Culture

12 May 2016

Sheridan Smith out of Funny Girl with stress

Sheridan Smith has pulled out of appearing in 'Funny Girl' for the next few weeks due to "exhaustion and stress". The 34-year-old actress - whose beloved father Colin was diagnosed with ...
12 May 2016

Mamma Mia! review, Palace Theatre Manchester

There are feel-good musicals and then there is Mamma Mia. The Granddaddy - or Grandmummy - of them all. For years now it's been cemented as one of the best, ...
10 May 2016

Exclusive interview with Mark Watson on his new tour 'I'm Not Here'

The multi-award winning comedian Mark Watson's humour is on route to the Pyramid Studio Theatre in Warrington. We caught up with him to find out what we can look forward ...

10 May 2016

Footloose, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

Footloose is based on the beloved 1980s film starring Kevin Bacon. Ren McCormack (Luke Baker) and his mother Ethel move from the bright lights of Chicago to the sleepy town ...
6 May 2016

Tamla Kari exclusive interview - This Is Living

Following on from a critically-acclaimed production in 2014, Liam Borrett returns with his debut play This Is Living which comes to Trafalgar Studios later this month. We got the chance ...

4 May 2016

Avenue Q review, Palace Theatre Manchester

Avenue Q is not a show for children or those easily offended. Despite the bright colours and characters that make up the show, anyone pondering over the choice of taking ...

28 April 2016

Exclusive interview with Gareth Gates on Mad About the Musicals

Gareth Gates is currently starring in Mad About The Musicals with Michael Courtney and is set to arrive at the Parr Hall in Warrington on 5th May. We caught up ...

28 April 2016

The Bodyguard, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

I'd heard nothing but good things about The Bodyguard from my colleagues and family- so I was very excited to go to the Liverpool Empire Theatre last night and see ...
22 April 2016

The Mousetrap, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

The Mousetrap by Dame Agatha Christie had the longest initial run of any play in history. After opening in the West End of London in 1952 it is now celebrating ...
19 April 2016

Exclusive interview with Lizi Patch on Punching the Sky

We caught up with Lizi Patch, the creative mind behind 'Punching the Sky', a new play about porn, parenting and pressure which will open its doors at the Soho Theatre ...

7 April 2016

Exclusive interview with Nwando Ebizie on The Passion of Lady Vendredi

Nwando Ebizie is about to play the alter ego character of Lady Vendredi in the Soho Theatre, London, we caught up with her to ask her what audience members can ...

7 April 2016

See Kit Harington in first pictures from Doctor Faustus rehearsals

After announcing a three week extension and its full casting, some first look pictures from behind-the-scenes at rehearsals for Doctor Faustus have been revealed, with two of them featuring Kit ...
6 April 2016

3 things to watch in the theatre in Manchester this April

American Idiot, Palace Theatre, now until Saturday April 9 As the winner of two Tony Awards and the 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot tells ...

6 April 2016

The Comedy Store, Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington Review

Saturday night was the first time I have ever attended a Comedy Store at Warrington Pyramid Arts Centre , so I had no idea what to expect. There was no ...
5 April 2016

Katie Brayben exclusive interview - 'My Mother Said I Never Should'

Leading the cast in Charlotte Keatley's 'My Mother Said I Never Should', Olivier Award-winning actress Katie Brayben speaks to Female First all about the production, pressures on actors in the ...

29 March 2016

Exclusive interview with Amy Conachan on Wendy Hoose

Wendy Hoose is a show about online dating and disability from a frank and honest perspective. It will open in Soho on the 12th April and continue through until May ...

24 March 2016

Ant and Dec want to do theatre

Ant and Dec want to break into theatre. The comedy duo may have three huge programmes - 'Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway', 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' ...
23 March 2016

Impossible review, Palace Theatre Manchester

Magicians, illusionists and the like have really had to up their game in recent years. Audiences still enjoy seeing a woman sawn in half and will always marvel at the ...
22 March 2016

Chicago review, Opera House Manchester

Glam, jazz and razzmatazz rocked the Opera House in Manchester last night (March 21), as Chicago opened in the city with an all-star cast that never once failed to impress. ...
18 March 2016

Guys and Dolls, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

Guys and Dolls tells the tale of a group New York City small time gamblers. It follows two love stories- one of Miss Adelaide and Nathan Detroit who have been ...
18 March 2016

Ferne McCann to star in Gatsby the musical

Ferne McCann is set to star in a musical. The 25-year-old star has secured the role of naughty Myrtle Wilson in the sing-a-long production 'Gatsby' - the musical version of ...
16 March 2016

Exclusive interview with Tabitha Mortiboy on Beacons

Tabitha Mortiboy's Beacons will have its world premiere on the Park Theatre, running from 22nd March- 16th April. We talked with her about how the concept went from page to ...

16 March 2016

Exclusive interview with Emily Burnett on Beacons

Emily Burnett will appear in the world premiere of Tabitha Mortiboy's Beacons at the Park Theatre from 22nd March to 16th April. We caught up with her to talk about ...

15 March 2016

Footloose review, Palace Theatre Manchester

As one of the big classic movies of the 80s, people give me an odd look when I tell them I've never seen Footloose. It's almost something I have to ...
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