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Dracula: Welcome to D’s

Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Thursday October 4 th By Dr Matthew Foley HAUNT Manchester’s Dr Matthew Foley recently went to talk with Rae Piper, Paul Chantry and Shannon Parker of the Chantry Dance Company, who are bringing a very special, Dracula-inspired ballet to Sale on Thursday October 4 th…

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Interview with Michael Nardone from Macbeth

The National Theatre, creators of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, bring this epic Shakespearean production of Macbeth to The Lowry Theatre following a sold out run in London. We spoke to actor Michael Nardone, starring as Macbeth, ahead of the show. How would you…

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Manchester and Gothic Publishing

By Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes As was recently explored in another Haunt article, the city of Manchester and its surroundings has long influenced Gothic and horror fiction writers. Apart from inspiring Jeff Noon and Ramsey Campbell, the city has received Gothic treatments in Stephen McGeagh’s Habit…

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The weird magic of Manchester Music venues: Rebellion

By Emily Oldfield Right at the end of Deansgate, near the train station, you will find Rebellion: a dark and cavernous music venue like no other in the city. It’s home to metal, rock and a massive range of alternative live music from across the globe. Here audiences can jump from Drum ‘n’ Bass to…

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