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Manchester Theatre News and Reviews

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Celebrity casting is selling audiences short
Following the news that ex-cricketer Andrew Flintoff will appear in Fat Friends, Sarah Crompton blogs on the trend of celebs taking roles from professional actors
Further casting announced for Elf
Atomic Kitten star Liz McClarnon will play Jovie
Review: Persuasion (Royal Exchange, Manchester)
Jeff James's adaptation of Jane Austen's novel brings us closer to the characters and reawakens the original's satire
Review: Sand in the Sandwiches (Theatre Royal Haymarket and touring)
Edward Fox stars as the poet John Betjeman in this one-man play
Review: The Mikado (Richmond Theatre and tour)
Another slice of all-male Gilbert and Sullivan from Sasha Regan
Review: Winter Hill (Octagon Theatre)
Timberlake Wertenbaker's new play has a group of women turning a building site into a new anti-corporate Greenham Common
Review: The Addams Family (New Wimbledon Theatre)
Carrie Hope Fletcher, Samantha Womack and Cameron Blakely star in the UK premiere of the Broadway musical