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An Officer and a Gentleman – Opera House, Manchester

Book: Douglas Day Stewart & Sharleen Cooper Cohen Musical Supervision: Sarah Travis Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Frances Scott The 1982 film is an Academy Award-winning feature that remains one of the highest grossing love stories of all time. In an all-new production that has been remixed into a stage musical, the Cinderella story continues its reign as a rom-com classic. Taking ...

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Fame the Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Jose Fernandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen  “You want fame? Well fame costs. And right here is where you start paying in sweat.”  The story and sentiment behind Fame the Musical is indeed an infamous one. It has brought to life the ‘behind the scenes’ of the prestigious New York City High ...

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Sherlock Holmes – The Final Curtain- The Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Simon Reade after Arthur Conan Doyle Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Dave Cunningham  Sherlock Holmes has been revived and re-imagined so many times finding a new twist must be a challenge. For Sherlock Holmes – The Final Curtain writer Simon Reade steps outside fiction to take inspiration from Arthur Conan Doyle’s real-life belief in spiritualism. However, bearing in mind the very flat ...

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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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Boys – HOME, Manchester

Devised by The Pappy Show Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin What makes up a man; his heritage, his parents, his relationships, his strength, his heart, his abs, his endurance, his mind? Boys is a fun, cheeky, timely, physical, theatrical exploration of manhood performed by a talented cast of young men of colour. The show could be seen as a messy mix of ...

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Things We Chose to Save – HOME, Manchester

Devised by Clown Funeral Reviewer Katherine Kirwin Things We Chose to Save presents a near future in which we can record, store, replay and even sell memories at will. All of this is overseen by a magnanimous company who seek to change the world and prevent anything passing out of ‘living memory’ for the greater good of everyone’s collective memories. ...

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Outrage – HOME, Manchester.

Writers/Directors: Matt Rogers and Natalie Bellingham Reviewer: Sam Lowe Incoming Festival recently landed in Manchester. Before you know it the festival is almost finished, ready to take off until next year. Tonight's offering is Uncanny Theatre's last show of Outrage. This is a contemporary performance, performed in a presentational style, about social media and how everyone wants to be famous. ...

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