Category Theatre

INTERVIEW: Jodie Prenger Talks A TASTE OF HONEY

Jodie Prenger in rehearsals for A TASTE OF HONEY. Photo Credit: Marc Brenner

Jodie Prenger in rehearsals for A TASTE OF HONEY. Photo Credit: Marc Brenner

Jodie Prenger talks about taking on the iconic role of Helen in a new National Theatre production of Shelagh Delaney’s career-defining play A TASTE OF HONEY

More than 60 years after its controversial run in London’s West End, Shelagh Delaney’s career-defining play A TASTE OF HONEY returns home to Salford with a new National Theatre production opening at The Lowry before embarking on a new UK tour.

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Theatre Review: Stephen Fry’s MYTHOS: A TRILOGY – The Lowry, Salford 

Stephen Fry Mythos Tour 2019

Delivered with enthusiasm, humour and warmth, Stephen Fry’s MYTHOS: A TRILOGY brings Greek mythology to life with his trio of plays

5 out of 5 stars

Off the back of two of his published books surrounding Greek Mythology, Stephen Fry took to The Lowry’s Lyric Theater to perform a trilogy of plays in the company of the Greek GODS, HEROES and MEN whose gripping tales still echo today. 

The stage is set with a lone armchair, spot-lit, centre stage and when Fry enters, it is to a huge applause from an extremely di...

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From Page to Stage: How Nigel Slater’s TOAST Became a Critically-Acclaimed Theatre Show

Nigel Slater's TOAST

Writer Henry Filloux-Bennett talks to Frankly My Dear UK about adapting Nigel Slater’s memoir for the stage

When Nigel Slater released his memoir TOAST: THE STORY OF A BOY’S HUNGER back in 2004, little did he know the impact it would have. Of course, many expected the book to be a best-seller, which it was – Slater is one of Britain’s best-loved food writers and presenters after all...

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Theatre Review: NIGEL SLATER’S TOAST – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Nigel Slater's TOAST

Fusing music and movement with smell and taste, Henry Filloux-Bennett’s adaption of Nigel Slater’s TOAST quietly stirs the soul and the senses

4 out of 5 stars

From the wafts of almost-burnt toast which fill the auditorium as the audience takes to their seats to the bags of old-fashioned sweets handed out midway through the performance, few theatre shows can claim to be as multi-sensory as Nigel Slater’s TOAST...

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Theatre Review: JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Michael Howe in JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA.

Michael Howe as Jerry Springer in JERRY SPRINGER – THE OPERA. Photo: Anthony Robling

Just like the TV talk show, JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA is not for the faint-hearted – or the easily offended – yet this controversial musical feels more relevant today than ever before

4 out of 5 stars

It’s fair to say that JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA caused a bit of a stir when it last came to the UK back in 2006...

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Theatre Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS – The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

The cast of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. Photo Credit: Grand Theatre, Martin Bostock

The cast of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. Photo Credit: Grand Theatre, Martin Bostock

Set to 1980s anthems, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS is a comical and light-hearted take on Jules Verne’s classic story

3.5 out of 5 stars

The show opens with the uplifting 80’s hit ‘Celebration’ and the audience immediately start clapping and singing along as Phileas Fogg and the five other cast members welcome us with their dancing and singing in their bright 80’s attire.

This comical and light hearted performance tells...

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Theatre Review: AMELIE THE MUSICAL – Opera House, Manchester

Audrey Brisson and Danny Mac in AMELIE THE MUSICAL

Audrey Brisson and Danny Mac in AMELIE THE MUSICAL. Photo: Pamela Raith Photography

Michael Fentiman brings Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 2001 film AMELIE to life on stage, delivering a fresh and new interpretation of this much-loved romantic comedy

4.5 out of 5 stars

Adapting a film into a musical can be a tricky business but Director Michael Fentiman has done an impressive job of bringing French movie AMELIE to the stage, delivering a fresh and new interpretation of this much-loved romantic comedy.

AMELIE is a music...

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INTERVIEW: Miriam-Teak Lee Talks & JULIET

Miriam-Teak Lee

Miriam-Teak Lee talks about taking on the exciting lead role in brand new musical & JULIET

Vibrant new musical & JULIET opens at Manchester’s Opera House next month, flipping Shakespeare’s infamous love story on its head to prove that when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo.

Set to some of the biggest pop anthems of the last 30 years from acclaimed songwriter Max Martin, including …BABY ONE MORE TIME, EVERYBODY (BACKSTREET’S BACK), LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO and CAN’T FEEL MY FACE, & J...

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INTERVIEW: Director Michael Fentiman Talks AMELIE THE MUSICAL

Audrey Brisson and cast in AMELIE THE MUSICAL

Audrey Brisson and cast in AMELIE THE MUSICAL. Photo Credit: Pamela Raith Photography

Director Michael Fentiman talks about the challenges of adapting the hit film AMELIE for the stage

Five-star musical adaptation of 2001 Oscar-nominated film AMELIE heads to Manchester’s Opera House next week as part of a new UK tour.

AMELIE THE MUSICAL tells the story of a young woman with a gift for quietly bringing joy to those around her...

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Theatre Review: THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Nisa Cole & Katie West in THERE IS A LIGHT

Nisa Cole and Katie West in THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT. Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

Using 21st-century technology, THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT is a vivid and passionate production about the Luddites and how they helped inspire the birth of Manchester’s radical political identity

4 out of 5 stars

As with every tale of political unrest, many of the statements feel relevant to our current political climate...

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