Posts Tagged ‘Dickens’

A Christmas Carol

Looking back to when my children were younger, A Christmas Carol at the Bolton Octagon is the sort of show I would love to have taken them to.  For a start the Octagon is a really welcoming theatre, and the ‘in the round’ setting means you’re close to the action; you can see everything that’s… Continue Reading →

Hard Times

A thin pall of smoke hangs over the stage and the front of Oldham Coliseum’s auditorium, there is furnace orange light under the stage and the set is grey iron, clouded glass and black coal.  The cast enter striking metal on metal, wood on wood.  This is Coketown, the location for Charles Dickens’ Hard Times, but it… Continue Reading →

May Theatre

Two Bank Holidays, the start of summer and colour comes to Manchester’s green spaces.  And there’s great theatre on offer, as always. Spring Reign at the Lowry on 10 May looks like a fascinating insight into the reality of the Syrian conflict, ‘based on real-life accounts collected from Syrian refugees, aid workers, activists, and journalists’…. Continue Reading →