Theatre Review


23rd February 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: On The Outskirts Of A Large Event at HOME, Manchester

When an iceberg arrives at a tropical island, the inhabitants automatically begin to search for a scapegoat for this unlikely visitor. Exploring themes of memory...


20th February 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: Thriller Live at The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Thriller Live is a collaboration and celebration of Michael Jackson’s life and music. Rather than a musical, it’s more like a mixture of a concert...


15th February 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: The Almighty Sometimes at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Focusing on one of the most pressing social issues of our time, The Almighty Sometimes is a exploration of children’s mental health that takes its...


14th February 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: Flashdance at The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Based on the famous and fabulous film by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, Flashdance tells the story of 18 year old wanna be dancer Alex...


7th February 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: Dancing Bear at The Palace Theatre, Manchester

After seeing a circus bear being forced to perform, Jamie Fletcher realised that this reflected her life, and how the world wanted her to conform...


6th February 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: Strangers on a Train at The Opera House, Manchester

While meeting on a train, Guy Haines, a young tennis player, and Charles Bruno, a charming psychopath. Charles wants to “get rid” of his hated...


3rd February 2018 | By nq_admin

Lowry review: One man and his dad and the heartbreak of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is something that touches us all in one way or another, whether affecting a family member or a friend. It’s a very prominent problem in our daily...


2nd February 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: Hamlet at The Lowry, Salford Quays

Compared to the repetitive versions I’ve seen of Hamlet, Paapa Essiedu’s spectacular performance is breathtaking, giving the needed colour to the role of Hamlet. Being...


22nd January 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: SpaceTime Helix @ The Lowry

Who would have thought that a piece of string, a light, and a controller could be some mesmerising? Well, that’s SpaceTime Helix in a nutshell. The...


21st January 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: Cabaret: A Show About The End of Love @ PUSH Festival, HOME

There is nothing better than a jazz singer singing about the woes of love and a string quartet accompanying her, playing the emotional and portraying the different...


21st January 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: True Stories @ PUSH Festival, HOME

A mixture of spoken word, music, dancing, singing, storytelling and cooking a full-three course meal on stage, True Stories journeys through four talented artists’ stories of...


16th January 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: YesYesNoNo@ PUSH Festival, HOME

One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl, four for a boy, five for silver, six for gold… With the origins of superstitions...


16th January 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: Hatch Home (Imprint) @ PUSH Festival, Home

Spoken word and poetry is not for everyone, but you cannot deny a rise in the interest in this performance art, with poetry slams and...


13th January 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: Said the Seismograph About the Tremor @ Push Festival, HOME

A brand new piece of work in its early stages, Elmi Ali presents 1970s post-revolutionary Somalia rubbing up against present day Mancunian diasporic sensibilities in...


13th January 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: The Manchester Project @ Push Festival, HOME

Monkeywood Theatre Company have commissioned 19 Mancunian writers to write 19 tiny but titanic new plays exploring Manchester and its people. The plays take us from Moss...


13th January 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: The Return @ Push Festival, HOME

Inspired by both Stephen King and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the audience saw an abridged version of act one.  The Return is the story of...


11th January 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: The Claim at The Royal Exchange Theatre

People seeking asylum has been in the news for the last couple of years, and The Claim looks at what the process is of those...


15th December 2017 | By nq_admin

Review: The Gruffalo at The Lowry

Take a stroll through the deep dark wood with Mouse in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for...


15th December 2017 | By nq_admin

Review: Beautiful the Carole King Musical at Manchester’s Palace Theatre

Growing up in Brooklyn, an ordinary girl having an extraordinary talent, Carole King fights her way into the record business as a teenager and sold her first...


15th December 2017 | By nq_admin

Review: Dick Whittington at Manchester’s Opera House

What do you get when you mix John Barrowman, some very tight tights, the Krankies and a cat? Dick Whittington the Pantomime! A very bizarre...