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The Favourite in review: Lust-fuelled, nightmarish and outrageously funny, the perfect period drama from Yorogos Lanthimos
The Favourite is a marvellous contemporary take on a historic tale as yet untouched, rife with deceit, lust and betrayal from an all star cast.
Kestra Walker   |  10 Jan 2019
Cinderella at the Manchester Opera House, In Review
Cinderella at the Manchester Opera House, In Review
Cinderella delivered a night of fun, energy and eyebrow-raising humour at the Manchester Opera House, firmly securing itself as a must-see show this panto season.
Kestra Walker   |  12 Dec 2018
Review
Raleigh Ritchie at the Manchester Academy, In Review
Raleigh Ritchie at the Manchester Academy, In Review
Raleigh Ritchie played the Manchester Academy on Saturday for his first live show in almost 18 months, and we were glad to welcome him back.
Kestra Walker   |  26 Nov 2018
Review
Slaves at the Manchester Academy, In Review
Slaves at the Manchester Academy, In Review
Did you know that 65% of UK homes have at least one magnolia wall? I bet you didn’t.
Russell Kingsfield   |  21 Nov 2018
Review
Parcels at Manchester Academy, In Review
Parcels at Manchester Academy, In Review
Groovy basslines, funky keyboard rhythms and pure 70s aesthetic encompass all that Parcels are.
Russell Kingsfield   |  7 Nov 2018
Review
Felicity Ward at The Lowry, In Review
Felicity Ward at The Lowry, In Review
From overflowing toilet rolls and chicken karaoke, Felicity Ward effortlessly barrels through a plethora of topics in her show 'Busting a Nut'.
Kestra Walker   |  5 Nov 2018
Review
A Star is Born: In Review
A Star is Born: In Review
The 2018 movie is a contemporary and creative remake that unveils the coveted talents of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
Aminah Barnes   |  1 Nov 2018
Review
Mark Thomas: Check-Up - Our NHS at the Arcola Theatre, London: In Review
Mark Thomas: Check-Up - Our NHS at the Arcola Theatre, London: In Review
Compelling, funny and moving: this is Thomas on fine form. 
Polly Hofmann   |  30 Oct 2018
Review
Hayley Kiyoko at the Manchester Academy: In Review
Hayley Kiyoko at the Manchester Academy: In Review
Hayley Kiyoko's 'Expectations' descended on Manchester last Wednesday for a pop-fuelled night of love and acceptance.
Kestra Walker   |  26 Oct 2018
Review
Let It Be at the Opera House, Manchester: In Review
Let It Be at the Opera House, Manchester: In Review
We relived the magic of the Beatles as Beatlemania descended upon the Manchester Opera House.
Rachel Jones   |  24 Oct 2018
Review
Aurora at the Manchester Academy, In Review
Aurora at the Manchester Academy, In Review
Last night Aurora took to the stage of the Manchester Academy, showcasing a talent beyond her years.
Kestra Walker   |  11 Oct 2018
Review
Matilda the Musical at the Palace Theatre, Manchester: In Review
Matilda the Musical at the Palace Theatre, Manchester: In Review
Matilda the Musical has arrived in Manchester and we couldn't be more excited.
Aayush Chadha   |  24 Sep 2018
Review
'A Simple Favor' is dark and twisted with a comical edge: Review
'A Simple Favor' is dark and twisted with a comical edge: Review
Warring mothers take a murder mystery to the next level as one woman's past begins to unravel...
Kestra Walker   |  24 Sep 2018
Review
A Complete Diversion was the perfect start to a new era: Twenty One Pilots at the O2 Academy Brixton, In Review
A Complete Diversion was the perfect start to a new era: Twenty One Pilots at the O2 Academy Brixton, In Review
Twenty One Pilots kickstarted 'Trench' on Wednesday night at the O2 Academy Brixton with 'A Complete Diversion'.
Kestra Walker   |  14 Sep 2018
Review
In Review: Janelle Monáe at the Manchester Academy was magical, powerful and an incredible time
In Review: Janelle Monáe at the Manchester Academy was magical, powerful and an incredible time
Janelle Monáe drips talent, presence and control as she acted as conductor in what was a pure celebration at the Academy.
Kestra Walker   |  11 Sep 2018
Review
Searching (2018) Review: Suspenseful, immersive and incredibly thoughtful
Searching (2018) Review: Suspenseful, immersive and incredibly thoughtful
The search for Margot Kim is on after she doesn't return home: an excellent portrayal of an age-old story told through the lens of modern day online communication.
