Reviews

The Wigan Casino

3

A Mecca to the Northern Soul fan

This vintage look at the venue that was a Mecca for fans of Northern Soul between 1973 and 1979 offers more in the way of social commentary than simply showcasing the music itself. Tony Palmer’s gritty, made-for-television documentary instead centres on the Casino as an escapist retreat from the grim reality of northern working-class life.

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