Theatre Review: HOT BROWN HONEY – HOME, Manchester

HOT BROWN HONEY at HOME, Manchester.

HOT BROWN HONEY at HOME, Manchester. Photo: Dylan Evans

Confronting and challenging perceptions of modern women, HOT BROWN HONEY is unlike anything you will have seen before

HOT BROWN HONEY is a group of six women who are out to make some noise – lots of noise! Throughout the show the audience are inspired to do the same.

Smoking hot, HOT BROWN HONEY confronts and challenges your perception of modern women in a performance which is unlike anything you will have seen before...

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Theatre Review: THE SIEGE OF CHRISTMAS – Contact Theatre, Manchester

THE SIEGE OF CHRISTMAS at Contact Theatre. Photo Credit: Joel Chester-Fildes.

Christmas is once again under threat as a festive thief returns to steal the Spirit of Christmas in THE SIEGE OF CHRISTMAS

The Christmas season once again under threat as a festive thief returns to steal the Spirit of Christmas at Contact Theatre in THE SIEGE OF CHRISTMAS.

Devised by the Contact Young Company and Leeds-based Slung Low, THE SIEGE OF CHRISTMAS is an immersive piece of theatre designed to appeal to famili...

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Theatre Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL – Palace Theatre, Manchester

The cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL UK Tour

The cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Photo Credit: Birgit & Ralf Brinkhoff

Bold, bright and beautiful, Marc Bruni’s touring production of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL proves itself a cut above the rest

From JERSEY BOYS and ALL OR NOTHING, to the more recent THE BAND, it’s fair to say you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to jukebox musicals. But where others are generic and somewhat predictable, BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL proves itself a cut above the rest.

Based...

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Theatre Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS – The Lowry, Salford

Fast-paced, clever and incredibly inventive, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS brings Jules Verne’s classic novel to life on stage

Following its premiere at the New Vic Theatre in 2013 and a successful season at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre in 2014, Theresa Heskins’ production of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS heads to The Lowry for a four week run over the Christmas period.

Based on the 1873 novel by Jules Verne, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS tells the story of Phileas Fogg, a mysterious and w...

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Theatre Review: GUYS AND DOLLS – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Ashley Zhangazha as Sky Masterson and the cast of GUYS AND DOLLS. Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

Ashley Zhangazha as Sky Masterson and the cast of GUYS AND DOLLS. Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

Michael Buffong brings a unique twist to a timeless classic with GUYS AND DOLLS

Since GUYS AND DOLLS made its premiere on Broadway in 1950, the award-winning musical seen many revivals...

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Theatre Review: THE BEAR – Waterside Arts Centre, Manchester

Dazzling, dreamy and lavished with care, THE BEAR is children’s theatre at its best

Mention the name Raymond Briggs, especially at Christmas, and THE SNOWMAN will most likely spring to mind. So when Pins and Needles Productions announced they were to bring a Briggs classic to life on stage (following the success of FATHER CHRISTMAS in 2014), I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was THE BEAR that was to be adapted for stage.

Written by Briggs in 1994, THE BEAR tells the story of young Til...

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INTERVIEW: Ben Forster Talks ELF: THE MUSICAL

Ben Forster as Buddy in ELF THE MUSICAL

Ben Forster chats to Frankly My Dear UK about reprising his role as Buddy in ELF: THE MUSICAL

It’s fair to say that ELF: THE MUSICAL’s first Christmas Season outside of London has been a success. Alongside our five star review, ELF: THE MUSICAL has been given glowing reviews by Manchester Evening News, Northern Soul and Opening Night to name but a few, with Ben Forster’s performance as Buddy standing out in particular.

Based on the 2003 hit movie starring Will Ferrell, ELF: THE MUSICAL t...

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Comedy Review: Margaret Cho – FRESH OFF THE BLOAT – The Lowry, Salford

Margaret Cho: Fresh Off the Bloat

Margaret Cho is back and more outspoken than ever in her new show FRESH OFF THE BLOAT

She’s back, fresh off the bloat and fresh out of an 18 month stint in rehab following a surprise intervention by family and friends to which, having been told it was an impromptu birthday party, she brought wine!

Her time convalescing whilst in rehab was obviously spent working on new material and given the current political climate, Trump administration and sexual assault allegation revelations coming out a...

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INTERVIEW: Kirsten Forster talks AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Kirsten Forster as Mrs Aouda in Around The World in 80 Days

Kirsten Forster talks to Frankly My Dear UK about reprising her role as Mrs Aouda in AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Following its premiere at the New Vic Theatre in 2013 and a successful season at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre in 2014, Theresa Heskins’ production of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS finally heads to The Lowry next month as part of its first national tour.

Based on the 1873 novel by Jules Verne, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS tells the story of Phileas Fogg, an ever-so-slightly s...

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Theatre Review: ELF: THE MUSICAL – The Lowry, Salford

The cast of ELF THE MUSICAL UK Tour

Ben Forster, Liz McClarnon and the cast of ELF: THE MUSICAL. Photo Credit: James Everett Photography

Charming, colourful and packed full of Christmas cheer, ELF: THE MUSICAL boasts enough joy and spirit to make even Scrooge smile

It may still be November but it Christmas has come early at The Lowry as ELF: THE MUSICAL finally starts its seven week run over the festive period.

Based on the 2003 hit film starring Will Ferrell, ELF: THE MUSICAL tells the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who ...

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