Theatre

3 December 2021

The full cast for the stage adaptation of The Da Vinci Code has been revealed

The theatre may be something many of us have missed over the past year or so, with the global pandemic putting a stop to many enjoyable activities. However, in recent months, the ...
14 October 2021

REVIEW: Death Drop, The Lowry, Salford

Holly Stars, take a bow. Writing an original show for the stage and making a success of it is harder than ever before in the current climate, so to see ...

13 October 2021

Grease the Musical returns to Manchester alongside Priscilla Queen of the Desert

You can join the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies this October in Manchester, as Grease the musical has made its way to the Opera House theatre! Directed by Nikolai Foster, ...
7 October 2021

REVIEW: Rock of Ages, Opera House Manchester

Forget everything you think you know about classic rock songs of the 1980s, because once you've seen the utterly outlandish and always-hilarious Rock of Ages up on stage, you’re going ...
6 October 2021

REVIEW: Heathers the Musical, Palace Theatre Manchester

Before we get into the meat and bones of this review: boy is it nice to be back in the Palace Theatre, Manchester! The atmosphere for the opening night of ...

12 August 2021

REVIEW: Anna X, The Lowry, Salford

Walking back into the theatre for the first time in over a year was honestly one of the most exciting moments of my life. I cannot express how much I ...

12 October 2020

Drag Race royalty Monét X Change and Courtney Act to make West End debuts in Death Drop

Oh, it feels good to be writing some great news about theatre again! Today (October 12th, 2020) it was announced that RuPaul's Drag Race stars and legendary drag queens Monét X ...

14 March 2020

Sasha Velour blew my mind with her incredible theatre show Smoke and Mirrors

On Monday (March 9th, 2020) I finally got the opportunity to see one of my all-time favourite RuPaul's Drag Race winners Sasha Velour take to the stage, with Smoke and Mirrors. As ...

19 February 2020

Review: Ghost Stories, The Lowry, Salford

Written by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, Ghost Stories is an intriguing and terrifying stage production, which brings three stories of the paranormal to life through a narrator and three ...

22 January 2020

Review: Kay Mellor's Band of Gold, The Lowry, Salford

I'm a sucker for a crime drama. So, when my mum started getting excited about a show called Band of Gold coming to The Lowry in Salford, based on a three-series ...

12 December 2019

The Bodyguard the Musical review, Palace Theatre, Manchester

I'm mad about The Bodyguard. Ever since I saw the movie in my teenage years, it's been one of my all-time favourite go-to films when I want to enjoy a singalong and ...
29 October 2019

Review: On Your Feet!, Palace Theatre Manchester

On Your Feet! is a relatively new jukebox musical, first hitting the stage in 2015. As such, the show has actually never been on the road across the UK - ...
27 September 2019

The Thunder Girls review, The Lowry, Salford

After reading Melanie Blake's incredibly-addictive debut novel, The Thunder Girls, I was excited to see the four women I'd fallen in love with on the pages of that book up on ...

18 September 2019

Review: 9 to 5 the Musical, Palace Theatre Manchester

The story is absolutely ridiculous, and the characters' actions are unbelievable throughout, but that's all part of the magic with 9 to 5 the Musical, now playing at the Palace Theatre ...

4 August 2019

The Doodle Pop team share their inspiration for the show

Coming all the way from Korea, Brush Theatre present the utterly beguiling follow-up to smash hit Woogie Boogie. DOODLE POP is 55 minutes of sheer delight in the form of ...

4 August 2019

Theo Toksvig-Stewart shares what inspired his new play Endless Second

Writer Theo Toksvig-Stewart’s new play ENDLESS SECOND is about consent between a young and in love couple. Ahead of the show’s run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Theo talked to Female ...

4 August 2019

My inspiration for Post-Mortem by Iskandar Sharazuddin

Writer Iskandar Sharazuddin’s play POST-MORTEM fuses physical theatre, dance and gripping new writing to present an unflinching, complex and comedic look at young love; the giddy joy, the fragments, the trauma ...

30 July 2019

Lizzie Vieh shares the inspiration for her new show Monsoon Season

Ahead of bringing her dark and twisted tale of paranoia and addiction, ‘Monsoon Season’, to the Edinburgh Fringe, upcoming New York playwright, Lizzie Vieh, tells Female First what inspired her ...

30 July 2019

The inspiration for With Child by Claire Pointing

When I first started writing this show pregnancy was on my mind, lots of friends were having children and I really wanted to have a baby myself. Then it got ...

29 July 2019

Baba Brinkman shares the inspiration for his new show Rap Guide to Culture

Science rapper BABA BRINKMAN tackles the culture wars and identity politics in his latest from the much loved and highly acclaimed Rap Guide series with BABA BRINKMAN’S RAP GUIDE TO ...

29 July 2019

Patricia Cornelius shares the inspiration for her new show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Coming directly from the incredibly prestigious theatre festival VENICE BIENNALE TEATRO 2019, long-time collaborators - writer Patricia Cornelius and director Susie Dee - shine a neon striplight on the intersections ...

28 July 2019

The inspiration for ‘Don’t Be Terrible’ by Ellen Waddell

I wrote ‘Don’t Be Terrible’ with Oliver Milburn, and the initial idea was inspired by a break-up. It was 2017 and had been performing stand up for a few years ...

25 July 2019

Kirsten Vangsness shares the inspiration behind Cleo, Theo and Wu

Powerhouse storyteller KIRSTEN VANGSNESS is best known as the unforgettable Penelope Garcia from CBS’ Criminal Minds. She is bringing two very different yet equally barmy shows of female empowerment in rep ...

23 July 2019

Rebecca Perry shares the inspiration for her new show From Judy To Bette

Canadian Triple Broadway World award-winner REBECCA PERRY, loved for her Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl shows will be diving all-singing and all-dancing into the Golden Age of Hollywood with FROM JUDY TO BETTE: THE ...