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The Return Of The Soldier, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Book and lyrics:  Tim Sanders Music: Charles Miller Director: Charlotte Westerna Reviewer: Richard Hall As the Centenary of the end of The Great War approaches it is fitting that Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre has chosen to mark this significant anniversary by programming this wonderful musical. It serves as a timely and deeply poignant reminder that when the Armistice was signed ...

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Closets – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Music: Ashley MA Walsh Lyrics: Lloyd Eyre-Morgan, Neil Ely, and Jack Bennetts Book: Lloyd Eyre-Morgan and Neil Ely Director: Lloyd Eyre-Morgan Reviewer: Sam Lowe The well-known phrase, "Coming out of the closet', has been taken literally for tonight's show, Closets - a new musical that travels across time and space. It's the year 1988, 16-year-old Henry (Sam Retford) is struggling ...

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INTERVIEW: Katy Lipson on producing, passions and Aspects of Love

Katy Lipson is a one-woman theatrical whirlwind who has become one of the UK’s leading fringe and Off West End musical theatre producers. It would appear that every musical she is involved in turns into theatrical gold. Having recently opened her latest show, Aspects of Love at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre to a stunning set of 5-star reviews, Lipson’s extraordinary ...

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Aspects of Love – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Don Black and Charles Hart Book: David Garnett Director: Jonathan O'Boyle Reviewer: Sam Lowe Aspects of Love returns to the UK musical scene eight years after the revival production at Menier Chocolate Factory. Now we get to experience a smaller scale and intimate interpretation of this musical. The story is set over a period of ...

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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Kayleigh Hawkins Reviewer: Matthew Forrest It is 24 years since my first introduction to the works of William Shakespeare; ironically enough it was this very play that first brought me to ‘The Bard’. It was an especially malevolent English teacher that forced me to read the part of Romeo during the balcony scene:  a quite unremarkable ...

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Spring Awakening – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Book/Lyrics: Steven Sater Music: Duncan Sheik Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: John Roberts Over the past few years, the exciting partnership between Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Joe Houston and Will Whelton of Hope Mill Theatre have single handed changed the face of the Manchester Fringe Scene.  In the atmospheric warehouse space in Ancoats, magic really does take place, mainly ...

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