Articles relating to: Hope Mill Theatre
Not that long ago, in 2006, when Jerry Springer – The Opera, Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee’s outlandish and provocative satire of over-the-top tabloid chat shows, first toured this country, outraged citizens (who in all probability hadn’t actually seen the show but knew in their hearts that they should definitely be outraged) demonstrated long and hard outside any regional theatres who had the balls to mount the show – sorry, this sort of stuff does seem to be catching after all.Read the full story..
The arts world could never be accused of being over-funded, so to set up a new venture is always a bold move.Read the full story..
“You’re told that London is the centre of opportunity and it just isn’t.” Theatre Director Jake Murray talks to Northern Soul
There’s an eclectic mix of pictures on the walls of my house. Like many people, my home is my life writ large and among the mish-mash of Brontë quotes and self-deprecating swipes at my Northern heritage is a signed poster of the 1995 Manchester Royal Exchange production of Miss Julie.Read the full story..
Opera Review: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, City of Manchester Opera, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
For some reason, May 23 stuck in my mind. It was an important day, but I couldn’t remember why. At my age, this happens with frightening regularity.Read the full story..
A regular theme of new writing for theatre is the coming-out story, with writers regularly reflecting on their formative gay experiences.Read the full story..
“I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was the man goes on top, the woman goes on the bottom. I bought bunk beds.” – Joan RiversRead the full story..
Visceral yet moving, The Replacement Child is a production that – literally in certain places – screams authenticity.Read the full story..
Despite the team behind Hope Mill winning twice at last year’s Northern Soul Awards (Small Theatre of the Year and Fringe Production of the Year), I’d still not visited this Manchester theatre. It was time to put that right.Read the full story..
Manchester Theatre Award-winning collective Take Back Theatre, set up by actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, writer Rebekah (Becx) Harrison and visual artist Grant Archer in October 2015 as “an artistic response to the politics of austerity” has proved to be an astonishing Northern powerhouse of political theatre in its two years of life.Read the full story..
- “I think kids like to see an old bloke behaving disgracefully.” Steve Delaney talks Twitter, telly and being Count Arthur Strong
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- “A reader has their own way of interpreting your whole story.” Poet Jackie Kay talks to Northern Soul
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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