Theatre Review: When Both Sides Surrender

Off the corner of Deansgate, in the great city of Manchester, hidden away amongst the arches of old car showrooms, there seems to be an abundance of talented thespians making a racket. I blame 53two and it’s seemingly never ending schedule of events taking the...

JB Shorts 16: Different Venue, Same Quality

After another stellar run, JB Shorts 16 came to a close on November 12th, but not before one last performance to leave everyone gasping for air and clawing at their sides to stop them from splitting. JB 16 was cast by Michelle Smith and played out at a brand new...

Theatre Review: Concrete Jungle

The story is right up my street, being myself a chronic sufferer of white, middle class guilt, as well as being lucky enough to work in an industry in which the family behind me gave me greater chance of success than someone without such advantages. In others words my...

Theatre Review: Beetles From The West

When it comes to heavy subject matters, Cancer is definitely up there at the top of the list, so it was with great pleasure and surprise that Beetles From the West wasn’t all doom and gloom. Don’t get me wrong, there was plenty of drama and some very touching raw...

Theatre Review: The Book of Northern

If you love the North, Fringe Theatre, and are desperate to find a piece that includes references to the Philosophy of Rene Descartes, the musical genius of George Formby, and the phrase “Once you go black you never go back,” then The Book of Northern: The...