Kestra Walker   |  6 Sep 2018
Review
Slender Man Review: Does the film live up to its viral fame?
Slender Man Review: Does the film live up to its viral fame?
Slender Man ranks in at 2.5 stars out of 5 for a new take on a viral urban myth.
Kestra Walker   |  28 Aug 2018
Review
Adele Cliff's 'Sheep' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in review
Adele Cliff's 'Sheep' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in review
4/5 - Adele Cliff's debut hour at the Fringe is packed with one-liners, amusing anecdotes and so-bad-they're-good puns that leave the audience groaning and laughing at the same time.
Laura Marie Scott   |  17 Aug 2018
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In Review: An Officer and a Gentleman at the Manchester Opera House
In Review: An Officer and a Gentleman at the Manchester Opera House
Through incredible set design, intuitive lighting and an outstanding cast, I was thoroughly immersed in the setting of An Officer and a Gentleman.
Aayush Chadha   |  16 Aug 2018
Review
Ant-Man and the Wasp Review: Proving a little can go a long way
Ant-Man and the Wasp Review: Proving a little can go a long way
Funny, heart-warming and jam-packed with incredible action scenes and innovative technology: Ant-Man and the Wasp is another must-see delivery from the MCU.
Kestra Walker   |  8 Aug 2018
Review
'Expectations were high and I wasn't disappointed' - In Review: Fame, Palace Theatre
'Expectations were high and I wasn't disappointed' - In Review: Fame, Palace Theatre
Given it's lineage of stand-out films and adaptation, Fame the Musical had a lot to live up to.
Aayush Chadha   |  30 Jul 2018
Review
In Review: Sherlock Holmes - The Final Curtain at the Manchester Opera House
In Review: Sherlock Holmes - The Final Curtain at the Manchester Opera House
A fabulous cast of actors, an incredible set and production, but a plot that left me feeling neither clever from figuring parts out or outfoxed by a brilliant writer.
Rory Burns   |  27 Jul 2018
Review
In Review: Testament at the O2 Ritz, Manchester
In Review: Testament at the O2 Ritz, Manchester
Overall, Testament proved why they have managed the longevity in their career and gave a real masterclass in thrash.
Elliot DaCosta   |  6 Apr 2018
Review
Judas Priest are back and better than ever - 'Firepower' Review
Judas Priest are back and better than ever - 'Firepower' Review
“If you claim to love metal and don’t love this record, you don’t love metal.”
Elliot DaCosta   |  21 Mar 2018
Review
In Review: La Traviata, Manchester Opera House
In Review: La Traviata, Manchester Opera House
An essential a love affair that threatens a nobleman’s image in society, almost leads him to ruin, involves sacrifice and finally, redemption.
Aayush Chadha   |  13 Mar 2018
Review
In Review: Courtney Marie Andrews, O2 ABC Glasgow
In Review: Courtney Marie Andrews, O2 ABC Glasgow
Andrews with just an acoustic guitar and her incredible vocals, captivated the crowd for well over two hours.
Arianne Welsh   |  6 Feb 2018
Review
In Review: Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre
In Review: Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre
The smash-hit musical by theatrical genius Lin-Manuel Miranda has opened in London and has exceeded all of our very high expectations.
Arianne Welsh   |  31 Jan 2018
Review
In Review: King Krule, Manchester Academy
In Review: King Krule, Manchester Academy
The Peckham born and raised singer showcases material new and old for the first time in Manchester for 4 years.
Connor Cooper   |  16 Jan 2018
Review
In Review: Mac DeMarco, Manchester Academy
In Review: Mac DeMarco, Manchester Academy
Mac has always managed to come across as nonchalant towards both his fame and his music - but he puts on a hell of a show.
Russell Kingsfield   |  28 Nov 2017
Review
In Review: Perturbator, Manchester Academy
In Review: Perturbator, Manchester Academy
The French Electronic musician has been busy this year, releasing an EP and touring all over the world.
Russell Kingsfield   |  20 Nov 2017
Review
In Review: Logic, Manchester Academy
In Review: Logic, Manchester Academy
November kicked off with a stellar performance from Logic at the Manchester Academy, from basketball games to cathartic songs.
Kestra Walker   |  6 Nov 2017
Review
5 Reasons To See Wicked
5 Reasons To See Wicked
Wicked is now in its eleventh year in London and continues to astound audiences eight times a week. Here are five reasons to go and see this gravity defying show.
