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GLENN MEADS

Glenn has covered the Manchester theatre scene for WhatsOnStage.com since 2001. Since then he has edited whatsonstage.com/manchester and he currently edits the Northwest site, as well as providing news, reviews, features and competitions. With a team of 19 reviewers, Glenn aims to provide theatre fans in the region with up to the minute news and first night reports. Teaching Media and Film by day is fitting as cinema is another one of his passions. Over the years Glenn has written for the Guardian, G.T, The Manchester Evening News and Broadwayworld. He currently writes for The Stage also. Glenn has interviewed the likes of Enrique Iglesias, Willy Russell, Amy Nuttall and playwright Bert V Royal, before he took Hollywood by storm with the film Easy A. And as a fan of the likes of I'd Do Anything and Over The Rainbow, he blogs his thoughts for Whatsonstage.com weekly whenever one of these shows is aired. Glenn is also a frequent visitor to productions in Liverpool, London and Sheffield, with the Crucible being a favourite venue outside of the Northwest. His favourite playwrights are Arthur Miller, Alan Bennett, David Mamet, and Tennessee Williams.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Organised Chaos bring Boy On A Bed to Lowry Studio, 15 MayOrganised Chaos bring Boy On A Bed to Lowry Studio, 15 May
Theatre News
Rage (Manchester)Rage (Manchester)
Reviews
Greater Manchester Fringe Festival seeks writers, performers, musicians and organisersGreater Manchester Fringe Festival seeks writers, performers, musicians and organisers
Theatre News
The Gruffalo (Tour - Salford)The Gruffalo (Tour - Salford)
Reviews
Cast: Eileen O'Brien & Joe McGann in Everyman's Hope PlaceCast: Eileen O'Brien & Joe McGann in Everyman's Hope Place
Theatre News
Miss Saigon, Bakersfield Mist, BLAM! and more: theatre to look forward toMiss Saigon, Bakersfield Mist, BLAM! and more: theatre to look forward to
Blogs
Glenn Meads: Oliviers 2014 - a view from the armchairGlenn Meads: Oliviers 2014 - a view from the armchair
Blogs
BLAM! comes to Blackpool this AugustBLAM! comes to Blackpool this August
Theatre News
Rime (Tour - Salford)Rime (Tour - Salford)
Reviews
The Easter Funny Show (Manchester Opera House)The Easter Funny Show (Manchester Opera House)
Reviews
Duet For One (Octagon Theatre, Bolton)Duet For One (Octagon Theatre, Bolton)
Reviews
Scooby Doo! The Mystery Of The Pyramid (Tour - Salford)Scooby Doo! The Mystery Of The Pyramid (Tour - Salford)
Reviews
Daniel Boys and Lauren Samuels star in Octagon's Love StoryDaniel Boys and Lauren Samuels star in Octagon's Love Story
Theatre News
Special Measures (Royal Court, Liverpool)Special Measures (Royal Court, Liverpool)
Reviews
The Last Five Years (Kings Arms, Salford)The Last Five Years (Kings Arms, Salford)
Reviews
The Events (Liverpool Everyman)The Events (Liverpool Everyman)
Reviews
ENB Tour My First Ballet: Coppélia ENB Tour My First Ballet: Coppélia
Theatre News
Organised Chaos seek wannabe playwrightsOrganised Chaos seek wannabe playwrights
Theatre News
Gym Party (Tour - Manchester)Gym Party (Tour - Manchester)
Reviews
balletLORENT tour Carol Ann Duffy's Rapunzel balletLORENT tour Carol Ann Duffy's Rapunzel
Theatre News
Brief Encounter with... Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' Helena BlackmanBrief Encounter with... Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' Helena Blackman
Interviews
Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester)Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester)
Reviews
JB Shorts 11 (Joshua Brooks, Manchester)JB Shorts 11 (Joshua Brooks, Manchester)
Reviews
Brief Encounter with ... Duet For One/Separation's Clare FosterBrief Encounter with ... Duet For One/Separation's Clare Foster
Interviews
Julie Madly Deeply (Tour - Salford)Julie Madly Deeply (Tour - Salford)
Reviews
Special Measures comes to Liverpool's Royal Court, 4 AprilSpecial Measures comes to Liverpool's Royal Court, 4 April
Theatre News
The Jewish Legacy - A Night at the Musicals (Manchester)The Jewish Legacy - A Night at the Musicals (Manchester)
Reviews
