Category Theatre Venues

Theatre Review: LES MISERABLES – Palace Theatre, Manchester

The cast of LES MISERABLES with 'The Barricade'

The cast of LES MISERABLES with ‘The Barricade’. Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy 

From the innovative new staging to its magnificent cast, every inch of this touring production of LES MISÉRABLES will take your breath away

It’s been almost a decade since Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of LES MISÉRABLES last toured the UK but if the press night at Manchester’s Palace Theatre is anything to go by, it was well worth the wait.

Boubil and Schonberg’s musical tale of redemption and re...

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Theatre Review: THE FULL MONTY – Opera House, Manchester

THE FULL MONTY UK Tour

Rowdy and raucous, THE FULL MONTY is the ultimate crowd pleaser and a hilarious adaption of the hit 1997 film

First performed in 2013, the stage production of THE FULL MONTY is an adapted version of the 1997 film about a group of unemployed men who decide to become strippers for a night to raise money. The film was a major success upon release, becoming the highest earning film in the UK until it was outsold by TITANIC.

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers’s presentation of the Sheffield Theatres produc...

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Theatre Review: BILLIONAIRE BOY – The Lowry, Salford

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With its zany characters, slapstick comedy and clever, catchy songs, BILLIONAIRE BOY has everything a young child might want from a musical

David Walliams’ impressive library of children’s books have fast become modern British classics, especially with the annual BBC Christmas special adaptations putting them on the map. GANGSTA GRANNY was the first to grace the stage last year, with the play touring the UK, but BILLIONAIRE BOY is the first to get the musical treatment...

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INTERVIEW: David Walliams Talks BILLIONAIRE BOY THE MUSICAL

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David Walliams talks about BILLIONAIRE BOY THE MUSICAL, wacky inventions and what he would do with a Billion pounds

The smash-hit show BILLIONAIRE BOY THE MUSICAL, based on the book by David Walliams, comes to The Lowry this February half-term. Ahead of the show’s arrival, Walliams talks about the musical, wacky inventions and what he would do with a Billion pounds!

BILLIONAIRE BOY THE MUSICAL begins when factory-worker Len Spud and his son Joe become overnight billionaires, due to Mr Spud’s ...

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Theatre Review: ANNIE – Opera House, Manchester

ANNIE UK Tour. Photo: Paul Coltas

The cast of ANNIE UK Tour. Photo: Paul Coltas

Nikolai Foster’s touring production of ANNIE certainly looks and sounds the part but the 40-year-old story is beginning to show its age

Forget the adults, it’s the kids who rule theatre at the moment. From Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK, the array of young talent gracing the stage in 2019 is certainly impressive as Nikolai Foster’s touring revival of ANNIE clearly demonstrates.

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INTERVIEW: Cast of THE FULL MONTY on Final UK Tour

THE FULL MONTY UK Tour

The cast of THE FULL MONTY tell the naked truth as they embark on the final tour of the show

With just four months left to go on their UK tour, Vicky Edwards gets the naked truth from the cast of THE FULL MONTY as they embark upon the FINAL tour of the show. 

It may be the last ever tour of this particular production, but it is the story that keeps on giving. Originally an award-winning movie, as a stage play THE FULL MONTY has won both awards and hearts...

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Theatre Review: JERSEY BOYS – Opera House, Manchester

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Four guys, four stories, one unforgettable musical, JERSEY BOYS certainly lives up to the hype

West End and Broadway extravaganza JERSEY BOYS tells the remarkable tale of four ordinary boys from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who went on to sell 100 million records worldwide.

Frankie Valli, Tommy De Vito, Nick Massi and Bob Gaudio take us on a feel-good ride through the trials and tribulations of their lives as they write their own songs, create their own unique sounds and climb to...

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Music Review: CLEM BURKE & BOOTLEG BLONDIE PLAY PARALLEL LINES – The Lowry, Salford

Clem Burke & Bootleg Blondie play Parallel Lines

BOOTLEG BLONDIE together with drummer Clem Burke certainly sound like the real thing but ultimately try too hard to imitate the iconic band

BOOTLEG BLONDIE is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGBs in New York City. They’ve also been mentioned by Blondie themselves on their 2017 album POLLINATOR...

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INTERVIEW: Miles Jupp and James Kettle Talk THE LIFE I LEAD

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Stand-up comedian Miles Jupp and comedy writer James Kettle talk about new play THE LIFE I LEAD and the remarkable life of David Tomlinson

Stand-up comedian and actor, Miles Jupp, takes to the stage to playing quintessentially English gentleman actor, David Tomlinson, in a UK tour of biographical stage comedy, THE LIFE I LEAD.

Written by narrative and entertainment comedy writer James Kettle, THE LIFE I LEAD is a richly comic and moving tale of a very well-known face...

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Theatre Review: THE BAND – The Lowry, Salford

Yazdan Qafouri, Curtis T Johns, Nick Carsberg, AJ Bentley and Sario Solomon in THE BAND.

Yazdan Qafouri, Curtis T Johns, Nick Carsberg, AJ Bentley & Sario Solomon in THE BAND. © Matt Crockett

Warm, funny and affectionate, THE BAND successfully captures what it means to be a music fan

I remember the day Take That announced they were splitting up like it was yesterday. It was 13 February 1996 and I was 12 years old. I remember seeing girls crying on the TV, not really understanding what all the fuss was about...

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