Blog Archives

Theatre Review: LET IT BE – Opera House, Manchester

LET IT BE UK Tour

The cast of LET IT BE UK Tour. Photo Credit: Anthony Robling

LET IT BE charts The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings to the heights of Beatlemania

LET IT BE runs at the Opera House, Manchester until 27 October 2018. 

Billed as “The Beatles reunion you never got to see”, LET IT BE is a nostalgic romp through The Beatles’ discography.

This is not your typical jukebox musical...

Read More

Theatre Review: THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Chris Jenkins as Christopher in THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER. Photo: Phil Tragen

Chris Jenkins as Christopher in THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER. Photo: Phil Tragen

THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER is a beautiful, emotional piece of theatre

The latest stunning addition to the Hope Mill Theatre’s impressive repertoire of musicals, THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER is a beautiful, emotional piece of theatre...

Read More

Interview: Cast Talk THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER

Tessa Kadler & Chris Jenkins in rehearsals for THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER. Photo: Pamela Raith

Tessa Kadler & Chris Jenkins in rehearsals for THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER. Photo: Pamela Raith

The cast of THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER speak to Frankly My Dear UK about bringing Charles Miller and Tim Sanders’ musical adaptation to Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre

Following it’s critically acclaimed London run in 2014, Charles Miller and Tim Sanders’ bittersweet musical THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER heads to Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre this month, just in time for the centenary of the end of the Fi...

Read More

INTERVIEW: Kelly Price and Felix Mosse Talk ASPECTS OF LOVE

Kelly Price (Rose) and Felix Mosse (Alex) in ASPECTS OF LOVE

Kelly Price (Rose) and Felix Mosse (Alex) in ASPECTS OF LOVE. © Anthony Robling

Kelly Price and Felix Mosse talk to Frankly My Dear UK about their roles as Rose and Alex in ASPECTS OF LOVE

With five star reviews from The Stage and WhatsonStage, its fair to say that Jonathan O’Boyle’s revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic ASPECTS OF LOVE is a hit. 

Running at Hope Mill Theatre until 9 August, the musical follows English student Alex Dillingham, who while travelling through France in 1947, fa...

Read More

Theatre Review: ASPECTS OF LOVE – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Kelly Price (Rose) and Felix Mosse (Alex) in ASPECTS OF LOVE

Kelly Price (Rose) and Felix Mosse (Alex) in ASPECTS OF LOVE. © Anthony Robling

Jonathan O’Boyle takes on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s tangled tale of love and lust with his stunning revival of ASPECTS OF LOVE

The eighth in-house musical to be produced by the Hope Mill Theatre team, and the first from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s extensive repertoire, Jonathan O’Boyle takes a less familiar Lloyd Webber show, ASPECTS OF LOVE, and makes it feel very much at home in this intimate theatre.

This is O’Boy...

Read More

Theatre Review: LOVE FROM A STRANGER – The Lowry, Salford

Helen Bradbury in LOVE FROM A STRANGER.

Helen Bradbury in LOVE FROM A STRANGER. Photo Credit: Sheila Burnett

Lucy Bailey ramps up the tension in her adaption of Agatha Christie’s 1936 play LOVE FROM A STRANGER

Lucy Bailey’s slick new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1936 play LOVE FROM A STRANGER is tense and entertaining, with a good blend of grit and lightheartedness, which creates an enjoyable piece of entertainment.

Based on Christie’s short story, Philomel Cottage, Christie adapted the story for the stage herself...

Read More

INTERVIEW: The cast of ASPECTS OF LOVE talk about taking on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical

The cast of ASPECTS OF LOVE talk to Frankly My Dear UK about taking on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s romantic classic

The hotly-anticipated and intimate revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s romantic classic ASPECTS OF LOVE finally opens at Hope Mill Theatre this week with an exciting cast and creative team behind the production.

From Olivier Award nominees and West End regulars to young talent making their professional debuts, a company of 10 will be bringing Lloyd Webber’s much-admired musical to life un...

Read More

Theatre Review: THE LAST SHIP – The Lowry, Salford

Marvin Ford, Michael Blair, Matt Corner, Joe Caffrey and Richard Fleeshman in THE LAST SHIP

Marvin Ford, Michael Blair, Matt Corner, Joe Caffrey & Richard Fleeshman in THE LAST SHIP. Photo: Pamela Raith

Heartwarming and powerful, Sting’s musical THE LAST SHIP looks set to become a new British classic

Sting’s new musical, THE LAST SHIP, looks set to join the likes of classics such as BILLY ELLIOT, BRASSED OFF and THE FULL MONTY in the world of theatre...

Read More

Theatre Review: YEAR OF WONDERS – The Lowry, Salford

YEAR OF WONDERS is a captivating tale of a tiny village stricken by Bubonic Plague in the mid-1600’s

Based on the 2001 novel by Geraldine Brooks, YEAR OF WONDERS tells the story of a housemaid named Anna Frith who must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love when an infected bolt of cloth carries plague to an isolated village. 

Adapted for the stage by Jane Arnfield and Mike Alfreds, who have previously worked together on THE TIN RING...

Read More

Theatre Review: Maeve Binchy’s MINDING FRANKIE The Lowry, Salford

Clare Barrett and Steve Blount in MINDING FRANKIE.

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

Maeve Binchy’s MINDING FRANKIE is a sweet, heartwarming story that asks what it really takes to be a parent

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 – and that ...

Read More