Category Opera House Manchester

Theatre Review: WAITRESS – Opera House, Manchester

With its sweet staging, stunning musical numbers, and sparkling wit, WAITRESS proves itself to be the perfect recipe.

4 out of 5 stars

After being rescheduled from winter 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first UK tour of WAITRESS finally heads to the Opera House this week, giving Manchester’s theatre lovers the sweet treat they have been craving.

Based on the 2007 indie film of the same name, WAITRESS follows Jenna, an expert pie-maker and waitress at a local diner who dreams of some happiness in her lif...

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Theatre Review: GREASE – Opera House, Manchester

Nikolai Foster latest touring production of GREASE brings a fresh, contemporary edge to the cult classic, paying homage to the original stage production. 

4 out of 5 stars

Considering the worldwide success of the 1978 film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, it’s easy to forget that GREASE started life on stage in Chicago seven years earlier.

Yet Nikolai Foster’s new touring production proves that there’s much to love about the original, stripping this cult musical back to its source material witho...

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Theatre Review: GREASE – Opera House, Manchester

GREASE THE MUSICAL hand jives it’s way to Manchester’s Opera House for an evening of fun, audience vocal participation and bum shaking

4.5 out of 5 stars

It is 43 years to the day that YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT was top of the UK and US Billboard charts. I know this as it number one the day I was born and tonight’s show hits that anniversary too!

GREASE THE MUSICAL hand jives it’s way to Manchester’s Opera House with special guest star Peter Andre playing selected dates as the ethereal Teen Angel and quirk...

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Theatre Review: ROCK OF AGES – Opera House, Manchester

The cast of ROCK OF AGES UK Tour 2021

The cast of ROCK OF AGES UK Tour 2021. Photo Credit: The Other Richard

Despite some issues with its staging, ROCK OF AGES makes for a high energy, feel-good and entertaining evening for fans of rock music

3 out of 5 stars

Grab your leather pants and eyeliner, and ready your best air guitar as the 80’s jukebox rock musical ROCK OF AGES heads to town.

Set to the songs of Journey, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and other artists who underscore a tale of big dreams in Hollywood, ROCK OF AGES follows small-town girl Sherri...

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Theatre Interview: Peter Andre Talks GREASE UK Tour 2021

Peter Andre as Vince Fontaine in GREASE.

Peter Andre as Vince Fontaine in GREASE. Photo Credit: Sean Ebsworth Barnes

Ahead of its run at Manchester’s Opera House, Peter Andre talks about his role as Teen Angel, his varied entertainment career and why the musical GREASE continues to captivate audiences.

Its fair to say that GREASE fans have had to wait a while for the hit musical to finally return to the big stage...

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Theatre Review: BAT OUT OF HELL – Opera House, Manchester

Martha Kirby as Raven and Glenn Adamson as Strat in BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL

Martha Kirby and Glenn Adamson in BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL. Photo Credit: Chris Davis Studio

Predictably extravagant, BAT OUT OF HELL thunders through Jim Steinman’s iconic hits in an over-the-top theatrical spectacle unlike any other

4 out of 5 stars

Direct from electrifying audiences in London, Toronto, Germany and New York, Jim Steinman’s spectacular musical BAT OUT OF HELL makes a welcome return home to Manchester’s Opera House this week, the same venue it opened at back in 2017.

Set in a dystopia...

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Theatre Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW – Opera House, Manchester

The cast of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. Image Credit: The Other Richard

The cast of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Image Credit: The Other Richard

Sequins, sparkles, and sweet transvestites make a welcome return to Manchester’s Opera House as Richard O’Brien’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW takes to the stage

4.5 out of 5 stars

In a week that Manchester hosts Pride, it seems only fitting that the Opera House hosts Richard O’Brien’s cult classic THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW with all its sequins, sparkles, and sweet transvestites – and that’s just the audience...

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Theatre Review: BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL – Opera House, Manchester

Olly Dobson as Marty McFly and Roger Bart as Doc Brown in BACK TO THE FUTURE

Olly Dobson (Marty McFly) & Roger Bart (Doc Brown) in BACK TO THE FUTURE. Photo: Sean Ebsowrth Barnes

Staying true to the original film with a few surprises here and there, BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL is a near-perfect show

4.5 out of 5 stars

It’s easy to understand why many BACK TO THE FUTURE fans were initially dubious when creators Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis first announced they were bringing the cult classic to the big stage...

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Theatre Review: SNOW WHITE – Opera House, Manchester

Craig Revel Horwood as the Wicked Queen in SNOW WHITE. Photo Credit

Craig Revel Horwood as the Wicked Queen in SNOW WHITE. Photo Credit: Phil Tragen

Fresh from the ballroom, Craig Revel Horwood shines as the Wicked Queen to make SNOW WHITE the fairest panto in all the land

4.5 out of 5 stars

With its jaw-dropping dance sequences, side-splitting comedy and sensational special effects, SNOW WHITE proves itself to be the fairest panto in all the land – or in Manchester at least, this Christmas. 

Fresh from the ballroom, Craig Revel Horwood leads the cast as the extraordinarily ad...

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Theatre Review: THE EXORCIST – Opera House, Manchester

Eliza Capel (Regan) and Paul Nicholas (Father Merrin) in THE EXORCIS

Susannah Edgley (Regan) and Paul Nicholas (Father Merrin) in THE EXORCIST. Photo Credit: TheOtherRichard

With more tricks than Houdini, THE EXORCIST is a nostalgic revival of the classic 1973 film, paying homage to its unique narrative and direction

3 out of 5 stars

All your favourite horror tropes are hitting the Opera House as audiences call on Damien to resurrect the Oscar-winning thriller.

The live rendition of the supernatural tale continues the battle between good and evil, following 12-year-old Regan (...

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