The Kitchen Sink

The Kitchen Sink

Oldham Coliseum. 9 February 2018. During one of the many Dolly Parton songs we are treated to in Chris Lawson's production of 'The Kitchen Sink', she exclaims "if I had wings I would fly away tomorrow". Wings are in short supply in Withernsea. Tom Wells’ slice of family life is a bittersweet confection - generous [...]

Manchester Theatre – February 2018

Manchester Theatre – February 2018

There's no shortage of new shows in Manchester this month. Here are three productions I'm looking forward to, all of which match strong contemporary writing with some amazing acting talent. The Almighty Sometimes Manchester theatre's big news this month is Kendall Feaver's 'The Almighty Sometimes' at the Royal Exchange. The play was a winner of [...]

Oh What A Lovely War

Oh What A Lovely War

Oldham Coliseum. 12 September 2017. A 'musical entertainment' from the 1960s casting a satirical eye over the First World War and done in the style of old music hall theatre could sound like a dusty museum piece of a show. However while the Great War is now a century ago, as tensions simmer in Korea [...]