From the Entertainment Archives
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 […]
7th Dec Time is running out to book tickets for a performance with a TV and radio celebrity in New Mills on Friday night. Ian McMillan, a well-known performance poet, broadcaster and comedian, is appearing at Spring Bank Arts Centre as part of a national tour with accomplished musician and composer Luke Carver Goss. The evening, which […]
7th Dec Stolen Thread Productions presents a new play Monopoleyes which will be playing at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester until Saturday, December 10. This dark comedy was written and also directed by well-established northern actor Will Travis, best known for his role as Dick Lampard in Where the Heart is, Coronation Street and more recently Ibsen’s Ghosts […]
5th Dec The cast of the latest production by the ‘Let’s Act Theatre Company’ gathered on Saturday for their final dress rehearsal. If the cast (pictured) look quite scary enough, the two performances of ‘In a Dark, Dark House’ promise to be even more horrifying with flying crows and creepy cobwebs. The venue is St Mary’s Church […]
2nd Dec Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts is performing at Home Theatre in Manchester until tomorrow (December 3). Acclaimed actor Niamh Cusack is playing the role of widow Helen Alving and the cast includes Jamie Ballard, Ken Nwosu, Norah Lopez Holden and William Travis. This is a new contemporary version of the play by David Watson and directed by […]