Jay Darcy

Jay Darcy

Theatre Editor. Instagram & Twitter: @jaydarcy7. Email: [email protected]

Review: Mrs Lowry & Son

Review: Mrs Lowry & Son

Jay Darcy reviews Mrs Lowry & Son, the new biopic about local artist L. S. Lowry, at the theatre named after him
Preview: PLAYLAND

Preview: PLAYLAND

Elysium Theatre return to Manchester with an adaptation of Athol Fugard’s PLAYLAND
Preview: Contact Young Company’s Baby Fever

Preview: Contact Young Company’s Baby Fever

Baby Fever is an exciting new piece of theatre created by Contact Young Company and Theater DEGASTEN and presented by Contact and SICK! Festival
Preview: Burnout

Preview: Burnout

The critically-acclaimed Burnout returns to Manchester next month as a full-length, two-act play
Preview: Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*cked

Preview: Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*cked

Awkward Productions’ hit one-man show arrives in Manchester next month
How to get cheap theatre tickets for students and young people

How to get cheap theatre tickets for students and young people

Theatre tickets are expensive, but Theatre Editor Jay Darcy explains how young people and students can take advantage of the schemes, offers and discounts in place
Interview with the cast of & Juliet

Interview with the cast of & Juliet

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy interviews the main cast of brand-new jukebox musical & Juliet, ahead of its worldwide premiere in Manchester
Review: Amélie The Musical

Review: Amélie The Musical

Jay Darcy reviews Amélie at The Opera House Manchester, a musical adaption of the quirky and surreal French film, which is currently touring the UK
Edinburgh Fringe Preview: Who Cares

Edinburgh Fringe Preview: Who Cares

Who Cares is a play based on the real life testimonies of young carers from Salford as part of a campaign to raise awareness of young carers in the UK
MIF19: RE:CREATING EUROPE

MIF19: RE:CREATING EUROPE

Jay Darcy reviews Re:Creating Europe at MIF19, an unashamedly pro-EU and anti-Brexit play-come-guest speaker event featuring Lemn Sissay and Juliet Stevenson
MIF19: Tree

MIF19: Tree

Jay Darcy reviews Idris Elba’s latest play, Tree, as part of the Manchester International Festival which was embroiled in controversy just before opening
Review: The King and I

Review: The King and I

Jay Darcy reviews The King and I on their touring visit to Manchester
Review: Opera North’s The Magic Flute

Review: Opera North’s The Magic Flute

Jay Darcy reviews Opera North’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute
There is nothing Islamic about ‘Islamic Terrorism’

There is nothing Islamic about ‘Islamic Terrorism’

Jay Darcey argues the recent terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand shows how terrorism is a term reserved for events where a Muslim is the perpetrator, not the victim
Review: Motown The Musical

Review: Motown The Musical

Jay Darcy reviews jukebox musical Motown The Musical on its touring visit to the Manchester Opera House
Film brings home the reality of hate crime

Film brings home the reality of hate crime

Jay Darcy writes about raising awareness of the traumatic psychological damage caused by hate crime through virtual reality experiences which mimic Islamophobic attacks.
Review: Cuts of the Cloth

Review: Cuts of the Cloth

Jay Darcy reviews Cuts of the Cloth as part of the HOME Push Festival
Time to shut down the government shutdown

Time to shut down the government shutdown

Jay Darcy writes about the Government Shutdown in the USA over ‘The Wall’; an embarrassing example of the fallout of Trump’s outlandish policies.
Review: The Rocky Horror Show

Review: The Rocky Horror Show

Jay Darcy reviews the touring company’s Rocky Horror Show on their visit to the Manchester Opera House
A fight for equality has no room for hypocrisy

A fight for equality has no room for hypocrisy

Jay Darcy writes about the need for campaigns for equality with regards to oppressed or minority groups either in race, gender or sexuality to recognise their overlapping aims.

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