Jay Darcy

Jay Darcy

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

The Only Way is Chicago: the controversial casting of Gemma Collins

The Only Way is Chicago: the controversial casting of Gemma Collins

Whilst Chicago has long been known for its stunt casting, Gemma Collins’ casting has attracted considerable controversy and criticism
Chicago just got three degrees hotter: Sheila Ferguson joins the cast

Chicago just got three degrees hotter: Sheila Ferguson joins the cast

The Three Degrees’ Sheila Ferguson will be stepping into the role of Matron “Mama” Morton in Chicago at Manchester Opera House
The Addams Family are moving into Manchester Opera House

The Addams Family are moving into Manchester Opera House

The Addams Family musical returns to Manchester as part of its second UK tour, playing at the Palace Theatre and starring Joanna Clifton
Aljaž and Janette are Remembering the Oscars at Bridgewater Hall

Aljaž and Janette are Remembering the Oscars at Bridgewater Hall

Everyone’s favourite Strictly Come Dancing couple, Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara, are bringing their brand-new show, Remembering the Oscars, to Bridgewater Hall
Review: Giovanni Pernice – This Is Me

Review: Giovanni Pernice – This Is Me

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Giovanni Pernice’s This Is Me at Bridgewater Hall
Review: Beauty and the Beast

Review: Beauty and the Beast

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Beauty and the Beast at the Palace Theatre, starring Gavin Lee, Sam Bailey, Nigel Richards and Martin Ball
Live Review: Dorian Electra at Belgrave Music Hall

Live Review: Dorian Electra at Belgrave Music Hall

Review of Dorian Electra’s My Agenda Tour at Belgrave Music Hall, which featured COUCOU CHLOE, as part of her UK+3 Tour.
Review: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

Review: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World at the Lowry
Live Review: Sophie Ellis-Bextor at Bridgewater Hall

Live Review: Sophie Ellis-Bextor at Bridgewater Hall

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Sophie Ellis-Bextor at Bridgewater Hall
Review: Barbara Dickson at King Georges Hall

Review: Barbara Dickson at King Georges Hall

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Barbara Dickson OBE at King Georges Hall
Bonjour! Palace Theatre Manchester invites you to be their guest

Bonjour! Palace Theatre Manchester invites you to be their guest

The new, redesigned stage adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast comes to Manchester’s Palace Theatre for a two month residency
Strictly champion Giovanni Pernice cha chas back to Manchester

Strictly champion Giovanni Pernice cha chas back to Manchester

Strictly Come Dancing champion Giovanni Pernice finally brings his This is Me tour to the Bridgewater Hall
Another Singer in Another Hall: Barbara Dickson is back

Another Singer in Another Hall: Barbara Dickson is back

2 x Olivier winner Barbara Dickson is touring the UK in support of her latest studio album, Time is Going Faster
Review: The Bitten Peach

Review: The Bitten Peach

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews The Bitten Peach at Contact Theatre, as part of Queer Contact this LGBT+ History Month
Review: Vogue Ball – Night at the Poseum

Review: Vogue Ball – Night at the Poseum

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Vogue Ball: Night at the Poseum at Manchester Academy – the first time the venue has scene the event in two years
Contact Theatre is Breaking Bread this Women’s History Month

Contact Theatre is Breaking Bread this Women’s History Month

Contact Theatre is marking Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day with a trio of female-led shows
Review: Fatal Attraction

Review: Fatal Attraction

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Fatal Attraction at Manchester Opera House, which is based on the film of the same name and stars Kym Marsh, Oliver Farnworth and Susie Amy
Scream: Bold, Bloody, and Meticulously Meta

Scream: Bold, Bloody, and Meticulously Meta

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews the latest film in the Scream franchise, while also delving into the franchise’s history
The Stoller Hall is sounding the alarm

The Stoller Hall is sounding the alarm

The Stoller House’s new season draws inspiration from the natural world, reflecting the venue’s commitment to sustainable practices
Live Review: Mel C at O2 Ritz

Live Review: Mel C at O2 Ritz

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Mel C, aka Sporty Spice, at O2 Ritz Manchester

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