From the Entertainment Archives
18th Aug New Mills Art Theatre has picked Aladdin as its January 2018 pantomime and the hunt for a cast has already begun. A pre-panto get-together, complete with audition details, is planned for the Jodrell Street theatre at 7:30pm on Monday, September 4. The theatre’s Angela Hulme said: “Everyone is welcome to come along and meet our […]
30th Jun It’s your last chance to catch Persuasion by Jane Austen which is playing at The Royal Exchange Theatre – the last night is tonight (Friday). This contemporary production is a gem, breaking the traditional style of Austen by replacing petticoats and bonnets with spandex suits, gold bikinis and foamy bubbles cascading the stage! Adapted by Jeff […]
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 […]