Category Theatre Previews

New Trailer Released for Hope Mill Theatre’s SPRING AWAKENING

Darragh Cowley & Full Company of SPRING AWAKENING

Darragh Cowley & Full Company of SPRING AWAKENING. Photo: Scott Rylander

New SPRING AWAKENING trailer released today as the show enters its final three weeks

It’s fair to say that Hope Mill Theatre’s production of SPRING AWAKENING is a hit. With just three weeks left in its current run, the critically-acclaimed revival of the modern Broadway hit has been getting rave reviews from the critics, including a five-star review from us here at Frankly My Dear UK.

Set in late 19th century Germany,...

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20 Epic Facts About Legendary Musical MISS SAIGON

Cameron Mackintosh's touring production of MISS SAIGON

From costume changes to the cast, Frankly My Dear UK take a look at 20 epic facts about award-winning musical MISS SAIGON

Cameron Mackintosh’s epic production of MISS SAIGON makes a welcome return to Manchester this week for an eight-week-long run at the Palace Theatre.

Set during the Vietnam War, MISS SAIGON tells the story of 17 year-old Kim who is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY: The Facts and Figures

Backstage of Birmingham Royal Ballet Sleeping Beauty

Birmingham Royal Ballet return to The Lowry with THE SLEEPING BEAUTY and the biggest wardrobe in ballet

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY is one of the grandest ballets ever created, with a classical score by Tchaikovsky and original choreography by Marius Petipa...

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Top 5 Theatre Shows on in Manchester This Week

Strangers on a Train

From gripping thrillers to show stopping musicals, we take a look at the top five theatre shows on in Manchester this week

It’s fair to say that Manchester theatre lovers are spoilt for choice this week. From gripping thrillers to show stopping musicals, there is something for everyone in Manchester this week.

To help make your choice a little easier, Frankly My Dear UK has put together a list of our top five shows that are on this week.


Strangers on a Train

First up is Craig...

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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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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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The Mystery of HUSH HUSH at The Lowry

HUSH HUSH at The Lowry Artwork

We don our best Sherlock gear in an attempt to find out more about HUSH HUSH at The Lowry

Here at Frankly My Dear UK, we love a good mystery so when we heard about The Lowry’s HUSH HUSH performance, we instantly set out to find out more. 

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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The Hottest Theatre Tickets in Town

London Night Lights

From big-name musicals to award-winning plays, we take a look at the hottest theatre tickets in London’s West End

If you’re planning a trip to London over the next few months, no visit is complete without a trip to London’s West End.

Alongside Broadway in New York, London’s West End boasts the highest quality theatre in the world and with over 40 different productions to choose from, it’s not hard to see why.

Whether you fancy watching a big-name musical or an award-winning play, Londo...

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