From the Entertainment Archives
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17th Feb The Royal Exchange Theatre and Graeae Theatre Company presents the co-production of The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca until 25 February. Translated by Joe Clifford and directed by Jenny Sealey, the award winning Kathryn Hunter will be appearing in the title role in this exploration of power, sexuality and female identity. Deaf […]
22nd Dec Stolen Thread Productions presented a new play Monopoleyes at various venues including Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester. This disturbing dark comedy was written and also co-directed by accomplished actor Will Travis, best known for his role as Dick Lampard in Where the Heart is, Coronation Street and more recently Ibsen’s Ghosts at Home Theatre. Inspired by […]
16th Dec The sensational, spectacular and sassy Broadway classic Sweet Charity will be performing at The Royal Exchange Theatre until January 28, starring Kaisa Hammarlund as Charity Hope Valentine. Inspired from the book by Neil Simon, based on the original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano, it was produced for the Broadway stage by […]
7th Dec Stolen Thread Productions presents a new play Monopoleyes which will be playing at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester until Saturday, December 10. This dark comedy was written and also directed by well-established northern actor Will Travis, best known for his role as Dick Lampard in Where the Heart Is, Coronation Street and more recently Ibsen’s Ghosts […]
2nd Dec Denton West Amateur Dramatic Society presented their autumn production of the comedy Trivial Pursuits, by Frank Vickery and directed by Brian Goodwin. Denton West, based at Denton Community Centre, certainly know how to play comedy with this production punctuated with lots of laughs and funny frolics. All the action is set in a very impressive […]
2nd Dec Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts is performing at Home Theatre in Manchester until tomorrow (December 3). Acclaimed actor Niamh Cusack is playing the role of widow Helen Alving and the cast includes Jamie Ballard, Ken Nwosu, Norah Lopez Holden and William Travis. This is a new contemporary version of the play by David Watson and directed by […]
29th Nov To be in with a chance to win tickets to see Showaddywaddy at Holmfirth Picturedome this Friday (2 December), simply send your answer to the above question to [email protected]
22nd Nov Heartbeat Chorus, a choir made up of 72 individuals from all over the North West, including Hilary Orr, a Work Experience Officer at Tameside College, made their way to the semi-finals of a singing world championship this year. They beat their UK competitors to become British Sweet Adeline Champions in May 2015, and this took […]
21st Nov A political theatre company featuring former soap actress Julie Hesmondhalgh gave Salford University performance students an understanding of how to bring events from the news onto the stage. Julie has also recently visited Ashton Sixth Form College to speak to students about her experience in the industry and the ex-Coronation Street star is now paying […]
18th Nov Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts will be performing at Home Theatre in Manchester from November 18 – December 3. Niamh Cusack will be playing the role of widow Helen Alving and the cast includes Jamie Ballard, Ken Nwosu, Norah Lopez Holden and William Travis. This is a new version of the play by David Watson and directed […]