From the Entertainment Archives
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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 […]
22nd Mar Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow drive into Hyde this week and park up at the Festival Theatre until Saturday as Hyde Musical Society present their latest production, Bonnie & Clyde. This fantastic show with music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics by Don Black is rarely performed on the amateur circuit so don’t miss the chance now. […]
15th Mar   Romiley Operatic Society’s production of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ is proving a sure fire hit at The Plaza Theatre, Stockport. Irving Berlin’s musical is a fantastic toe tapper about the famous, gun slinging showgirl ‘Annie Oakley’. The society’s production has been receiving rapturous applause as they belt out popular musical numbers such as ‘There’s […]
14th Mar The legendary musical Miss Saigon arrives at The Palace Theatre, Manchester, next week. The curtain rises on the show on March 21 with the production set to run until May 12. Since the London premiere in 1989, Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s musical has become one of the most loved and […]
13th Mar The gripping and gothic horror Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is appearing now at The Royal Exchange Theatre until April 14. This new adaptation is by celebrated playwright April De Angelis and marks 200 years since the publication of this famous gothic novel which is directed by Associate Artistic Director Matthew Xia. Captain Walton’s ambition to […]
23rd Feb Ashton-under-Lyne Operatic Society is bringing Sister Act to the Oldham Coliseum from next week. The show opens on Wednesday, February 28 and runs for one week until March 3. The story tells the tale of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier (Catherine Cooper) who witnesses her gangster boyfriend Curtis Shank (Martin Kelly) commit a murder. Upon […]
18th Feb Standing ovations for world premiere of award-winning play at The Royal Exchange THE ALMIGHTY SOMETIMES REVIEW by DENISE EVANS POWERFUL: Julie Hesmondhalgh and Norah Lopez Holden in The Almighty Sometimes which tackles the issues of mental health head on.   Julie Hesmondhalgh is appearing at The Royal Exchange Theatre in the World Premiere The Almighty Sometimes until […]