Lauren Philpott   |  1 Nov 2017
Review
In Review: English National Ballet, Palace Theatre
In Review: English National Ballet, Palace Theatre
Raw, confusing, visceral, spectacular. Those were the first words that entered my mind as I sat, transfixed, watching the English National Ballet perform.
Aayush Chadha   |  12 Oct 2017
Review
In Review: Dua Lipa, Manchester Academy
In Review: Dua Lipa, Manchester Academy
The dark pop princess dominated the stage and delivered an overwhelming performance on Tuesday night at Manchester Academy.
Kestra Walker   |  12 Oct 2017
Review
In Review: Shellac, Manchester Academy
In Review: Shellac, Manchester Academy
Last Thursday the iconic technical rock band Shellac played the Manchester Academy, and here's how it went.
Nicholas Heath   |  9 Oct 2017
Review
In Review:  Five Guys Named Moe, Marble Arch Theatre, London
In Review: Five Guys Named Moe, Marble Arch Theatre, London
The newly built Marble Arch Theatre is a wonderful new space in the heart of London and with it comes a wonderful show – Five Guys Named Moe.
Lauren Philpott   |  28 Sep 2017
Review
In Review: Young Guns, Manchester Academy
In Review: Young Guns, Manchester Academy
Young Guns returned to Manchester on Monday night to deliver a night of amazing rock music.
Kestra Walker   |  28 Sep 2017
Review
In Review: The Ferryman, Gielgud Theatre, London
In Review: The Ferryman, Gielgud Theatre, London
It’s 1981, in Northern Ireland, there is mass unrest and the IRA are in full swing. For the Carney family, however, life is much the same as it has been for the last ten years.
Lauren Philpott   |  27 Sep 2017
Review
In Review: Disney's The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre.
In Review: Disney's The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre.
Believe it or not, I had never seen The Lion King. So, on Wednesday night when I took my dad to London’s Lyceum Theatre, I was sure we were both in for a treat.
Robyn Archard   |  21 Sep 2017
Review
In Review: Jake Isaac, Night & Day Café
In Review: Jake Isaac, Night & Day Café
Last night we had the amazing chance to see South-London's very own folk-rock singer Jake Isaac to perform at the Night & Day Cafe, and what a night it was.
Kestra Walker   |  18 Sep 2017
Review
In Review: Dimensions Festival 2017
In Review: Dimensions Festival 2017
6th edition of Dimensions solidifies its reputation as one of Europe’s best festivals
Jade Findlater   |  12 Sep 2017
Review
In Review: Mamma Mia, Novello Theatre, London
In Review: Mamma Mia, Novello Theatre, London
London’s West End is home to a great variety of shows, but the most talked about are the ones that bring the feel good factor.
Lauren Philpott   |  12 Sep 2017
Review
In Review: Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre, London
In Review: Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre, London
Kinky Boots is one of those shows that just gets better every time you see it. It’s now in its third year in London and is still as feel good and popular as ever.
Lauren Philpott   |  6 Sep 2017
Review
In Review: The Shins, Manchester Academy
In Review: The Shins, Manchester Academy
The Shins have been touring to support the release of their latest album, 'Heartworms'.
Russell Kingsfield   |  28 Aug 2017
Review
In Review, Funny Girl, Kings Theatre, Glasgow.
In Review, Funny Girl, Kings Theatre, Glasgow.
Fantastically funny, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from TickX, a must see.
Arianne Welsh   |  4 Jul 2017
Review
In Review: West End Live, London
In Review: West End Live, London
Who needs Glastonbury when you’ve got West End Live?
Lauren Philpott   |  27 Jun 2017
Review
In Review:  SZA’s CTRL
In Review: SZA’s CTRL
In a departure from her atmospheric, spacey EP “Z”, SZA’s CTRL is a stunning debut album and a welcome addition to her catalogue.
Russell Kingsfield   |  26 Jun 2017
Review
In Review: Wildlife Festival, Brighton Airport.
In Review: Wildlife Festival, Brighton Airport.
Wildlife Festival went beyond all expectations, producing performances from the likes of Disclosure, Damian Marley, Wiley and more!
Tremayne Worth   |  19 Jun 2017
Review
 In Review: School Of Rock The Musical, New London Theatre.
In Review: School Of Rock The Musical, New London Theatre.
Fans of the film, fans of rock or simply fans of musical theatre definitely don’t want to miss this outstanding show.
Lauren Philpott   |  30 May 2017
Review
In Review: Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London.
In Review: Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London.
Following a sell-out run at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival and a massively successful UK tour the hit musical Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour opened at the Duke of York’s theatre in London this month.
Lauren Philpott   |  19 May 2017
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