Musical Theatre Articles
“I’d cut off a limb to play that part”: In conversation with Carrie Hope Fletcher
The Mancunion sits down with Carrie Hope Fletcher, the reigning Queen of the West End, ahead of the regional premiere of her new play, ‘The Crown Jewels’
Reviewing ‘Lizzie’: True crime meets feminist rock musical
Lizzie, a “true crime rock musical” about alleged axe murderer Lizzie Borden, is a fierce, feminist, modern musical – and the world is finally ready for it!
Maiya Quansah-Breed on the success of Six, representation in theatre, and returning to Hope Mill
We sat down with Olivier nominee Maiya Quansah-Breed ahead of the UK regional premiere of Lizzie at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre
Lizzie launches at Hope Mill with music, murder and Maiya Quansah-Breed
Hope Mill Theatre held a launch event for the first UK-built production of Lizzie, a “true crime punk rock musical” based on the life of American axe murderer Lizzie Borden
Review: Miss Saigon
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
The heat is on at Sheffield Crucible
Miss Saigon, perhaps the most racially problematic musical, has been revived, reimagined and reclaimed by a mostly Asian creative team at Sheffield Theatres
Review: Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a magnificent show that enchants audiences of all ages, from children to their grandparents!
Bring your golden ticket to Palace Theatre Manchester and escape to a world of pure imagination
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.
Joanne Clifton on Shrek, Strictly and Lego
The Mancunion chats to Joanne Clifton ahead of the UK tour of Shrek the Musical. We discuss how it felt to land the role, coming from a family of performers and the realities of working in the theatre industry.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: In conversation with Ewan Gillies
The Mancunion sits down with Ewan Gillies, ahead of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory visiting Manchester for the first time ever
Love is in the air at The Lowry
Strictly Ballroom – a jukebox musical based on the Baz Luhrmann film of the same name and starring Kevin Clifton and Faye Brookes – is finally coming to The Lowry, after two covid-forced postponements