Category Theatre

Theatre Review: HUSH HUSH – The Lowry, Salford

HUSH HUSH at The Lowry Artwork

The Lowry played host to its final HUSH HUSH performance of the autumn season as a packed house of curious cats took their seats in the Aldridge Studio.

Billed as a “secret performance”, HUSH HUSH forms part of The Lowry’s Pay What You Decide (PWYD) season. Instead of paying for a ticket in advance, audiences are asked to pay what they think the show is worth at the end of the performance...

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Hope Mill Theatre and Aria Entertainment Announce First Three Shows for 2018

New musical THE TOYBOY DIARIES to make its world premiere alongside SPRING AWAKENING and ASPECTS OF LOVE

Following their landmark 2017 season, the award-winning Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester and Aria Entertainment has revealed the first three productions for 2018.

New British musical THE TOYBOY DIARIES will make its world premiere alongside a revival of the acclaimed modern Broadway hit SPRING AWAKENING and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s romantic classic ASPECTS OF LOVE...

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The 2017 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Awards Ceremony

Tim X Atack Bruntwood Prize Winner

Ten promising new playwrights battle it to take home part of a prize fund totalling £40,000

Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre played host to the 2017 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Awards as ten promising new playwrights battled it to take home part of a prize fund totalling £40,000.

Now in its sixth year, the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting is Europe’s largest playwriting competition...

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Theatre Review: JUBILEE – Royal Exchange, Manchester

The cast of JUBILEE at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre

Toyah Wilcox stars in Chris Goode’s 40th anniversary production of JUBILEE

When Derek Jarman’s iconic film JUBILEE was released 1978, it captured punk at its dizzy height. Almost forty years later, Chris Goode remixes the wild and artistic piece for a new stage adaptation at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre.

JUBILEE takes us to a contemporary London squat where a time-travelling Elizabeth I (Toyah Willcox) observes the misadventures of a group of outcasts who make love and war in a lawl...

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WTF WEDNESDAY: Two Destination Language – DECLINING SOLO – The Lowry, Salford

Evocative, warm and deeply personal, DECLINING SOLO is a complex and tender piece about the relationship between father and daughter

When The Lowry launched their PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE (PWYD) programme earlier this year, they promised a series of ‘cutting-edge, contemporary shows to appeal to the creatively curious’...

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Theatre Review: CABARET – The Lowry, Salford

                                                       Photo Credit: Pamela Raith Photography

Elaborate and enthralling, CABARET stands the test of time in Bill Kenwright’s touring production

When it comes to musicals, CABARET is one of the all-time greats. Since its Broadway premiere in 1966 and the famous 1972 film starring Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, CABARET has won a staggering number of stage and screen awards including 8 Oscars, 7 BAFTAs and 13 Tonys...

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Taking a Chance on Theatre

The Lowry Theatre Exterior Design

The Lowry Theatre (Front Elevation). Photo Credit: Percy Dean

Why The Lowry’s PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE season could open your mind and your wallet to new experiences

If you’ve attended a theatre show recently, chances are it set you back a pretty penny. With the average theatre ticket costing £24.96 in 2016, a trip to the theatre can be an expensive night out for most...

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Behind the Scenes of HEDDA GABLER

Behind the Scenes of HEDDA GABLER

Frankly My Dear UK go backstage at The Lowry to discover how HEDDA GABLER is brought to life on stage

Following it’s sold out run at the National Theatre earlier this year, the critically acclaimed HEDDA GABLER heads to The Lowry this week as part of a five month long UK tour.

Based on Henrik Ibsen’s classic play, HEDDA GABLER tells the story of a woman trapped in a new marriage and bored with life...

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Theatre Review: HEDDA GABLER – The Lowry, Salford

Lizzy Watts as Hedda Gabler

Lizzy Watts as Hedda in HEDDA GABLER. Photo Credit: BrinkhoffMögenburg

Dark, gripping and strikingly staged, HEDDA GABLER is a reinvigorated classic with plenty of style and substance

When HEDDA GABLER was first performed in 1891, it was considered shocking and provocative play ahead of its time. Nearly 130 years later, Henry Ibsen’s masterpiece has been given a new lease of life in a bold new contemporary production by National Theatre.

Adapted and reworked by Olivier award winning playwr...

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INTERVIEW: Lizzy Watts talks HEDDA GABLER

Lizzy Watts in HEDDA GABLER

Frankly My Dear UK chats with Lizzy Watts about the National Theatre’s touring production of HEDDA GABLER

Following its sold-out run at the National Theatre in 2016, Henrik Ibsen’s modern masterpiece HEDDA GABLER finally heads out on a five month tour across the UK.

Adapted by Patrick Marber, the play tells the story of Hedda, a young woman trapped in a marriage she seems uncertain of. Bored and despondent, Hedda seeks distraction where she has always sought distraction – in men...

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