Little Women the musical makes European debut at Hope Mill Manchester

Little Women the musical at Hope Mill Theatre

Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre is to host the European premiere of Little Women the musical. Little Women follows the adventures of the four March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy. Jo, the eldest daughter, and an aspiring writer, receives yet another rejection from a publisher. When her friend Professor Bhaer tells Jo she can do better by making her stories more personal, she weaves the story of how she and her sisters grew up in Civil War America – a tale of self-discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. Little Women is based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic novel and features a score by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland. The production which opens on 9 November is directed by Bronagh Lagan and choreographed by Iona Holland with design by Nik Corrall. Little Women will be a collaboration between Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and the Hope Mill Theatre co-produced with … Read more

Hair announces season extension and initial casting

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Producers of the 50th anniversary production of Hair have announced that the show will extend its run for a further six weeks to 14 January 2018. Hair opens at The Vaults in London on 4 October 2017 following an acclaimed season at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, this new production will take advantage of the Vaults immersive space. Initial casting for this thrilling, young and moving production of Hair includes: Daniel Bailey (Motown The Musical – Shaftesbury Theatre, The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre), Adam Dawson (Jet in West Side Story RSC Live – Stratford), Jessie May (Fiona in Blondel – The New Union Theatre, Rock Of Ages – UK tour). And returning to the production are: Natalie Green (Wicked – UK tour), Laura Johnson (Rizzo in Grease – UK tour), Shekina McFarland (Parade – Hope Mill Theatre, The Lion King – UK & International … Read more

Hair 50th Anniversary Production To Play London’s Vaults

Hair 50th Anniversary Production comes to The Vaults London

Following its acclaimed season the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, Jonathan O’Boyle’s 50th Anniversary production of Hair will transfer to The Vaults from Wednesday 4 October 2017 for a limited season. Heralded as being a mini-Woodstock, this unique production of Hair will take advantage of the immersive nature of the space complete with hippie flower power, iconic artwork and psychedelic innovative creatives. There will also be 60’s themed pop-up restaurants and drinks, stalls selling vintage 60s and tie dye clothes, 60s smiley badges and memorabilia, hippie wigs and flower headdresses, vinyl’s – everything needed for a legal high. Hair will be presented in an intimate 200 seats space, where audiences will experience Hair in all its glory, still as relevant today as it was 50 years ago. It’s 1967 and Hair‘s hippie-hood youngsters live as The Tribe, in the East Village of New York: yearning to change the world, questioning … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Parade at Hope Mill Theatre – Manchester

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Exciting times in Manchester tonight, as award-winning musical Parade opens at The Hope Mill Theatre, co-produced by Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre and James Barker Production. Manchester’s newest arts venue will be a platform to showcase and revive musical theatre – with Parade being the first production to be presented as part of the new partnership. The cast is led by Tom Lloyd as Leo Frank and Laura Harrison as Lucille Frank, together with Jennifer Harraghy, Nathan Summers, Ben Jackson, Matt Mills, Shekinah McFarlane, Andrew Gallo, James Wolstenholme, Aidan Banyard; John Mulleady, Megan Ormiston, Evie Blackstock, Anna Berentzen and Natalie Hollingworth. We are pleased to bring you this first look at Parade. Parade runs from 13 May – 5 June 2016. Photos: Anthony Robling BOOK TICKETS FOR PARADE AT HOPE MILL THEATRE

Aria Entertainment and Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester announce major collaboration…and a string of musicals

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A national London-based arts producer and Manchester’s newest theatre have announced a major collaboration which will put the venue on the arts map in the North of England. Aria Entertainment has joined forces with Hope Mill Theatre in Ancoats to spearhead the venue as a platform to showcase and revive musical theatre. The first show from the new partnership is the classic musical Parade, which will run for three weeks from Friday 13 May to Sunday 5 June. The performance run is unique in that there will be Sunday evening performances throughout at 6pm. The team will also be staging the musical Hair and a workshop of a brand new musical. Dates to be confirmed soon. Aria Entertainment is a theatrical production company headed up by Manchester-born producer and company director Katy Lipson, who has experience in producing new and established works in the West End, Off West End, Edinburgh … Read more

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