Theatre Review: JERSEY BOYS – Opera House, Manchester

JERSEY BOYS Musical

Four guys, four stories, one unforgettable musical, JERSEY BOYS certainly lives up to the hype

West End and Broadway extravaganza JERSEY BOYS tells the remarkable tale of four ordinary boys from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who went on to sell 100 million records worldwide.

Frankie Valli, Tommy De Vito, Nick Massi and Bob Gaudio take us on a feel-good ride through the trials and tribulations of their lives as they write their own songs, create their own unique sounds and climb to...

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Music Review: CLEM BURKE & BOOTLEG BLONDIE PLAY PARALLEL LINES – The Lowry, Salford

Clem Burke & Bootleg Blondie play Parallel Lines

BOOTLEG BLONDIE together with drummer Clem Burke certainly sound like the real thing but ultimately try too hard to imitate the iconic band

BOOTLEG BLONDIE is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGBs in New York City. They’ve also been mentioned by Blondie themselves on their 2017 album POLLINATOR...

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INTERVIEW: Miles Jupp and James Kettle Talk THE LIFE I LEAD

THE LIFE I LEAD Poster

Stand-up comedian Miles Jupp and comedy writer James Kettle talk about new play THE LIFE I LEAD and the remarkable life of David Tomlinson

Stand-up comedian and actor, Miles Jupp, takes to the stage to playing quintessentially English gentleman actor, David Tomlinson, in a UK tour of biographical stage comedy, THE LIFE I LEAD.

Written by narrative and entertainment comedy writer James Kettle, THE LIFE I LEAD is a richly comic and moving tale of a very well-known face...

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Theatre Review: THE BAND – The Lowry, Salford

Yazdan Qafouri, Curtis T Johns, Nick Carsberg, AJ Bentley and Sario Solomon in THE BAND.

Yazdan Qafouri, Curtis T Johns, Nick Carsberg, AJ Bentley & Sario Solomon in THE BAND. © Matt Crockett

Warm, funny and affectionate, THE BAND successfully captures what it means to be a music fan

I remember the day Take That announced they were splitting up like it was yesterday. It was 13 February 1996 and I was 12 years old. I remember seeing girls crying on the TV, not really understanding what all the fuss was about...

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INTERVIEW: Alison Fitzjohn Talks THE BAND

Alison Fitzjohn as Claire in THE BAND

Alison Fitzjohn as Claire in THE BAND. Photo Credit: Matt Crockett

Alison Fitzjohn talks to Frankly My Dear UK about taking on the role of Claire in THE BAND and why the new musical appeals to so many people

Following praise from critics and audiences across the UK and a successful run in London’s West End, the fastest selling musical theatre tour of all time – THE BAND – makes a welcome return to the North West this week as part of an extended UK tour.

Written by Tim Firth and featuring th...

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INTERVIEW: Adam Meggido Talks SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL

SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL

Co-creator and director Adam Meggido talks about SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL and the inspiration behind the show

Following a successful eleven-year run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as a BBC Radio 4 series and a critically acclaimed run in London’s West End, must-see phenomenon SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL heads out on a UK tour.

Created from scratch at each performance, the award-winning show sees a group of incredible performers turn audience suggestions into all...

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Theatre Review: ROY HEMMINGS – THE SOUNDS OF PHILADELPHIA AND MOTOWN, The Lowry, Salford

Roy Hemmings - The Sounds of Philadelphia and Motown

Original Drifters member Roy G Hemming’s brings together the sound of three of America’s iconic Labels Motown, the Sound of Philadelphia and Stax Atlantic, in one action-packed show

Ex-Drifter Roy Hemmings has merged three American labels to mix a concert overspilling with a soulful sixties sound...

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INTERVIEW: Ian Hislop and Nick Newman Talk TRIAL BY LAUGHTER

TRIAL BY LAUGHTER. Photo Credit: Philip Tull

The cast of TRIAL BY LAUGHTER. Photo Credit: Philip Tull

Writers Ian Hislop and Nick Newman talk about taking their new play TRIAL BY LAUGHTER out on tour

Following the sell-out success of THE WIPERS TIMES in London’s West End, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman take their new play TRIAL BY LAUGHTER out on tour with a week-long run at Salford’s The Lowry later this month.

Inspired by real-life events, TRIAL BY LAUGHTER follows the trial of bookseller, publisher and satirist William Hone who in 181...

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INTERVIEW: Gary Barlow Talks THE BAND

Howard Donald, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams. Photo Credit: Jay Brooks

Howard Donald, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams. Photo Credit: Jay Brooks

Take That’s Gary Barlow talks about pride, pep talks, pin-ups and taking stage musical THE BAND out on tour

After a successful London run, new stage musical THE BAND makes a welcome return to the North West for a two-week run at Salford’s The Lowry.

Written by the Olivier award-winning writer Tim Firth, THE BAND tells the story of a group of girls who reunite after 25 years apart to fulfil their dream of meeting...

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Theatre Review: AN EVENING OF ERIC AND ERN AT CHRISTMAS – The Lowry, Salford

An Evening With Eric and Ern

AN EVENING OF ERIC AND ERN AT CHRISTMAS is a brilliant homage to the much-loved comedy act of Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise

Back in the 1970s, a Morecambe and Wise Christmas Special was as much as a TV tradition as the Queen’s speech. Drawing in audiences of more than 20 million a time, the comedy duo’s end-of-year Christmas shows became some of the highest-rated TV programmes of the era. More than 30 years later, TV may have changed but the nation’s love for Morecambe and Wise clearly hasn’t...

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