Category Opera House Manchester

Theatre Review: KINKY BOOTS – Opera House, Manchester

The cast of KINKY BOOTS. Photo: Helen Maybanks

The cast of KINKY BOOTS. Photo: Helen Maybanks

A feel-good celebration of individuality, KINKY BOOTS spreads it’s timeless message of acceptance to Manchester this November

With Cyndi Lauper’s score giving us some catchy, poppy tunes to accompany Harvey Fierstein’s book, KINKY BOOTS is a lighthearted comedy with plenty of touching, heartfelt moments to go around. Based on the 2005 film of the same name, KINKY BOOTS is loosely based on the true story of the W.J. Brooks Ltd footwear company...

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Theatre Review: LET IT BE – Opera House, Manchester

LET IT BE UK Tour

The cast of LET IT BE UK Tour. Photo Credit: Anthony Robling

LET IT BE charts The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings to the heights of Beatlemania

Billed as “The Beatles reunion you never got to see”, LET IT BE is a nostalgic romp through The Beatles’ discography.

This is not your typical jukebox musical...

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Theatre Review: ROCK OF AGES – Opera House, Manchester

ROCK OF AGES UK Tour

Revelling in the era of big hair, shoulder pads, power ballads and rock gods, ROCK OF AGES may be cheesy as hell but it knows it

With hit seasons on Broadway, London’s West End and Las Vegas, rock musical ROCK OF AGES makes a welcome return to Manchester’s Opera House this week for an outrageous night of rock ‘n’ roll debauchery.

Set in the 1980s, ROCK OF AGES tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams...

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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.

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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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