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Unibox supports Manchester star Stella Grundy
Manchester-based retail and graphic display specialist, Unibox, is supporting Stella Grundy and her production ‘The Rise & Fall of a Northern Star’. Stella is taking her latest production to many unusual locations around the UK to sell out crowds, including Manchester’s Blueprint Studios, The Re:Play Festival and The Birdcage, London.
Unibox MD, Nick Wraith and Stella have known each other for several years, going back to the early days of The Haçienda. Nick has followed Stella’s career, attending gigs from her time fronting the band Intastella and ~ in recent years ~ visiting performances of her plays. Nick is a big fan of Manchester’s music and arts’ scene. Stella wanted to created an illusion that her character, Tracy Star, is an authentic character from that musical era in order to enhance the audience’s experience and emotional connection. Stella’s script for The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star was developed from nine of her original songs – she’s also working on a concept album of the show, to be released early in 2015.
Reviews have been flooding in for her shows, most recently played at The Spread Eagle Hotel as part of the Chorlton Arts Festival. Below are a couple of reviews, and if the shows sound like they’re for you head to her Facebook Page for more information!
“In Tracy, Grundy creates a stunning and vibrant subject, who is loveable, funny and infuriating all a once… We may be witnessing the bitter-sweet tale of Tracy – but the real star here is Grundy – and from this performance you can’t imagine her falling from grace any time soon.” (Lisa Gray: Manchester Evening News)