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Monday, August 26, 2019

A Brutally Honest Evening with Mel B review – scary, spicy and surreal by Dave Simpson

Grand theatre, LeedsThe Spice Girl’s spoken-word show spans her chaotic life story and provides a compelling look at superstardom’s human cost This show is billed as “brutally honest…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Diana's funeral: re-enacted in Salford with Jill Dando and a mariachi band by Dave Simpson

It provoked tabloid fury. But this bizarre spectacle, complete with car wreck, posed tough questions about death, royals and the social order. Our writer joined the procession‘Princess Dia…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Tell Me the Truth About Love review – Streetwise Opera's wedding party packs a punch by Dave Simpson

Sage, GatesheadWith songs ranging from Stevie Wonder to Benjamin Britten to Jimmy Nail, homeless charity Streetwise’s amateur singers have created a powerful and inspiring show The room is…

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

So you want to be an artist? Then let the pros show you how it's done by Interviews By Chris Wiegand, Dave Simpson and Homa Khaleeli

DBC Pierre wrote in a fever, Frank Turner dabbled in thrash and Nikki Amuka-Bird jumped off a cliff. Artists reveal how they got to the top – and how you can tooThe actor: Nikki Amuka-Bird…

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

How we made the Orb's Little Fluffy Clouds by Dave Simpson

‘The song still follows me around. There’s a beer named after it now – and a loaf of bread’We started making acid house tracks before it was called acid house. It was electronic indi…

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Street of Dreams – review by Dave Simpson

Manchester ArenaGenerations have grown up with Britain's longest running TV soap, but Corrie, the musical? Three years in the making and as ambitious as one of Liz MacDonald's skimpy outfit…

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Paul Heaton's The 8th – review by Dave Simpson

Pavilion theatre, ManchesterAfter Björk's Biophilia giant ear trumpets and Damon Albarn's opera, the Manchester international festival has similarly jolted the former Beautiful South a…

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