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Godspell in concert seeks choir

Fancy singing on stage with professionals? Read on...

Jack and the Beanstalk (Salford Arts Theatre)
By Sara Cocker

Delivers what you want from a panto on a budget.

Looking Ahead: What to watch in 2015 in the North West

With HOME opening, new seasons and the return of Educating Rita to its roots of Liverpool, there's plenty to entertain.

Rumpelstiltskin (Egg Theatre)
By Petra Schofield

The first full length Christmas musical is also one of the Egg's best.

Little Red Riding Hood (Liverpool Everyman)
By Janie Phillips

Janie Phillips enjoys this zany, funny and fast paced panto at the Everyman.

Black Coffee (Tour - Manchester)
By Donna Kelly

A timeless murder mystery that's sure to ignite your little grey cells.

La Soirée (Southbank Centre)
By Alison Goldie

The variety show returns to London's South Bank

STOMP! (Tour - Salford)
By David Cunningham

David Cunningham finds that STOMP! is far more than noisy dustbin lids.

Grupo Corpo (Tour - Salford)
By Dave Cunningham

David Cunningham sees a dance piece unlike anything else he has seen before at the Lowry.