What’s On

THE EXONERATED

6th - 16th of June

Written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen Taken from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and the public record, THE EXONERATED tells true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row in their own words. Moving between first-person...

Written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen Taken from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and the public record, THE EXONERATED tells true stories of...

A Double-Bill Performance of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

Thursday 23rd – Saturday 25th of May 2019

The City of Manchester Opera presents two short operas depicting dramatic tales of love, betrayal and revenge. Cavalleria Rusticana: Set in a village square in Sicily circa 1930, a villager Turiddu has returned from military service to find that his...

The City of Manchester Opera presents two short operas depicting dramatic tales of love, betrayal and revenge. Cavalleria Rusticana: Set in a village square...

All I See Is You

Bobby works on Woolies’ record counter. Ralph dreams of being a teacher. One kiss and they’re hooked. But it’s 1967 and their love is illegal. A National Octagon prizewinner set in Bolton and Manchester, inspired by real accounts of queer life from...

Bobby works on Woolies’ record counter. Ralph dreams of being a teacher. One kiss and they’re hooked. But it’s 1967 and their love is illegal. A...

Miss Julie

18th - 22nd of June, 2019

"We see everything about the characters, warts and all, and it is to the credit of the company that we are held, almost at times transfixed, by what we see." "In every way, this is a fine production of an important and powerful piece of theatre." - BRITISH...

"We see everything about the characters, warts and all, and it is to the credit of the company that we are held, almost at times transfixed, by what we...

Pests

24th - 29th of June

A brutal, authentic, hard-hitting drama about survival, love and trying to escape your past. Pink needs Rolly. Rolly needs Pink. Pink is sucked in and Rolly wants out but where do you find a compromise in between the zig-a-zig-ah? A story of two sisters...

A brutal, authentic, hard-hitting drama about survival, love and trying to escape your past. Pink needs Rolly. Rolly needs Pink. Pink is sucked in and Rolly...

An Indian Abroad

2nd - 3rd of July

“A shrewd and bitingly funny send-up of the ‘spiritual journey’” ★★★★ - PubTheatres Magazine "That Pariah Khan is a smart man. It’s a jaunty hour, full of well-timed gags yet beneath the joviality, there lies an acerbic...

“A shrewd and bitingly funny send-up of the ‘spiritual journey’” ★★★★ - PubTheatres Magazine "That Pariah Khan is a smart man. It’s a...

Preview – Richard Stott: Right Hand Man

4th - 5th of July

Richard was born lopsided with a birth defect called Poland Syndrome, which caused his left hand and chest to be underdeveloped. He’s done what Jeremy Beadle didn’t, a whole show about having one small hand. His comedy brings his story of “Being kind...

Richard was born lopsided with a birth defect called Poland Syndrome, which caused his left hand and chest to be underdeveloped. He’s done what Jeremy Beadle...

Men Chase Women Choose

6th & 7th of July

New from People Zoo Productions comes the devised 'Men Chase Women Choose' created by Sophie Giddens, Matt Holt & Eve Shotton. Men Chase Women Choose' is a sketch comedy exploring women, science and sex by debunking gender myths. Using film,...

New from People Zoo Productions comes the devised 'Men Chase Women Choose' created by Sophie Giddens, Matt Holt & Eve Shotton. Men Chase Women Choose'...

Bette and Joan

Wednesday 10th July - Saturday 13th July

Once grande dames of Hollywood, by 1962 arch-rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were in danger of becoming has-beens. Then an opportunity came along: to appear together in a new movie called Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? Directed by Sue...

Once grande dames of Hollywood, by 1962 arch-rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were in danger of becoming has-beens. Then an opportunity came along: to...

Lucky Stiff – SIDE BY SIDE PRODUCTIONS

Tuesday 16th - Saturday 20th July 2019

Side by Side Productions - an amateur dramatics company based in Manchester. For shoe salesman Harry Witherspoon, life doesn’t get more exciting than doing inventory on a Friday night. But his world is turned upside down when he learns he has inherited 6...

