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Oldham Coliseum

David Martin, executive director of Oldham Coliseum Theatre, is to step down from the post after seven years. Martin joined the Coliseum in 2009 and...

If there’s any comparison to be made between Charles Dickens’ 1854 novel and Stephen Jeffreys’ 1982 stage adaptation, it’s that one is a hard...

“It shouldn’t be a battle, dad, bringing up a family.” This is one of many barbed home truths aimed at Rafe Compton before he...

Lyrics don’t come much snappier than in classic football anthems. Even Tim Rice might struggle to coin as catchy a phrase as “Meat pie,...

Oldham Coliseum will get a new home after the Arts Council agreed a multimillion-pound funding injection. The £30 million new building, which will house two...

Smaller-scale producers, please note: pantomime doesn’t have to be about recycling corny gags, old scenery, well-worn costumes and vaguely remembered television names. This year’s skilfully...

The Critics’ Circle, Evening Standard and George Devine awards panels each recognised Tom Wells as most promising playwright for The Kitchen Sink, first produced...

With its triple focus on a coal mining community in crisis, Britain’s lost industrial landscapes and rich seams of working class culture imbedded in...

On a combined first night/press night, with the actor playing Alfred Doolittle indisposed and his replacement, James Quinn, parachuted in at short notice, this could have...
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