Category Opera House Manchester

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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INTERVIEW: Bob Gale Talks BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL

Bob Gale, co-writer and co-producer of BACK TO THE FUTURE. Photo: Phil Tragen

Bob Gale, co-writer and co-producer of BACK TO THE FUTURE. Photo: Phil Tragen

Co-writer and co-producer Bob Gale talks about bringing iconic 1980s film BACK TO THE FUTURE to the big stage as a new musical

From DIE HARD and DIRTY DANCING to ET and FERRIS BULLER’S DAY OUT, the 1980s is full of iconic movies that defined an era, no more so than BACK TO THE FUTURE.

Released in 1985, BACK TO THE FUTURE tells the story of teenager Marty McFly who is accidentally transported back to 1955 in a time-tr...

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Theatre Review: & JULIET – Opera House, Manchester

Miriam Teak-Lee and the cast of & JULIET.

Miriam Teak-Lee as Juliet and the cast of & JULIET. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

Fresh, vibrant and fun, & JULIET is one of the most inventive musicals of the year

5 out of 5 stars

It’s fair to say that everyone knows the story of Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare’s tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers has been reimagined, redefined and reinvented so many times that it’s almost impossible to deliver something new...

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Theatre Review: AMELIE THE MUSICAL – Opera House, Manchester

Audrey Brisson and Danny Mac in AMELIE THE MUSICAL

Audrey Brisson and Danny Mac in AMELIE THE MUSICAL. Photo: Pamela Raith Photography

Michael Fentiman brings Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 2001 film AMELIE to life on stage, delivering a fresh and new interpretation of this much-loved romantic comedy

4.5 out of 5 stars

Adapting a film into a musical can be a tricky business but Director Michael Fentiman has done an impressive job of bringing French movie AMELIE to the stage, delivering a fresh and new interpretation of this much-loved romantic comedy.

AMELIE is a music...

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INTERVIEW: Director Michael Fentiman Talks AMELIE THE MUSICAL

Audrey Brisson and cast in AMELIE THE MUSICAL

Audrey Brisson and cast in AMELIE THE MUSICAL. Photo Credit: Pamela Raith Photography

Director Michael Fentiman talks about the challenges of adapting the hit film AMELIE for the stage

Five-star musical adaptation of 2001 Oscar-nominated film AMELIE heads to Manchester’s Opera House next week as part of a new UK tour.

AMELIE THE MUSICAL tells the story of a young woman with a gift for quietly bringing joy to those around her...

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INTERVIEW: Audrey Brisson and Danny Mac Talk AMELIE THE MUSICAL

Audrey Brisson and Danny Mac in AMELIE THE MUSICAL

Audrey Brisson and Danny Mac in AMELIE THE MUSICAL. Photo: Pamela Raith Photography

Ahead of its run at Manchester’s Opera House, Audrey Brisson (Amelie) and Danny Mac (Nico) about the five-star musical adaptation of the hit film AMELIE

The musical version of hit film AMELIE heads to Manchester’s Opera House next week as part of a new UK tour.

Based on the 2001 Oscar-nominated of the same name, AMELIE tells the story of a young woman with a gift for quietly bringing joy to those around her.

Bu...

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Theatre Review: CLUB TROPICANA THE MUSICAL – Opera House, Manchester

The cast of CLUB TROPICANA THE MUSICAL

Camp, cheesy and full of fun, CLUB TROPICANA THE MUSICAL is the 1980s answer to LOVE ISLAND

3.5 out of 5 stars

Ever since I saw George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley live it up in the so-called ‘Club Tropicana’, I’ve wanted to go. After all, this is a place where drinks are free and there’s fun and sunshine enough for everyone. So when the producers of hit UK tour HAIRSPRAY decided to make a brand-new 80s musical inspired by the Wham! hit, I was naturally in.

Set at the vibrant Club Tropicana Hotel in Majo...

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Theatre Review: THE KING AND I – Opera House, Manchester

Annalene Beechey (Anna) and Jose Llana (The King) in THE KING AND I UK Tour

Annalene Beechey (Anna) and Jose Llana (The King) in THE KING AND I. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

Bartlett Sher handles this politically tricky piece with care, respect and skill to deliver a wonderfully lush and beautifully staged revival of THE KING AND I that is a joy to watch

4 out of 5 stars

Following its multi-award winning run on Broadway and its record-breaking sold-out season at the London Palladium, American director Bartlett Sher brings his revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I to Manche...

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INTERVIEW: Joe McFadden and Rita Simons Talk THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL

Rita Simons and Joe McFadden in THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL

Rita Simons and Joe McFadden in THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks

BAFTA-nominated actor Joe McFadden and award-winning actress Rita Simons talk about their roles in Peter James’ spine-tingling new thriller THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL

Peter James’ spine-tingling new thriller THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL heads to Manchester’s Opera House next month as part of a new UK tour.

Starring BAFTA-nominated actor and winner of BBC1’s STRICTLY COME DANCING 2017, Joe McFadden and award-winning actr...

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Theatre Review: ABIGAIL’S PARTY – Opera House, Manchester

Jodie Prenger as Beverly and Calum Callaghan as Tony in ABIGAIL'S PARTY

Jodie Prenger as Beverly and Calum Callaghan as Tony in ABIGAIL’S PARTY.

Sarah Esdaile squeezes every bit of humour out of Mike Leigh’s bitter comedy ABIGAIL’S PARTY but ultimately undercuts the emotional impact of the ending

3.5 out of 5 stars

As someone who never lived through the 1970s, I always imagine the era to be a mix of bell-bottomed flares, big afros, disco music and dodgy moustaches. These very thoughts were confirmed as the curtain was raised for Mike Leigh’s iconic ABIGAIL’S PARTY at Manchester’...

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