The Thrill of Love Northenden Players Club 20th May 2019
Northenden Players Theatre Club present ‘The Thrill of Love’ by Amanda Whittington. It tells the story of Ruth Ellis, a 28-year-old former model and nightclub hostess. Ellis became notorious as she was the last woman in England to be executed on 13th July 1955 in Holloway Prison. Ellis... 
Sunday Night at The Grand Blackpool
Sunday Night at The Grand Blackpool’s best loved variety show Sunday Night At The Grand returns for a fifth year with local funny man Carl Schofield and Friends on 10th March 2019 An evening of unforgettable conjunction with the Lyndene Hotel, Blackpool and Tower Top Entertainments. You’ll... 
Motown the Musical Opera House, Manchester
Review: Motown the Musical Opera House, Manchester 27th February 2019. Reviewed by Ian Hills Wythenshawe FM 97.2 The Northern Soul Hour Extended Play. There was ‘Dancing in the Streets’ when Motown the Musical arrived in Manchester. The sensational hit Broadway and West End musical has... 
Rocky Horror Show Manchester Opera House 10th January 2019
The biggest party in town comes to the Manchester Opera House. Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to Manchester as part of a sell-out worldwide tour started life in 1973 in London. It became a cult Hollywood movie in 1975 starring Tim Curry as the cross-dressing... 
Cinderella    Opera House   Manchester
Pic copyright Phil Tragen Reviewed by Ian Hills Wythenshawe FM 97.2 This magical family pantomime stars Coronation Street’s Connor McIntyre (Pat Phelan) and TV presenter, comedian and actor Les Dennis as the Ugly Sisters, alongside pop star turned theatre star Gareth Gates as Prince Charming. Joining... 
Wicked the Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, Palace Theatre, Manchester
Review by Ian Hills Wythenshawe FM 97.2 A Witch’s broom has been seen parked up by the Stage Door of the Palace Theatre, which can only mean one thing, Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, is in the building. When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch, we only ever heard one... 
Kinky Boots UK Tour arrives alive and kicking at the Manchester Opera House
Reviewed by Ian Hills Wythenshawe FM 97.2  13th November 2018 Since winning the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award and is the most anticipated show to tour the UK this year. Based on a true story when a London based store specialising... 
Christmas Pudding Dash Sunday 2nd December in Wythenshawe Park
Hundreds of local people will be pudding their best foot forward for a special event this weekend in aid of St Ann’s Hospice. Families from across Greater Manchester will gather in Wythenshawe Park on Sunday 2nd December to take part in the eighth Manchester Christmas Pudding 5- Mile Dash. The... 
Corrie legends open the world-famous Manchester Christmas Markets
Corrie Legends Les Dennis and Connor McIntyre were on hand to officially open this year’s Christmas Markets ahead of their appearance as the ugly sisters in the city’s panto production of Cinderella at the Opera House in Manchester Each year millions of visitors flock to the city for the... 
New attraction at the Manchester Markets - The Ice Village
Corrie Legends Les Dennis and Connor McIntyre Opened this years Christmas Markets as well as The Ice Village attraction which is brand new to Manchester this year featuring 250 tonnes of hand carved ice sculptures, ice bars, Santa’s grotto and an ice rink – the Ice Village has something... 
Have a happy Halloween and stay safe with Treacle
Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, and other organisations, have joined forces in the Treacle campaign to help Halloween and bonfire night revellers have fun and stay safe. Advice about organising safe ‘trick or treating’, plus information about firework... 
'Let it Be’ Manchester Opera House 22nd October 2018 - Opening night
Reviewer Ian Robert Hills Wythenshawe FM 97. Just down the road 55 years ago the Beatles made their first TV appearance at Granada TV Studios to record two performances for ‘Scene at 6.30’ on Wednesday 14 August 1963. They performed ‘Twist and Shout’ and ‘She Loves You’. ‘Beatlemania’... 
‘Mr Metrolink’ wins special accolade for lifetime service
  TfGM Chair Councillor Andrew Fender with 100th tram Andrew Fender, Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) ex-Chair, has been given the Judges’ Special Award at the Global Light Rail Awards. Only bestowed at the judges’ discretion, the award is given to individuals and organisations... 
'Manon'  English National Ballet - Manchester Opera House 17th October 2018
Reviewer Ian Robert Hills WFM 97.2 The English National Ballet ‘Manon’ danced its way to Manchester Opera House on UK tour Sixty world-class dancers performed alongside a full orchestra in one of the most acclaimed story ballets, created in Britain by Kenneth MacMillan with music by Jules... 
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