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GM Fringe 2014: Len Johnson: Fighter

July 18, 2014

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A lost slice of Manchester’s past has come back to life in Salford this week. Len Johnson: Fighter tells the story of a boxer, possibly one of the greatest boxers of our time, denied the chance to fight for any titles due to the colour of his skin. After his retirement, he finds himself embroiled […]

GM Fringe 2014: Be My Baby

July 11, 2014

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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 […]

Stroker’s Picks: The Greater Manchester Fringe

July 1, 2014

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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 […]

Stroker’s Picks: May 2014

May 15, 2014

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Spring has most definitely sprung in Manchester with a veritable selection of events to tickle your cultural tastebuds in the coming days! Manchester After Hours & NQ After Dark Various venues citywide, Thursday 15 May  Culture vultures will be excited by Manchester’s finest cultural and bohemian hotspots open their doors late for one night only. […]

Spring and Port Wine – LIVE!

February 14, 2014

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Bill Naughton’s period drama Spring and Port Wine is brought kicking and screaming into the 21st century thanks to a new adaptation as part of The Kings Arms’ ‘Mashed Up North’ festival. This story about a dominating father trying to control his increasingly wayward children whilst rebellion hangs is in the air may feel quaint […]

re:playing for Free – January on the Fringe

January 6, 2014

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Salford is kicking off 2014 with not just one, but two festivals, both at opposite ends of the Fringe spectrum, but both sharing the same ethos – showcasing new talent and writing to an ever widening audience. It is easy at the start of a New Year to forge ahead with a clean sweep and […]

Little Shop of Horrors – LIVE!

December 16, 2013

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The Kings Arms’ new Artistic Director, James Baker, is certainly looking to make an impression on Manchester’s busy Fringe scene. With his production company Assembled Junk, their last show, Spring Awakening, premiered to sell-out audiences and critical acclaim earlier this year. Now the team are back with a lavish adaptation of Menken and Ashman’s comedy […]