Jerry Springer Opera returns to Manchester

Published: 27 January 2019
Reporter: David Upton

A revival of Jerry Springer The Opera is coming to Manchester in August—almost 15 years since the show was last performed in the UK.

The controversial musical will have a four-week run at Hope Mill Theatre in Ancoats, from August 8-31.

It caused a storm when it came to the UK stage in 2002, and in this new revival it promises the same raucous energy.

From tap-dancing KKK members, to a provocative dancing stripper, to the ultimate battle between God and the Devil, nothing is off limits.

It is brought back to the stage as a first show from new production company Northern Ricochet formed by James Baker (Parade, Yank), Tom Chester (Parade, Mamma Mia) and Bill Elms (Epstein The Man Who Made The Beatles, Twopence To Cross The Mersey).