Reviews of Manchester Shows and Events
Occasionally we get the chance to exclusively interview actors and directors about the work they are currently doing.
Canal-st.co.uk independently reviews shows and events.
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Synth-pop giants Pet Shop Boys returned to Manchester Arena for the first time in over four years
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Little Black dreams of becoming a prima synchronised swimmer and more
From Berlin, Argentina and now Todmorden, those Naked Boys stopped by The Golden Lion
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to The Lowry
Brand new Sunday night series of live, Manchester drag queens
Loose Women and Benidorm favourite, and star of the all-new Are You Being Served?, Sherrie Hewson, appears as The Genie of the Ring
They have got cute children, a loveable lead; and an evil baddie
Clarke and Cornwall didn't really come into their own until the encore with the songs I Wanna be Yours and No More Heroes.
Beneath the politics lies a heart-warming story which breaks you every five minutes
Opera North did not disappoint with the latest residency at The Lowry Theatre
Written in 1881, early productions of Ibsen’s Ghosts scandalised audiences and reviled the press with its content of sexual indiscretion and venereal disease. In his new version, David Watson updates the setting into a modern home on the fjords.
The women around me were at fever pitch and I can only imagine how scary it is for our would be strippers
In the aftermath of victory, Turing arrived in Manchester with an even bigger task in mind – the development of the modern computer
Mark Gatiss stars in the first major revival of this iconic play in almost 20 years. Razor sharp and packed with wit, The Boys in the Band is fresh, startling and brilliantly entertaining.
You can't help but think by the time the tour leaves, there will be a feather boa drought
The Bridgewater Hall is host the opeing night of this new ABC tour with the Southbank Sinfonia
Lavish staging, complete with revolving elements and a magnitude of props which take us through the houses of the Bennetts
Recently reformed All Saints appeared at Manchester Academy and we were there
One of the award winning plays of the GTR Manchester Fringe Festival returns to the Kings Arms
This dark and distrubion drama explores the diffciult live of Rachel who also happens to have a goldfish called Bertie...
A very different version here, as Blanche is beguiling and lost but also ferociously funny
Sister Act is a funny and heartfelt show with a great performance from a fully-fledged diva/musical star
Wendys gay bar The Lionheart is on its last legs and they are empty on Pride night
One of those plays you will be glad you caught, as it is truly unmissable
Grammy and Emmy Award nominee performed timeless, signature songs from her multitude of iconic shows
A wonderful evening of classic Innuendo and a rare insight to the real Julian Clary
New Yorks undisputed Queen of the underground, Penny Arcade gave us a rare live performance at The Contact Theatre
Singer songwriter, Actress and LGBT favourite, Heather Peace was live in Manchester and we were there too.
The global sensation Mamma Mia arrived in Manchester and here is what we thought
Not for the faint hearted, Ave Q wows Manchester audiences on this latest return to the Palace.
Rewind to the late 1960s and Judy Garland is the star that she always was, in the eyes of many of her gay fans
Jodie Prenger holds stage for an hour, playing Emma, the girl who may keep losing out on love
A packed opening night watched Brian Gorman’s play New Dawn Fades, about the band which would re-group following the dead of Ian Curtis
Adam has been touring on and off with Queen, but appeared solo at Manchester Academy this week
Ivor Novello and Brit Award-nominated artist Nerina Pallot played live at Gorilla and we were there
Pasha new show 'Its all about you' landed at Stockport Plaza recently and we were there
Fan of Tommy,then American Idiot is The Who grand rock opera meets Trainspotting
Backed by a solid 5 piece band who also provided spot on vocal harmonies, Lulu practically pounced onto the stage
Three Generations of Women is an original play inspired by real experiences shared by women around the UK.
Impossible is a great family nights entertainment full of tricks old and new
The hits of Kander and Ebb and the marvellous movement of Bob Fosse give this show a timeless class
We review this love story based on conviction and sacrifice, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution
The past two years Lou Rhodes and Andy Barlow have been touring with their critically acclaimed album Backspace Unwind
It is difficult to think of an opera that contains more music of sheer beauty than Cosi fan tutte
The piece feels a tad under-powered, but the talented cast give it all they have got
Bianca Del Rio, Lady Bunny, Sherry Vine, and Jackie Beat wow a Palace Theatre audience
Sandi and friends lined up at The Lowry to talk comedy and politics
We have got lots of artists of various disciplines all plying their trade for a family audience
Cannot find one single fault with Oldham Coliseums production of Our Gracie
Robert Powell triumphs as King Charles as writer Mike Bartlett imagines a Great Britain, which is not so great anymore
So much depth and thought provoking stuff in this performance
A story of languishing between life and death, with a chair-bound tyrant Hamm and his dutiful but resentful companion Clov
Couple argue and fight and then he goes to work, leaving her to worry if he is going to come back..
Olivier award winning Chichester Festival Theatre production of Goodnight Mister Tom returns to Manchester
Big hair, bright colours and bold personalities ruled the Eighties.Were you there?
10 peaks challenge with Manchester Pride Manchester Pride has announced an initiative to trek across 10 peaks
Manchester Film Festival LGBT films This years includes 2 features with strong LGBT storylines.Read more..
Midland Hotel for Pride Spring Benefit Liberty X to perform at Manchesters lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender charitys annual gala fundraiser dinner
Chris Park with Aspidistra Book owner Joe Parkinson There is an LGBT book revolution at Aspidistra Books. We went to learn more
LGBTcute T shirts and bags Charity launches cute LGBTcute T-shirts and bags
February Supernature date The latest daytime party specialising in disco and house at Underdog
Feb events for LGBT History Month Many events planned for LGBT History Month at Peoples History Museum
LGBT book club New book club for avid readers in the Manchester region
4th Birthday for Britpop Curious Help celebrate 4 wonderful years of Britpop later this month