What’s On

CINDERELLA

9th of May - 6th of June, 2020

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to Hope Mill Theatre this Spring with the fully staged UK premiere of this classic fairytale. Brought to life in an enchanting musical by the duo behind Oklahoma, Carousel and South Pacific. The smart and...

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to Hope Mill Theatre this Spring with the fully staged UK premiere of this classic fairytale. Brought to life in an...

TURN ON FEST: Superbia presents New Theatre Writing

14th January, 2020

Superbia presents new work in development from two of Manchester’s emerging theatre makers. Maz Hedgehog and Julia Brown offer new theatrical work making its first appearance on stage in the city. Maz is a renowned poet, Superbia Chapbook author and...

Superbia presents new work in development from two of Manchester’s emerging theatre makers. Maz Hedgehog and Julia Brown offer new theatrical work making...

TURN ON FEST: MINA by Nataly Lebouleux

An experimental reworking of Paper Thin, Nataly Lebouleux’s award-winning animated film, this piece uses an innovative cross-art language and style to explore the controversial issue of conversion therapy and gay exorcisms, practices still used across the...

An experimental reworking of Paper Thin, Nataly Lebouleux’s award-winning animated film, this piece uses an innovative cross-art language and style to...

TURN ON FEST: Becoming Electra: A Queer Mitzvah

17th of January 2020

"So I guess I don’t really fit in anywhere. I feel like I’m in a bit of a tangle. It’s like when you leave all your necklaces in one jewellery box and then you try to get one out but they’re all knotted up together and if you pull one chain they just...

"So I guess I don’t really fit in anywhere. I feel like I’m in a bit of a tangle. It’s like when you leave all your necklaces in one jewellery box and...

TURN ON FEST: MOTHER’S RUIN: SPEAKS

Saturday 18th of January, 7:30pm

Mother’s Ruin: SPEAKS To celebrate 10 years of producing Queer performance, Mother’s Ruin present TWO consecutive Saturday nights of glorious Queer Cabaret and Performance by LGBTQ+ artists from Manchester and beyond - Mother’s Ruin: SPEAKS &...

Mother’s Ruin: SPEAKS To celebrate 10 years of producing Queer performance, Mother’s Ruin present TWO consecutive Saturday nights of glorious Queer...

TURN ON FEST: Trans Creative Presents: Stand By Your Trans

19th January, 2020

Following its success at Trans Vegas '19, Stand By Your Trans breaks away to provide a riot of queer talent from established and up-and-coming performers. Join us for an evening where gender minorities take centre stage, where you are invited to sign up...

Following its success at Trans Vegas '19, Stand By Your Trans breaks away to provide a riot of queer talent from established and up-and-coming performers....

TURN ON FEST COMMISSION: Twisted Bollywood

20th of January, 2020

With LGBT marriage legalised would it be possible to arrange a queer marriage? What would the conversation be, between 2 mothers who are tasked to arrange their childrens' marriage? We will workshop and devise the possibilities and share with you our...

With LGBT marriage legalised would it be possible to arrange a queer marriage? What would the conversation be, between 2 mothers who are tasked to arrange...

TURN ON FEST COMMISSION: As British as a Watermelon

20th of January, 2020

Mandla Rae scrambles to put together their life and the words they couldn’t speak out loud. In ‘as british as a watermelon’, Mandla gives a glimpse into the life of a previously illegal human, picks apart trauma and the long-lasting effects of...

Mandla Rae scrambles to put together their life and the words they couldn’t speak out loud. In ‘as british as a watermelon’, Mandla gives a glimpse...

TURN ON FEST COMMISSION: Mind Games

21st of January, 2020

When a relationship isn’t what it seems. When you all you can do is spend your time hiding from what is true. Do you make the choice to stand and be counted or do you continue to let yourself be beaten down. MindGames is an exploration of what goes...

When a relationship isn’t what it seems. When you all you can do is spend your time hiding from what is true. Do you make the choice to stand and be...

TURN ON FEST: An Audience with David Hoyle

22nd of January, 2020

“The greatest living performer” – Justin Vivian Bond “Raw, sometimes frightening, but thrilling in his look-no-hands recklessness.” – The Guardian “Bold and unique, electrifying and disarmingly humane” – Time Out For decades David Hoyle...

“The greatest living performer” – Justin Vivian Bond “Raw, sometimes frightening, but thrilling in his look-no-hands recklessness.” – The...

TURN ON FEST: Nobody’s Watching

23rd of January, 2020

Nobody's Watching Adventures in marginal dance   Five dancers from Manchester's LGBT community return to dance to make work and tell stories on their own terms. Five new solo pieces are stitched together with music and audio commentary focusing...

Nobody's Watching Adventures in marginal dance   Five dancers from Manchester's LGBT community return to dance to make work and tell stories on their...

TURN ON FEST: Minute Taker: Wolf Hours

24th of January, 8pm

‘Wolf Hours’ is a unique performance combining mesmerising film with a dynamic live soundtrack. From forbidden love in the First World War, to the pain and rage of AIDS, to contemporary hedonism and heartbreak, ‘Wolf Hours’ explores the stories of...

‘Wolf Hours’ is a unique performance combining mesmerising film with a dynamic live soundtrack. From forbidden love in the First World War, to the pain...

