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From the Showbiz Archives
4th Sep CAST AND CREW: The team at Guide Bridge Theatre bringing Beautiful Thing to the stage all this week. Intimacy, comedy, and love are stitched together in an emotionally charged story of heartache. Set in the corridor of a London tower block – Jamie, his mother, and their neighbours, all in some way live on the […]
14th Mar The legendary musical Miss Saigon arrives at The Palace Theatre, Manchester, next week. The curtain rises on the show on March 21 with the production set to run until May 12. Since the London premiere in 1989, Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s musical has become one of the most loved and […]
13th Mar The gripping and gothic horror Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is appearing now at The Royal Exchange Theatre until April 14. This new adaptation is by celebrated playwright April De Angelis and marks 200 years since the publication of this famous gothic novel which is directed by Associate Artistic Director Matthew Xia. Captain Walton’s ambition to […]
23rd Feb Ashton-under-Lyne Operatic Society is bringing Sister Act to the Oldham Coliseum from next week. The show opens on Wednesday, February 28 and runs for one week until March 3. The story tells the tale of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier (Catherine Cooper) who witnesses her gangster boyfriend Curtis Shank (Martin Kelly) commit a murder. Upon […]
18th Feb Standing ovations for world premiere of award-winning play at The Royal Exchange THE ALMIGHTY SOMETIMES REVIEW by DENISE EVANS POWERFUL: Julie Hesmondhalgh and Norah Lopez Holden in The Almighty Sometimes which tackles the issues of mental health head on.   Julie Hesmondhalgh is appearing at The Royal Exchange Theatre in the World Premiere The Almighty Sometimes until […]
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 […]
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 […]
27th Mar A number of local students and members of our community are stepping out to tread the boards at The Royal Exchange in Manchester in the professional production of The Suppliant Women, which enters its final run this week. Nigel Skinner went along to find out more… Fifty refugees are among the latest boatload to land […]
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 […]
31st Oct To celebrate Halloween, fearless Tameside Radio staff joined forces with Ghost Tours UK, to document and film a paranormal investigation. Led by Tameside Radio’s Kris Meredith, the intrepid team visited Jo Fern’s Salon in Ashton Under Lyne, where strange activity had been reported. The team consisted of paranormal investigator Adam Spencer Young, para psychologist Claire Elliott and […]