Theatre Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL – Palace Theatre, Manchester

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Tour

Inspired by the hit cult film, 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is a laugh-a-minute production about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on the hit 1980s cult film, 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy, three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and bigot boss. Fed up, the ladies create a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor...

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Theatre Review: EVERYTHING I SEE I SWALLOW – The Lowry, Salford

Maisy Taylor and Tamsin Shasha in EVERYTHING I SEE I SWALLOW

Maisy Taylor and Tamsin Shasha in EVERYTHING I SEE I SWALLOW. Photo Credit: Sean Longmore

Combining a poignant and thought-provoking script with incredible aerial choreography, EVERYTHING I SEE I SWALLOW is a stark examination of modern feminism

4 out of 5 stars

EVERYTHING I SEE I SWALLOW is a stark examination of feminism through the lens of two generations...

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Theatre Review: ROUNDABOUT Festival 2019 – DAUGHTERHOOD – Albert Park, Broughton

Charlotte Bate and Charlotte O'Leary in DAUGHTERHOOD

Charlotte Bate and Charlotte O’Leary in DAUGHTERHOOD. Photo Credit: Rebecca Need-Menear

Opening the ROUNDABOUT Festival at Albert Park in Broughton, DAUGHTERHOOD is a powerful and ferocious play about the bonds that tie us

3 out of 5 stars

A bright yellow dome in the middle of a park certainly attracts attention. The Paines Plough ROUNDABOUT is the UK’s first-ever fully accessible and portable plug-and-play theatre...

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INTERVIEW: Bo Jackson Talks Z BO JACKSON GALA

Z Bo Jackson Dance Company

Choreographer and director Bo Jackson talks about the launch of her thrilling new dance company Z BO JACKSON

Innovative choreographer and director Bo Jackson launches her thrilling new dance company Z BO JACKSON this month with a star-studded gala night at the Manchester’s Palace Theatre.

From free runners to hip hop, ballet to street dance, the Z BO JACKSON Company will combine a diverse mix of dance styles with compelling storytelling and magnetic physicality.

The mix of dance styles, combi...

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INTERVIEW: Jodie Prenger Talks A TASTE OF HONEY

Jodie Prenger in rehearsals for A TASTE OF HONEY. Photo Credit: Marc Brenner

Jodie Prenger in rehearsals for A TASTE OF HONEY. Photo Credit: Marc Brenner

Jodie Prenger talks about taking on the iconic role of Helen in a new National Theatre production of Shelagh Delaney’s career-defining play A TASTE OF HONEY

More than 60 years after its controversial run in London’s West End, Shelagh Delaney’s career-defining play A TASTE OF HONEY returns home to Salford with a new National Theatre production opening at The Lowry before embarking on a new UK tour.

Featuring Jodi...

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Theatre Review: Stephen Fry’s MYTHOS: A TRILOGY – The Lowry, Salford 

Stephen Fry Mythos Tour 2019

Delivered with enthusiasm, humour and warmth, Stephen Fry’s MYTHOS: A TRILOGY brings Greek mythology to life with his trio of plays

5 out of 5 stars

Off the back of two of his published books surrounding Greek Mythology, Stephen Fry took to The Lowry’s Lyric Theater to perform a trilogy of plays in the company of the Greek GODS, HEROES and MEN whose gripping tales still echo today. 

The stage is set with a lone armchair, spot-lit, centre stage and when Fry enters, it is to a huge applause from an extremely di...

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MRS LOWRY & SON Film Review

Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall in Mrs Lowry & Son (2019)

Despite towering performances from Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave, MRS LOWRY & SON feels more like an extended chamber piece than a portrait of an actual artist

3 out of 5 stars

The city of Salford is famous for many things – its part in the industrial revolution, Ordsall Hall and Eccles cakes to name but a few. But its most famous export is undoubtedly LS Lowry, the artist famous for his distinctive urban life paintings and “matchstick men”...

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From Page to Stage: How Nigel Slater’s TOAST Became a Critically-Acclaimed Theatre Show

Nigel Slater's TOAST

Writer Henry Filloux-Bennett talks to Frankly My Dear UK about adapting Nigel Slater’s memoir for the stage

When Nigel Slater released his memoir TOAST: THE STORY OF A BOY’S HUNGER back in 2004, little did he know the impact it would have. Of course, many expected the book to be a best-seller, which it was – Slater is one of Britain’s best-loved food writers and presenters after all...

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Theatre Review: NIGEL SLATER’S TOAST – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Nigel Slater's TOAST

Fusing music and movement with smell and taste, Henry Filloux-Bennett’s adaption of Nigel Slater’s TOAST quietly stirs the soul and the senses

4 out of 5 stars

From the wafts of almost-burnt toast which fill the auditorium as the audience takes to their seats to the bags of old-fashioned sweets handed out midway through the performance, few theatre shows can claim to be as multi-sensory as Nigel Slater’s TOAST...

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Theatre Review: JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Michael Howe in JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA.

Michael Howe as Jerry Springer in JERRY SPRINGER – THE OPERA. Photo: Anthony Robling

Just like the TV talk show, JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA is not for the faint-hearted – or the easily offended – yet this controversial musical feels more relevant today than ever before

4 out of 5 stars

It’s fair to say that JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA caused a bit of a stir when it last came to the UK back in 2006...

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