HOPE FEST: Girls Night Out


Socially distanced & totally fetch!

Grab your girls and join the gang for a night out at Hope Fest! We’re making it happen for the huns with music, comedy, cabaret, quizzes and cocktails.

Celebrating the friendships that have gotten us through, the silliness of our favourite nights out and the power of shared experiences. Girl Gang are proud to present a programme of talented local performers curated from an open call out, compered and soundtracked throughout the evening by our team. Expect entertainment ranging from singers and stand up to spoken word. Dance, hula hoop, magicians, monologues, who knows! Come and find out and celebrate our city’s thriving creative scene and the liveness and LOL”s we’ve been missing so much.

Surround yourself with your faves babes, from the OG’s to the newbies and relive memories of dancing round handbags, without the sticky floors!’

Line up of the night – meet amazing local performers:

Natasha Moonshine
Prepare to dance, release the showgirl realness in you and await to be hooped in the magic of Natasha Moonshine!
Natasha is a professional hula-hoop performer with the most sass sweeping across stages with her feel good dancing and disco diva energy as we are mesmerized by her spectacular hula hoop skills!

Jane Clare Bradley
Jane Claire Bradley is an award-winning author of novels, stories and spoken word about queerness and class. Expect electrifying performance poetry about toilet graffiti, teen misadventures and more.

Era We Are
‘Era We Are’ are a contemporary dance duo, performing around the themes of confidence, imagination, and the importance of saying no. Set to your favourite 80’s bangers, the duet has a tone of lighthearted fun, sass and empowerment.

Julie Burrow
Julie Burrow is a writer and actor who wants you to consider all the memories you’ve made and potentially lost through her interactive Aperol Spritz performance… Cheers to the unmistakable orange fizz, chin chin… bottoms up!

Rebekah Platt
To Be Consumed is a mixture of dance, spoken word and burlesque. A subversive, rude and radical response to the objectification of the female body in popular media to a product. Too often women’s bodies are presented as a product to be consumed via the male gaze. Rebekah is taking that product back.

Channique Sterling-Brown
Channique Sterling-Brown is an actor, spoken word artist and creative, based in Manchester. Expect poetry and song, fun and some surprises…

Girl Gang Manchester is a collective of artists, activists, academics and party instigators who produce accessible, fun and meaningful projects that bring people together to celebrate creativity as a tool to connect and reflect. We help people celebrate their passions, voice their opinions and connect over debates, discussions and dance floors. We encourage audience involvement and ownership through shared experiences.

Over 5 years and over 100 events we’ve produced cross art form, participatory, socially and politically engaged work, including immersive screenings, theatre, exhibitions, creative club nights, workshops, zines and online projects.

Previous Girl Gang parties have been spaces where audiences feel free to be the best versions of themselves and connect with others. They have included preplanned happenings that instigate spontaneity, including sleeping bag races, friendship cupids, midnight tap dances and braless pillow fights, mothers and grandmothers taking over the dance floor, falling autumn leaves, saxophonists and strangers bound together in shimmer curtains.

Audiences please note for booking:

You will be asked to book in groups of 2, 4 or 6.

To book an individual ticket, please contact Box Office on 0161 275 9141 or boxoffice@hopemilltheatre.co.uk 

Premium seating is available for this event; allowing you to book closer to the front of the stage.

Production Information


One Night Only!


£10 (+ £1.50 booking fee) / £15 supporters ticket

Show Dates

Friday 30th July, 7:30pm

Running time: TBC

Interval: N/A

Age Restriction: 16+

Any Warnings: No

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