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INTERVIEW: Kevin Kennedy Talks ROCK OF AGES

Kevin Kennedy in ROCK OF AGES

Kevin Kennedy talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his role as Dennis Dupree in 80s rock musical ROCK OF AGES

Smash-hit musical ROCK OF AGES heads to Manchester’s Opera House later this month with a familiar face taking on one of the roles.

Kevin Kennedy, best known for his portrayal of Curly Watts in TV soap opera CORONATION STREET, will play nightclub manager and former rock impresario Dennis Dupree in the rock musical.

Set in the 1980s, ROCK OF AGES tells the story of small town girl Sherrie ...

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Despite a few dodgy moments, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN is an uplifting adaptation of the classic film

Emma Williams as Paula Pokrifki and Jonny Fines as Zack Mayo in AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Emma Williams as Paula and Jonny Fines as Zack in AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Despite a few dodgy moments, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN is an uplifting adaptation of the classic film

Considering the success of fellow 80s musicals DIRTY DANCING, FAME and FLASHDANCE, it seems surprising that it’s taken this long for AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN to make the transition from screen to the stage – more than thirty years in fact...

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Theatre Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG – Opera House, Manchester

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is a masterclass of comedy that will have you crying with laughter

Anyone who has delved into the world of Amateur Dramatics will know that things don’t always go to plan but for Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, when they go wrong, they go spectacularly wrong!

Described as FAWLTY TOWERS meets NOISES OFF, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG follows the fictitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they stage their most ambitious show yet – an Agatha Christie-style murder mys...

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Theatre Review: AWFUL AUNTIE – Opera House, Manchester

Inventive and lighthearted, AWFUL AUNTIE has the little ones giggling right from the very start

In this David Walliam’s book-turned-stage play, 12-year-old Stella finds herself waking up from a coma as an orphan and under the care of her Aunt Alberta who is far from nice. In a crazy series of events, Stella befriends the ghost of the house, Soot, and tries to escape from the clutches of her evil Aunt, who she discovers is to blame for the death of her parents, and her Bavarian owl, Wagner.

A...

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First Image and Behind The Scenes With Connor McIntyre and Les Dennis in Costume for CINDERELLA

The first image of Coronation Street’s Connor McIntyre and Les Dennis in costume as the Ugly Sisters ahead of this year’s pantomime, CINDERELLA have been released by Manchester’s Opera House.

Connor McIntyre, who currently plays Pat Phelan in the ITV soap and is set to make a dramatic return next week, has said that his first stint in pantomime this Christmas will be ‘a welcome antidote’ to playing the villainous Pat Phelan for the last few years.

Les Dennis has also exclusively rev...

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“What is good about the play is that it doesn’t give any easy answers. It’s has got a real psychological truth about it and that’s always very satisfying" - Jenny Lee Talks KINDERTRANSPORT

Jenny Lee & Leila Schaus in KINDERTRANSPORT

Jenny Lee & Leila Schaus in KINDERTRANSPORT. Photo Credit Mark Sepple

Jenny Lee talks to Frankly My Dear UK about her role as Lil Miller in KINDERTRANSPORT and why Diane Samuels’ play feels as timely as ever

Mention the words ‘war’ and ‘evacuation’ and most people think about the 1939 British evacuation which saw 1.5 million children evacuated to the countryside to escape the threat of war...

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Powerful, poignant and deeply moving, KINDERTRANSPORT is an emotionally charged piece of drama about a vanished moment in history

Catherine Janke & Leila Schaus in KINDERTRANSPORT

Catherine Janke & Leila Schaus in KINDERTRANSPORT. Photo Credit: Mark Sepple

Powerful, poignant and deeply moving, KINDERTRANSPORT is an emotionally charged piece of drama about a vanished moment in history

Diane Samuels’ haunting play KINDERTRANSPORT may have been written 25 years ago but it has never been more relevant than it is today...

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Playwright and author Diane Samuels talks about her play KINDERTRANSPORT and the real-life events that inspired it

Diane Samuels talks KINDERTRANSPORT

Playwright and author Diane Samuels talks about her play KINDERTRANSPORT and the real-life events that inspired it

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Diane Samuel’s play KINDERTRANSPORT, a deeply moving piece which examines the life of a Kindertransport child during World War II and afterwards.

To celebrate, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg in association with Selladoor Productions take a new revival of KINDERTRANSPORT out on tour across the UK.

Ahead o...

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Theatre Review: 20TH CENTURY BOY – Opera House, Manchester

George Maguire as Marc Bolan in 20th Century Boy

20TH CENTURY BOY returns to the stage for a new UK-wide tour

To mark the 40th anniversary of rock legend Marc Bolan’s untimely death, 20TH CENTURY BOY returns to the stage for a new UK-wide tour, stopping at Manchester’s Opera House for a week-long run.

20TH CENTURY BOY tells the life story of the legendary Bolan and his band T.Rex...

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INTERVIEW: Matthew Wynn and Richard Keightley Talk OF MICE AND MEN

Richard Keightley and Matthew Wynn in OF MICE AND MEN

Richard Keightley and Matthew Wynn in OF MICE AND MEN. Photo: Scott Rylander

Frankly My Dear UK talks to Matthew Wynn and Richard Keightley about their lead roles as Lennie and George in OF MICE OF MEN

John Steinbeck’s OF MICE AND MEN may be over 80 years old but the American classic is still capable of capturing the hearts and minds of a modern audience as Selladoor Productions latest touring adaption demonstrates.

Set in the trying times of the Great Depression, OF MICE AND MEN follows the...

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