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philip radcliffe

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Philip Radcliffe has been a theatre and music critic for many years, writing for a wide range of publications, but especially The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Bolton Evening News (where he began his journalistic career) and the Manchester Evening News. He is a long-serving member of the Manchester (formerly MEN)Theatre Awards panel. He is former Director of Communications at The University of Manchester and Adjunct Professor of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University.

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Album: Elton John, The Lockdown Sessions - review

I always thought those celebrity duets albums, recorded across the miles – or sometimes with someone who had long since passed to the great arena...

Grenfell: Value Engineering, The Tabernacle review - bruisin...

Grenfell: Value Engineering isn’t actually a play. It’s an edited version of the testimony heard by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry,...

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Dune review - awesome display of sci-fi world-building

I’d venture that Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965...

Colin Currie Group, RFH review - Reich premiere explores fre...

Single-composer programmes can be a bit dicey and there was a bit of trepidation approaching this one as Steve Reich is not a composer of massive...

Dave Chappelle: The Closer, Netflix review - race and class...

Say what you like about Dave Chappelle, but if nothing else he's an equal-opportunities offender, as his latest Netflix special, The Closer...

Rufus Wainwright, London Palladium review - superb musicians...

Rufus Wainwright believes opera to be “the greatest art form that has...

Die ägyptische Helena, Fulham Opera review - mythological me...

So Helen of Troy arrives at a church in Fulham via Poseidon’s island palace and a pavilion at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. She’s trickier than...

Love and Other Acts of Violence, Donmar Warehouse review - s...

This is simultaneously a love story and an archaeology of hate, a...

Rice, Orange Tree Theatre review - whip-smart, but unsure wh...

“Careful, there’s a hole in the floor.” The warning’s an unusual one, passed along conscientiously by the stewards at the door of the tiny...