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23rd Feb The Royal Exchange Theatre and Graeae Theatre Company co-production of The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca is playing at the Royal Exchange Theatre until Saturday (February 25). Translated by Jo Clifford, it is directed by Jenny Sealey, who co-directed the London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony and has been Artistic Director of Graeae […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
7th Jun A Million Ways To Die In The West – Fraser Cottrell Mr. Family Guy himself Seth Macfarlane hits the big screens this summer with his second live action comedy ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West’. As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his […]
3rd Apr   Easter is approaching fast and our furry little friends are here again with another dollop of classic fun for all the family with Muppets Most Wanted.  So get ready to laugh and sing along with this brand new adventure! When The Muppets set out on their world tour they find themselves wrapped up in […]
27th Mar   If you love action, suspense and Liam Neeson, or maybe just Liam Neeson, this could well be the movie for you. When Bill, an air marshal, springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk, he fights to gain control. As you’ve […]
20th Mar   Attention all you petrol heads, boy racers and gamers, Need For Speed has finally crashed into our cinemas. Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) jumps from his prison cell to the driver’s seat of a super car as he joins a cross-country race fuelled with revenge in order to get the girl and be the hero. […]
16th Mar Into your Greek history, visual effects, bulging muscles, graphic fight scenes etc? You get the idea. Then this could be right up your street. When Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes things get very bloody, very fast. But just as in the last 300 back in 2006 […]