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12th Nov Photography by John Hesten. Sir Karl Jenkins is now the most-performed living composer, according to recent surveys and a BBC documentary. His Mass for Peace, ‘The Armed Man’, must surely be responsible for this. Oldham Choral Society made it their major piece in last night’s magnificent Armistice Centenary Concert ‘On Land and Sea’, performed in […]
8th Nov Communicate, on at Oldham Library, coincided with Men’s Mental Health Month and rightly so. Based on true events, the play is one couple’s journey through bereavement, love, pregnancy, superheroes and enforced pen maintenance. It’s a story about the importance of talking, opening up and grief, it is about not letting your past determine your future. […]
25th Jun Bread and Roses tells the real-life story of the huge mill-worker’s strike in Lawrence Massachusetts in 1912. 20,000 workers originating from all corners of the globe, led mainly by the female workplace who fought not just for the bread for their daily existence, but also for the roses in order to live a full life- […]
21st Jun The powerful National Theatre production of War Horse is back in Manchester until June 30 at The Lowry Theatre, Salford directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted by Nick Stafford it is presented in association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company. The War Horse story has […]
12th Jun The Lyceum Theatre has ended their season of British comedy with Ray Cooney and John Chapman’s farce ‘Not Now Darling’. Set in an elegant fur salon in Mayfair, owner Gilbert Bodley is scheming to seduce a beautiful, but married stripper with the aid of a mink coat. His scheme goes badly awry when her husband […]
19th Mar In this production of Whisky Galore, presented by Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Hull Truck Theatre and New Vic Theatre, you will come for the story and stay for the incredible characters. Directed by Kevin Shaw and adapted by Philip Goulding, the play is based around a true story in which the islanders of Great and Little […]
18th Feb Standing ovations for world premiere of award-winning play at The Royal Exchange THE ALMIGHTY SOMETIMES REVIEW by DENISE EVANS POWERFUL: Julie Hesmondhalgh and Norah Lopez Holden in The Almighty Sometimes which tackles the issues of mental health head on.   Local actors Julie Hesmondhalgh and Norah Lopez Holden are appearing at The Royal Exchange Theatre in the World […]