Category Opera House Manchester

Theatre Review: SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN – Opera House, Manchester

Cast of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN UK Tour

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN UK Tour. Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

With its fabulous score, inventive choreography, and high production values, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is a joyous celebration of musical theatre.

5 out of 5 stars

It may have been 10 years since Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed stage production of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN was first brought to life at Chichester Festival Theatre, but this fabulous fast-footed feast is still capable of making a splash as it heads to Manchester’s Opera House as part of a n...

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Theatre Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY – Opera House, Manchester

Scott Paige as Uncle Fester (centre) with the cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Credit Pamela Raith

Scott Paige and the cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Photo Credit: Pamela Raith

Despite its strong cast performance, THE ADDAMS FAMILY’s musical score lacks memorable melodies and spectacular harmonies to make it something special.

3 out of 5 stars

MOVE TOWARD THE DARKNESS and allow yourself to be PULLED in by THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Manchester’s Opera House: the distinct, gothic musical-comedy will have you laughing and falling in love in perfect synchronicity.

Wednesday Addams (Kingsley Morton) has fallen for a ‘norma...

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INTERVIEW: The Barricade Boys talk about their new UK tour

THE BARRICADE BOYS

The Barricade Boys. Photo Credit: Ollie Boito

Stage stars The Barricade Boys set to bring West End quality home with a new tour.

In the musical theatre world, is there a greater stamp of quality than having the incredible, epic musical LES MISERABLES on a performer’s CV?

That’s the question The Barricade Boys aim to answer with a resounding “YES” as they head out on the road this year, with dates in Cardiff, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Bradford, Sheffield, Ipswich, Basingstoke, Bath and Chepsto...

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Theatre Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT – Opera House, Manchester

Jac Yarrow (Joseph) and the company of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Jac Yarrow (Joseph) and the company of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Reimagined for a modern audience, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT delights and surprises thanks to its theatrical inventiveness and superb cast performance

4 out of 5 stars

Following two successful seasons at the London Palladium, the hit 2019 staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT finally heads out on tour in 2022, launching with a two-week...

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Theatre Review: FOOTLOOSE – Opera House, Manchester

The cast of FOOTLOOSE UK Tour 2022. Photo Credit: Mark Senior

The cast of FOOTLOOSE UK Tour 2022. Photo Credit: Mark Senior

Colourful, high-energy and driven by a strong cast performance, FOOTLOOSE successfully transports the audience back to the 1980s.

4 out of 5 stars

80s fever is back in Manchester, as smash-hit musical FOOTLOOSE comes to town. The colourful, high-energy show has the audience dancing in the aisles to hits such as HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO, LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY and, of course, FOOTLOOSE.

Based on the 1987 cult film starring Kevin Bacon, FOOTLOOSE fo...

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Theatre Review: FATAL ATTRACTION – Opera House, Manchester

Oliver Farnworth and Kym Marsh in FATAL ATTRACTION. Photograph: Tristram Kenton

Despite its strong cast performance, FATAL ATTRACTION doesn’t quite match the suspense, thrill, or energy of the original film.

3 out of 5 stars

It is 35 years since FATAL ATTRACTION first graced UK cinema screens. The erotic psychological thriller created somewhat of a controversy at the time of its release but became a huge box office success, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1987 worldwide...

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Theatre Review: ALADDIN – Opera House, Manchester

Alexandra Burke as Sherezade in ALADDIN.

Alexandra Burke as Sherezade in ALADDIN. Photo Credit: Phil Tragen

With gags and laughter aplenty, ALADDIN is everything you want from a family panto, but done to perfection on a big scale.

5 out of 5 stars

ALADDIN’s magic carpet has landed in Manchester and is set to dazzle audiences with this high energy, glitzy, hilarious, relevant and utterly sensational pantomime.

Pantomimes are a festive staple, and after over a year without, this production of ALADDIN spares no expense in creating a hit that has everyt...

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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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