Critics & audiences are raving about... Club Mex at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

27 Jan
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"Funny, innovative and full of laughs!" The world premiere of Tamar Broadbent and John-Victor's immersive nightclub musical CLUB MEX has been winning four-star reviews. What else have critics and audiences been saying? We've rounded up selected review highlights...

Julie Atherton directs Tamar Broadbent and John-Victor’s CLUB MEX, running from 17 January to 10 February 2019 at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre. It is the second new musical from Global Musicals, one of the producers of critically acclaimed Six. The brand-new musical score fuses pop, dance and musical theatre and was originally developed in conjunction with Perfect Pitch.

In Club Mex, you are on the dancefloor in the heart of the action, joining Mel and her two best mates as they experience the highs, lows and hangovers of Cancun in a heart-warming coming-of-age comedy.

Jade Johnson, who initially auditioned via Instagram, plays bride-to-be Mel embarks on her hen-do with best friends Tiff and Lou, played by Alison Arnopp and Emma Louise Hoey. Things don’t quite go as planned when they meet Club Reps Antonio (Alvaro Flores) and Josh (newcomer Jeremy Sartori), and Mel’s future husband Graham (Bradley Connor) decides to join the party. Ensemble/covers are Jonathan Cordin and Jessica Shaw.

CLUB MEX runs from 17 January to 10 February 2019, with performances Tuesdays to Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 9pm, Saturdays at 6pm and 9pm, Sundays at 7pm. It’s at the Hope Mill Theatre, Hope Mill, 113 Pollard Street, Manchester M4 7JA. Tickets are priced £16 with 25% discount for groups of six or more (code: GroupMexico). Click here to purchase!

Audiences are raving

Critics are raving

The Stage - ★★★★
Natalie Douglas: "Funny, innovative and well-cast musical offering an immersive clubbing experience and a varied original score...The show works because it doesn’t take itself too seriously."
Musical Theatre Review - ★★★★
Elaine Gallacher: "An original, high-energy and full-of-laughs – so many you’ll miss a few as you are still laughing at a previous punchy line – part-immersive, part-musical clubbing experience."
The Break A Leggers - ★★★★
A unique, immersive musical nightclub experience and a feisty shot of tequila, oops, we mean "pure theatrical adrenalin".
The Play's the Thing - ★★★★
Nicola Brierley: "Club Mex is a great show. It is a unique concept that works brilliantly. Combining clubbing with theatre creates an immersive, fun experience that will make you laugh, dance, and do the Mexican wave."
Number 9 Reviews
"If you’re looking for a way to chase away the January blues then look no further than the ever impressive Hope Mill Theatre... I urge you to grab a margarita and get yourself down to Club Mex, after all, it’s a heck of a lot easier than getting a flight to Mexico!"
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