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Theatre Review: TELL ME ON A SUNDAY – The Lowry, Salford

Jodie Prenger in TELL ME ON A SUNDAY.

Jodie Prenger in TELL ME ON A SUNDAY. Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton

TELL ME ON A SUNDAY may be one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s lesser-known musicals, yet this one-woman, one-act show still boasts plenty of charm.

3.5 out of 5 stars

Originally conceived for television, TELL ME ON A SUNDAY may be one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s lesser-known musicals. Yet this one-woman, one-act show still boasts plenty of charm, as Jodie Prenger beautifully demonstrates in its latest UK tour. 

Set in the heady days of the 1980s, TEL...

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GRIMMfest 2021: NIGHT AT THE EAGLE INN Film Review

Amelia Dudley and Taylor Turner in NIGHT AT THE EAGLE INN (2021)

Amelia Dudley and Taylor Turner in NIGHT AT THE EAGLE INN. Photo Credit: Mainframe Pictures

With first-class acting and off-the-seat scare moments, NIGHT AT THE EAGLE INN will leave you questioning any upcoming hotel reservations you may have

4 out of 5 stars

Brothers and creative team Erik and Carson Bloomquist bring NIGHT AT THE EAGLE INN to Manchester’s GRIMMfest to haunt your nightmares and are sure to leave you questioning that upcoming hotel reservation.

NIGHT AT THE EAGLE INN follows Sarah (Amelia Dudl...

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Theatre Review: ROCK OF AGES – Opera House, Manchester

The cast of ROCK OF AGES UK Tour 2021

The cast of ROCK OF AGES UK Tour 2021. Photo Credit: The Other Richard

Despite some issues with its staging, ROCK OF AGES makes for a high energy, feel-good and entertaining evening for fans of rock music

3 out of 5 stars

Grab your leather pants and eyeliner, and ready your best air guitar as the 80’s jukebox rock musical ROCK OF AGES heads to town.

Set to the songs of Journey, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and other artists who underscore a tale of big dreams in Hollywood, ROCK OF AGES follows small-town girl Sherri...

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Theatre Review: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Rebecca Wickes, Maddison Firth, Merryl Ansah & Lizzy Parker in HEATHERS THE MUSICAL.

Rebecca Wickes, Maddison Firth, Merryl Ansah & Lizzy Parker in HEATHERS. Photo: Pamela Raith

Gaining somewhat of a cult status, HEATHERS THE MUSICAL takes the razor-sharp darkness of the original film and adds an extravaganza of camp and frothy bitchiness

4 out of 5 stars

Following two record-breaking seasons in London’s West End, HEATHERS THE MUSICAL finally embarks on its first national tour, with a week-long run at Manchester’s Palace Theatre.

Based on the 1988 film of the same name starring Winona Ryder and...

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Theatre Review: DIRTY DANCING: THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE – Palace Theatre, Manchester

The cast of DIRTY DANCING: THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE.

The cast of DIRTY DANCING: THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE. Photo Credit: Mark Senior

Loyally sticking to the film, DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE translates well from screen to stage thanks to stunning choreography and strong lead performances.

3.5 out of 5 stars

When DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE first opened at London’s Aldwych Theatre in 2006, it became the fastest ever selling show in West End theatre history...

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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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SPRING AWAKENING Review: A spectacular, poignant piece that doesn't shy away from it's controversial themes

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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Katherine Ryan GLITTER ROOM Review: Ryan offers a hilarious insight into her life as a single, working mum

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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