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14th Nov The Addams Family has been disturbing and amusing people for about 80 years and has proved to be remarkably durable. Beginning as a simple cartoon, the family has survived TV series and several film adaptations. Inevitably a Broadway musical had to follow in 2010, and now High Peak audiences can enjoy a lively production at […]
18th Jun The powerful National Theatre production of War Horse is back in Manchester until June 30 at The Lowry Theatre, Salford directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted by Nick Stafford it is presented in association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company. The War Horse story has […]
22nd Mar Fans of Britain’s longest running comedy series have been packing Glossop’s Henry Street theatre for the Partington Players’ current production this week. Although expect a few surprises in the stage version of Last of the Summer Wine, penned by Roy Clarke. Favourite characters Clegg, Foggy, Compo and Nora Batty are all there. But so is […]
15th Mar Romiley Operatic Society’s production of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ is proving a sure fire hit at The Plaza Theatre, Stockport. Irving Berlin’s musical is a fantastic toe tapper about the famous, gun slinging showgirl ‘Annie Oakley’. The society’s production has been receiving rapturous applause as they belt out popular musical numbers such as ‘There’s No […]
18th Feb Standing ovations for world premiere of award-winning play at The Royal Exchange THE ALMIGHTY SOMETIMES REVIEW by DENISE EVANS POWERFUL: Julie Hesmondhalgh and Norah Lopez Holden in The Almighty Sometimes which tackles the issues of mental health head on.   Julie Hesmondhalgh is appearing at The Royal Exchange Theatre in the World Premiere The Almighty Sometimes until […]
2nd Feb Alzheimer’s is hardly a subject for laughter, but a play currently running in Glossop about the disease carries a comedy-drama tag. And that makes it doubly difficult for a cast to create an acceptable mix that entertains and yet does not offend. The Partington Players’ production of ‘Bothered and Bewildered’ shows how a family deals […]
15th Jan Widow Twankey’s Launderette and Takeaway – The ‘Wash and Nosh’ – will soon be opening its doors in New Mills.  That’s because the cast of Aladdin will be landing by magical carpet at New Mills Art Theatre next week. The cast have been busy rehearsing for a couple of months – apart from a few […]
28th Dec Glossop’s ballet lovers are petitioning the Arts Council to restore a dance company’s grant after hearing from a ‘tearful ballerina’. Partington Theatre audiences were looking forward to JSLN Ballet’s production of ‘Odile’ following their dance show in July, which packed the Henry Street theatre. But they were stunned to learn that the performance had been […]
21st Dec Widow Twankey’s Launderette and Takeaway – The ‘Wash And Nosh’ – is closing down for a few days to give the cast of Aladdin a short but well deserved Christmas break.  But the entire cast will soon be back rehearsing to bring a High Peak audience yet another classic family pantomime that opens in the New […]
29th Nov This summer’s Buxton Fringe Festival was the biggest and most successful yet, it has been revealed. Ticket sales rocketed by 36 per cent with the total audience figures put at 17,530. It boasted 189 events, with audience survey forms revealing 92 per cent of respondents scored the fringe four or five out of five, compared […]