Cruise, which is having its regional premiere in Manchester, is a thrilling rollercoaster ride which addresses countless issues in queer communities past and present.
Sheffield Theatres has revived, reimagined and reclaimed Miss Saigon, de-orientalising the production and giving its Asian characters agency. Joanna Ampil enchants as the first ever female Engineer
Stock Aitken Waterman’s I Should Be So Lucky was launched at The Lawn Club, ahead of its world premiere at Manchester Opera House. Hosted by Jenny Powell, it featured appearances from Pete Waterman OBE and writer Debbie Isitt
Miss Saigon, perhaps the most racially problematic musical, has been revived, reimagined and reclaimed by a mostly Asian creative team at Sheffield Theatres
A collaboration between Israeli creatives and British musicians, R.O.S.E is a unique immersive experience that celebrates club culture
Benji Reid combines photography and choreography in a thrilling, chilling and unique piece of artistic theatre at Manchester’s International Festival 2023
Gang of Four vocalist Jon King sits down with the Mancunion to talk post-punk, student life, and Frank Ocean.
Britpop titans Blur reunite for a fascinating ninth record on the back of their history-making shows at Wembley Stadium.
Matthew Bourne’s Romeo + Juliet is a radical, refreshing and roaring retelling of the most iconic love story of all time. Bourne ditches his usual splendour and creates a production that is minimal and clinical – but just as phenomenal.
Capitalising on the excitement of an upcoming third album, Hozier plays a hypnotic performance to a crowd of his most devout followers at a packed-out Castlefield Bowl.
In Dreams is an emotional, edifying musical that seamlessly weaves in Roy Orbison’s evocative music. Lena Hall makes the songs her own in a tour-de-force performance.
2000 Trees festival returned to Upcote farm in July for the very best in rock and alternative music.
Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a magnificent show that enchants audiences of all ages, from children to their grandparents!
Lana Del Rey closes BST Hyde Park with a set for the ages, traversing her great American songbook of sad-girl pop with support from Father John Misty and The Last Dinner Party
A decade after premiering on the West End, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory visits Palace Theatre Manchester as part of its first ever UK tour.
In Dreams, a jukebox musical based on the music of Roy Orbison, is having its world premiere at Leeds Playhouse, ahead of a Canadian transfer.
Twenty years after facing perhaps the biggest blacklisting in music history, The (Dixie) Chicks have returned to the UK – and they are bigger, better, and badder than ever before.
Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard headlined the fifth and final day of Lytham Festival – and they went out with a bang!
1970s rock roll never looked so good in Taylor Jenkins-Reid’s sun-soaked dive into LA’s music scene. Full of furious arguments, romantic tension and great music, both the series and the book caters perfectly to fans of 70s music.
yellow corners has a wonderful sense of familiarity and nostalgia to it that makes it an instantly lovable hit with anyone who has ever had the (dis)pleasure of being 13