Category Hope Mill Theatre

SPRING AWAKENING Review: A spectacular, poignant piece that doesn't shy away from it's controversial themes

Nikita Johal, Darragh Cowley & Company of SPRING AWAKENING

Nikita Johal, Darragh Cowley & Company of SPRING AWAKENING. Photo: Scott Rylander

SPRING AWAKENING is a spectacular, poignant piece full of emotion and hope despite its dark nature

Hope Mill Theatre takes on it’s seventh in-house musical since opening in 2016 and SPRING AWAKENING is a spectacular, poignant piece that doesn’t shy away from it’s talking points. 

Based on the 1891 play of the same name, SPRING AWAKENING tells the story of a group of young teens navigating through puberty and ...

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The Cast of SPRING AWAKENING Talk About Bringing The Iconic Musical to Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre

Darragh Cowley and the cast of SPRING AWAKENING

The cast of SPRING AWAKENING talk to Frankly My Dear UK about taking on the iconic musical

Spring Awakening is the seventh in-house musical at Hope Mill Theatre since it’s opening in 2016. The show has music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater, utilising a contemporary rock sound to tell the story of sexual and adolescent discovery amongst sheltered teens in late 19th century Germany...

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Theatre Review: THE TOYBOY DIARIES – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Sharif Afifi and Johanne Murdock in THE TOYBOY DIARIES

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub

Sex sells, as Wendy Salisbury’s bestselling memoirs The Toyboy Diaries clearly demonstrates. When the glamorous grandmother released her tales of love, lust and very young men back in 2009, the book became an international best seller, spurning a sequel, and now, a brand new British musical.

Charting the hilarious and sometimes heart-breaking sagas of mid-life dating, The ToyBoy Diaries follows twice-divorced Lily who inadvertently finds ...

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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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Theatre Review: WHAT I FELT WHILST UNDER YOU – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

WHAT I FELT WHILST UNDER YOU is a tender examination of what it means to be masculine in the 21st century

Following their five-star, sell out run of smash hit CONSTELLATIONS, Wonderhouse Theatre Company return to Hope Mill Theatre with WHAT I FELT WHILST UNDER YOU, a new play by award-winning, Manchester based, writer David Gregan-Jones.

WHAT I FELT WHILST UNDER YOU tells the story of Marie, a thirty-something mother of two who returns home unexpectedly one evening to discover her husband’s s...

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Theatre Review: EDWARD GANT’S AMAZING FEATS OF LONELINESS! – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

EDWARD GANT’S AMAZING FEATS OF LONELINESS by People Zoo Productions

EDWARD GANT’S AMAZING FEATS OF LONELINESS by People Zoo Productions. Photo: Tom Barker

Bold, bizarre and a little bonkers, EDWARD GANT’S AMAZING FEATS OF LONELINESS! captures the peculiar atmosphere of the Victorian freak show

In 1881, the famed and enigmatic impresario Mr Edward Gant presented his renowned travelling show for the final time: a bizarre evening of grotesquery, black comedy and mystery...

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Theatre Review: THE TRIAL – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

THE TRIAL - People Zoo Productions

People Zoo Productions grotesque and darkly comic adaption of Kafka’s THE TRAIL is both innovative and incredibly daring

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. 

Considering Franz Kafka wrote THE TRIAL more than half a century ago, it’s uncanny prediction, both in subject matter and form, is eerily disturbing...

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Theatre Review: KING LEAR – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

King Lear by PurpleCoat Productions

Following their five-star production of HAMLET and sell-out performances of TWELFTH NIGHT, Liverpool’s PurpleCoat make a welcome return to Manchester with their innovative re-imagining of KING LEAR.

Widely considered William Shakespeare’s bleakest tragedy, KING LEAR tells the story of the jealous and ageing King of Britain who greedily divides his kingdom between his three daughters based on who loves him most...

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