Judy (Katherine Parkinson) and Johnny (Jo Stone-Fewings) adore the 1950's. Along with their friends Fran (Siubhan Harrison) and Marcus (Hywel Morgan), they decorate their houses, dress in the clothes and exclusively listen to the music from the decade, Judy even transfers the milk from plastic bottles into glass ones before placing in her refrigerator.
One of the best fringe theatre companies around, Vertigo Theatre Productions, are back with their latest production, revisiting their 2011 hit Die, Mommie, Die! by Charles Busch. First produced by the company in 2011, they have brought it back, bigger and better than before, with Dale Vicker reprising his characterisation of Angela Arden - the role written by Charles Busch for himself.
Jim Cartwright’s play ‘Two’ is pretty much what it says on the tin - two actors playing a host of different characters. The play has become a staple for actors in training as it gives them a variety of characters to play.
It seems like everyone studied the famous Willy Russell play; Blood Brothers at school. Set in Liverpool in the 1960s, the classic tale of twin boys separated at birth, before meeting by chance a couple of years later. It perhaps displays one the most fundamental problems with society about class.
When you mention 'Rita, Sue and Bob Too' to people of a certain vintage, they will smile nostalgically and recall the 1987 film detailing the comedic exploits of two teenage babysitters from a council estate in Bradford, and their hilarious sexual shenanigans with local lothario Bob.
Paula Hawkins’ hugely successful 2015 novel ‘The Girl On The Train’ adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel to translate on to stage was hosted at the stunning Lowry’s Lyric Theatre.
The auditorium was completely packed without a single seat spare on the opening night for this well-known psychological thriller that took the world by storm four years ago.
If like me you are old enough to remember the 90s TV Series of The Worst Witch, you will at least be curious of the new stage adaption of the Jill Murphy books. For anyone who doesn’t know the story focuses on Mildred Hubble as she attends Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, where we soon learn why she is called the Worst Witch.
History is a rich woven tapestry of people living their lives stitch by stitch hoping that their finished work will stand the test of time.
We first meet Bess as she is working on her embroidery. She loves her tapestries and has a desire for symmetry in art and life.
Performing David Bintley’s ‘Beauty and The Beast’, Birmingham Royal Ballet returned once again to the Lowry for an unforgettable night of outstanding dance.
From the great minds of the researchers for the hit TV comedy panel show ‘QI’, hosted by comedian Sandi Toksvig, the popular podcast No Such Thing As A Fish was created as a way to make sure no weird and wonderful facts were going to waste if they couldn’t be included in the main show.
Beyond Belief is a show by Tmesis Theatre exploring the future of life and death in our technology and social media obsessed society. The fragility of life seems to be compromised when tech company Beyond Belief finds a way to ensure our digital souls can live forever.
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