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INTERVIEW: Caroline Clegg Talks ROMEO AND JULIET

Romeo and Juliet

Caroline Clegg, Founder and Director of Feelgood Theatre talks to Frankly My Dear UK about their new promenade production of ROMEO AND JULIET

Following the success of their 2017 production of MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, award-winning theatre company Feelgood Theatre Productions make a welcome return to Manchester’s Heaton Park to stage William Shakespeare’s classic love story, ROMEO AND JULIET.

Fusing music from Gounod to the Stone Roses, with sword fighting and dance by graduates from the N...

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INTERVIEW: Julia Donaldson Talks WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD

Emma Carroll as Lily Ladybird in WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD.

Emma Carroll as Lily Ladybird in WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD. Photo: Michael Jean-Marain

Prize-winning author Julia Donaldson talks about the new stage production of WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD

Anyone with young children will be familiar with Julia Donaldson...

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Theatre Review: MAMMA MIA! – Palace Theatre Manchester

The cast of MAMMA MIA UK Tour

The cast of MAMMA MIA UK Tour. Photo: Brinkhoff/Mögenburg

Cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA, MAMMA MIA! is a fabulous, funny, feel-good musical that will warm the heart

With MAMMA MIA 2 heading to cinemas later this month and Abba’s recent announcement of their first new material in 35 years, there couldn’t be a better time for musical MAMMA MIA! to head out on a UK tour.

Since its opening at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 1999, the hit musical has been seen by over 54 millio...

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Theatre Review: QUEENS OF THE COAL AGE – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Kate Anthony (Anne) & Eve Robertson (Elaine) in QUEENS OF THE COAL AGE

Kate Anthony (Anne) & Eve Robertson (Elaine) in QUEENS OF THE COAL AGE. Photo: Keith Pattison

Poignant, powerful and full of Northern wit, Maxine Peake’s QUEENS OF THE COAL AGE is a political piece of theatre full of heart

Following her recent performance as Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s HAPPY DAYS, Maxine Peake makes a welcome return to Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre with her new play QUEENS OF THE COAL AGE.

Set in Newton-Le-Willows in 1993, QUEENS OF THE COAL AGE tells the inspiring true...

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INTERVIEW: Joe McGann Talks THE LAST SHIP

Joe McGann in THE LAST SHIP

Joe McGann talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his role in Sting’s new musical THE LAST SHIP

After a receiving widespread critical acclaim and five-star reviews at its official opening in Newcastle’s Northern Stage, Sting’s new musical THE LAST SHIP finally heads to Salford’s The Lowry this week for the final leg of its UK and Ireland Tour.

Inspired by his 1991 album THE SOUL CAGES and Sting’s own childhood experiences, THE LAST SHIP tells the story a community facing the demise of the ship...

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Theatre Review: THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET

THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET is a brave and bold production which stays true to Shakespeare’s original text

From Prokofiev’s famous ballet to Baz Luhrmann’s MTV-inspired film, William Shakespeare’s THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET has been adapted many times in many different ways. So it’s no surprise that Girl Gang Manchester chose this very play for their all-female version at Hope Mill Theatre.

THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET tells the story of two young star-crossed lovers, Romeo ...

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LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is a feisty, funny and fabulous production packed full of charm, energy and heart

Lucie Jones as Elle Woods in LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL.

Lucie Jones as Elle Woods in LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL. Photo Credit: Robert Workman

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is a feisty, funny and fabulous production packed full of charm, energy and heart

OMG, you guys! Dust off your little pink dress because LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL has finally arrived in Manchester for a week-long run at the Palace Theatre.

Based on the hit 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL tells the story of popular sorority sister Elle Woods (Lucie Jon...

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Steven Rostance talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his role in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and the success of the show

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

Steven Rostance talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his role in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and the success of the show

It’s fair to say it’s been a whirlwind few years for Mischief Theatre. Since their outing at The Old Red Lion Pub in Islington in 2012, their debut play THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG has gone from strength to strength, running an impressive four years in London’s West End as well as on Broadway.

To mark its continued success, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is heading out on a new UK tou...

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Theatre Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG – Opera House, Manchester

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is a masterclass of comedy that will have you crying with laughter

Anyone who has delved into the world of Amateur Dramatics will know that things don’t always go to plan but for Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, when they go wrong, they go spectacularly wrong!

Described as FAWLTY TOWERS meets NOISES OFF, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG follows the fictitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they stage their most ambitious show yet – an Agatha Christie-style murder mys...

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INTERVIEW: Gordon Snell Talks MINDING FRANKIE

Clare Barrett and Steve Blount in MINDING FRANKIE.

Clare Barrett and Steve Blount in MINDING FRANKIE. Photo Credit: Breda Cashe

Gordon Snell talks to Frankly My Dear UK about bringing his late wife’s final novel, MINDING FRANKIE, to the stage

Maeve Binchy’s last novel MINDING FRANKIE has been brought to life on stage in a new adaption by Shay Linehan. 

Based on the 2010 novel of the same name, MINDING FRANKIE tells the story of Noel whose life is suddenly turned upside down when a former fling with tells him she’s pregnant with his baby – an...

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