From the Entertainment Archives
13th Jun The matinee performance of the latest play by the Let’s Act Theatre Company in Glossop’s St Mary’s Hall last weekend had the large audience in peals of appreciative laughter. Called ‘Curtains’, the original comic whodunit set in the 1950s opens in a Manchester nightclub raided by two rival gangs. One gang flees to Glossop and, in […]
16th May Mina Anwar – ball of comic energy. Twelfth Night at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, one of Shakespeare’s finest romantic comedies, is playing until May 20 and is a theatrical treat not to be missed.    This intoxicating comedy with themes of gender politics, identity, love and sexuality are all explored. Mistaken identities cause a storm in […]
28th Apr Glossop’s Partington Players bring a touch of suspense to the Henry Street theatre this week with the classic thriller DIAL M FOR MURDER. Nigel Chamberlain directs the play which was turned into a film by Alfred Hitchcock. The production runs from Monday (May 1) to Saturday (May 6) at 7.30pm. You can book tickets online […]
1st Apr New Mills Art Theatre is turning back the clock more than 100 years and starting to show films again. Nights at the ‘pictures’ are nothing new at the Jodrell Street theatre. From the 1911, when it was known as New Mills Empire and Hippodrome, films were regularly screened such as ‘Jaws of Death.’ In the […]
29th Mar Everyone’s favourite kooky family are coming to Hyde next week, courtesy of Hyde Musical Society. The Addams Family The Musical will be at Hyde Festival Theatre from Tuesday, April 4, each evening at 7.30pm, until next Saturday, April 8. There will also be a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm. Meet the whole Addams family […]
29th Mar A number of local students and members of our community are stepping out to tread the boards at The Royal Exchange in Manchester in the professional production of The Suppliant Women, which enters its final run this week. NIGEL SKINNER went along to find out more… Fifty refugees are among the latest boatload to land […]
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 […]