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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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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: AWFUL AUNTIE – Opera House, Manchester

Inventive and lighthearted, AWFUL AUNTIE has the little ones giggling right from the very start

In this David Walliam’s book-turned-stage play, 12-year-old Stella finds herself waking up from a coma as an orphan and under the care of her Aunt Alberta who is far from nice. In a crazy series of events, Stella befriends the ghost of the house, Soot, and tries to escape from the clutches of her evil Aunt, who she discovers is to blame for the death of her parents, and her Bavarian owl, Wagner.

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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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INTERVIEW: Steve Michaels Talks THIS IS ELVIS

Steve Michaels in THIS IS ELVIS

Steve Michaels talks to Frankly My Dear UK about taking on the iconic role of Elvis Presley in THIS IS ELVIS

The world is full of Elvis impersonators...

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Theatre Review: WAR HORSE – The Lowry, Salford

Thomas Dennis as Albert & Joey in WAR HORSE.

Thomas Dennis as Albert & Joey in WAR HORSE. Photo Credit: Brinkhoff&M+Âgenburg

Powerful, emotive and incredibly moving, WAR HORSE is tender and touching story about the bond between a boy and his horse

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, National Theatre take their acclaimed play WAR HORSE out on a UK tour, with a three week run at Salford’s The Lowry.

Based on the children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo, WAR HORSE tells the story of Joey, young Albert’s beloved ho...

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

THE NATURE OF FORGETTING by Theatre Re

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: THE WASP – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

THE WASP

Shocking, harrowing and darkly comic, THE WASP is a twisting two-hander which examines the impact of bullying

It is said that your school days are the best days of your life but for some, they are a nightmare. Puberty, adolescent hormones and bullying can all have lasting effects for both the victim and the perpetrator. But what happens when our childhood experiences follow us into adulthood? Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s 2015 play THE WASP examines just that.

Almost 20 years after they left school,...

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Theatre Review: THIS IS ELVIS – Palace Theatre, Manchester

THIS IS ELVIS

The King may be dead, but THIS IS ELVIS proves Elvis Presley’s legacy and his songs live on

It’s hard to imagine these days but back in 1968, Elvis Presley was widely regarded as having had his day...

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Fresh, inventive and completely memorising, Northern Ballet’s adaption of JANE EYRE is an absorbing contemporary ballet which packs an emotional punch

Northern Ballet JANE EYRE

Joseph Taylor as Mr Rochester and Mariana Rodrigues as Bertha Mason in Jane Eyre. Photo: Emma Kauldhar

Fresh, inventive and completely memorising, Northern Ballet’s adaption of JANE EYRE is an absorbing contemporary ballet which packs an emotional punch

From the Tony award-nominated JANE EYRE (THE MUSICAL) to National Theatre/Bristol Old Vic’s innovative 2015 adaption, JANE EYRE has been reimagined many times but never quite so beautifully as Northern Ballet’s latest touring production.

Ba...

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