From the Entertainment Archives
17th Mar New Mills Art Theatre is looking for someone to play a Whoopi Goldberg character and others to play a whole lot of other nuns. The Jodrell Street company is staging the musical Sister Act in November and there’s a ‘get-together’ for those interested in being in the show. It takes place at 8pm on Tuesday, […]
17th Mar Glossopdale Community College staged its annual performing arts production to a packed main hall at the Talbot Road complex. It was easy to see why the twin site set-up was given its performing arts college status in the 1990s. Last Wednesday’s show was a ‘one night only extravaganza of music, dance and drama’ entitled ‘Rock […]
2nd Mar The Royal Exchange Theatre, Actors Touring Company and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh present The Suppliant Women by Aeschylus in a new version by multi-award winning writer David Greig from 10 March – 1 April in the Royal Exchange Theatre. Directed by Ramin Gray; Composer John Browne; Choreographer Sasha Milavic Davies. This is one of the […]
23rd Feb The Royal Exchange Theatre and Graeae Theatre Company co-production of The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca is playing at the Royal Exchange Theatre until Saturday (February 25). Translated by Jo Clifford, it is directed by Jenny Sealey, who co-directed the London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony and has been Artistic Director of Graeae […]
17th Feb The Royal Exchange Theatre and Graeae Theatre Company presents the co-production of The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca until 25 February. Translated by Joe Clifford and directed by Jenny Sealey, the award winning Kathryn Hunter will be appearing in the title role in this exploration of power, sexuality and female identity. Deaf […]
30th Jan Review by Adrian Leggett Once again I was invited to New Mills Art Theatre to review their annual Pantomime this year – Beauty and the Beast. Yet again I wasn’t disappointed, quite the contrary. Performing on stage was the largest cast to date, showing off wonderful choreography and great direction – 14 principals, 20 chorus […]
22nd Dec Stolen Thread Productions presented a new play Monopoleyes at various venues including Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester. This disturbing dark comedy was written and also co-directed by accomplished actor Will Travis, best known for his role as Dick Lampard in Where the Heart is, Coronation Street and more recently Ibsen’s Ghosts at Home Theatre. Inspired by […]
16th Dec The sensational, spectacular and sassy Broadway classic Sweet Charity will be performing at The Royal Exchange Theatre until January 28, starring Kaisa Hammarlund as Charity Hope Valentine. Inspired from the book by Neil Simon, based on the original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano, it was produced for the Broadway stage by […]
15th Dec There were plenty of spooky goings-on as a Glossop drama group put on their latest production. More than a hundred people packed into St Mary’s Parish Church for two performances of the original ghost story ‘In a Dark, Dark House’ by the Let’s Act Theatre Company. Wynn Moran, who wrote and directed the play with […]
15th Dec This review is by the Head of Drama at a Manchester College It was my first time seeing Let’s Act Theatre Company in action last rainy Saturday night. I had heard much about their previous performances, but never managed to make the journey across to Glossop, however I am delighted I did at the weekend […]