Dancing at Lughnasa (Theatre By the Lake, Keswick)Dancing at Lughnasa (Theatre By the Lake, Keswick)
Reviews
Dancing On Ice - The Final Tour 2014 (Tour - Manchester)Dancing On Ice - The Final Tour 2014 (Tour - Manchester)
Reviews
Peter Pan On Ice (Tour - Manchester)Peter Pan On Ice (Tour - Manchester)
Reviews
Lancaster Dukes & Oldham Coliseum present The Life And Times Of Mitchell & KenyonLancaster Dukes & Oldham Coliseum present The Life And Times Of Mitchell & Kenyon
Theatre News
Kindertransport (Tour - Manchester)Kindertransport (Tour - Manchester)
Reviews
Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands set to tour againMatthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands set to tour again
Theatre News
Not About Heroes (Theatre by the Lake - Keswick)Not About Heroes (Theatre by the Lake - Keswick)
Reviews
Cast: Clare Foster in Octagon's Duet for One/SeparationCast: Clare Foster in Octagon's Duet for One/Separation
Theatre News
Brief Encounter with...The Easter Funny Show's Tam RyanBrief Encounter with...The Easter Funny Show's Tam Ryan
Interviews
London Classic Theatre tour Orton's Entertaining Mr SloaneLondon Classic Theatre tour Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane
Theatre News
How To Be Immortal (Salford)How To Be Immortal (Salford)
Reviews
Dance 'Till Dawn (Tour - Manchester)Dance 'Till Dawn (Tour - Manchester)
Reviews
Dancing Partners - Triple Bill (Tour - Blackpool)Dancing Partners - Triple Bill (Tour - Blackpool)
Reviews
Young people invited to audition for Stage Experience's Footloose in ManchesterYoung people invited to audition for Stage Experience's Footloose in Manchester
Theatre News
Before Juliet (Manchester)Before Juliet (Manchester)
Reviews
The Mousetrap (Tour - Salford)The Mousetrap (Tour - Salford)
Reviews
Brief Encounter with...Kindertransport director Andrew HallBrief Encounter with...Kindertransport director Andrew Hall
Interviews
Spike Theatre Hoof! and improvise their way back to Liverpool's Unity, 4 AprilSpike Theatre Hoof! and improvise their way back to Liverpool's Unity, 4 April
Theatre News
Tap Factory (Tour - Manchester)Tap Factory (Tour - Manchester)
Reviews
Pests (Manchester)Pests (Manchester)
Reviews
Silent (Tour - Lowry)Silent (Tour - Lowry)
Reviews
Rachel Mars: The Way That You Tell Them (Tour - Manchester)Rachel Mars: The Way That You Tell Them (Tour - Manchester)
Reviews
Oldham University students tour Lost Boy Racer to LowryOldham University students tour Lost Boy Racer to Lowry
Theatre News
Twelfth Night (Liverpool Everyman)Twelfth Night (Liverpool Everyman)
Reviews
Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Oldham)Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Oldham)
Reviews
Eternal Love (Tour - Blackpool)Eternal Love (Tour - Blackpool)
Reviews
Cast: Royal Exchange's Much Ado About NothingCast: Royal Exchange's Much Ado About Nothing
Theatre News
Brief Encounter with...JB Shorts 11 Director Rupert HillBrief Encounter with...JB Shorts 11 Director Rupert Hill
Interviews
Happy Days crowd funds its way to Lowry on nostalgiaHappy Days crowd funds its way to Lowry on nostalgia
Blogs
Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa opens new season at TBL, KeswickBrian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa opens new season at TBL, Keswick
Theatre News
States Of Verbal Undress (Tour - Salford)States Of Verbal Undress (Tour - Salford)
Reviews
An August Bank Holiday Lark (Tour - Lancaster)An August Bank Holiday Lark (Tour - Lancaster)
Reviews
Branagh's Macbeth wins three Manchester Theatre AwardsBranagh's Macbeth wins three Manchester Theatre Awards
Theatre News
Priscilla Presley to star in Manchester Opera House Snow White pantoPriscilla Presley to star in Manchester Opera House Snow White panto
Theatre News
Barry Humphries' Farewell Tour - Eat Pray Laugh (Tour -  Manchester)Barry Humphries' Farewell Tour - Eat Pray Laugh (Tour - Manchester)
Reviews
Dial M for Murder (Tour - Liverpool)Dial M for Murder (Tour - Liverpool)
Reviews
Made In China tour Gym Party Made In China tour Gym Party
Theatre News
Let It Be (Tour - Manchester)Let It Be (Tour - Manchester)
Reviews
Should the Bard's work get updated?Should the Bard's work get updated?
