Hope Aria

In 2016, Joseph and William joined forces with Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment to spear head the venue as a home for new musicals, musical premieres and musical revivals. Katy is now Resident Producer and Co-Artistic Director for all in-house musicals.

Hope Aria productions since 2016 include; Parade, Hair, The European Premiere of YANK! Pippin, The European Premiere of Little Women, The World Premiere of new musical Toyboy Diaries, Spring Awakening and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love.

London transfers include Yank at Charing Cross Theatre, Pippin at Southwark Playhouse which received the record for the most Off West End Award nominations and Hair at The Vaults which ran for 15 weeks and won the WhatsOnStage award for best off west end production.

Upcoming productions include new British chamber musical The Return of the Soldier -which is currently on sale (link) and Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together.

In 2018 Will, Joe & Katy were ranked in the UK’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Theatre.

In 2018 Hope Mill Theatre won The Stage award for fringe theatre of the year.

Past Productions

Hope Mill Theatre Instagram!

  • “ReMAMEber ma MAME...” Next month is all about MAME and previews are already SOLD OUT! Even the staff are excited! Don’t leave it too long to book your tickets #Manchester ✌️🌟
  • Our food is so delicious that even the menus get eaten! 😆

A highly unproductive meeting this morning thanks to this adorable little person ❤️
  • Not to brag, but we think our #bar and cafe area is the perfect place to relax before a show ☺️ Why not come early and enjoy a delicious pizza and glass of wine? We are always open 1.5 hours before showtime! 🌟🎭🍕🍷
  • Missed out on our first round of 2 nighters? Don't worry, here's our 2nd!

To celebrate the Edinburgh Fringe and Greater Manchester Fringe, we have our evening shows which last only 2 nights.

Don't miss out on such an amazing opportunity to see beautiful pieces of theatre.

https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/whats-on/
  • What do you do when the world’s first super intelligent robot turns up at your door asking about the origins of the universe, karaoke and the meaning of porn? “You and I” a new #musical coming to Hope Mill for two nights only! 28th and 29th of July ahead of their #Edinburgh run!

https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/events/you-and-i-a-new-musical/
  • it’s a causal Tuesday evening - the perfect time for a CAPTION COMPETITION 🎭🎭 🌟 🌟 
Caption this photo..... #HopeMillTheatre #HopeAriaAcademy #Bosses #HandsOn