exchange Theatre, ReviewedJoan Davies has a new found love for the old Sondheim musical theatre classic
All My Sons, Royal Exchange Theatre, ReviewedAll My Sons, Royal Exchange Theatre, ReviewedJoan Davies is impressed by Miller's return to the round
Chicago, Oldham Coliseum, ReviewedChicago, Oldham Coliseum, ReviewedJoan Davies is razzle dazzled by the Oldham Coliseum’s take on this popular musical
Manchester 24:7 Theatre Festival 2013: PreviewedManchester 24:7 Theatre Festival 2013: PreviewedJoan Davies previews the eight day festival of new theatre
Are We Powerless? MIF 2013 ReviewedAre We Powerless? MIF 2013 ReviewedJoan Davies heads to Albert Hall to discuss whether protest can influence the world's financial powers.

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