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Preview: 24:7 – The Perfect Ten

July 16, 2014



24:7 has come a long way from its beginnings back in 2004. Ten years on, the festival goes from strength to strength attracting audiences from far and wide with it’s programme of talent. 24:7’s latest season is about to get underway, and enthusiasm and creatively were certainly at an all time high at the preview […]

Posted in: Theatre

GM Fringe 2014: Be My Baby

July 11, 2014


Be My Baby

Amanda Whittington’s 1998 play, Be My Baby, is the first production from Manchester’s newest, and all-female theatre company, Asphalt Roses. Be My Baby tackles the problems of teenage pregnancy in 1960’s England. Four teenage girls find themselves in an institution for unmarried mothers. Illegitimate babies are born under the watchful eye of the matron, and […]

Posted in: Theatre

Stroker’s Picks: The Greater Manchester Fringe

July 1, 2014


GM Fringe Team

As regular readers will know, we’re stalwart supporters of the Fringe scene in Manchester and beyond, and the Greater Manchester Fringe returns for a third year with even more shows and more venues presenting a mix of drama, comedy and music over the next 31 days. The Fringe is a place for new and existing […]

Posted in: Previews

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