Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Joseph Houston and William Whelton of Hope Mill Theatre have today announced full details of Hope Aria’s 2019 Season at the Manchester venue, which opens on 2 March 2019 with the UK premiere of a new version of Stephen Schwartz‘ acclaimed musical, RAGS, directed by Bronagh Lagan.
The season will also see Tracie Bennett star in a rare UK revival of Jerry Herman’s much loved musical, MAME, directed by Nick Winston, as well as Allan Knee and Andre Catrini‘s new musical, THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT – inspired by the characters of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – and directed by Jonathan O’Boyle.
Katy Lipson said:
“We are extremely excited to enter our third year as a producing venue with three incredible musicals, which we hope will cement us as a leading regional theatre in the UK landscape. It’s a huge honour to present the newly developed RAGS, working hand in hand with Stephen Schwartz, as well as welcoming back the works of Allan Knee to the Hope Mill and to have Tracie Bennett performing in our venue is a huge privilege.”
For more information on the season, and to book tickets, please.