Theatre Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW – Opera House, Manchester

The cast of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. Image Credit: The Other Richard

The cast of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Image Credit: The Other Richard

Sequins, sparkles, and sweet transvestites make a welcome return to Manchester’s Opera House as Richard O’Brien’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW takes to the stage

4.5 out of 5 stars

In a week that Manchester hosts Pride, it seems only fitting that the Opera House hosts Richard O’Brien’s cult classic THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW with all its sequins, sparkles, and sweet transvestites – and that’s just the audience...

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Theatre Review: THE WOMAN IN BLACK – Palace Theatre, Manchester


Robert Goodale and Anthony Eden bring Susan Hill’s terrifying gothic novel THE WOMAN IN BLACK to life on stage, leading the audience into a false sense of security

4.5 out of 5 stars

Manchester’s iconic Palace Theatre welcomes back audiences after 18 arduous months of closure with the gripping production of THE WOMAN IN BLACK.

Set in the 1950s, Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s gothic novel follows Arthur Kipps, a lawyer from London who requests an Actor’s expertise to help tell the chilling me...

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Theatre Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG – The Lowry, Salford

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG 2020 UK Tour Cast

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG 2020 UK Tour Cast. Photo Credit: Robert Day

The accident-prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society return to Salford’s The Lowry with hilarious consequences

4.5 out of 5 stars

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society is finally able to tour with their production of ‘Murder at Haversham Manor’, but not everything is going according to plan…

Before the production has even formally begun, one of the actors is missing and audience participation is encouraged to track him down...

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Theatre Review: ANNA X – The Lowry, Salford

Emma Corrin (Anna) & Nabhaan Rizwan (Ariel) in ANNA X. P

Emma Corrin (Anna) & Nabhaan Rizwan (Ariel) in ANNA X. Photo Credit: Helen Murray

Drama, music and video combine to make ANNA X a frenetic, fun and ultra-cool ride

4 out of 5 stars

Following its critically acclaimed run at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End, Joseph Charlton’s new play ANNA X heads to Salford’s The Lowry for a week-long run – the play’s only run outside of the capital.

Inspired by the true story of the Russian fraudster, Anna Sorokin, who spent her mid-twenties duping New York’s ar...

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INTERVIEW: Director Daniel Raggett talks ANNA X

Nabhaan Rizwan (Ariel), Emma Corrin (Anna), Daniel Raggett (Director).

Nabhaan Rizwan, Emma Corrin & Daniel Raggett (Director). Photo Credit: Helen Murray

Director Daniel Raggett talks to Frankly My Dear UK about bringing as Joseph Charlton’s play ANNA X to life on stage

Salford’s The Lowry reopens its 2021 season with a bang next week as Joseph Charlton’s critically acclaimed play ANNA X takes to the stage for a week-long run.

Inspired by the true story of the Russian fraudster, Anna Sorokin/Anna Delvey, who spent her mid-twenties duping New York’s art world...

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Theatre Review: STONES IN HIS POCKETS – Barn Theatre, Cirencester

Gerard McCabe & Shaun Blaney in STONES IN HIS POCKETS. Photo Credit: Danny Kaan

Gerard McCabe & Shaun Blaney in STONES IN HIS POCKETS. Photo Credit: Danny Kaan

Capturing the magic of the original with the thrill of new stagecraft, Matthew McElhinney’s revival of Marie Jones’ STONES IN HIS POCKETS still leaves a lasting impression on the audience

3.5 out of 5 stars

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester kick start their 2021 reopening season with the 25th-anniversary production of Marie Jones’ Olivier award-winning tragicomedy STONES IN HIS POCKETS. 

Set in Ireland, STONES IN HIS POCKETS follows a...

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Film Review: MOSLEY: IT’S COMPLICATED

 Max Mosley at press conference

MOSLEY: IT’S COMPLICATED raises more questions than it gives answers, but offers a fascinating insight into Max Mosley, his personality and drive.

3 out of 5 stars

It’s fair to say that Max Mosley was somewhat of an enigma. During his varied career, the former boss of the FIA – Formula 1’s leading governing body – was rarely out of the headlines, for both good and bad...

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Theatre Review: BLOODY ELLE – A GIG MUSICAL – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Lauryn Redding in BLOODY ELLE at Royal Exchange Theatre. Photo Credit: Pippa Rankin

Lauryn Redding in BLOODY ELLE at Royal Exchange Theatre. Photo Credit: Pippa Rankin

Best described as part play, part gig, and part musical, BLOODY ELLE is a heart-warming and belly-achingly funny show about falling in love for the very first time

4 out of 5 stars

Fifteen months after it closed its doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre finally welcomes back audiences to its intimate in-the-round theatre, opening with a varied first season, including the world premiere of BLOO...

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Theatre Review: Northern Ballet – Dangerous Liaisons – The Lowry, Salford

Abigail Prudames as the Marquise in Dangerous Liaisons. Photo Emma Kauldhar

Abigail Prudames as the Marquise in Dangerous Liaisons. Photo: Emma Kauldhar

Northern Ballet’s tour of DANGEROUS LIAISONS is beautifully danced and evocatively performed, despite its rushed ending

3.5 out of 5 stars

Tasteful passion with a side of raunch, Northern Ballet’s tour of DANGEROUS LIAISONS hits Salford’s The Lowry this week before it heads to Sadlers Wells from 8 to 10 June.

Set in pre-revolution France where bedroom games are a way to combat boredom and everyone is everyone else’s lover or mistress, DA...

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Theatre Review: MEET ME AT DAWN – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Mature and moving, MEET MET AT DAWN is an intelligent examination of love and grief

4 out of 5 stars

Following seven long months of closure, Hope Mill Theatre once again opens its doors to the public with HER Productions’ MEET ME AT DAWN, a modern-day fable by award-winning writer Zinnie Harris.

The one-act two-hander, inspired by the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, follows Helen (Susan Jayne Robinson) and Robyn (Helen O’Hara), a young couple who have washed ashore following a boating accident...

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