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Regent: Diversity Announce New Tour

This brand-new show heads to the Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, from Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 March 2024. Britain’s most-successful dance group, Diversity, have announced their brand-new UK and Ireland tour, Supernova. The 66-date tour takes place across 40 towns and cities throughout 2023 and 2024 and heads to the Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent from Wed 20 – Thu 21 March 2024. Tickets are now on sale and can be booked at atgtickets.com/stoke. Supernova follows Diversity’s sold-out Connected tour earlier this year, which combined playful, comedic routines with powerful statements on human connectivity. Big, relentless, and energetic, the tour dazzled fans across the UK. Diversity took the nation by storm when they won the third…
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Interview: Playwright Rachel Feeny-Williams

Interview: Playwright Rachel Feeny-Williams

OnInMyCity interviewed playwright Rachel Feeny-Williams to get a perspective from the other side of the stage. Rachel has written many plays, spanning multiple genres. Rachel currently has a number of books available on her Etsy shop here What made you want to start writing plays?  Had you anything else in mind (i.e. novel etc.)  My first year at university I had a creative writing module and once of my assignments was to write a collection of four monologues. In creating the story for that character I wanted to tell the full story but realised it needed more than just the…
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Celebration Of Gladys Knight Comes To Stoke!

Born in Georgia in 1944, the iconic Gladys Knight began singing with her siblings at age 8. The group opened for many R&B legends in the 1950s before heading to Motown. In 1996, Gladys Knight received the Society of Singers ELLA Award at which time she was declared the ‘Empress of Soul’ and is currently listed on Rolling Stone’s list of the Greatest Singers of All Time. Capturing the essence of the Multi Award Winning Ms Gladys Knight, Hayley Ria Christian emulates the true magic that the Empress of Soul delivers on stage. The production features hit songs including Baby Don’t Change Your…
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Cast Announced For Death Drop 2

Legendary drag queens and stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Cheryl Hole (Celebrity Juice, The Only Way is Essex), River Medway and Victoria Scone lead an all-drag cast including Drag King superstar LoUis CYfer (Winner – Drag Idol, Death Drop) in this murder mystery comedy.  A gaggle of fierce Nuns are confined to their Convent. But their peace and tranquillity is shattered by a serial slayer slashing their way through the sisters. With the help of an unexpected visitor from the Vatican, can Mother Superior and the rag-tag Sisters of St Babs save their convent, save souls, and save themselves? The laughs keep coming in this nun-missable new murder mystery – it’s…
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Interview: Opera Star Yvonne Howard

OnInMyCity interview Mezzo-Soprano Yvonne Howard. Yvonne talks about her extensive career so far, performing Opera whilst flying across stage, performing around the world and of course, Gilbert & Sullivan and her upcoming appearing at Victoria Hall, Hanley Yvonne is part of the production of Gilbert & Sullivan on at Victoria Hall on 1st October. Please see here for ticket information
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Review: Blood Brothers – Truly Gripping 5*

Review: Blood Brothers – Truly Gripping 5*

Photo by Jack Merriman Now in its 34th year, the fantastic Blood Brothers musical opened this evening at Regent Theatre. The play and score written by legendary writer Willy Russell (Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine, Our Day Out plus many others) is an analysis of nature versus nurture as well as an important social study of the era. Set in 1980's Liverpool amongst the height of Thatcher's power in office, the plot centres around twins Eddie and Mickey who are separated at birth, with one growing up in a wealthy family, the other in poverty. Firm friends and 'blood brothers', but…
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Alan Ayckbourn’s latest play Family Album arrives at the New Vic next month.

Following its premiere at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, Alan Ayckbourn’s latest play Family Album arrives at the New Vic next month. Performed at the New Vic from Tuesday 11 October to Saturday 22 October, Family Album chronicles the trials, tribulations and temptations of three generations of one family across 70 years in the same home. Join housewife Peggy and RAF veteran John as they proudly move into the first home they can really call their own; daughter Sandra, frantically negotiating the challenges of a 10-year-old’s birthday party without her AWOL husband; and granddaughter Alison and her partner Jess finally escaping the house…
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Eric’s Monster Mash: Freakishly Good Fun At Its Finest

Making a welcome return to New Vic, is Eric and Co. after the enforced hiatus of the last couple of years. In his first outing back Eric finds himself, in darkest Transylvania, opting for that as a suitable choice for a romantic getaway for him and his wife, Bev. If that wasn't romance enough, he has brought best mate Gordon along for good measure. Finding their way to the destination for the week, they discover that they have been double-booked by unscrupulous property owner 'Dr. Frank Einstein' and have to house share with none other than members' of that very…
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Sarah Earnshaw Interview :  Some Mother’s Do ‘Ave ‘Em

Sarah Earnshaw Interview : Some Mother’s Do ‘Ave ‘Em

OnInMy City are joined by Angela Smith from KnotFM in interviewing West End star Sarah Earnshaw We discuss Sarah's career including coming out of lockdown with a specially adapted version of 'April in Paris' by John Godber, working with Ruth Jones on The Nightingales, being a patron of The Welsh National Theatre Orchestra as well as the upcoming tour of 'Some Mother's Do 'Ave 'Em' where Sarah works alongside TV and stage stars Joe Pasquale and Susie Blake amongst others. Some Mother's Do 'Ave 'Em runs from 26th July until 30th July with two matinee performances on Tuesday and Saturday…
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Interview: UK Foo Fighters

Interview: UK Foo Fighters

Angela Smith from KnotFM interviewed the UK Foo Fighters, one of the UK's top tribute acts ahead of their upcoming tour date at Victoria Hall, Hanley. Featured in Classic Rock, Rolling Stone, Kerrang, NME, Q, MOJO and Planet Rock magazines. UK Foo Fighters have built an incredible reputation over the last 15 years, heralded by Dave Grohl himself and celebrated as ‘THE’ tribute to the Foo’s in a 2017 BBC documentary called ‘UK Foo Fighters – My Hero’, placing them firmly amongst tribute’s elite. Their brand new stage show is inspired by the album 'In Your Honor' and will feature…
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