Category Theatre Venues

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: THE MYSTERIES – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

From a sheep farm in Eskdale to a tourist information centre in Whitby, THE MYSTERIES effectively explores the landscapes that surround us but ultimately fails to inspire a dialogue

Whether you live in a big city like Manchester or a small valley like Eskdale, there is something rather special about living in a community. Where we live helps to shape who we are as people, as well as the stories we tell, as Chris Thorpe and Sam Pritchard’s THE MYSTERIES attempts to demonstrate.

Inspired by th...

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COMPETITION: Win Tickets To See Sir Matthew Bourne’s SWAN LAKE at The Lowry

Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE at Royal Theatre Plymouth.

Matthew Bourne’s SWAN LAKE at Royal Theatre Plymouth. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

Win tickets to see Sir Matthew Bourne’s SWAN LAKE at The Lowry

Sir Matthew Bourne makes a welcome return to Salford’s The Lowry with his exciting re-imagining of SWAN LAKE and Frankly My Dear UK is giving away two tickets to one lucky reader.

Retaining many of the iconic elements of the original production, the innovative and contemporary piece replaces the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble,...

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INTERVIEW: Sir Matthew Bourne Talks SWAN LAKE

Sir Matthew Bourne

Sir Matthew Bourne talks about the 2018 tour of SWAN LAKE and what audiences can expect to see from the show

Matthew Bourne’s SWAN LAKE makes a welcome return to Salford’s The Lowry with a fresh look for the 21st Century.

Retaining many of the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, this exciting re-imagining of the classic ballet replaces the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, shattering conventions and turning tradition upside dow...

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Theatre Review: CALENDAR GIRLS – THE MUSICAL, The Lowry, Salford

Rebecca Storm, Fern Britton, Anna-Jane Casey, Sara Crowe, Ruth Madoc, Karen Dunbar & Denise Welch in CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL

CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL captures the essence of an inspiring true story with fun, laughter and sensitivity

When a group of members from the Women’s Institute (WI) in Yorkshire decided to put their fears aside and pose naked for a charity calendar, little did they know the impact it would have...

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Theatre Review: DEATH OF A SALESMAN – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Don Warrington (Willy) and Maureen Beattie (Linda) in DEATH OF A SALESMAN.

Don Warrington (Willy) and Maureen Beattie (Linda) in DEATH OF A SALESMAN. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

Sarah Frankcom’s production of DEATH OF A SALESMAN is a multi-layered and fascinating reframing of an American classic

Following his critically acclaimed performance in KING LEAR, Don Warrington makes a welcome return to the Royal Exchange to take on Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play DEATH OF A SALESMAN.

Set in late 1940s America, DEATH OF A SALESMAN follows Willy Loman (Warringto...

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Theatre Review: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES – The Lowry, Salford

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

Played fast and loose, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES may not convince loyal Sherlock Holmes fans but you can’t fault it for entertainment

It’s been over 130 years since Sherlock Holmes first appeared in A STUDY IN SCARLET but the fictional private detective remains as popular as ever, as demonstrated by the packed auditorium for Northern Rep’s fast-paced version of THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES.

Based loosely on classic mystery by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES sees t...

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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: THE PRIDE – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

THE PRIDE

Funny and thought-provoking, Alexi Kaye Campbell’s THE PRIDE examines the changing attitudes to sexuality and the fear of being unloved

When Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play THE PRIDE first opened at the Royal Court Theatre in 2008, it won a handful of awards, including an Olivier. 10 years on, the play has lost none of its power as Green Carnation Company demonstrate in their latest revival.

Alternating between 1958 and 2008, THE PRIDE explores the seismic changes in attitudes to sexuality that have...

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INTERVIEW: Dan Jarvis Talks THE PRIDE

Dan Jarvis Green Carnation Company

Director Dan Jarvis talks to Frankly My Dear UK about THE PRIDE and what audiences can expect from the show

Green Carnation Company head to Hope Mill Theatre this week for their debut production, THE PRIDE.

Switching between alternate timelines set in 1958 and 2008, THE PRIDE follows a love triangle between three characters and the different routes their lives could take, dependent on the decade they were born in...

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