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!

  • ‪Our musical HAIR is touring in 2019 with an incredible cast and coming to the @PalaceAndOpera 🤭 We could not be more excited! Follow @Hair50UK on Twitter for tour updates and rehearsal snaps! 🎭👌‬
  • A new year and a new us! 
HMT are making some changes before launching into the 2019 season! Here’s a sneak peek... Hope you’re as excited as we are 💪🎭😎 #renovations #2019 #theatre #ancoats
  • We could not be more excited about our 2019 season! Feast your eyes on our “What’s On” page to book your theatre trips this year. 
And we have exciting announcements on the way involving Northern premieres, ambitious new writing and returning companies. 🎭🍷🎉 https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/whats-on/
  • A sneak peek from @shayster57 who joined us for #Proof today! It’s #OpeningNight #Manchester!
  • Our team are doing an incredible job at the #GetIn for #Proof! We look forward to welcoming @shayster57 this evening to capture dress rehearsal. We open TOMORROW #Manchester so get booking for this powerful, Pulitzer Prize-winning play 🎭 #whatsonmanchester #mancmade
  • #PROOF costume fittings happening in the Mill today 👌👌 Designs by @frankiegerrard Opening Tuesday the 27th 🎭