From the Reviews Archives
13th Jun The matinee performance of the latest play by the Let’s Act Theatre Company in Glossop’s St Mary’s Hall last weekend had the large audience in peals of appreciative laughter. Called ‘Curtains’, the original comic whodunit set in the 1950s opens in a Manchester nightclub raided by two rival gangs. One gang flees to Glossop and, in […]
16th May Mina Anwar – ball of comic energy. Twelfth Night at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, one of Shakespeare’s finest romantic comedies, is playing until May 20 and is a theatrical treat not to be missed.    This intoxicating comedy with themes of gender politics, identity, love and sexuality are all explored. Mistaken identities cause a storm in […]
29th Mar A number of local students and members of our community are stepping out to tread the boards at The Royal Exchange in Manchester in the professional production of The Suppliant Women, which enters its final run this week. NIGEL SKINNER went along to find out more… Fifty refugees are among the latest boatload to land […]
17th Mar Glossopdale Community College staged its annual performing arts production to a packed main hall at the Talbot Road complex. It was easy to see why the twin site set-up was given its performing arts college status in the 1990s. Last Wednesday’s show was a ‘one night only extravaganza of music, dance and drama’ entitled ‘Rock […]
23rd Feb The Royal Exchange Theatre and Graeae Theatre Company co-production of The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca is playing at the Royal Exchange Theatre until Saturday (February 25). Translated by Jo Clifford, it is directed by Jenny Sealey, who co-directed the London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony and has been Artistic Director of Graeae […]
30th Jan Tintwistle Athletic Reserves gained revenge on Mellor 3rds with a 3-2 victory in an entertaining match on Saturday. Athletic got off to a bad start conceding an early goal. They then started to get their passing game going and drew level due to a mistake from the Mellor keeper, leaving Sam Swann with an empty […]
30th Jan Review by Adrian Leggett Once again I was invited to New Mills Art Theatre to review their annual Pantomime this year – Beauty and the Beast. Yet again I wasn’t disappointed, quite the contrary. Performing on stage was the largest cast to date, showing off wonderful choreography and great direction – 14 principals, 20 chorus […]
22nd Dec Stolen Thread Productions presented a new play Monopoleyes at various venues including Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester. This disturbing dark comedy was written and also co-directed by accomplished actor Will Travis, best known for his role as Dick Lampard in Where the Heart is, Coronation Street and more recently Ibsen’s Ghosts at Home Theatre. Inspired by […]
16th Dec The sensational, spectacular and sassy Broadway classic Sweet Charity will be performing at The Royal Exchange Theatre until January 28, starring Kaisa Hammarlund as Charity Hope Valentine. Inspired from the book by Neil Simon, based on the original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano, it was produced for the Broadway stage by […]
15th Dec This review is by the Head of Drama at a Manchester College It was my first time seeing Let’s Act Theatre Company in action last rainy Saturday night. I had heard much about their previous performances, but never managed to make the journey across to Glossop, however I am delighted I did at the weekend […]