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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 […]
16th May Mina Anwar – ball of comic energy. Twelfth Night at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, one of Shakespeare’s finest romantic comedies, is playing until May 20 and is a theatrical treat not to be missed.    This intoxicating comedy with themes of gender politics, identity, love and sexuality are all explored. Mistaken identities cause a storm in […]
9th May The Tameside Reporter and Glossop Chronicle team went to the final performance of Mr Fips Wonder Circus on Sunday (7 May) and were wowed by what they saw. A member of our team said: “I attended the Mr Fips Wonder Circus with my family on Sunday and I must say it was absolutely ‘Amazing’ from […]
29th Mar Everyone’s favourite kooky family are coming to Hyde next week, courtesy of Hyde Musical Society. The Addams Family The Musical will be at Hyde Festival Theatre from Tuesday, April 4, each evening at 7.30pm, until next Saturday, April 8. There will also be a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm. Meet the whole Addams family […]
28th Mar Tickets are on sale now for the latest comedy from Denton West Amateur Dramatic Society. The group bring the comedy ‘Holiday Snap’ to the stage from Thursday, March 30 to Saturday, April 1. All profits from the show go towards the upkeep and running of Denton West Community Centre, Hulme Road, so support from the community […]