TURN ON FEST: MOTHER’S RUIN: SHOWS

Saturday 25th January, 7:30pm

Mother’s Ruin: SHOWS To celebrate 10 years of producing Queer performance, Mother’s Ruin present TWO consecutive Saturday nights of glorious Queer Cabaret and Performance by LGBTQ+ artists from Manchester and beyond - Mother’s Ruin: SPEAKS &...

Mother’s Ruin: SHOWS To celebrate 10 years of producing Queer performance, Mother’s Ruin present TWO consecutive Saturday nights of glorious Queer...

TURN ON FEST COMMISSION: BARBARA

1st of February, 2020

Join Barbara and husband Bernard, for a sing-song around the piano at one of their legendary candlelit suppers. Barbara lives in an effortless era, when tea came from a pot, the milk was poured first and crumpets were for butter, not jam. But this is...

Join Barbara and husband Bernard, for a sing-song around the piano at one of their legendary candlelit suppers. Barbara lives in an effortless era, when tea...

One Good Night

25th - 29th February, 7:30pm

It makes you lose your mind...it sits in your head and it grows..it’s like that ivy...it starts small but it feeds off everything. This is the story of Amelia. She has been raped by her boyfriend Pete. Who does she talk to? Who will believe her? Does...

It makes you lose your mind...it sits in your head and it grows..it’s like that ivy...it starts small but it feeds off everything. This is the story...

TURN ON FEST: Absolute Certainty?

28th of January, 2020

Hope Mill Theatre are proud to welcome Qweerdog Theatre to the Mill as part of the first annual TURN ON FEST. Written by Stewart Campbell. Finn’s off to Uni, and Lee, his brother's best mate, wants to teach him ‘how to have fun, AND look after...

Hope Mill Theatre are proud to welcome Qweerdog Theatre to the Mill as part of the first annual TURN ON FEST. Written by Stewart Campbell. Finn’s off to...

Welcome to Shangri-La

11th - 15th of February, 2020

Cheryl’s life is anything but ordinary – living in a run-down seaside B & B (that also doubles as a swinger’s club) alongside a gambling man, a fortune teller and an elderly deviant, she would give anything for a bit of boring. But you should be...

Cheryl’s life is anything but ordinary – living in a run-down seaside B & B (that also doubles as a swinger’s club) alongside a gambling man, a...

VIGNETTES

3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th of February. 2020

Hope Mill Theatre is proud to present: VIGNETTES. An evening of six-short plays by established and emerging female Manchester-based playwrights. The pieces will be original work, commissioned by HER Productions to premiere at Hope Mill Theatre in February,...

Hope Mill Theatre is proud to present: VIGNETTES. An evening of six-short plays by established and emerging female Manchester-based playwrights. The pieces...

The Last Quiz Night on Earth

2nd - 4th March, 2020

“The End of the World Quiz waits for no man, literally. Onwards ever onwards to our fiery decline. Round Three…” It’s the end of the world. The last night on earth. An asteroid is heading straight for us. Fancy going out with a bang? It’s the...

“The End of the World Quiz waits for no man, literally. Onwards ever onwards to our fiery decline. Round Three…” It’s the end of the world. The last...

ZORRO

14th March - 18th April, 2020

Presented by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, and John Gertz in association with Zorro USA, LLC In the scorching heat of California in 1805, a pueblo is under attack from its autocratic leader. Only a hero can save them. When the danger is at its...

Presented by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, and John Gertz in association with Zorro USA, LLC In the scorching heat of California in 1805, a pueblo is...

Elton John: It’s A Little Bit Funny

21st - 26th of April

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment Presents: ELTON JOHN: It’s A Little Bit Funny tells the incredible story of Elton John’s rise and fall (and rise again) as one of the most successful singer/songwriters ever. It also tells the tale of one...

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment Presents: ELTON JOHN: It’s A Little Bit Funny tells the incredible story of Elton John’s rise and fall (and rise...

An Evening Without Kate Bush

10th & 11th of June, 2020

The chaotic cabaret cult, AN EVENING WITHOUT KATE BUSH comes to Hope Mill Theatre! Enter Strange Phenomena, howl with the The Hounds Of Love and dance on the moors with Wuthering Heights. Kate's not there, but you are. From the makers of ‘Julie...

The chaotic cabaret cult, AN EVENING WITHOUT KATE BUSH comes to Hope Mill Theatre! Enter Strange Phenomena, howl with the The Hounds Of Love and dance...

Jewish Hollywood

14th - 18th of June

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment presents: A CENTURY OF JEWISH CINEMA IN ONE SHOW! The Jews of Hollywood invented the ‘American Dream’. And they lived it! They came from shtetls, but ended up in Beverly Hills mansions. And they sold the world a...

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment presents: A CENTURY OF JEWISH CINEMA IN ONE SHOW! The Jews of Hollywood invented the ‘American Dream’. And they...

Hope Mill Theatre’s Play Reading Club

Open to all ages, all backgrounds and you don't have to be an actor to come and enjoy reading a variety of genres and plays old and new - but we are sure you'll feel like one afterwards. Please note Play Reading will return in the New Year! The club will be...

Open to all ages, all backgrounds and you don't have to be an actor to come and enjoy reading a variety of genres and plays old and new - but we are sure...