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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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All-Star Cast Attend Media Launch of New WIND IN THE WILLOWS Musical

Cast of Wind in the Willows

The cast and creatives behind Julian Fellowes’ new musical adaption of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS gave theatre fans a first glimpse into the new musical at the official media launch at The Lowry on Monday. 

Fra Fee, Neil McDermott and Sophia Nomvete wowed guests with performances of three new musical numbers from the new British production, with theatre producer Jamie Hendry and lyrist Anthony Drewe providing a unique insight into the making of the project.

Based on the classic novel by Kenneth...

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THE HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL EFFECTS SHOW Heads to The Lowry

The Hollywood Special Effects Show

Go behind-the-scenes to discover the science and secrets of creating movie magic

The glitz, glamour and gore of Hollywood heads to The Lowry this weekend for an explosive half-term treat for all the family.

THE HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL EFFECTS SHOW takes you behind the scenes of the UK’s favourite films to discover the science and secrets of creating movie magic.

Billed as a family show suitable for children aged 6 or over, the 110 minute show is a showcase of horror effects, pyrotechnics and gore.

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THE DOCK LAUNCH NIGHT – The Lowry, Salford

The Dock Launch Night at The Lowry

Knock on the door, hang up your coat and grab a chair, THE DOCK is open!

As part of WEEK 53, the normally restricted backstage area of The Lowry known as THE DOCK, has opened to the public for the very first time.

The unseen space between the Lyric and Quays theatres has been transformed by artist David Shearing into a festival hub, acting as a bar, a pop-up café, a meeting place, a performance space and a place to hang out between festival events.

For those who haven’t heard of the festival,...

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First Look: Kit Harington in DOCTOR FAUSTUS

Kit Harington in rehearsals for Doctor Faustus. Picture Matt Humphrey

Kit Harington in rehearsals for DOCTOR FAUSTUS. Image Credit: Matt Humphrey

New images released of Kit Harington in rehearsals for his title role in DOCTOR FAUSTUS

Rehearsal images of the cast of DOCTOR FAUSTUS have been released ahead of opening night at Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End on Saturday 9 April.

Directed by Jamie Lloyd, the explosive new production stars GAME OF THRONES actor Kit Harington in the title role, alongside Olivier Award-winner Jenna Russell as Mephistophe...

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