Jay Darcy

Jay Darcy

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

Interview: Macy Gray on Manchester and Ariana Grande

Interview: Macy Gray on Manchester and Ariana Grande

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy sits down with Macy Gray at the Albert Hall, after playing there as part of her The Reset Tour (with the California Jet Club).
In conversation with Scouting for Girls’ Roy Stride

In conversation with Scouting for Girls’ Roy Stride

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy chats to Roy Stride, the lead singer of Scouting for Girls, about the band’s surprise success and incredible longevity
Live Review: Macy Gray and the California Jet Club at Albert Hall

Live Review: Macy Gray and the California Jet Club at Albert Hall

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Macy Gray and the California Jet Club at Albert Hall
Review: Oti Mabuse – I Am Here

Review: Oti Mabuse – I Am Here

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Oti Mabuse’s I Am Here at the Lowry
Live Review: Ashanti, Trey Songz and Mario (and Aitch) at AO Arena

Live Review: Ashanti, Trey Songz and Mario (and Aitch) at AO Arena

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Ashanti, Trey Songz and Mario’s ‘The Anniversary Tour’ at AO Arena – which featured a special guest appearance from Manchester’s own Aitch
The Lady Boys of Trafford

The Lady Boys of Trafford

The Lady Boys of Bangkok (complete with the newly made-over Sabai Pavilion) comes to the Trafford Centre as part of its brand-new Summer of Fun UK tour
The Boys are coming to the Bridgewater Hall

The Boys are coming to the Bridgewater Hall

Here Come The Boys, which stars Strictly Come Dancing’s Graziano, Nadiya, Nikita Pasha and Karim, is coming to the Bridgewater Hall
There’s been a Double Murder at HOME

There’s been a Double Murder at HOME

Hofesh Shechter Company (lead by Hofesh Shechter, OBE) returns to HOME with Double Murder – a double bill made up of Clowns and The Fix
Queen of the Universe: In conversation with Grag Queen

Queen of the Universe: In conversation with Grag Queen

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy sits down with Queen of the Universe winner Grag Queen, who recently performed at Drag Fest in Manchester and London as part of her What’s Up Lindas Tour
Live Review: Dionne Warwick at Bridgewater Hall

Live Review: Dionne Warwick at Bridgewater Hall

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Dionne Warwick’s farewell One Last Time Tour at Bridgewater Hall – with Rachel John opening the night
In conversation with Keisha Thompson, the new Artistic Director and CEO of Contact

In conversation with Keisha Thompson, the new Artistic Director and CEO of Contact

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy interviews Keisha Thompson – the youngest, first Black, first female and first Mancunian Artistic Director and CEO of Contact, who has been involved with the company for 15 years
Review: Anything Goes

Review: Anything Goes

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Anything Goes at the Palace Theatre, starring Kerry Ellis, Denis Lawson, Simon Callow CBE and Bonnie Langford
Review: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Review: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at the Lowry, starring Shobna Gulati, Ian Kelsey, and Christina Bianco
The Lowry finds its (little) voice

The Lowry finds its (little) voice

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice plays at the Lowry, starring Shobna Gulati, Ian Kelsey and Christina Bianco
Live Review: Queen + Adam Lambert at AO Arena

Live Review: Queen + Adam Lambert at AO Arena

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Queen + Adam Lambert’s The Rhapsody Tour at AO Arena
Palace Theatre Manchester is on Top

Palace Theatre Manchester is on Top

Following its critically acclaimed London revival, Anything Goes visits Palace Theatre Manchester as part of its UK tour, starring Kerry Ellis, Denis Lawson, Simon Callow CBE and Bonnie Langford
Review: Drag Fest

Review: Drag Fest

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Drag Fest, headlined by Pabllo Vittar, at Bowlers Exhibition Centre
Review: Chicago

Review: Chicago

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Chicago at Manchester Opera House, starring Faye Brookes and Sheila Ferguson
Manchester Opera House gets it wrong

Manchester Opera House gets it wrong

To mark its 10th anniversary, the original stars of The Play That Goes Wrong return to the show, as part of its UK tour, for two weeks only – including a week at Manchester Opera House
Review: Northern Ballet – Casanova

Review: Northern Ballet – Casanova

A passionate, provocative ballet based on the life of Giacomo Casanova

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