Theatre Archive


Review: Oti Mabuse – I Am Here
23rd June 2022

Review: Oti Mabuse – I Am Here

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Oti Mabuse’s I Am Here at the Lowry
The Lady Boys of Trafford
18th June 2022

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
18th June 2022

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
17th June 2022

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
17th June 2022

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
In conversation with Michelle Collins: Career, Covid and Cluedo
16th June 2022

In conversation with Michelle Collins: Career, Covid and Cluedo

Jessica Hamilton interviews Michelle Collins, ahead of Cluedo arriving to the Lowry
Live Review: Dionne Warwick at Bridgewater Hall
14th June 2022

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
Buddie, Beware of Carly Mercedes Dyer: In conversation
14th June 2022

Buddie, Beware of Carly Mercedes Dyer: In conversation

Jessica Hamilton chats to Olivier nominee Carly Mercedes Dyer about accents, ambitions, and, of course, Anything Goes – which is currently playing in Manchester
In conversation with Keisha Thompson, the new Artistic Director and CEO of Contact
13th June 2022

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
10th June 2022

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

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The Lion King – Launch Event (Again)
8th June 2022

The Lion King – Launch Event (Again)

Sophie Hicks attends the second launch event for The Lion King – which returns to the Palace Theatre later this year
Review: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
8th June 2022

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
6th June 2022

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
Palace Theatre Manchester is on Top
1st June 2022

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: The Play That Goes Wrong
1st June 2022

Review: The Play That Goes Wrong

Deputy News Editor Shikhar Talwar reviews The Play That Goes Wrong at Manchester Opera House – starring the play’s original cast, who have joined the tour for a fortnight
Review: Drag Fest
30th May 2022

Review: Drag Fest

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Drag Fest, headlined by Pabllo Vittar, at Bowlers Exhibition Centre
Review: Rambert – Dance
27th May 2022

Review: Rambert – Dance

Jessica Hamilton reviews Rambert’s Dance at the Lowry
Review: Chicago
25th May 2022

Review: Chicago

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Chicago at Manchester Opera House, starring Faye Brookes and Sheila Ferguson
Manchester Opera House gets it wrong
23rd May 2022

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
Déjà Review: The Ballad of Maria Marten
23rd May 2022

Déjà Review: The Ballad of Maria Marten

Secoura Grim déjà reviews The Ballad of Maria Marten at the Lowry

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