"Gratuitously offensive", over 8,000 profanities & a nappy-wearing Jesus: Jerry Springer The Opera at Hope Mill

That's right, the smash opera is coming to Hope Mill this August!

By Ben Brown | July 26th '19

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When it came to the stage in 2005 the world certainly was NOT ready for Jerry Springer The Opera. In a world before the Kardashians, the Book of Mormon and Donald Trump as president, it was a much more innocent time - an innocence that was quickly destroyed by two British comedians and an infamous US talk show. Richard Thomas and Steward Lee managed to create a musical that includes all-singing Ku Klux Klan members, strippers and the ultimate battle between good and evil and guess what - people went absolutely bonkers over it. Christian groups, MP's, the Salvation Army and even the BNP all lost their shit over it - leading to it getting banned in loads of places and turning the lives of the writers and cast pretty much into a living hell. Well, screw all of that now - it's 2019 - we can handle all of that shit. Easy peasy. As a result, Hope Mill will be hosting this production from Northern Ricochet from Friday 9th August and it looks set to be as raucous and fresh as the original. ............................. Jerry Springer - The Opera Venue: Hope Mill Theatre Date: From Friday 9th August Time: 7.30pm (2.30pm matinees on Saturday) Cost: £20 Buy Tickets ............................