What’s On in Manchester – March 2020

March is here. The evenings are getting lighter and it has finally stopped raining! Hopefully it means that spring is on its way. March also heralds the beginning of the new Spring/Summer theatrical season. Many theatres across Manchester have some really exciting work lined up over this season; from brand new musicals to classic revivals.... Continue Reading →

Barbara – Hope Mill Theatre

Those familiar with Hope Mill Theatre would have seen a baby grand piano in their bar area, which has an important history. It was donated by a remarkable lady called Barbara. Music was an important part of Barbara's life and a piece of sheet music was found inside the piano stool. Written and performed by... Continue Reading →

What’s On in Manchester – January 2020

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020! Despite the world seeming stuck in a perpetual purgatory of Brexit, Donald Trump and global warming, there is still cause to celebrate. Manchester's theatre scene continues to thrive. Whether you go regularly, or have made a resolution to see more theatre, there is always plenty to watch. Here are... Continue Reading →

Best Theatre Discoveries in 2019

I didn't want to end the year without shining a spotlight on the theatre companies that I discovered in 2019 who have really excited me. They have all produced outstanding, innovative work, which has pushed boundaries and showcased incredible talent. It has been a pleasure to discover these theatre companies, so I wanted to write... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Theatre Shows in 2019

2019 has been quite an eventful year for theatre in Manchester. It has been a year of new beginnings, with Sarah Frankcom stepping down as the Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange, paving the way for Roy Alexander Weise and Bryony Shanahan to put their own stamp on the theatre. This year also saw 53two... Continue Reading →

What’s On in Manchester – December 2019

*Puts on best Noddy Holder voice*... IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!!! I wish it could be Christmas every day because December really is the most wonderful time of year. Although the weather outside is frightful, there is nothing better than sitting in the warmth watching some wonderfully festive theatre. Manchester never fails to deliver theatrical Christmas crackers and... Continue Reading →

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 →

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