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With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart, based on the novel by David Garnett. Aspects of Love tells the story of passion, love, life and loss across three generations of a family and their artistic companions, against a background of 1940’s France and Italy.



Perhaps the defining musical of the last decade, Spring Awakening combines an electrifying rock score and genre-defying writing to tell the story of sexual and adolescent discovery. An international sensation and winner of 8 Tony and 4 Olivier Awards, Spring Awakening receives its first major UK revival in a bold new production at The Hope Mill Theatre,

An Aria of Hope and Dreams

Monday 16th April 7.30pm

Hope Mill Theatre might only be just over two years old but already they have firmly made their mark on the UK’s theatre map, producing seven in-house shows and counting…For ONE NIGHT ONLY Will, Joe and Katy want to talk (and sing) you through an honest take on what it’s been like opening, running and producing in Manchester’s newest, most creative, exciting little gem. Joined by some very SPECIAL guests this will be a night full of exclusive performances and announcements… a night not to miss!

Hope Mill Theatre’s Play Reading Club

Come and join our play reading club, on the last Friday of each month and read a variety of plays old and new! Next play reading is Friday the 23rd of March 11am-1pm and will be led by actor/ director Joyce Branagh and the play will be Barnbow Canaries by Alice Nutter.

Vincent River

Tuesday 27th of February to Saturday 24th of March

The regional premiere of Philip Ridley’s thrilling and heartbreaking play relocated in Manchester. Anita must accept the loss of her son, his hidden sexuality and the arrival of a bruised seventeen year old boy.

The Visitors Book

Wednesday 9th - Friday 11th of May

A compelling new musical about family and the power of forgiveness from Oldham Theatre Workshop.

The Merry Widow

Thursday 17th May - Sunday 20th May

Come and join in the intrigues and shenanigans going on at the Pontevedrian embassy in Paris. It’s the 1930s and all the glamour  hides a lot of dubious but hilarious goings on, all to the background of Franz Lehar’s most memorable music.  

#BeMoreMartyn – The Boy with the Deirdre Tattoo

Monday 21st to Saturday 26th of May

Hope Theatre Company in association with Hope Mill Theatre present – #BeMoreMartyn: The Boy with the Deirdre Tattoo. This new play celebrates the power of friendship and encourages audiences to live life to the full, to be proud of who you are and to #BeMoreMartyn.

Things We Want

Wednesday 30th of May - Saturday 9th of June

A dirty, sexy suicide comedy from the teams behind ‘A Kidnapping’, ‘Orphans’, ‘Sans Merci’ and ‘Herding Cats’.

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

Tuesday 26th of June - Saturday 30th of June

Shakespeare’s, famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, comes to Hope Mill this Summer, with an all-female cast. Compelling in its timelessness, this play will capture audiences with its deeply human story and enduring themes of love, fate and family.  Reflecting on the divisions that persist in today’s world, this  production will be a fearless retelling of the […]

ICONIC – A Brief History of Drag

Friday 22nd of June

Following sell-out performances in the UK and Australia, drag sensation Velma Celli makes her stunning Brighton debut with ICONIC – A Brief History of Drag.

With the triple threat of heavenly vocals, theatrical swagger and razor-sharp wit, this drag superstar celebrates the most iconic drag moments of film, stage and popular culture.

Closets the Musical

14th of August - 23rd of August

A new original musical extravaganza starring Lloyd Daniels ( X-Factor, Joseph National Tour), It’s 1988, 16 year old Henry is struggling with his sexuality and identity. He goes inside his Closet and time travels to 2018 and meets a young boy Ben, living in his bedroom dealing with similar issues.