News: German musical It’s In The Air! to receive UK premiere

It’s In The Air! showcase will be the UK premiere of the hit German musical ‘Es Liegt in der Luft’ will open at the Hope Mill Theatre. Originally written by composer Mischa Spoliansky and lyricist Marcellus Schiffer, this never seen before English translation will open on Wednesday 22nd June 2022 at the Hope Mill Theatre... Continue Reading →

News: Hope Mill Theatre’s acclaimed Black British retelling of ‘The Wiz’ to be streamed online

Manchester Hope Mill Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Wiz is to be streamed online. The musical had to cancel 15 sold-out performances over Christmas due to Covid. The rightsholders have now generously agreed to it being filmed and streamed for a strictly limited number of performances to UK-only audiences, and limited to the number... Continue Reading →

News: Ruthie Henshall to lead re-imagining of Passion

Olivier Award winner and Musical Theatre icon Ruthie Henshall (Les Miserables; Miss Saigon; Oliver; Crazy For You; Chicago; Billy Elliot) will lead a reimagining of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s multi-award-winning Passion at the Hope Mill Theatre for a limited run. Under the direction of Michael Strassen (Pacific Overtures; Company; Assassins), Henshall will breathe life... Continue Reading →

Top online theatre of 2020

2020 certainly wasn't the year we were expecting, but despite many theatres sadly having to remain closed due to the pandemic we've still been able to get our theatre fix thanks to online productions. I've rounded up just a few of my favourites from the past nine months. What A Carve Up! Barn Theatre, Lawrence... Continue Reading →

News: Digital revival of Rose, starring Maureen Lipman, extends run due to popular demand

Due to a huge demand, the highly-acclaimed digital revival of Martin Sherman’s Rose, starring Maureen Lipman (Coronation Street) will be extending its run for two weeks, until Saturday 26th September. Initially billed as a three-day event, the production has seen an overwhelming response since its launch, lauding praise for Lipman’s ‘tour de force’ performance in... Continue Reading →

News: Full cast announced for Zorro The Musical

Full casting is announced today for the new spectacular production of Zorro The Musical which will run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester from 14 March – 18 April 2020, directed by Christian Durham. The show will be brought to life by a cast including Antony Costa as Garcia, Alex Gibson-Giorgio as Ramon, Emma Kingston as Luisa, Genevieve Nicole as Inez, Kit Orton as Don Alejandro and Benjamin Purkiss as the... Continue Reading →

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