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Kickstarting the Fringe

July 30, 2014


Manchester Theatre Award winners Lass Productions are back with their first show since leaving the Lass O’Gowrie and the clock is ticking.. Othello has been transplanted to the modern day and into the backstabbing boardrooms of Venezia FC – a platform Lass Productions believes is more relevant than ever for Othello’s  immortal themes of professional jealousy, reputation, rage […]

GM Fringe 2014: Len Johnson: Fighter

July 18, 2014


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 […]

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 […]

HOME on the Horizon – Preview: Angel Meadow

June 10, 2014


Following in the footsteps of previous site-specific pieces Manchester Lines and Manchester Sound, a new era is being ushered in as theatre comes HOME to Manchester. HOME Manchester presents the world premiere of Angel Meadow tonight, the first in a series of site-specific productions taking place around Manchester in the lead-up to the opening of the £25m centre […]

Stroker’s Picks: Bank Holiday Culture

May 23, 2014


It’s the Bank Holiday weekend! The sun might be threatening to come out, but it’s time for you to get your culture on with our pick of some of the most exciting and controversial exhibitions on in the area the moment: Pick of the week:  Collider: The World’s Greatest Experiment The Museum of Science and […]

Stroker’s Picks: The C Project

May 9, 2014


Manchester’s Christie Hospital has established itself as one of the biggest and best causes to raise money for. The largest cancer centre in Europe, it treats in excess of 40,000 patients each year. Many fundraisers are gearing up for next weekend’s Great Manchester Run to raise money in support of the Christie, but over in […]

Manchester Matters: Boycott the Breweries?

January 2, 2014


Manchester’s been hit with a triple whammy of venue closures within the last few months. Three iconic ale houses have shut up shop across the city – each of them had diversified their efforts to stay afloat. Oxford Road’s Jabez Clegg and The Lass O’Gowrie and Chapel Street’s Black Lion have, or will shortly,  close their […]