Richard Hawley

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'Your ego has to be left at the door': the secret life of the understudy
From the warm-up comic to the F1 test driver and the reserve goalie, what is it like to work in someone else’s shadow?

Nige Tassell

02, Nov, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Richard Hawley: Further review – all swagger and croon
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Emily Mackay

02, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Richard Hawley: Further review – mellow fellow keeps it rocking
His eighth album sees Hawley ruminate on themes from ageing to solitude, with the guitars turned up loud

Dave Simpson

31, May, 2019 @9:30 AM

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Richard Hawley: ‘I’m never going to write a finger-wagging, soapbox song’
The Sheffield singer-songwriter on soundtracks, the virtues of solitude, and not ‘disappearing up your arse’

Jude Rogers

24, Mar, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Standing at the Sky’s Edge; Downstate; Richard III – review
A new musical with songs by Richard Hawley is set in Sheffield but richly resonant for all

Susannah Clapp

23, Mar, 2019 @4:00 PM

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Standing at the Sky’s Edge review – Richard Hawley's ode to Sheffield estate
This across-the-decades Park Hill musical is cleverly staged, moving through idealism, dilapidation and gentrification

Catherine Love

21, Mar, 2019 @11:11 AM

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'Richard Hawley gets it!' Park Hill residents praise Sheffield musical
The giant housing estate has seen highs and endured lows, as captured in the new show Standing at the Sky’s Edge, which has impressed those who know the place best

Ammar Kalia

15, Mar, 2019 @3:54 PM

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Make ’em laugh? Serial killers, suicide and now a Sheffield estate are the grit of musicals | Stephanie Merritt
Richard Hawley’s plan to tell the story of Park Hill estate in song and dance shows how the genre is changing

Stephanie Merritt

04, Mar, 2018 @12:02 AM

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Richard Hawley writes musical about Sheffield's Park Hill estate
Standing at the Sky’s Edge, which features old and new songs by the musician, will be performed at the city’s Crucible theatre

Chris Wiegand

02, Mar, 2018 @12:01 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about rendezvous
Artists ready to meet up for this week’s date include Basement Jaxx, Canned Heat, Frank Zappa and the Rolling Stones

George Boyland

08, Feb, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Funny Cow review – Maxine Peake blazes in the dark days of standup
Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuit

Peter Bradshaw

11, Oct, 2017 @6:45 PM

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Let’s shout it from the dales: here’s why Yorkshire is the best | Dave Simpson
Part of the the county has been named as the happiest place in Britain. To music and football writer Dave Simpson, that’s no surprise

Dave Simpson

28, Sep, 2017 @8:00 AM

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