Blogs
Othello (Lancaster Castle)Othello (Lancaster Castle)
Reviews
20 Questions With... State of Verbal Undress writer Rani Morthy20 Questions With... State of Verbal Undress writer Rani Morthy
Interviews
Twelfth Night (Octagon Theatre, Bolton)Twelfth Night (Octagon Theatre, Bolton)
Reviews
Escorts the musical set for two dates in LiverpoolEscorts the musical set for two dates in Liverpool
Theatre News
Brief Encounter with... Miss Nightingale's Jill CardoBrief Encounter with... Miss Nightingale's Jill Cardo
Interviews
Dancing On Ice final tour starts in Manchester, 28 MarchDancing On Ice final tour starts in Manchester, 28 March
Theatre News
Cast: New tour of The MousetrapCast: New tour of The Mousetrap
Theatre News
Twelfth Night next at Bolton Octagon, 27 FebruaryTwelfth Night next at Bolton Octagon, 27 February
Theatre News
Brief Encounter With ...The Way You Tell Them's writer and performer Rachel MarsBrief Encounter With ...The Way You Tell Them's writer and performer Rachel Mars
Interviews
Rani Moorthy presents States of Verbal Undress at Lowry, 7 MarchRani Moorthy presents States of Verbal Undress at Lowry, 7 March
Theatre News
Ben Kewin Brings Real Life to Manchester and IslingtonBen Kewin Brings Real Life to Manchester and Islington
Theatre News
Full Cast Announced for Liverpool Playhouse's  A View From The BridgeFull Cast Announced for Liverpool Playhouse's A View From The Bridge
Theatre News
Brief Encounter with...The Seagull's Graeme HawleyBrief Encounter with...The Seagull's Graeme Hawley
Interviews
Othello set for Lancaster Castle, 27 Feb Othello set for Lancaster Castle, 27 Feb
Theatre News
Vertigo bring Rage Back to Manchester, 15 AprilVertigo bring Rage Back to Manchester, 15 April
Theatre News
Le Corsaire (Tour - Manchester)Le Corsaire (Tour - Manchester)
Reviews
Mitch Benn is the 37th Beatle at the Lowry, 30 March.Mitch Benn is the 37th Beatle at the Lowry, 30 March.
Theatre News
Cast: Lily Cole in Royal Exchange's Last Days of TroyCast: Lily Cole in Royal Exchange's Last Days of Troy
Theatre News
Tap Factory set to dance all over the UK on tourTap Factory set to dance all over the UK on tour
Theatre News
Jane Asher Tours in Penelope Lively's Moon TigerJane Asher Tours in Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger
Theatre News
Brief Encounter with ... Away From Home's Rob Ward and Martin JamesonBrief Encounter with ... Away From Home's Rob Ward and Martin Jameson
Awards
Strictly Come Dancing Live (Tour - Manchester)Strictly Come Dancing Live (Tour - Manchester)
Reviews
Eternal Love comes to Blackpool Grand, 11 MarchEternal Love comes to Blackpool Grand, 11 March
Theatre News
BalletBoyz - The Talent 2014 (Tour - Lowry)BalletBoyz - The Talent 2014 (Tour - Lowry)
Reviews
I Am A Voice celebrates International Women's Week at Unity, LiverpoolI Am A Voice celebrates International Women's Week at Unity, Liverpool
Theatre News
Full Cast announced: Dirty Rotten SoundrelsFull Cast announced: Dirty Rotten Soundrels
Theatre News
Edinburgh hit Ballad of the Burning Star headed for The Lowry Edinburgh hit Ballad of the Burning Star headed for The Lowry
Theatre News
20 Questions with... Dirty Rotten Scoundrels star Katherine Kingsley20 Questions with... Dirty Rotten Scoundrels star Katherine Kingsley
Interviews
Full cast announced for Suranne Jones'  Orlando at Royal Exchange, 20 FebruaryFull cast announced for Suranne Jones' Orlando at Royal Exchange, 20 February
Theatre News
Blindsided (Manchester)Blindsided (Manchester)
Reviews
One Woman Boxing Promoter Play Bella to open at Liverpool's Unity TheatreOne Woman Boxing Promoter Play Bella to open at Liverpool's Unity Theatre
Theatre News
Thriller Live (Tour - Manchester)Thriller Live (Tour - Manchester)
Reviews
Shirley Valentine Spends Valentine's Day at the Lantern, LiverpoolShirley Valentine Spends Valentine's Day at the Lantern, Liverpool
Theatre News
Win! Le Corsaire (English National Ballet) tickets in ManchesterWin! Le Corsaire (English National Ballet) tickets in Manchester
Features

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