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Cinderella – Opera House, Manchester

Cinderella - Opera House Manchester production Image showing Cinderella and the Ugly Sisters

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Pip Minnithorpe Reviewer: Iain Sykes Pantomime season is upon us once again, and this year’s big offering at Manchester Opera House is Cinderella. Written by Eric Potts and once again produced by First Family Entertainment one expects a big, brash colourful helping of glitz to accompany the corny panto one-liners, and this Cinderella doesn’t disappoint in ...

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The Snow Queen – Z Arts, Manchester

Production Image of The Snow Queen

Writer: Philip Osment Director: Jonathan McGrath Reviewer: Jay Nuttall   "Enough screen time!" we are warned towards the beginning of Z Arts' contemporary production of Hans Christian Anderson's classic The Snow Queen. In an ever-evolving digital age writer Philip Osment and director Jonathan Mcrath have decided to reinterpret this allegorical tale and update it well and truly into the 21st ...

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This Last Tempest – Contact, Manchester

Jessica Hoffman and Richard Dufty in This Last Tempest

Writer: The Company Director: Paul Clarke Reviewer: Lizz Clark   Picking up where The Tempest left off, this show sees Ariel (Jessica Hoffman) and Caliban (Richard Dufty), Shakespeare's island-dwelling misfits, finally left alone together. Their journey to mutual understanding unfolds through a mixture of theatre, musical numbers and soundscapes created live by the cast with onstage musician Neil Johnson. Shakespeare ...

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Lest We Forget – English National Ballet – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Less We Forget

Artistic Director: Tamara Rojo Choreography: Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant, Liam Scarlett Reviewer: Peter Jacobs   Lest We Forget is a ‘poignant reflection’ on World War I, featuring three works expressing the experiences of those who fought the war, and those who stayed behind. The programme notes talk of the difficulty of connecting emotionally with events deeply rooted in our heritage ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – The Lowry, Salford

Director and Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Music: Tchaikovsky Reviewer: Abbie Rippon New Adventures are back with a bang with their 2015 revival of their gothic romance Sleeping Beauty. Audience members will be well aware of the classic tale of magical fairies, a beautiful young princess and her prince charming, but Bourne puts a darker, more sinister twist on the classic tale ...

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Miracle on 34th Street – Opera House, Manchester

The cast of Miracle on 34th Street

Book, music and lyrics: Meredith Wilson Choreography: Russell Smith and Philip Joel Director: Max Reynolds Reviewer: Luke Walker   With the Christmas markets already up and running in Manchester, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … whether you like it or not, and with the arrival of Miracle on 34th Street at Manchester’s Opera House this week it ...

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INTERVIEW: Alex Gaumond goes Into The Woods

Portrait of musical theatre actor Alex Gaumond

Alex Gaumond has become one of musical theatre’s most popular leading men with rôles in Queen’s We Will Rock You, Legally Blonde and Matilda. He is currently swapping the bright lights of the glittering West End for the a stint in the ever-raining surrounds of Manchester in a brand new in-the-round revival of Sondheim's Into the Woods. John Roberts went ...

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NEWS: Bernadette Peters to perform 1st UK solo show in 15 years

Portrait of Bernadette Peters

Multi-award winning musical theatre star Bernadette Peters will perform her first solo show in the UK for the first time in 15 years in June 2016. The triple Tony, double Drama Desk and Golden Globe Award winning Broadway star will return to theRoyal Festival Hall, LondononFriday 3rdJune 2016and playing her first ever date at theOpera House, ManchesteronSunday 5thJune 2016. Renowned ...

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