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1st Oct Jade Anouka as Queen Margaret. Picture courtesy Johan Persson Game of Thrones meets Brexit as the magnificent Queen Margaret takes to the stage at Manchester’s Royal Exchange. Margaret of Anjou, Shakespeare’s Lost Warrior Queen and wife of Henry VI, features Jade Anouka in the iconic role of Margaret. This world premiere production, written by Jeanie […]
24th Sep Ashton-Under-Lyne is set to enjoy authentic Indian dance and music with “Thunderstruck”, a brand-new theatre production that brings two traditional epic stories, Diwali and Navaratri to life. Thunderstruck is the brainchild of Ria Meera Munshi, who is the owner of multi-award winning Ri Ri’s Dance Academy in Manchester. Ria, who is Ashton born and bred, wanted her […]
20th Sep You’d be forgiven for thinking a trip to Italy would be necessary in order to listen to some of its native music, but you can find it a lot closer to home – namely Ashton-Under-Lyne. Marcello Dongu, 32, moved from Sardinia to the UK five years ago but has always loved to sing. He now […]
13th Sep The old saying goes “write what you know” – and one local author is doing just that. Although he was not brought up with so much of the drama that goes on in his works, Stalybridge-native Barry Sullivan has reimagined historical Tameside in his newest book. Barry, who now lives in Mossley, has just released […]
13th Sep There’s no doubt that the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms is one of the music world’s most spectacular festivals of music. However, not to be outdone, the Rotary Club of Hyde are proud to present their version of The Last Night at the Proms, which will be held at the magnificent Oakland’s Hall, Hyde, […]
4th Sep CAST AND CREW: The team at Guide Bridge Theatre bringing Beautiful Thing to the stage all this week. Intimacy, comedy, and love are stitched together in an emotionally charged story of heartache. Set in the corridor of a London tower block – Jamie, his mother, and their neighbours, all in some way live on the […]
3rd Sep Guide Bridge Theatre’s latest offering Beautiful Thing opens tonight at the Audenshaw venue and runs all this week. The story, directed by Mike McCaw, tells the heartache of 15 year old Jamie coming to terms with his sexuality and the turmoil he feels before coming out to his mother. Jake Hankey plays Jamie with such […]
10th Aug Romiley Operatic Society is staging the regional premiere of Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang bang at Stockport’s Plaza Theatre all this week. Fly along to catch this spectacular show if you can which marks a stunning centenary of performances for the society and is truly a spectacle not to be missed. Romiley Operatic is the […]
22nd Jun After five years and a wealth of experiences at Tameside Radio, breakfast presenter Louise Croombs, is moving on. As well as continuing her work in radio, Louise will be taking time to focus on her family and some other upcoming opportunities including podcasting and writing a book. Louise said: “I have had the greatest time […]
20th Jun The powerful National Theatre production of War Horse is back in Manchester until June 30 at The Lowry Theatre, Salford directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted by Nick Stafford it is presented in association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company. The War Horse story has […]