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To Kill A Mockingbird at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

The Mockingbird does nothing but sing, we are told.

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The Dad Joke formula

Top 10 best/worst dad jokes

Ever wondered what makes a good or bad Dad joke? Ahead of Father’s Day this Sunday scientists have constructed the ultimate Dad joke formula and compiled this list of the 10 best/worst Dad jokes.

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Charlie Sheen reveals all about THAT meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Charlie Sheen reveals all about THAT meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen has revealed big screen comeback plans after admitting for the first time that his public ‘meltdown’ was a result of dealing with his HIV secret.

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The Angry Birds Movie: A glossy promo for the games and associated merchandise

The Angry Birds Movie: A glossy promo for the games and associated merchandise

Strip back the pristine visuals, which were once meticulously hand-drawn, and most animated films are hard-wired with an important life lesson to cherish once the end credits roll.

Everybody Wants Some film still

Everybody Wants Some!!! - A beautifully crafted blast from the past

Oscar nominated writer-director Richard Linklater rekindles a bright flame of nostalgia in this valentine to student life, which exudes the same freewheeling vibe as his seminal 1993 film, Dazed And Confused.

Prince was found dead aged 57

Video: 2016 takes its toll

2016 has been a tough year for, well, anyone who’s a fan of music, TV, or sport. It seems the Grim Reaper has been particularly merciless over the past months. Since Lemmy from Motorhead died at the tail end of 2015, cultural icons seem to have been passing away at an almost daily rate.

Victioria Wood (centre) in Dinnerladies Photo credit: BBC/PA Wire

The Victoria Wood jokes that had us in stitches

Victoria Wood died on Wednesday April 20, at the aged of 62 after a short battle with cancer.

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Doris Roberts (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ actress Doris Roberts dies

Doris Roberts, the Emmy-winning actress who played Marie Barone in hit US sitcom ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’, has died aged 90.

Patrick Knowles as Jimmy Porter. Photo credit: Robert Day

Look Back In Anger at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

This glimpse into a madhouse of a marriage doesn’t pull any punches – with the result that one is left feeling somewhat punch drunk after it all.

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Ronnie Corbett (left) and Ronnie Barker

Ronnie Corbett dies at 85: Some of his best lines

Actor and comedian Ronnie Corbett has sadly passed away today.
Still from My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2: Goes through the motions

Tottering down the aisle 14 years after My Big Fat Greek Wedding became the most successful romantic comedy of all time, Kirk Jones' sequel is like a batch of homemade baklava that has been left out too long and gone stale.

Kate Hudson

Rock the Kasbah: Feel-good comedy

Inspired by the heartwarming documentary Afghan Star, Rock The Kasbah is a feel-good comedy musical directed by Barry Levinson, which explores fame and celebrity through the eyes of a world-weary manager and his bright-eyed young protege.
Paul Daniels

TV magician Paul Daniels dies aged 77

Television magician Paul Daniels died today aged 77 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour, his publicist has said.
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Kung Fu Panda 3

Kung Fu Panda 3: A fitting conclusion to the series

Ardent fans of unlikely kung fu-fighting warrior Po will happily grin and panda bear this derivative yet breathlessly energetic third instalment of the computer-animated adventure series.
Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen)

Grimsby: Lewd, crude and poorly structured

When he’s on sparkling form, Sacha Baron Cohen cuts to the bone with surgical precision in the guise of his faux naive alter egos.

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Marvel Live

Marvel-ous night out at superhero arena tour

EXCELSIOR! Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Wolverine and many other superhero characters from the Marvel Universe are smashing their way off the big screen and heading for a new spectacular live show at Manchester!

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Dakota Johnson as Alice and Rebel Wilson as Robin

How To Be Single: A sporadically hilarious portrait of sleeping around in the city that never sleeps

Looking for love, companionship or a welcoming port in a carnal storm couldn’t be simpler in a 24-hour digital age of competing apps and online dating services.

Katy Cavanagh. Photo credit: Ian Tilton.

Two 2 at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Hot on the heels of “Two” comes “Two 2” – and, just as I was profuse in my praise of its predecessor, so I must salute the sequel.

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