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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 […]
14th Dec Review by Denise Evans Picture by Keith Pattison Evita, the iconic and critically acclaimed powerful musical is on tour and played at The Palace Theatre Manchester. Lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd-Webber it was directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright and was stately sensational. The musical first began as a Rock […]
14th Dec Review by Denise Evans Pictures by Manuel Harlan Guys and Dolls is playing at The Royal Exchange Theatre and has been extended until February 3, 2018. It is a Royal Exchange Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company co-production, directed by Michael Buffong. This classic musical and 1950’s Broadway fable is based on the story and characters […]
17th Nov It’s your last chance to catch Toyah Wilcox in Jubilee at The Royal Exchange which shows until Saturday, November 18. Jubilee has been adapted for the stage and directed by Chris Goode and company from the original 1978 screenplay by Derek Jarman and James Whaley. The play features legendary punk warrior Toyah Willcox, one of […]
30th Oct REVIEW PARLIAMENT SQUARE BY DENISE EVANS James Fritz’s powerful play and winner of a Judges Award in the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting played at The Royal Exchange Theatre this October. Directed by Jude Christian, this dark and disturbing production asked many questions about how one individual can make a difference in the world. Kat, […]