Musical Theatre Articles

Help is on the way to Manchester Opera House, dear!

Help is on the way to Manchester Opera House, dear!

Mrs. Doubtfire, the Broadway musical adaptation of the film of the same name, is having its UK premiere at Manchester Opera
The Lowry welcomes the North Country Fair

The Lowry welcomes the North Country Fair

Girl from the North Country, a jukebox musical that uses the music of Bob Dylan, is playing at the Lowry as part of its first-ever UK tour
Musicals of Manchester: September

Musicals of Manchester: September

Find out what musicals are coming to Manchester this September!
Review: Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

Review: Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch – A Musical Parody at the Lowry
Review: We Will Rock You

Review: We Will Rock You

Rebecca Rommen reviews We Will Rock You (Ben Elton’s jukebox musical, based on the songs of Queen, which stars Michael McKell) which is at the Palace Theatre for the last week of its UK tour
There’s been a theft at Bolton Octagon

There’s been a theft at Bolton Octagon

The Book Thief, a brand-new musical based on Markus Zusak’s best-selling novel, is having its world premiere at Bolton Octagon – and its writer, Jodi Picoult, recognises the task of adapting such an acclaimed story to the stage
Review: Identical

Review: Identical

Jessica Hamilton reviews Identical, the brand-new musical based on Erich Käster’s The Parent Trap – fresh from its world premiere
Palace Theatre Manchester is Having a Party

Palace Theatre Manchester is Having a Party

The Osmonds, a new musical by Jay Osmond about the notorious family music group, is coming to the Palace Theatre
After two years, 101 Dalmatians finally opens at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

After two years, 101 Dalmatians finally opens at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Theatre Edtor Jay Darcy reviews 101 Dalmatians at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – a new musical based on the novel of the same name, which was supposed to premiere in 2020 – starring Kate Fleetwood
Review: South Pacific

Review: South Pacific

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, starring Julian Ovenden, Gina Beck, Joanna Ampil, and Rob Houchen
Review: Cabaret

Review: Cabaret

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse, starring Fra Fee, Amy Lennox, Omar Baroud, and Anna-Jane Casey
Review: My Fair Lady

Review: My Fair Lady

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum
Review: Singin’ in the Rain

Review: Singin’ in the Rain

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Singin’ in the Rain at the Opera House, starring Adam Cooper
Review: Passion

Review: Passion

Miriam Jarvis reviews Passion at Hope Mill Theatre, which stars Ruthie Henshall
Musicals not to miss in Manchester this spring and summer

Musicals not to miss in Manchester this spring and summer

A rundown of all the musicals coming to Manchester over the next few months
Manchester Opera House is making a splash

Manchester Opera House is making a splash

Singin’ in the Rain returns to the rainy city of Manchester, playing at the Opera House and starring Tony and Olivier nominee Adam Cooper, Ross McLaren and Jenny Gaynor
Hope Mill Theatre gets passionate

Hope Mill Theatre gets passionate

Hope Mill Theatre’s adaptation of Sondheim’s Passion stars Ruthie Henshall in the lead role
Les Misérables: a magical musical or mere misery?

Les Misérables: a magical musical or mere misery?

Deputy News Editor Shikhar Talwar argues that the world-renowned Les Misérables, currently playing at the Lowry, is far from perfect
Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Sophie Hicks reviews Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Manchester Opera House, starring Alexandra Burke, Jason Donovan and Jac Yarrow
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

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