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RACHEL Returns to The Lowry in January 2018

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We are pleased to announce that RACHEL, by Stevie Helps, will be returning to The Lowry in Salford Quays on Saturday 13th January 2018. Tickets are now on sale via The Lowry Website.


Produced by New Live Theatre Company and Stevie Helps Theatre Productions

RACHEL is an extraordinary piece of stagecraft from Award Winning Theatre Practitioner/Director and Manchester Hub Drama Acting Coach Stevie Helps. Based on some of the author’s personal experiences of psychiatric hospitals. This evolved production features touching live music with dark and emotional content. From melodrama to physical theatre, this show has it all and is guaranteed to leave audiences talking. The unconventional play with a personality disorder of its very own.


Everything in Rachel’s life is crumbling. She has suffered a whirlwind of abuse in her life, but now is the abused becoming the abuser? With a villainous Father and a new lovable love interest, c an she break free from her prison of torment, or will she forever remain a pawn in a squiggly wiggly game of oopsies? 

Come and experience Rachel, and 13 other exciting characters, in this winding tale of drama, which plunges deep into melodrama, surrealism… and realism, in a unique piece of Theatre.
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Suitable for ages 16+

Knitty Gritty Sitcom Pilot filming in Manchester

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Knitty Gritty TV Casting Manchester

Manchester play to be filmed as TV sitcom pilot in 2017

KNITTY GRITTY is a new tv sitcom pilot which will be filming in Manchester in 2017.

Knitty Gritty is based on the play ‘Love Shy Neighbour‘ written by Paul Kenney, seen on stage in Manchester, UK in 2011. The pilot episode will follow best friends Annie Hardkiss and Liz Campbell as they set out to conquer all that stands in their path to victory… more precisely, this year’s annual ‘Knit Off’ competition and their arch nemesis Mrs Ives.


All cast, crew and other interest enquiries are currently being welcomed to We are interested in hearing from Manchester based Filmmakers, Runners and comedy Actors. We are particularly interested in hearing from female Actors aged over 60.



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