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Jackie The Musical – The Opera House, Manchester

Book: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen If you were a teenager in the 1970s, then Jackie the Musical is a production that will fill you with a sense of nostalgia and energy. In a pre-internet world, when iPhones, social media and 24 hour television were non-existent, it was Thursdays and the latest edition of Jackie (and Top ...

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Let it Be – Opera House, Manchester

Cast of Let It Be Tour 2016

Director: John Maher Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall The Beatles need little introduction. Their impact on the British music industry was a phenomenon in the 1960s with their popularity ceasing to decline ever since – a testament to the incredible talent they had to offer. Let It Be is a celebration of the music of The Beatles. Debuting at the West End’s ...

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Thriller Live – Manchester Opera House

Director and Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Matt Yeoman   The magic of Michael Jackson’s music lives on in this fantastic compilation show of his huge catalogue of hits. With no less than 34 musical numbers covering his most iconic songs, the show is packed full with incredible dance routines that bring Jackson’s music back to life. The show follows the ...

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NEWS: Michael Pennington’s King Lear to tour UK

Ambassador Theatre Group(ATG) has announced that Royal &Derngate, Northampton’s major new production of King Lear, will embark on a UK tour to nine regional venues from April to July. After running at Royal &Derngate Northampton from1 – 23 April, the show will then tour to venues includingOxford Playhouse, Theatre Royal BrightonRichmond Theatre, Grand Opera HouseYork,Manchester Opera House, Theatre Royal Bath, ...

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Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games – Opera House, Manchester

Director: Michael Flatley Music: Gerard Fahy Reviewer: Matt Forrest   Ever wondered what would happen if the forces of good and evil decided to resolve their age-old battle for supremacy with an Irish dance off? Imagine a Run DMC video set to a fiddle, where only the fastest feet will prevail? If so, then this is the show for you. ...

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The King’s Speech – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: David Seidler Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen   The King’s Speechcaptured the heart of the nation when it was transformed into a star-studded film back in 2010. And the fascinating story of King George VI is one that also transcends perfectly onto the stage - its humour, pace, and characterisation ensuring it will be a reigning success in ...

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NEWS: From Hackney to Hollywood: The Don Black Songbook launches UK Tour

From Hackney to Hollywood: The Don Black Songbook is a series of concerts which celebrate the life and works of one of our most versatile lyricists for over 50 years in the industry. Directed by Olivier Award Winner Maria Friedman and conducted by Mike Dixon, special guests include Gary Wilmot (Chicago, Oliver!, The Wizard of Oz), Martine McCutcheon (Love Actually, ...

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Sherlock Holmes: The Best Kept Secret – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Mark Catley Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:3.5] Interest in Arthur Conan Doyle’s world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes has soared in the past few years, thanks to Steven Moffat’s BBC drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch. So it makes sense that theatre companies are eager to resurrect such a complex and interesting character. ‘The Best Kept Secret’ is an original story ...

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