Reviews of Manchester Shows and Events
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Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre to tour swashbuckling new adaptation of Cyrano
The cast do a credible job as an ensemble and some of choreographed numbers are breath-taking
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Mimicking the oceans current, a 40-strong group of women ebb and flow onto the stage
It was clear from the onset that some major theatrical event was in prospect
Joseph and David Zellniks original piece focuses on the closeted and unsung heroes of war
This is an opera not to miss, regardless of whether you have never experienced opera before
We caught up with the boys ahead of their Manchester gig.Read what they had to say here
It is a testament to Spraggans ability to resonate with her audience that is clearly core to her success
Synth-pop giants Pet Shop Boys returned to Manchester Arena for the first time in over four years
Little Black dreams of becoming a prima synchronised swimmer and more
From Berlin, Argentina and now Todmorden, those Naked Boys stopped by The Golden Lion
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to The Lowry
Brand new Sunday night series of live, Manchester drag queens
Loose Women and Benidorm favourite, and star of the all-new Are You Being Served?, Sherrie Hewson, appears as The Genie of the Ring
They have got cute children, a loveable lead; and an evil baddie
Clarke and Cornwall didn't really come into their own until the encore with the songs I Wanna be Yours and No More Heroes.
Beneath the politics lies a heart-warming story which breaks you every five minutes
Opera North did not disappoint with the latest residency at The Lowry Theatre
Written in 1881, early productions of Ibsen’s Ghosts scandalised audiences and reviled the press with its content of sexual indiscretion and venereal disease. In his new version, David Watson updates the setting into a modern home on the fjords.
The women around me were at fever pitch and I can only imagine how scary it is for our would be strippers
In the aftermath of victory, Turing arrived in Manchester with an even bigger task in mind – the development of the modern computer
Mark Gatiss stars in the first major revival of this iconic play in almost 20 years. Razor sharp and packed with wit, The Boys in the Band is fresh, startling and brilliantly entertaining.
You can't help but think by the time the tour leaves, there will be a feather boa drought
The Bridgewater Hall is host the opeing night of this new ABC tour with the Southbank Sinfonia
Lavish staging, complete with revolving elements and a magnitude of props which take us through the houses of the Bennetts
Recently reformed All Saints appeared at Manchester Academy and we were there
One of the award winning plays of the GTR Manchester Fringe Festival returns to the Kings Arms
This dark and distrubion drama explores the diffciult live of Rachel who also happens to have a goldfish called Bertie...
A very different version here, as Blanche is beguiling and lost but also ferociously funny
Sister Act is a funny and heartfelt show with a great performance from a fully-fledged diva/musical star
Wendys gay bar The Lionheart is on its last legs and they are empty on Pride night
One of those plays you will be glad you caught, as it is truly unmissable
Grammy and Emmy Award nominee performed timeless, signature songs from her multitude of iconic shows
A wonderful evening of classic Innuendo and a rare insight to the real Julian Clary
New Yorks undisputed Queen of the underground, Penny Arcade gave us a rare live performance at The Contact Theatre
Singer songwriter, Actress and LGBT favourite, Heather Peace was live in Manchester and we were there too.
The global sensation Mamma Mia arrived in Manchester and here is what we thought
Not for the faint hearted, Ave Q wows Manchester audiences on this latest return to the Palace.
Rewind to the late 1960s and Judy Garland is the star that she always was, in the eyes of many of her gay fans
Jodie Prenger holds stage for an hour, playing Emma, the girl who may keep losing out on love
A packed opening night watched Brian Gorman’s play New Dawn Fades, about the band which would re-group following the dead of Ian Curtis
Adam has been touring on and off with Queen, but appeared solo at Manchester Academy this week
Ivor Novello and Brit Award-nominated artist Nerina Pallot played live at Gorilla and we were there
Pasha new show 'Its all about you' landed at Stockport Plaza recently and we were there
Fan of Tommy,then American Idiot is The Who grand rock opera meets Trainspotting
Backed by a solid 5 piece band who also provided spot on vocal harmonies, Lulu practically pounced onto the stage
Solidarity with LGBT+ people in Chechnya Hundreds turnout to show support for those oppressed in Chechnya in Sackville Gardens.
Trixie Mattel live in Manchester Another date released following massive demand..
Theme announced for Manchester Pride 2017 JOIN THE CLASS OF 2017 FOR GRADUATION MANCHESTER PRIDE STYLE!
Latest hit musical from Vertigo Shoulder pads, bitch slaps and more one liners than any soap opera. Who could resist?
Casanova comes to The Lowry This spine-tingling spectacle of 18th century decadence will flood your senses and take your breath away
West End Star live in Manchester West End star Louise Dearman is set to perform in a one off concert at the Manchester Bierkeller
The AXM Foundation Village Weekend The Foundation have announced their artists for the Weekend Party in the Park
Interactive Hairspray Momma welcomes to the sixties with the latest interactive film screening via Make a Scene
Life after X Factor for Peyton Peyton chats to Drew Tosh about being part the 2016 series, fellow contestants and the future...