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INTERVIEW | Darragh Cowley and Nikita Johal on the Hope Mill Theatre’s Spring Awakening

With gritty and powerful themes of sexuality, religion and gender explored by a group of young teenagers that are discovering themselves, the Hope Mill Theatre are creating an intimate production of the pop-rock musical Spring Awakening. Opening off-Broadway in 2006, the musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater is set in late-nineteenth-century Germany but resonates…

INTERVIEW | Tania Azevedo Talks Championing Female Voices on Stage in The Toyboy Diaries

The Hope Mill Theatre are championing new musical theatre with their upcoming production of the Toyboy Diaries, a sharp and witty musical comedy based on Wendsy Sailisbury’s bestselling memoir. The world premiere production is directed by Tania Azevedo who isn’t shy to new musicals; “My experience up to date has been in new musical theatre,…

REVIEW | Hair | Hope Mill Theatre

Following their triumphant production of Parade, the Hope Mill Theatre pull it out of the bag again with their spectacular performance of Hair. The iconic show has been revived in the intimate fringe theatre that opened last year in Manchester. Originally opening in 1967, Hair broke musical theatre boundaries with it’s outrageous and radical themes…

UPCOMING THEATRE | Hair | Hope Mill Theatre

The Hope Mill Theatre, the newest fringe theatre to join the arts scene up in Manchester, are launching the iconic musical Hair this Christmas. Following their highly successful production of Parade, that brought people from all over the country to Manchester, this Christmas they are letting the sun shine in with one of the most groundbreaking musicals to grace…

INTERVIEW | Parallel | Laura Lindsay

Following the huge success of their previous collaboration Parade the Musical at the Hope Mill Theatre, Laura Lindsay brings Parallel – a thought-provoking piece of theatre that gives a genuine insight into homelessness. Touring the North of England this Autumn, it is an innovative production with an all-female cast, where at the start of the production a…

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