From the Entertainment Archives
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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, […]
13th Oct Be quick to catch the American classic ‘Our Town’ by Pulitzer Prize-winning Thornton Wilder and directed by Sarah Frankcom performs at The Royal Exchange Theatre until Saturday. Set in a small New Hampshire town, between 1901 and 1913, the play premiered on Broadway in 1938. It has an unusual and innovative beginning which breaks the […]
5th Sep The American classic ‘Our Town’ by Pulitzer Prize-winning Thornton Wilder and directed by Sarah Frankcom is at The Royal Exchange Theatre from September 14 until  October 14. Everyday themes of love, marriage, birth, death and human existence are explored in this production which conveys the story of teenagers Emily and George growing up in a […]
1st Sep The Royal Exchange Young Company performed the site specific promenade production of ‘We Were Told There Was Dancing’ in the basement of the Royal Exchange buildings, created by Matt Hassall and the Young Company. This totally immersive and interactive theatrical piece depicted the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act that decriminalised homosexuality in 1967 […]
12th Jul Tameside Youth Drama will be over the Rainbow when they take to the stage for their latest production. More than 50 youngsters will be treading the boards at Hyde Festival Theatre from tomorrow (Thursday) as they bring the musical The Wizard of Oz to life. The group for eight to 18 year olds have been […]
30th Jun It’s your last chance to catch Persuasion by Jane Austen which is playing at The Royal Exchange Theatre – the last night is tonight. This contemporary production is a gem, breaking the traditional style of Austen by replacing petticoats and bonnets with spandex suits, gold bikinis and foamy bubbles cascading the stage! Adapted by Jeff James […]
8th Jun A filmmaker from Stalybridge has spent weeks in the Highlands of Scotland making a film on one of the rarest mammals in the world. The Scottish Wildcat is the UK’s only big cat and can be up to 50% bigger than the typical domestic felines, reaching up to 8kg – the same as a medium […]