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42 Balloons review: An inspiring musical about dreams, sacrifices and a lawn chair

42 Balloons review: An inspiring musical about dreams, sacrifices and a lawn chair

Charlie McCullagh’s and Evelyn Hoskins’ elevated chemistry blew us away
Urinetown: The Musical review – UMMTS doesn’t piss about

Urinetown: The Musical review – UMMTS doesn’t piss about

UMMTS once again fails to disappoint. Urinetown, despite its name, is a delight (GASP!)
Come From Away press launch: A community show for Christmas

Come From Away press launch: A community show for Christmas

A special preview of The Lowry’s non-Christmassy Christmas show inspired by remarkable true events from 9/11
Brilliantly slick and thoroughly enjoyable: UMMTS ‘Alice by Heart’ review

Brilliantly slick and thoroughly enjoyable: UMMTS ‘Alice by Heart’ review

You would have to be mad as a Hatter to not enjoy this Wonder-ful performance by UMMTS
A Brief Encounter: A powerful musical with lasting impressions

A Brief Encounter: A powerful musical with lasting impressions

Set in the 1930s, A Brief Encounter quickly enraptures the audience in the painful ill-fated love affair of Alec and Laura. An outstanding musical with phenomenal performances, live band accompaniment, and immersive, masterful set design
Brief Encounter review: A charming, classic love story

Brief Encounter review: A charming, classic love story

Stellar performances, dreamy jazz and great dance sequences, it’s a story that will definitely warm your heart and keep you from the winter cold!
The Good Enough Mums Club review: An inclusive but heavy handed insight into the struggles of motherhood

The Good Enough Mums Club review: An inclusive but heavy handed insight into the struggles of motherhood

Impactful, but a little underdeveloped. The Good Enough Mums Club handles challenging subject with crude humour
Little Red review: A magical and festive retelling for all ages

Little Red review: A magical and festive retelling for all ages

A musical delight that will transport you to a magical land and will make you feel like a kid again
Hamilton review: This is unlike any show you will have seen before

Hamilton review: This is unlike any show you will have seen before

If you have a chance to see Hamilton, do not throw away your shot
Review: The Drifters’ Girl at Manchester Opera House

Review: The Drifters’ Girl at Manchester Opera House

Harmonising History: The Resonant Journey of The Drifters
Jesus Christ Superstar at Palace Theatre: You’ll wish the interval never comes

Jesus Christ Superstar at Palace Theatre: You’ll wish the interval never comes

Blending divine drama with rock opera, this rendition of Jesus Christ Superstar dazzles as faith meets fame on the stage of Palace Theatre
Jesus Christ Superstar: In conversation with Ian McIntosh

Jesus Christ Superstar: In conversation with Ian McIntosh

The Mancunion sits down with Olivier nominee Ian McIntosh, ahead of the regional premiere of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s reimagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar
Hope Mill Theatre takes 40 whacks

Hope Mill Theatre takes 40 whacks

Lizzie, a “true crime rock musical” based on the life of alleged axe murderer Lizzie Borden, has its regional premiere at Hope Mill Theatre
Get on the floor and do the bamba at The Lowry

Get on the floor and do the bamba at The Lowry

La Bamba! is a brand-new Latin jukebox musical, starring The Wanted’s Siva Kaneswaran and Strictly’s Pasha Kovalev
Lizzie launches at Hope Mill with music, murder and Maiya Quansah-Breed

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: Heathers

Review: Heathers

It’s Mean Girls but dark… Expect the unexpected at the Palace Theatre
Review: Shrek The Musical

Review: Shrek The Musical

The redesigned Shrek UK tour is a monster hit! From extravagant and delicate costumes to energised performances, this theatrical journey is worth a watch.
Everybody’s Talking About John Partridge: drag, musicals, and Butter Tarts

Everybody’s Talking About John Partridge: drag, musicals, and Butter Tarts

We sat down with John Patridge, ahead of the brand-new UK tour of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Review: In Dreams

Review: In Dreams

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.
Bring your golden ticket to Palace Theatre Manchester and escape to a world of pure imagination

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.