Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

CELEBRATION OF MUSICALS at Hope Mill Theatre's Hope Fest Cancelled Due to Due to Positive COVID-19 Case

Shows that remain include Joe McElderry Live In Concert’, Jason Manford’s Comedy Club, ‘An Evening of Burlesque’, ‘Matt & Phreds presents Chinese Marbles’ and more.

CELEBRATION OF MUSICALS at Hope Mill Theatre's Hope Fest Cancelled Due to Due to Positive COVID-19 Case

Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre has had to cancel this week's 5 performances of 'Celebration of Musicals' at the Hope Fest festival with potentially devastating effects for the event's finances.

William Whelton, Executive Director and Producer, said: "It is with deep regret and sadness we announce that due to a member of our team testing positive for Covid on our 'Celebration of Musicals' show we are unable to move forward with the run this coming week as part of Hope Fest. In line with current guidance the full cast and creative team are now required to isolate for 10 days, meaning the 5-day run cannot go ahead as planned. This is truly devastating for our organisation, as this was the last week's programme of Hope Fest. However, we are thrilled that we have managed to reschedule with an exciting mix of shows, including 'Joe McElderry Live In Concert', Jason Manford's Comedy Club, 'An Evening of Burlesque', 'Matt & Phreds presents Chinese Marbles' and 'Nodding Dog Comedy'.

"Every cancellation and forced closure has a major impact on our small organisation and has catastrophic consequences on our ability to continue to operate. But as always we will overcome and work hard to continue to bring back live arts and support freelancers. The creative team and cast of 'Celebration of Musicals' have worked so hard over the past week to deliver a truly beautiful show and we thank them for their hard work and passion."

The new run down in full:

Wednesday Night 7:30pm A Night with Joe McElderry
Joe McElderry is the 'X Factor; golden boy with the 24-carat voice and the diamond personality which has made him one of the most beloved young singers in the country. Since storming to victory in the 2009 'X Factor' final, Joe's unmistakable voice, easy wit and warm rapport have endeared him to all ages from 5 to 95.

Thursday Night 8pm
A night of Burlesque

Friday 7:30pm
Jason Manford Comedy Club returns with a new line up

Saturday 3pm
Matt and Phreds Return with Band 'Chinese Marbles'

Saturday 7:30pm
Hope Fest Comedy Gala In association with Nodding Dog Comedy returns with new line up

To book visit www. hopemilltheatre.co.uk




More Hot Stories For You


Photos: First Look at THE LITTLE PRINCE at Taunton BrewhousePhotos: First Look at THE LITTLE PRINCE at Taunton Brewhouse
December 6, 2022

Get a first look at award-winning theatre company Metta Theatre and the team at Taunton Brewhouse's brand-new circus musical extravaganza The Little Prince, playing at the Somerset venue from 6 - 30 December, with a press night on 7 December, and a Ukrainian captioned performance on 28 December.

Alexandra Palace Launches Weekend Performing Arts School For Children and Young PeopleAlexandra Palace Launches Weekend Performing Arts School For Children and Young People
December 6, 2022

Alexandra Palace has this week launched a new performing arts school, Young Stars, which will offer budding performers aged 7-18 the chance to hone their acting, singing and dancing skills, under the guidance of leading industry professionals.

Leeds Playhouse Creates Opportunities For Theatre Designers as Part of £1m Jerwood Arts ProgrammeLeeds Playhouse Creates Opportunities For Theatre Designers as Part of £1m Jerwood Arts Programme
December 6, 2022

Leeds Playhouse is creating a series of career-boosting opportunities for Yorkshire-based theatre designers – including two one-year placements – supported by the Jerwood Developing Artists Fund.  

 Theatre Deli SHIFT+SPACE 2023 Line-Up Announced Theatre Deli SHIFT+SPACE 2023 Line-Up Announced
December 6, 2022

From January - May 2023, Theatre Deli will present the third season of their celebrated rapid development programme.

Dada Masilo's THE SACRIFICE Will Embark on Tour in FebruaryDada Masilo's THE SACRIFICE Will Embark on Tour in February
December 6, 2022

The UK premiere of South African choreographer Dada Masilo's The Sacrifice, inspired by two seminal works - Igor Stravinsky's monumental score and Pina Bausch's dancework The Rite of Spring - promises to be one of the highlights of the early 2023 arts calendar. A 14-venue tour, presented by Dance Consortium, opens at Brighton Dome on 21 and 22 February swiftly followed by shows at Sadler's Wells on 24 and 25 February.