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Fusing text, music and movement with dance and design, THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK captivates the soul and ravishes the senses

Kneehigh's The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk.

Kneehigh’s THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK. Photo Credit: Steve Tanner

With its dizzying fusion of text, music, movement, dance and design, THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK captivates the soul and ravishes the senses

If you aren’t familiar with Marc Chagall’s work before watching THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK, I’d recommend you Google him. Not because you need to have seen his paintings to appreciate Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic’s production, but because your experience will be richer because of it...

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Theatre Review: SPRING AWAKENING – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Nikita Johal, Darragh Cowley & Company of SPRING AWAKENING

Nikita Johal, Darragh Cowley & Company of SPRING AWAKENING. Photo: Scott Rylander

SPRING AWAKENING is a spectacular, poignant piece full of emotion and hope despite its dark nature

Hope Mill Theatre takes on it’s seventh in-house musical since opening in 2016 and SPRING AWAKENING is a spectacular, poignant piece that doesn’t shy away from it’s talking points. 

Based on the 1891 play of the same name, SPRING AWAKENING tells the story of a group of young teens navigating through puberty and ...

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Big, bold and beautiful, HAIRSPRAY is a fun, lively and light-hearted musical that is sure to put a smile on your face

The cast of HAIRSPRAY UK Tour. Photo Credit: Darren Bell

Big, bold and beautiful, HAIRSPRAY is a fun, lively and light-hearted musical that is sure to put a smile on your face

It’s not often that the atmosphere in the auditorium is electric before a show but it soon becomes apparent why HAIRSPRAY is such a crowd-pleaser. Since its star-studded Hollywood film revival in 2007, HAIRSPRAY has grown to become a firm favourite with musical theatre fans, with a new smash hit production currently on tour in the UK cementing its place in our hearts.

Set in ...

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Smart, sassy and super funny, Katherine Ryan's GLITTER ROOM is a feel-good feminist tour

Katherine Ryan GLITTER ROOM

Katherine Ryan offers a hilarious insight into her life as a single, working mum in her new show GLITTER ROOM

It’s rare, but it happens, sometimes the warm-up act is just as good as the headliner. Whilst waiting for Katherine Ryan to take to the stage at The Lowry, we were treated to a short but intensely funny set by Alison Smith, a fellow Canadian and old time friend of Ryan’s, who now lives in Manchester.

From the off, Smith connected with the audience, explaining that she’s no fool and...

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From costume changes to the cast, Frankly My Dear UK take a look at 20 epic facts about award-winning musical MISS SAIGON

Cameron Mackintosh's touring production of MISS SAIGON

From costume changes to the cast, Frankly My Dear UK take a look at 20 epic facts about award-winning musical MISS SAIGON

Cameron Mackintosh’s epic production of MISS SAIGON makes a welcome return to Manchester this week for an eight-week-long run at the Palace Theatre.

Set during the Vietnam War, MISS SAIGON tells the story of 17 year-old Kim who is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer...

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Theatre Review: FAT FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL – Opera House, Manchester

Jodie Prenger and Andrew Flintoff in FAT FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL

Jodie Prenger and Andrew Flintoff in FAT FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks

Witty, warm and wonderfully funny, Headingley’s favourite foodie friends make a welcome return in FAT FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since Kay Mellor’s FAT FRIENDS first hit our TV screens. It feels like only yesterday since the lives and waistlines of the Super Slimmers group captured our hearts, as well as giving Ruth Jones and James Corden their big TV breaks...

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Blending gothic horror with morality, Matthew Xia’s adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN at the Royal Exchange stays true to Mary Shelley’s classic tale

FRANKENSTEIN at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Mancheste

FRANKENSTEIN at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

Blending gothic horror with morality, Matthew Xia’s gripping adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN stays true to Mary Shelley’s classic tale

It’s been two hundred years since Mary Shelley penned the dark, gothic tale FRANKENSTEIN. Since 1818, Victor Frankenstein and his macabre monster has captivated audiences across the world with the Royal Exchange marking the landmark anniversary with a new stage adaption directed ...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Review: Alastair Whatley’s revival is an amusing, satisfyingly and sensibly silly take on Oscar Wilde’s airy comedy

The cast of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

The cast of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Photo Credit: The Other Richard

Alastair Whatley’s revival of THE IMPORTANCE BEING EARNEST is wonderfully witty and deliciously decadent

Oscar Wilde’s THE IMPORTANCE BEING EARNEST makes a welcome return to Manchester society this week as a new revival by The Original Theatre Company heads to Manchester’s Opera House for a week-long run.

Written by Wilde in 1894, THE IMPORTANCE BEING EARNEST tells the story of two bachelors, Jack and Algernon wh...

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Manchester's Palace Theatre is well and truly alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Lucy O'Byrne and the cast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Manchester’s Palace Theatre is well and truly alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Whether you’re familiar with the original Broadway musical or the classic 1965 film starring Julie Andrews, THE SOUND OF MUSIC remains a timeless classic. Now in its 59th year, the musical continues to enchant audiences across the world, with the latest touring production once again cementing its place in our popular culture.

Based on the real-life story of the von Trapp family, THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the story of...

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Contact Young Company's SHE BANGS THE DRUMS is provocative piece which explores Manchester’s rich and radical past as a centre of protest

Contact Young Company - She Bangs The Drums - Image by Benji Reid

Bold, brave and anarchic, SHE BANGS THE DRUMS is provocative piece which explores Manchester’s rich and radical past as a centre of protest

Manchester is known for many things – music, football and modern computer science to name but a few – but this behind great city is also a rich history of protest, something which Contact Young Company hope to highlight in their new theatre piece SHE BANGS THE DRUMS.

Devised following extensive research at the People’s History Museum, SHE BANGS THE DRUMS...

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