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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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Theatre Review: THE NATURE OF FORGETTING – The Lowry, Salford


The cast of THE NATURE OF FORGETTING by Theatre Re. Photo Credit: Richard Davenport

Poignant and emotional, THE NATURE OF FORGETTING is a moving tale of friendship, love, guilt and memories

It takes a lot of talent to tell a coherent, understandable story without using words. Theatre Re’s THE NATURE OF FORGETTING uses very few words but presents an incredibly beautiful and emotive piece all the same.

THE NATURE OF FORGETTING tells the story of Tom, a 55-year-old man celebrating his birthday...

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Theatre Review: BRIGHTON ROCK – The Lowry, Salford

Sinister, suspenseful and incredibly inventive, Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of BRIGHTON ROCK is a chilling retelling of Graham Greene’s iconic novel

Acclaimed writer Bryony Lavery brings the dark underworld of Graham Greene’s iconic novel BRIGHTON ROCK to the stage with a chilling retelling of this brilliant and classic story.

Set in 1960s Brighton, BRIGHTON ROCK tells the story of Pinkie, a sociopathic teenage boy who takes over after the boss of his mob is killed...

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Teentalitarianism at Week 53 Festival – The Lowry, Salford


Teentalitarianism at Ruhrtriennale Festival 2016. Photo Credit: Lukas Wenniger

As part of the events taking place during this year’s Week 53 Festival at The Lowry, Mammalian Diving Reflex have brought their “Teentalitarianism” project and will be running several events throughout the festival.

Annalise Prodor, Operations Manager and Co-producer of “Teentaitarianism”, describes the project as a festival within Week 53, infiltrated and run by teenagers...

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Girl Gang Manchester immersive celebration of the 90’s slacker gal classic ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION heads to The Lowry’s Week 53 Festival this weekend celebrating lifelong friendships, repairing youthful wounds and reminding us all that it’s OK to be awesomely average.

Using decor, performers, workshops, speakers, participation, party bags, dressing up, dancing and much much more,  Girl Gang create fun, meaningful, accessible events encouraging creativity, collaboration, confi...

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