Side by Side Productions - an amateur dramatics company based in Manchester. For shoe salesman Harry Witherspoon, life doesn’t get more exciting than...

Perfectly Ordinary – A New Musical

Addiction and mental illness are growing problems in our ever-changing world. Perfectly Ordinary, a brand new British musical, examines these issues and asks what all of it really means. On a psychiatric ward somewhere in the UK, we meet a range of unique,...

Addiction and mental illness are growing problems in our ever-changing world. Perfectly Ordinary, a brand new British musical, examines these issues and...

Scratched

2nd - 3rd of August

Scratched is a would-be dance performance thrown into chaos. Multiple bodies emerge, move, endure and disappear. As the choreography unfolds, the inconsistent articulation of the task is brought to the surface. This is not whole, not skilled, not dancing....

Scratched is a would-be dance performance thrown into chaos. Multiple bodies emerge, move, endure and disappear. As the choreography unfolds, the inconsistent...

All the Bens

31st of July & 1st of August

Ben likes Al, but Al says he’s straight. Al likes Henry, but not in that way. Besides, Al has other things to worry about. Like his girlfriend. And finding a job. And life. Henry likes the number 7. But then everything changes as Ben chases Al, Henry...

Ben likes Al, but Al says he’s straight. Al likes Henry, but not in that way. Besides, Al has other things to worry about. Like his girlfriend. And finding a...

JERRY SPRINGER – THE OPERA

Are you ready to dance, Manchester? JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA caused a storm when it came to the UK stage in 2005. In this new revival it promises to be a raucous and fresh production for 2019! Not for the faint-hearted or easily offended, expect chaos and...

Are you ready to dance, Manchester? JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA caused a storm when it came to the UK stage in 2005. In this new revival it promises to be a...

MAME

An Aria Entertainment and Hope Mill Theatre production Directed and Choreographed by Nick Winston Starring Tracie Bennett as 'Mame' Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E.Lee Music And Lyrics by Jerry Herman Based on the Novel by Patrick Dennis and the...

An Aria Entertainment and Hope Mill Theatre production Directed and Choreographed by Nick Winston Starring Tracie Bennett as 'Mame' Book by Jerome...

The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit

An Aria Entertainment and Hope Mill Theatre production Directed by Johnathan O'Boyle Book by Allan Knee Music And Lyrics by Andre Catrini Produced in association with Timothy Cratchit Developmental LLC. The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit by...

An Aria Entertainment and Hope Mill Theatre production Directed by Johnathan O'Boyle Book by Allan Knee Music And Lyrics by Andre Catrini Produced in...

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. Next play reading is Friday 26th April at 11am, hosted by Richard...

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...

Hope Mill Theatre Instagram!

  • ‪It’s our second day of filming for @TExonerated with the brilliant @grant_t_archer and our team of actors. If you love #theatre and you love some #TrueCrime, this is the play for you 🎉⛓ #Exonerated ‬ ‪Tickets - https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/events/the-exonerated/‬
  • This month Play Reading is hosted by the wonderful @StaceyHarcourt

Stacey will soon be staging 'PESTS', but first, she is coming to share one of her favourite plays with you. 
On Friday 31st of May, 11am - 1pm. Open to everyone! We look forward to seeing you there! #Ancoats
  • The #entrance to our beautiful home has seen many faces this week! 
We love getting to meet new #people 
When are you next #visiting ?
  • This Friday: "CITY 125: THE CLUB WITH NO HISTORY"

Dreamshed Theatre is delighted to return to Hope Mill with Bill Cronshaw’s new show which takes a romp through City’s history in this, City’s 125th anniversary year.
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https://zurl.co/3dFY
  • Brexit, the rise in nationalism, the external conflict & internal confusion that surrounds national identity. 
These were on @PariahKhan's mind when writing #AnIndianAbroad 
Make sure to buy your ticket for 2 or 3 July here: https://zurl.co/c7Ft
  • We have had such an incredible response to our latest trailer for THE EXONERATED
Check it out!!!!⬆️