From the Entertainment Archives
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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 […]
10th Nov   The house that Jack bought is up for sale… comes with bar and pool… but no pigeon shed. Corrie Legend Jack Duckworth’s house owned by Bill Tarmey the actor behind the TV character is up sale at just under half a million. The detached 5 bedroomed house in Ashton Under Lyne comes complete with […]
13th Oct Disney on Ice returns to the Manchester Arena this weekend as the Academy award winning ‘Frozen’ receives it’s ice adaptation. The smash-hit production skate into the arena on Thursday 13th October, running until the 16th. Including all your children’s favourite characters such as Elsa and Anna, along with songs from the movie such as the wildly […]
1st Oct   Former Stalybridge and Hyde MP James Purnell, will become the BBC’s Radio Tsar, adding to his list of responsibilities as Director of Strategy at the broadcasting corporation. Purnell, replaces Helen Boaden who retires after 34 years at the BBC. Director General, Tony Hall announced that Purnell’s role will now encompass radio, arts, music, learning and Children’s as […]
29th Sep How would you like to win tickets to two fantastic upcoming events? Simply send your name and address to [email protected] before 3 October to enter.
7th Sep       Water and its importance in all things connected to the development of Tameside over the past three hundred years is to be heavily featured in the heritage trail this coming week, September 8 until the 11th. Despite the fact that Tameside has no navigable rivers, it has plenty of smaller streams and […]
1st Sep The Royal Exchange Young Company presented The Factory at their Swan Street Studio which covered six floors in a totally original concept of immersive experiential theatre.  The production was directed by Matt Hassall, the Royal Exchange’s Young People’s Programme Leader and devised by the Young Company. From the onset the experience was unpredictable as small […]
1st Sep Preview by Denise Evans The Royal Exchange Theatre presents A Street Car Named Desire starring Maxine Peake who takes on the iconic role of fragile heroine Blanche DuBois.   This Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece written by Tennessee Williams in 1947 was immortalised on screen in 1951 with Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh and Kim Hunter. The production […]
23rd Aug Audenshaw’s Guide Bridge Players take to the stage with their latest offering next week. Straight and Narrow is a wonderful play about complex sibling relationships, in-laws, uncomfortable chairs, the woman from Boots and secrets and white lies that keep people both happy and oblivious. The play is both retrospective and in the present as we […]