Monthly Archives: December 2014

Smashed at the Lowry

It’s not technically theatre, but ‘Smashed’ by Gandini Juggling is one of the best alternative shows I have seen for a long while.  I do love physical theatre but I appreciate it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. ‘Smashed’ highlights the vast skills of the company in both juggling and physical theatre to create a show… Continue Reading →

Dancing at Lughnasa – Capitol

Every so often I see a theatre production that is so unexpectedly amazing.  Dancing at Lughnasa at the Manchester School of Theatre (MMU) was such a play. Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel is set in rural Ireland in 1936 and examines the lives of the five Mundy sisters, through a narration by Michael, the child… Continue Reading →

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

The latest offering at the Contact Theatre is ‘White Rabbit, Red Rabbit’ which is playing over two nights with a different actor each night.  In fact every performance of this play has featured a different actor. Shobna Gulati stands on stage with an envelope in her hand.  In the envelope is the script she will… Continue Reading →

Re:play Festival January 2015

There is so much theatre in Manchester outside the main venues.  One event tries to bring fringe theatre to a wider audience. This year, the Re:play festival is to be held in HOME’s temporary ‘home’ at First Street from Monday 12th to Saturday 24th January 2015.  It’s a great opportunity to catch some of Manchester’s most… Continue Reading →