Sam Berrie is about get Footloose when he plays Ren in the hit musical, part of the annual Stage Experience at the Palace Theatre, in which the young cast have just two weeks to put the show together with a professional team.
We talk to Ben Richards, whose credits include Oliver!, 9 to 5 and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, as he prepares to play Stacee Jaxx in the musical Rock Of Ages on tour
Impressive first ballet for kids and their parents but the scene changes are too slow, says Sarah Bloomer.
Manchester's Stage Experience show is Footloose and auditions are held at the Palace Theatre on 13 April
Let It Be has a hard working cast but doesn't really do the iconic band justice, says Ruth Lovett at the opening night of the tour at the Palace Theatre, Manchester