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Monday, June 19, 2017

THE FATHER – Touring by Kristy Stott

It is rare that we experience dementia from the perspective of the person who is struggling with it, rather we experience it from the viewpoint of family members and carers. This idea is obv…

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

JB SHORTS 2017 – Manchester by Kristy Stott

JB Shorts 2017 is a diverse collection of six short plays – each lasting fifteen minutes – written by established TV writers. Started in 2009, it is a bi-annual event that aims to showca…

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

TANK- Touring by Kristy Stott

“Don’t even think in your own language. English, all the time!” says Margaret Lovatt, a volunteer researcher in a NASA-funded project to teach Peter, a dolphin how to mimic and underst…

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

TWELFTH NIGHT – Manchester by Kristy Stott

“If music be the food of love, play on” and certainly the production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Manchester’s Royal Exchange is full of music, mirth and mischief, particularly …

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Monday, May 1, 2017

HOW MY LIGHT IS SPENT – Manchester by Kristy Stott

How My Light is Spent is a charming and beautiful play about love, loneliness and belonging. Written by Alan Harris, it follows the intertwining lives of Newport Nuts employee Jimmy and phon…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

MY COUNTRY; A WORK IN PROGRESS – Touring by Kristy Stott

In the wake of the political chaos of Brexit and the overhanging general election, My Country; a work in progress offered an insightful look at the divided opinions of our society. Unfortuna…

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Monday, April 17, 2017

JANE EYRE – Touring by Kristy Stott

2017 marks the 170th anniversary of the publication of Charlotte Brontë’s most famous piece, a tale of passion, justice and madness set against the backdrop of Yorkshire’s haunting moor…

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

SILVER LINING – Touring by Kristy Stott

Storm Vera is battering the UK and people are being evacuated from their riverside homes following the imminent threat of severe flooding. With the promise that emergency services are on the…

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

THE COMMITMENTS – Touring by Kristy Stott

Based on the 1991 film and Roddy Doyle book of the same name, The Commitments is an outstanding must-see musical like no other. For those unfamiliar with the much-loved story, the plot follo…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

THE WOMAN IN BLACK – Touring by Kristy Stott

Based on Susan Hill’s novel of the same name, The Woman in Black is a chilling horror story that was adapted for the stage over 27 years ago. And yet, the late Stephen Mallatratt’s adapt…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN – Manchester by Kristy Stott

Written around 463BC, The Suppliant Women tells the story of fifty young women who have fled their homeland, in a bid to escape forced marriage, in order to seek asylum in Greece.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

YANK! – Manchester by Kristy Stott

Stu (Scott Hunter) is a 19-year-old who is drafted into the army and immediately becomes the outsider. Stu is soon whisked away from the front line when he has a chance encounter with a phot…

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

THE HATE SPEECH TOUR – Manchester by Kristy Stott

Andrew Lawrence’s The Hate Speech Tour mocks the obsession with political correctness, whilst dealing with the difficulties of fatherhood, as well as everyday life.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

CINDERELLA – Manchester by Kristy Stott

Conjuring up all of the charm, magic and celebration of the fairytale, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella is an absolute delight. With David Bintley at the helm, the enchanting story of …

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA – Manchester by Kristy Stott

Federico Garcia Lorca’s formidable text, in a wonderfully uncompromising translation by Jo Clifford which is set within the distinctive confines of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

I TOLD MY MUM I WAS GOING ON AN R.E. TRIP – Manchester by Kristy Stott

In this verbatim performance, the actors each had an MP3 player which they would synchronise with one another, and then repeat the interview, word for word, that was playing in their ear, wh…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

NARVIK – Manchester by Kristy Stott

In Narvik, Lizzie Nunnery has written a beautifully harrowing production, produced by Manchester-based theatre company Box of Tricks.

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Monday, January 30, 2017


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is Simon Stephens' charming adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel of the same name. The story of Christopher Boone is one that has touched man…

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Year in Review: Kristy Stott’s favourite productions of 2016 by Kristy Stott

With Christmas in full swing, it feels like a good time to look back at the highlights of a busy year for theatre in Manchester. Here are Upstaged Manchester’s theatrical highlights of 201…

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Friday, December 23, 2016

SHAPPI KHORSANDI: Oh My Country – Touring by Kristy Stott

The comedian and author, who continues to tour through 2017, celebrates her 40th year in Britain by expressing her love for her adopted land through a series of comedic, satirical anecdotes.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Cheer at Winter Wonderland Manchester by Kristy Stott

Thing 1 and Thing 2 had a blast at Winter Wonderland Manchester yesterday evening, as did their parents. Now in its fourth year, this fantastic festive event, housed in the 22,000 sq ft of E…

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

SWEET CHARITY – Manchester by Kristy Stott

Under Derek Bond’s masterful direction, the musical theatre classic fills the Great Hall – bursting with big Fosse numbers, a superb live band and extraordinary cast – it’s as if Swe…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Matthew Bourne’s THE RED SHOES – Touring & Sadler’s Wells by Kristy Stott

2017 marks the 30th year anniversary for New Adventures and to celebrate this milestone Sir Matthew Bourne brings the first full-length ballet adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy…

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

TAPE FACE – Touring & West End by Kristy Stott

I was aware that Sam Wills was a prop comic and I knew that this show would be performed with tape firmly stuck across his mouth. Normally, I would research but a theatre friend had told me …

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

SLEEPING BEAUTY – Oldham by Kristy Stott

The team at Oldham Coliseum always succeed in delighting their dedicated Northern audience during pantomime season and this year they’re back, and true to form, with Sleeping Beauty.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS – Touring by Kristy Stott

Other standout performances were that of Neil McDermott and Sophia Nomvete. McDermott played the Chief Weasel, a cunning and cruel Wild Wooder.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

THIS IS A TRAP DON’T GO – Manchester by Kristy Stott

This is a Trap Don’t Go is a student acted and professionally directed performance piece inspired by actual events. It explores disturbing aspects of what has now become everyday life, suc…

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

ZOE LYONS: LITTLE MISFIT – Touring by Kristy Stott

Little Misfit is a sensational and exciting hour of reflective and at times quite political comedy. Lyons perfectly balances her personal experiences and world issues, making her performance…

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

BE MY BABY – Touring by Kristy Stott

There is no bigger story than a mother being made to give up her baby for adoption and this is exactly the premise of Amanda Whittington’s play, Be My Baby. Set in the so-called swinging s…

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

I, MYSELF & ME – Salford by Kristy Stott

For anybody who is not accustomed to solo shows, I, Myself and Me (created, written and performed by Rachael Young), serves as a delightful introduction to the form, one that is as entertain…

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

THE EMPEROR – Manchester by Kristy Stott

The shapeshifting Kathryn Hunter plays each character with such spirited passion and vigour, with no crossover in between, each character is a personality in their own right. Her voices and …

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