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philip radcliffe

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Philip Radcliffe has been a theatre and music critic for many years, writing for a wide range of publications, but especially The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Bolton Evening News (where he began his journalistic career) and the Manchester Evening News. He is a long-serving member of the Manchester (formerly MEN)Theatre Awards panel. He is former Director of Communications at The University of Manchester and Adjunct Professor of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University.

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