Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Theatrehappenings

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Theatrehappenings

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CHRISTMAS SHOW / THE BFG Translating Roald Dahl's The BFG to the stage was always going to be a tall order (pardon the pun), but it's one that Bolton Octagon have pulled off with real aplomb. Ingenious puppetry, beautiful stage sets and engaging performances (most notably from John Seaward in the title role) make this a must-see for kids and adults alike. Octagon Theatre, Bolton / octagonbolton.co.uk / 01204 520661 / until Saturday, January 9,. . 2016 / Pounds 9.50-Pounds 23 TOURING / THE BODYGUARD X Factor winner Alexandra Burke steps into the epically large shoes of the late Whitney Houston in this musical version of the 1992 celluloid guilty pleasure. Forget the wafer-thin plot (pop star is assigned a bodyguard; they fall in love), this one's all about celebrating Whitney's glorious back catalogue of hits including One Moment in Time, and, of course, I Will Always Love You. …

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