Rocky Horror Show – Palace Theatre

A testament to the popularity of Richard O'Brien's cult hit The Rocky Horror Picture Show, nearly fifty years after its release, are the fans of all ages lined up outside the Palace Theatre on a freezing, foggy winter's night. Looking around the theatre, there are plenty of people dressed as Magenta, wearing maid costumes, and... Continue Reading →

School of Rock – Palace Theatre

Based on the 2003 film, School of Rock has been adapted for the stage by Andrew Lloyd Webber and has just embarked on an extensive UK Tour, finishing in August 2022. It is a musical that follows the exploits of wannabe rock star, Dewie Finn (Alex Tomkins). When slacker Dewie gets fired from his job... Continue Reading →

Amélie – Manchester Opera House

It seems that these days almost every good indie film is being turned into a musical and transferred to the stage. Some have been successful, with Waitress securing a prestigious, lengthy run on London's West End. Others have been viewed as failures, like Little Miss Sunshine. Even the iconic 80s classic, Back to the Future... 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 →

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