Lady of Jazz – Hope Mill Theatre

Lady of Jazz is an original play that depicts the life of fictional jazz singer, Honey Grey. The narrative is delivered single-handedly by Michaela Bennison, and the performance is punctuated by songs, accompanied by pianist Tony Pegler. Over nearly two hours, Honey Grey tells her life story; from her humble childhood in Lafeyette, Louisiana, to... Continue Reading →

What’s On in Manchester – August 2019

Falling smack bang in-between the Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter seasons, August is usually considered as a fallow month for theatre productions, as people flock to the Edinburgh Fringe for their theatre fix. In Manchester, there's no rest though, with plenty of great shows available throughout the month. Here are a handful of suggestions for what theatre... Continue Reading →

Miss Julie – Hope Mill Theatre

August Strindberg's Miss Julie has always been a controversial domestic drama. When written in 1888, it was deemed too shocking and theatres refused to stage it. An intense portrayal of a sexual encounter between a valet and his mistress, it is a provocative play with morally corrupt characters. Its unflinching realism and bitter scrutiny of... Continue Reading →

The Exonerated – Hope Mill Theatre

Since 1973, 165 people have been released from death row, with evidence of their innocence. The Exonerated tells the true stories of six of these people, wrongfully sentenced for up to 22 years on death row. The play is written by Jessica Blank and Eric Jensen, and is meticulously researched. Constructed from case files, interviews,... Continue Reading →

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