So often with the news these days, parallels are drawn with our turbulent political times and the fascism that swept across Europe in the 1930s, and the question is asked: what would you do if…? Terri Paddock chaired a post-show Q&A with the writers and others from the company of new musical MIDNIGHT, set during Stalin’s Great Terror in Azerbaijan.
Carefully curated by Chris Burgess, and starring Kieran Brown, Steven Dalziel, Natalie Green and Laura Sillett, A Night At The Oscars is a charming production of a delightful idea.
YANK! comes to London after a successful opening at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester from March 2017. Set in 1943, it tells the story of a young man’s struggle to understand both himself and his feelings, during a period where being a typical headstrong guy in war was seen as the norm.
It’s so powerful that whilst fighting got their country and lives, men were also fighting for their right to love.
Manchester’s Hope Mill theatre yet again presents another powerful show with their energetic and touching production of Yank!, a show first brought to life off-Broadway in 2010.
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 photographer from Yank, the forces’ weekly magazine, a gay man’s haven and the production’s namesake.