Category Theatre

INTERVIEW: Joe McFadden and Rita Simons Talk THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL

Rita Simons and Joe McFadden in THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL

Rita Simons and Joe McFadden in THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks

BAFTA-nominated actor Joe McFadden and award-winning actress Rita Simons talk about their roles in Peter James’ spine-tingling new thriller THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL

Peter James’ spine-tingling new thriller THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL heads to Manchester’s Opera House next month as part of a new UK tour.

Starring BAFTA-nominated actor and winner of BBC1’s STRICTLY COME DANCING 2017, Joe McFadden and award-winning actr...

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Theatre Review: HOME, I’M DARLING – The Lowry, Salford

Katherine Parkinson as Judy in HOME, I'M DARLING

Katherine Parkinson as Judy in HOME, I’M DARLING. Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

E-bay, the internet and mobile phones meet the 1950s in HOME, I’M DARLING

3 out of 5 stars

Laura Wade’s witty comedy brings to life one woman’s desire to be the perfect 1950s housewife in a world where fetching her husband’s slippers and descaling the taps with lemon juice is all part of the daily routine.

The married couple decide to take on a nostalgic way of life, immersing themselves in a fantasy world which slowly seems t...

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Theatre Review: DIRTY DANCING: THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Kira Malou (Baby) Michael O'Reilly (Johnny) in DIRTY DANCING: THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE.

Kira Malou & Michael O’Reilly in DIRTY DANCING: THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE. Photo Credit: Alastair Muir

Loyally sticking to the film, DIRTY DANCING: THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE dazzles thanks to its stunning choreography and ingenious staging

4 out of 5 stars

As a child of the 80s, I’m not ashamed to say that DIRTY DANCING is one of my favourite films of all time...

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COMPETITION: Win Tickets for SOMETHING ABOUT SIMON at Bolton Albert Halls

SOMETHING ABOUT SIMON

Win 2 x tickets to see SOMETHING ABOUT SIMON on Saturday 27 April at Bolton Albert Halls

Ahead of its run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, singer-songwriter Gary Edward Jones brings his brand new show SOMETHING ABOUT SIMON to Bolton’s Albert Halls this Saturday.

Based on the life and songs of Paul Simon, SOMETHING ABOUT SIMON combines visuals, stage design and music to tell the unique story of this musical legend.

From classic ballads like THE SOUND OF SILENCE, AMERICA and KATHY’S SONG, to...

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INTERVIEW: Author Peter James Talks THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL

Peter James, Rita Simons and Joe McFadden for THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL

Peter James, Rita Simons and Joe McFadden for THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks

Best-selling author Peter James talks about bringing his new spine-chilling thriller THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL to the stage

Following the sell-out stage success of NOT DEAD ENOUGH, THE PERFECT MURDER and DEAD SIMPLE, the No. 1 best-selling author Peter James is back with the world premiere of his new spine-chilling thriller THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL.

Starring BAFTA-nominated actor and winner of BBC1’s ST...

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Theatre Review: GHOST THE MUSICAL – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Niall Sheehy as Sam and Rebekah Lowings as Molly in GHOST THE MUSICAL.

Niall Sheehy as Sam and Rebekah Lowings as Molly in GHOST THE MUSICAL. Photo Credit: Pamela Raith

Translating well from film to stage, GHOST THE MUSICAL remains true to the original but falters in its musical numbers

3.5 out of 5 stars

Few films are as much loved as GHOST. Released in 1990, the Oscar-winning love story is classed as one of cinema’s biggest all-time hits, becoming the highest grossing film of the year and winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin an Oscar for his efforts...

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INTERVIEW: Agatha Christie’s Grandson Mathew Prichard Talks THE MOUSETRAP

Mathew Prichard

Agatha Christie’s Grandson Mathew Prichard talks about his famous Grandmother and why THE MOUSETRAP is so special to him

I suppose it took some time for it to sink in that I had a famous grandmother known to the world as Agatha Christie. I first remember her during the years when I was at preparatory school and her house at Wallingford was nearby. We used to have enjoyable ‘exeats’ on Sundays and it was, I think, then that the first glimmers of truth came through...

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INTERVIEW: Niall Sheehy, Rebekah Lowings and Jacqui DuBois Talk GHOST THE MUSICAL

Niall Sheehy as Sam and Rebekah Lowings as Molly in GHOST THE MUSICAL.

Niall Sheehy (Sam) and Rebekah Lowings (Molly) in GHOST THE MUSICAL. Photo Credit: Pamela Raith

Niall Sheehy, Rebekah Lowings and Jacqui DuBois talk about bringing iconic story GHOST THE MUSICAL to the stage

GHOST THE MUSICAL heads to Manchester’s Palace Theatre this week as part of a new UK tour.

Adapted from the hit 1990 film, GHOST THE MUSICAL tells the story of Sam, who is murdered whilst walking back to his apartment with his beloved girlfriend Molly one night...

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COMPETITION: Win Tickets for EQUUS at The Lowry

Ira Mandela Siobhan as Nugget and Ethan Kai as Alan Strang in EQUUS

Ira Mandela Siobhan as Nugget and Ethan Kai as Alan Strang in EQUUS. Photo Credit: The Other Richard

Win 2 x tickets to see EQUUS on Friday 26 April at The Lowry

English Touring Theatre bring their new production of EQUUS to Salford’s The Lowry later this month and Frankly My Dear UK is giving away two tickets to one lucky reader.

Inspired by a true story, EQUUS explores the complex relationships between devotion, myth and sexuality.

Peter Shaffer’s gripping psychological thriller follows teen...

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Theatre Review: WEST SIDE STORY – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Gabriela Garcia (Maria) & Andy Coxon (Tony) in WEST SIDE STORY.

Gabriela Garcia and Andy Coxon in WEST SIDE STORY. Photo: Richard Davenport of The Other Richard

Punchy, fresh and more relevant than ever before, Sarah Frankcom’s WEST SIDE STORY brings a whole new energy to the bona fide Broadway classic

5 out of 5 stars

Over the past few years, the Royal Exchange has been making a speciality out of reshaping classic musicals. From LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and SWEET CHARITY to GUYS AND DOLLS and THE PRODUCERS, the theatre has gained somewhat of a reputation for its fresh takes ...

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