Jay Darcy

Jay Darcy

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Review: Giovanni Pernice – Made in Italy

Review: Giovanni Pernice – Made in Italy

Giovanni Pernice returns to The Lowry with Made in Italy – which allowed him to show off his comedy as much as his dancing
Party Like Gatsby will see the O2 Ritz turned into a 1920s speakeasy

Party Like Gatsby will see the O2 Ritz turned into a 1920s speakeasy

Party Like Gatsby returns to O2 Ritz after three long years with Soirée Royale – its biggest party yet!
Shakira vs. Piqué: A deep dive into the diss track of the decade

Shakira vs. Piqué: A deep dive into the diss track of the decade

The Mancunion explore Shakira’s legacy as the Queen of Latin Pop and the impact of her new diss track against Piqué
Musicals of Manchester: February

Musicals of Manchester: February

Find out what musicals are coming to Manchester this February!
Queer Contact: Celebrating LGBT+ History Month at Contact Theatre

Queer Contact: Celebrating LGBT+ History Month at Contact Theatre

Contact’s flagship queer arts festival, Queer Contact, is back this LGBTQ+ History Month – with a lineup as eclectic and electric as ever
Review: Moulin Rouge!

Review: Moulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge!, the stage adaptation of the film of the same name, is the most spectacular production I’ve ever seen – and I’ve seen just about everything
Review: George Takei’s Allegiance

Review: George Takei’s Allegiance

George Takei’s Allegiance, which stars Takei alongside Telly Leung, is an imperfect but powerful retelling of Japanese-American internment
YESSIE: In conversation with Jessie Reyez

YESSIE: In conversation with Jessie Reyez

Ahead of her gig at Manchester Academy, Jessie Reyez talks to The Mancunion about her sudden breakthrough, writing hit songs for other artists, and Latin representation
Head Over Heels: In conversation with Liam Gartland of Gartland Productions

Head Over Heels: In conversation with Liam Gartland of Gartland Productions

The Mancunion sits down with Liam Gartland, the producer of Head Over Heels, ahead of its European premiere at Hope Mill Theatre
The Lowry is feeling proud (sort of)

The Lowry is feeling proud (sort of)

Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of), a fun, feminist retelling of Jane Austen’s seminal novel, is welcoming in the new year at The Lowry
The Lowry invites you over for a game of Noughts & Crosses

The Lowry invites you over for a game of Noughts & Crosses

Noughts & Crosses, the stage adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s novel of the same name, is visiting The Lowry as part of its second UK tour
George Takei is pledging allegiance at Charing Cross Theatre

George Takei is pledging allegiance at Charing Cross Theatre

George Takei’s Allegiance, a musical inspired by Takei’s life, is running at Charing Cross Theatre – with Takei and Telly Leung reprising their roles from the original San Diego and Broadway productions
We Go Again at Manchester Opera House

We Go Again at Manchester Opera House

Mamma Mia!, the jukebox musical based on the songs of ABBA, is holidaying at Manchester Opera House
Hope Mill Theatre will have you Head Over Heels

Hope Mill Theatre will have you Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels, a jukebox musical using the music of Belinda Carlisle and The Go-Gos, with a book based on Arcadia, is having its European premiere at Hope Mill Theatre
Musicals of Manchester: January

Musicals of Manchester: January

Find out what musicals are coming to Manchester this January!
Death Drop announces its killer new cast

Death Drop announces its killer new cast

Original Death Drop stars Jujubee and Kitty Scott-Claus join the all-star cast of its standalone sequel, Death Drop: Back in the Habit
Giovanni Pernice brings the Italian heat to The Lowry in not-so sunny Salford

Giovanni Pernice brings the Italian heat to The Lowry in not-so sunny Salford

Giovanni Pernice brings his new solo tour, Made in Italy, to The Lowry – where he will transport the audience from not-so sunny Salford to his breathtaking homeland
Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which is currently having its regional premiere at The Lowry, is a fantastic, fantastical exploration of family
Review: Claus

Review: Claus

Claus, a brand-new musical based on L. Frank Baum’s The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, is a sweet story but it is unlikely to become a staple of the season
Review: The Wizard of Oz

Review: The Wizard of Oz

Curve’s revival of The Wizard of Oz, a stage adaptation of the iconic film, is a technicoloured, sociopolitical, musical masterpiece

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