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Parade The Musical at Hope Mill Theatre

If you've popped into our cafe / bar the last couple of weeks you'll have undoubtedly overheard the enthusiastic cast of Parade rehearsing. After holding our Gala preview last Thurs we're certain it's set to be a success! Aria Entertainment, James Baker Productions and Hope Mill Theatre have joined forces to bring a hard-hitting, literary adaptation of Alfred Uhry's novel set a century ago in deep South America to Manchester, and it's lost none of it's fire or force. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUjjp3aaq9Y&app=desktop[/embed] Parade is a musical packed full of political intensity, exploring themes of power, deceit, judgement and America's darkest period of cultural history. At it's centre is Leo Frank, a Jewish man born in Georgia, accused of murdering a 13yr old g

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OUR FIRST EVER BLOG POST

We can’t believe it’s been 5months since Hope Mill Theatre opened its doors, it’s just too incredible to believe. Before we moved into our Grade II listed building Hope Mill was a cold, empty warehouse with nothing inside but a bar (and a family of pigeons) and in bad need of TLC.   We came, armed with paint brushes, dusters, screw drivers and ornaments and lovingly transformed the space into a cosy café, bar, fringe theatre and events space. We wanted to create a creatively minded venue for the good people of Manchester and support upcoming artists and theatre makers, and guess what, WE DID IT! But there’s still a long way to go. The time has flown and yet with so many incredible shows, events and weddings already under our belt those first few days seem like a life

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